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Old 12-14-2012, 12:56 PM
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Hello did anyone recieve a phone call today from yard 2 building 210 ??? Please pm any info thanks...
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Hi ladies are any of you having the same problem as I am? This has never happened before so I accept my husband call and I answer it only to start yelling HELLOOOOOat the top of my lungs because he cant hear me I can hear him but he can't this is getting really frustrating ! I called gtl but they only filed a report :/ lets hope it gets fixed soon because I wasting a buck just for accepting the call.
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Updated phone info is on lockdown thread right now because so many hadn't received calls for a couple days...phones are back on and com chiming from a 713 area code, Texas.
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Updated phone info is on lockdown thread right now because so many hadn't received calls for a couple days...phones are back on and com chiming from a 713 area codTexas.
Lol when I first saw that it was a texas number I freaked first thing I asked my husband was WHERE ARE YOU AT? he just laughed ...so dont panic ladies!
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Does anyone know if phones are working at Avenal... My son has not called since April 22, my granddaughter is worried.
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Does anyone know if phones are working at Avenal... My son has not called since April 22, my granddaughter is worried.
I've received a couple of phone calls in the past couple of days. My LO is in the infirmary, so the phones could be down or off in the area your son is at. I've learned at Avenal that you just can't expect the worst when phone calls don't come.

I'd try calling records and asking for a housing number--you'll be able to see if he's still housed where he has been or if he's been moved to the hole or to the infirmary. I've also found out about hospital stays that way.

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I know when my hub was in, the phones would go wonky all the time.
We thought maybe because they guys would try to sit down while talking and stretch the cord and it would mess up the phones. (the cord is very short so there's not really a way to sit while talking)

And yes it is really frustrating when you can hear them but they cant hear you. UG!
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Hi- I wanted to find out how the phones work here? My hubby may be transferred here soon and we have never been in dorm style living but he now qualifies so I wanted to check.

Do the guys have access to the phones all day? we are used to cell lock ups and limited phone time. I read somewhere that they can call from 6a- 9:30p - as long as the phones are on.

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Can someone answer the question above. I'd like to know same info, Thanks.
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Yes, they do have access to them all through out the day. It really just depends which CO is working or if the phones are taken up. Some days my husband would have to put his name on list & go by specific times, even though they weren't very strict on exact times. Other days he didn't have to, but some days many inmates were using the phones so we didn't get much time to talk. He is no longer on the yard, but even when he was we talked at least once every single day :] Hope that helps!
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Has anybody ever tried using any of the phone services like freedomline.net or prisoncalls online? I'm thinking about setting up an account to save money, but would be happy to hear some firsthand feedback, esp. if you've used it for calls from ASP.
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Thought I'd share some useful information. I posted earlier that I was considering using one of the services such as ********* for phone calls, but I found out today that even tho the calls route thru TX they are very inexpensive. There's no connection fee like they charge in county. It's .10 for the first minute and .10 a minute after that. So a 15 minute call is only $1.50 I put $25 on my phone last night, we talked twice today and my balance after that was $22.02. It's a nice change after being gouged for calls in county for months!
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That's what I was wondering , my son is in Avenal and I'm trying to find the cheapest way for him to call me , is the cheap jail calls services cheaper then GTL ? And do you get charged from both companies ?? Thank you in advance for any info
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That's what I was wondering , my son is in Avenal and I'm trying to find the cheapest way for him to call me , is the cheap jail calls services cheaper then GTL ? And do you get charged from both companies ?? Thank you in advance for any info
Cheap jail calls or any other calling service is separate from GTL. If you are in the same area code (559) your calls are going to be super cheap. Even out of the area code as long as you're still in Cali your calls will be inexpensive. If your number is out of state like mine is then that's where it gets expensive. My area code is 808 (Hawaii). $8.66 per call.
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The month of February will drag!!!

No phone calls...... blah


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Really?! Where did you hear this?
There's a discussion about it in this thread. Trying to figure out which facilities are participating so people can know to expect/not expect calls.
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Does anyone know if avenal general population is receiving phone call yet my husband is there.i haven’t heard from him yet?
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Does anyone know if avenal general population is receiving phone call yet my husband is there.i havenít heard from him yet?
YES!

Phone calls resumed 3/1. I've spoken to my husband everyday.

Yards 5 and 6 are GP, and both yards running phone daily.
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Hi I have recently changed my telephone number. He will have to add this to his approved phone list right? Does anyone know how long this approval takes? I'm already approved under my cell number
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