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Hi can anyone give me
Some advice? My partner is in prison in Melbourne and I live in nsw, when he called last night he asked me to join engin to make calls cheaper, I have no
Idea how this works and is it legal for me to do this? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi can anyone give me
Some advice? My partner is in prison in Melbourne and I live in nsw, when he called last night he asked me to join engin to make calls cheaper, I have no
Idea how this works and is it legal for me to do this? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Hey hun,

My partner is in remand at Port Phillip currently awaiting sentencing.
I have an Engin number.
What it is, is a land-line numbeIstvan is diverted to your mobile.
But it is one of those things that you do not mention to the screws, as yo
It costs roughly $30 a month.
No up front costs until 2 weeks after activating.
It uses your data to receive the calls.
It helps make their phone money last longer.
They are only allowed $140 a month and if calling mobiles it runs out very quickly.
So having this number, yes it is an extra cost for you.
But it makes it cheaper for them.
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Hi!

My boyfriend who is currently in a NSW prison told me about Engin. Was a little hesitant to get it at first because I had no idea what it was. But it is really good and saves a bunch of money on his phone account. Because of Engin he can call me basically as much as he wants.

So you want to get the engin VoIP Extreme Saver which will give you unlimited calls for $30 a month. It gives you a local landline number which will divert to your mobile. You need to be connected to wifi/4G for it to work.

When you sign up they'll ask you what area/suburb you'd like the landline number to be for so just choose the same suburb as the jail. Engin is good too because if your partner gets moved to a different jail you can call up engin and they will give you a new landline number to which ever area he is for free.

When my boyfriend was calling my mobile the cost to his phone account was just under $3 per call. With the engin it's around 40 cents per call.

Funny side note (I found it funny at least)... I swear this engin company makes most of their money from people like us, with loved ones in jail! When I called up to ask them questions they literally said most people use their VoIP service so that theirloved ones can call cheap from jail!! Lol making good business from crime!
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