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Old 12-04-2007, 05:24 AM
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Default Do I have to get Globel-Tel if I exceed 200?


In reading the posts about the Globel-Tel accounts, I'm confused.
I have Verizon and never have set up a Globel-Tel account and have no problems receiving calls from my son to my home phone. I do hear the voice warning about the $35.00 a day limit and $200.00 per month limit.
I read in someone's post that if we exceed the $200.00 per month, I will forced to set up a Globel-Tel account, something I DO NOT want considering the extra cost and stress it seems to cause everyone.
My calls are not costly based on where he is now. $7.75 for 15 minutes which is fine with me.
Is this true?

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Old 12-04-2007, 07:05 AM
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Yeah your going to eventually have to set it up, that happend to me, There was only but so many calls that can go through without it initially.

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Old 12-06-2007, 02:29 PM
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I thought that in NJ and in my experience that to speak to them you must have a Global account. I have had to for over 2 years now. I would like to know if there is an alternate way to talk to inmates. Lisa
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Default without an account for gtl

hi ,
original post was more than 2 yrs ago so i'm not sure how things are now
anyway ......
i haven't ever received phone call from my bf yet since he got incarcerated in county jail few weeks ago

but according to original post , as long as you don't go over 200 min a month , can you keep billed directly on home phone bill ?
that's what i prefered
or no matter what eventually gtl will force you to set an accout ?

i will be ok with talking to him couple times a month ( like one hour total a month ) instead of setting up an account with gtl and talking more

because i heard once you set an account you can't go back to home phone bill

i wish i could talk to him everyday but i can't
i really can't afford expensive phone bill so....
even spending $50 a month is too much for me
as a single mother ...

anyway i really wanna avoid pre-pay account with gtl
how can i do that ?
any comment appreciated
thanks in advance
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:06 PM
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I don't think there is anyway to avoid it unless you stick to your original plan on your home phone. Call your home phone provider and ask their policy regarding collect calls.
I have a global tel link account, so I am not sure how it works with the phone company, I'm sure there is someone on here that can shed a little more light.
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:32 PM
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Default i spoke to verizon

thanks JmsGrL

i called VERIZON the other day
lady told me my collect call charge will be on my phone bill
and i have freeze on my long distance plan
this means other long distance call company can't change your long distance plan without acknowledge of owner of home phone

long time ago my friend called me collect by using my phone company's collect call card
then instead charged by my phone company , i got charged by some other unknown phone company with rideculous amount
then i contacted my phone company and they told me to put freeze on my long distance plan to avoid this in the future , that way no other phone company can intrupt
i think they told me this called slammer or something like that , i can't remember lol
anyway i'm not sure if this will keep gtl away or my phone number might get blocked , i don't know yet ...
until my bf calls me which i expect sometime this week ....

i wll let you know
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