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Old 05-10-2003, 08:07 PM
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Default Three way calling with someone in jail or prison

Does anybody use three way calling feature on their phone to let a loved one to talk to someone they can't call directly? Is it hard and can they detect it and get in trouble?
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Old 11-14-2004, 09:03 PM
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Mine does the three way thing because he cant call me directley, I didnt even know that it wasnt allowed, but we have never gotten in trouble for it. I dont see how they can detect it.
Old 11-14-2004, 09:13 PM
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i have 3 way calling but we dont use it, i think it depends on th phone service provider if they think you are hanging up, hear the click to put one on hold etc then they disconnect the call
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Old 11-14-2004, 09:18 PM
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I know at the prison that Dave is on...on the recording before the call goes threw it says "If you try to use call waiting or three-way calling...your call will be disconnected". Actually...I think it's like that at all the prisons in NJ. I know it is not allowed...but some people know how to work it and get away with it!! I have never done it...in fear of losing a call...or him getting in trouble. He has never tried to call me three-way...even though I would love to talk to him...I don't want him to get in trouble. Our luck...he would get caught!!!!!! Hugs
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becareful because if its mci they can detect that you are 3 waying and block your number forever. You will have to change your number of get a second line.
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Yes, it happens all the time. You just have to make sure when you call the other person, don't click back over until the other person answers. (hint hint LOL) If they, MCI, hears the ringing, they will detect it and give you a warning. Good luck!
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Old 11-21-2004, 12:37 AM
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Well I have used three way calling and waited till the other person was talking to click back over. In the middle of the phone call for no reason it hung up. Now they passed out a memo (to my honey) saying if anybody got caught using it or call forwarding then they could get a DOR and that number could be blocked from the system and they could lose their phone privileges. Well I just now found out that my number has been blocked so I got what they call custom ringing and it gives me another phone number while getting to keep the original. So now I'll really know for sure its my baby calling when it rings different, since he will be the only one with that number.
Old 11-21-2004, 01:08 AM
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all i can say , lol , is why listen to the same message you have been , when u can click and dial at the same time ?? if im payin , why are they mad ??

Old 11-21-2004, 08:52 AM
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One reason they give for not allowing 3 way calling is because inmates(in PA at least),can only call approved numbers on their list.It prevents fraud,contacting victims and things of that nature.
He can't even call me when I am visiting him if I stay in a hotel,when they transfer the call to my room,the new phone system thinks it is a 3 way call and disconnects,then it is reported to security at the prison to investigate and the inmate loses phone privilidges,plus they can be written up for it and given a case.
Old 11-21-2004, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by arthur
Does anybody use three way calling feature on their phone to let a loved one to talk to someone they can't call directly? Is it hard and can they detect it and get in trouble?
Pause for a moment and ask yourself the important questions..

1...Why is he forbidden from calling that person directly?
2...Why is he trying to "violate" the rules?
3...Why is he trying to get you to help him break the rules?
4...What penalty will he pay if caught?
5...What penalty will YOU pay if caught?

If you don't want YOUR calls from him forbidden, then abide by the rules. Don't do that 3-way calling. If you choose to try and skate around the rules, don't cry when you get caught
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My ex has to call me via 3-way. I only have a cell phone. Hes been able to get through quite a few times; however, i only actually got to talk to him once so far. Until he gets into the FOB, that is how it goes until he gets his phone cards.
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Old 11-21-2004, 10:07 AM
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For 14 months, I use d 3-way calling so that Sebastian and I could talk with friends and family together. Our local carrier is SBC and we were billed for prison calls by Consolidated. Those are the local companies here in Illinois. I also forwarded my home phone to my cell phone so he could reach me wherever I was. Yes, I heard the recording at the beginning of the call about not forwarding but I took my chances. We never had any problems. Having said that, I wouldn't want anyone to get into trouble or lose the privilege of talking to their loved one so even though I did it I'm not recommending anyone do it. Just givin' ya the facts in my situation.

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I would never chance it. You lose your phone priv. forever if they catch you.
Old 11-28-2004, 05:59 PM
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I don't think that using 3 way calling is so much a way for them to get in touch with someone they aren't supposed to. (At least in my case it isn't). We use 3 way calling so that he can talk to my mother... who lives on the other side of the country and can't afford the HUGE collect call fees that they charge because she is out of state... and so that he can talk to his brother for the same reason... there is no rule breaking here... he isn't trying to contact someone that he isn't allowed too, just trying to save some money for all concerned.

In my case it is a bit different, as there is no message saying that "special calling features" are not allowed... so it's entirely possible that the company that we go through does not restrict that... I don't know about other places though.
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Old 11-28-2004, 06:05 PM
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In New Jersey the recording says you can not use call waiting or 3 way or you will be disconnected. I have known people who have used the 3 way but I also know that if you get caught you will get in trouble. And I am not oging to use my time or money for him to talk to someone else on a 3 way!
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I do it for his friends sometimes. Twice it has been detected. It comes on and says "A third-party call has been detected on this line. This call will be reported." It repeats it once, then that's all. We've never had any trouble with it.

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Old 11-30-2004, 10:49 AM
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We've done the 3 way calling, knew how to trick the phone and we've also been caught for it. But the getting caught was a fluke. The phone didn't notify them of this, it's a long story, but story short we still got caught and lost phone privileges for 6 months.
Old 11-30-2004, 01:21 PM
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My sister in law does it for my brother in law. He is in county right now and of course you are not supposed to do it. They know how to block it to where the phone can't detect it. But they don't call people he isn't supposed to. She uses it to call us since we can't accept collect calls anymore or his sister who can't accept them either. I only did it once for my husband while he was in and that was it. He never really needed to do it.
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See, I dont have a house phone, and my cell phone doesnt accept collect calls, and I have absolutly no way to make it so it does accept them, so there HAS been times where Lance has gotten a 3 way in order to talk to me!!!!

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Well, I know in NY, in the county jails it gives the message, "If you make a 3-way call, your call will be disconnected", but in the state prisons I've never had a problem and they don't have a message or any restrictions that I've ever known of. I've called plenty of people for Billy on 3-way....and it's not that it's people he's NOT supposed to talk to....it's people that can't accept collect calls....like his mom...she's about the only one I really call for him.
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In Federal you can't make 3-way or have your call forwarded to another number. Which makes it bad if you are used to having your home calls forwarded to your cell when you're out. So we have to stick to a schedule. If you get caught they loose their phone privledges for a long time. I sure wouldn't chance that. Those calls are too important.
Old 12-01-2004, 02:40 PM
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Another thing...the phone doesn't just disconnect you on three way calling. I was talking to Jeremy and I was on my cordless and it picked up a neighbors phone call and it was ringing and it disconnected us. I was so mad! He called right back but how can you stop some random interference? I know don't use a cordless right? LOL Well at that time I didn't have any other. But just thought I would tell bout that cuz they thought it was a three way call.
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What happens to them when they get caught, besides us losing our phone privliges.
Old 08-23-2005, 06:33 AM
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In Ohio, they do have a way of finding out about 3 way calls. Recently, I placed a call to Doc's attorney so Doc could leave a message on his machine. Was done because Doc was not able to call him directly - something to do with MCI!! Well, before Doc could leave a message for the attorney, this recording came on saying that they had detected a 3 way call and there will be an investigation!!! That one scared me but so far, nobody has asked either of us what it was all about.
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you can do the three way calling if you don't make it so obvious. If you play it off right, it can be done but if your loved one is caught there's a possibility that all the person's phone calls are taken away and they get thrown into the box. It's a win-lose situation and should be taken with much caution.


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