The phone service at
all of the correction centers are
set up through bid process. There are about 30 prison-specific phone companies that fight to get the contract for each and every prison. Whoever has the contract for
all inmate outbound calling and to tape record the calls essentially has a monopoly and you have to use them to receive calls. The choice is whether you pay them for a long distance call that can run as much as $15.00 or more per call or a local call which will be dramatically less, in the neighborhood of $2.00 or less
Here is how it
works... We get you a local line matching the rate center of town of the facility.Your inmate
dials this local number and it will ring on your current phone.
You will need to register the local number with the prison phone company (just
like you would your long distance number without our service) who
will charge you only for the local 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 long distance portion of the call.
The difference in two call prices will pay for itself in a few call and is why people use the service. We need to know the name of the facility and your telephone number to give you an honest price estimate - sometimes we can save you a lot and sometimes this won't benefit you.
Let us know if
that makes sense to you.
Accepted Answer Date Created: January 09,2015