Reviewed on: October 07,2015

My inmate is in the Spartanburg county jail an I would like to know how I need to g ok about putting money on my phone so he can talk to our kids

Asked: January 17,2015
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The phone service at the Spartanburg County Jail in South Carolina is set up through bid process. Global Tel*Link has the contract for all inmate outbound calling and to tape record the calls. Therefore, you have to use them to receive calls. The choice is whether you pay GTL for a long distance call or a local call. Depending on where you are, we might be able to save you a lot of money. Here is how it works... We get you a local line matching the rate center of Spartanburg. Your inmate dials this local number and it will ring on your current phone. You will need to register the local number with GTL (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. In general, their price for an inter or intra-state long distance call ranges from $4-15 per call. With the local number, they usually charge less than $1.65 per call - flat rate. The difference in two call prices is why people use the service. Let us know your number and we will give you an honest guesstimate of what the cost per call would be.
Accepted Answer Date Created: January 18,2015