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Old 05-02-2012, 08:05 AM
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So my current cell phone provider is US Cellular and apparently they DO NOT have coverage in Kentucky. Who would be a good provider to go through so that my number would be local for him to call. Anyone???
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If you do an internet search for KY cellphone providers, one of the links is a map of the state showing coverage areas. If that doesn't help, check with some of the companies that do service KY. Good luck.
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Looking into a skype number just need to know what prefixes they can call locally. He would be able to call the local number and it will ring into my number I have now. Any idea?
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My call forwarding PSA: Any type of call forwarding is frowned upon the BOP. If call forwarding features are used and found it, it can be cause to lose phone privileges.
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get a verizon wireless or even a virgin mobile you can have your phone number anywhere as long as u give them a zip code
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So I have been researching all day inmatefone.com has local numbers for 6 cents a minute it is really kind of neat and even has McCreary listed . I called the customer service and spoke to a lady.

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i would like to know whats the best 3rd party calling service anyones using that Mccreary Usp is compatible with?
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please let me know what you find out abt cheaper ways to recieve calls from Mccreary, i have been looking into sites, but theres so many and idk if the prison allows this and if so how to go abt getting a local number
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Please be aware that it is against Federal BOP and many state DOC rules for an inmate to use “third party” services that try to reduce prison call costs like GoogleVoice, ConsCallHome, or PrisonCallSolutions (and many others). Those services forward calls to another line, and call forwarding is not allowed. If you have GoogleVoice or one of these other services and your loved one is calling you, you are breaking those BOP or DOC rules. When the BOP or DOC finds out (and they will eventually), you could lose visitation and phone privileges. Google Voice forwards calls to a different line. Facilities have the technology to detect forwarded calls. When the facility detects a forwarded call (and it could be tomorrow or years from now), there are consequences. One of those consequences is disallowing the inmate to call the number that was forwarded and the person who owns the forwarded-to phone could be taken off the inmate’s visitors list. I know the calls are expensive, but we have to follow their rules. I'm sorry.

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So my current cell phone provider is US Cellular and apparently they DO NOT have coverage in Kentucky. Who would be a good provider to go through so that my number would be local for him to call. Anyone???
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I went on inmate fone and they got me a local number in a few days. I pay 19.95 a month for the number. When he calls me it is .90 for a 15 minute phone call. Before I got that it was $3.95 a call!! The website says its not considered three way and bop has a contract with them. I haven't had any problems
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I SS on Tuesday....I have researched extensively. The only national Cell phone carrier for there is AT & T...you have to get an Oneida, TN telephone exchange and it is local to McCreary....
Highland Telephone CO-OP is the local phone company and a very nice understanding lady there was able to guide me and help out with some exchanges

Area code is 423
local exchanges to McCreary are 319 223 539 and 215. Again all in the 423 area code.

Good luck to everyone and I have my new cell number and all set for Tuesday!!!
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I have AT&T Wireless family plan so I have my Indianapolis cell and the Kentucky cell. The phone was $1 and it doesn't cost me any extra money so you don't have to change your cell number and have people ask you why you have a funky area code. You have to make sure you get a 606-516-**** number and the town you register it to is Stearns, KY and the zip code is 42637. At first AT&T told me they don't service that area and then I called back and worked for about 45 minutes with the operator because I was not getting off the phone without that area code and prefix of 606-516. Hope this information helps anybody, its important to keep the costs down because commissary money, email money, phone money...it adds up quick!
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Do any of you know if McCreary is on lockdown now??
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Do any of you know if McCreary is on lockdown now??
Have you found out if they are on lockdown?
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