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Old 06-10-2010, 04:16 PM
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Through global tel link or any collect calling system that is similar? How many minutes will it get you? My guy said it should give about a half hour but that seems a bit high. That is almost $1 per minute. Does anyone here know?
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do you have the same area code?

some of them charge the $4 connection fee and 19 cents a minute, if not more. So no it'll actually be less.

my fiance spent $40 on a phone card to talk to his dad and MAYBE got a 20-25 minute conversation with him.

Right now my fiance is in processing and they use amtel. if its IN STATE long distance its a 5 dollar connection fee and like 20cents a minute. I got a phone number that was local to the jail and its only 2.70 a phone call, and we can talk for the 15 minutes for only 2.70, when prior it ended up being like 8 dollars for a 15minute conversation. I would expect it to be more if it was an out of state number.
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I do not have the same area code. The area code it is in is 100 miles away.
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Through global tel link or any collect calling system that is similar? How many minutes will it get you? My guy said it should give about a half hour but that seems a bit high. That is almost $1 per minute. Does anyone here know?
I had to get a phone number with the same area code and prefix for the $25. to give me four 15 minute phone calls,
otherwise they charge 14.00 a call, it don't matter if it is just 50 miles away, it is the area code that makes a difference.
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$14 for 15 minutes? because I only talked to him for 5 minutes.
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For 25 dollars I get around 66 mins. Thats 3 20 min phone calls (his time limit) and one 6 min one...blah
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Those all seem a bit too high to me. Although it may be due to the state regulations? I am not sure.

Have any of you tried (CBS)Correctional Billing Services? They are significantly lower. Google the name and their site will point you in the right direction. I hope this helps

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we get 10 minutes for about $2.35 a call. he told me to get a clarksburgh number like 304--838 then whatever your last digits are. so i'm looking into it and he said it should cost about 75 cents a call.
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I think if he was going to be in county longer, I would get a number closer but he should only be there for a month. He called me 2 times yesterday and 1 time today for a total of like 12 mins I only have like $8 left so I have to get more money on it either today or tomorrow.
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I do not have the same area code. The area code it is in is 100 miles away.

youll probably get one ten mon call out of it maybe more. I had a NY number and my man is in NC and it was like 15 dollars a call...try to get a local number!! That will help you
 

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