Discount Telephone Service
InmateAID Discount Telephone
Turn $15.00 calls into $1.75 calls.
We don't replace the prison phone company, we make the calls cheaper by getting you a local line for your inmate to call. Our service saves long distance charges by providing a local line.
The service will ONLY save you money if you are currently using long distance to speak with your inmate.
Only $19.95 per monthPay Monthly get 300 minutes/month
additional lines only $12.95
Pay Quarterly get 1000 minutes/month
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about the InmateAID Discount Phone Service, or you can speak with a customer service representative by calling
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What exactly is an InmateAid phone line?
is able to provide you with a local number near your loved one’s
facility. Most often inmates are located in correctional institutions
that are considered long distance from you. Because of this prison phone
providers are able to charge long distance telephone rates.
How much money will the InmateAid phone service save?
can provide local telephone numbers near most facilities; this means
your inmate will be placing a local call instead of long distance and
they will avoid paying crazy long distance telephone rates - savings
that are only possible by having a local number.
savings vary from each state and even from facility to facility. They
are determined by how much the prison phone provider charges for long
distance telephone calls. The savings can be as much as 90% but are
typically less than that.Does the InmateAid phone service replace the prison/jail phone service?
NO. InmateAid only provides a local number that is forwarded to your current phone line. It can be a cell number or a land line. The rates being charged by the phone companies working with the prisons are unbelievably high. The only way to beat them is to have a local line so that the cost per call is at the lowest per-minute rate they offer.Can InmateAid save my inmate money if they are in a county or local jail?
Regardless of the outbound calling format (whether GlobalTel, Securus or IC Solutions), you have to fund the prison account for the inmate to call out. However, it is cheaper for an inmate to call a "local number" than a "long distance number". We are simply providing a LOCAL NUMBER, not replacing the prison telephone service provider.
Yes, InmateAid can help you if your loved one is in a county or local jail and can provide you with local numbers in most cases. Long distance call costs from inmates are very high. Using the local number we provide can help you save up to 70% on each jail call.
people assume if the area codes are the same as the jail facilities the
call will be local but quite often the call will be considered long
Can InmateAid save my inmate money if they are in a federal prison?
Yes, InmateAid can help you if your loved one is in a federal prison and can provide you with local numbers in most cases. Local calls from ALL federal prisons are 6 cents per minute. Long distance call cost 23 - $1.00 per
minute. The inmates are allowed 300 minutes per month; the difference
to the inmates calling account is $18 for local calls versus $69 - $300 for
long distance. The fee InmateAid charges for the local line is offset by the HUGE cost spread.
If I have an account with Global Tel Link, Securus, IC Solutions or others where I have to pay them first, then pay them again to use your number?
The number that you opened the first account with is a long distance number. When your inmate calls from the prison or jail, the time of the call is charged the long distance rate. When you get a LOCAL number from InmateAid, you will have to establish a new account with the service. You are going to be paying a substantially lower rate with this line than the long distance line.
Since you are pre-paying the
prison phone service for your inmate (i.e. Securus, IC Solutions, Global Tel
Link, ITI), you will have to treat this new LOCAL number as a NEW ACCOUNT with
them as they will not allow you to move money from the old number to the
Why do the services like Global Tel Link or Securus tell us your service is a scam?
Simple, we are the only way around the system that they operate to maximize the most profit from people forced to use their service. There is no other alternative. To beat their criminal pricing, you need a LOCAL line. If your line is already local we will NOT be able to save you money. If it is LONG DISTANCE, this service will save you money - we guarantee it! Our price to secure a LOCAL telephone line is the lowest in the industry.
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