Our service is not a replacement for the phone service at the jail/prison/detention center. Our service makes theirs less expensive by using a phone number that is either local to the facility or some other area code that we are sure will reduce the call price.
Your inmate dials this number we've provided and it will ring on your current phone. You will need to register the number with phone service (just like you would your long distance number without our service) who will charge you only for the cheaper call. If your inmate can buy calling cards from the commissary, you will not need to go online and set this up, they can dial the local number direct with the card. InmateAid takes care of the forwarded portion of the call.
In general, their price for an intra or inter-state long distance call ranges from $4-7 per call. With the local number, they usually charge about $1.65 per call - flat rate. The difference in two call prices is why people use the service.
Accepted Answer Date Created: October 13,2015