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Offline MizzSoLoDoLo

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Can Inmates Call Cell Phones
« on: June 14, 2010, 09:43:21 AM »
Can inmatez call cell phonez? And if they do what is the cost for me?
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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2010, 02:29:55 PM »
they can but you would need to set up a prepaid account with consolidated in order for them to do so as well as prepay the amount you would like to have on your account. i dont have a home phone so my husband always calls me through the cell. check out consolidated's page on here to get their number and more information. the best advice i could give about this is to be sure to keep track of how much you want to use on phone calls and limit it to that. my husband does a good job at not calling me too much so we dont run through all the prepay really quick. oh, and consolidated can give you a general idea of how much each call costs (mine is about $10 each for 29min).  hope that helps.

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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2010, 04:54:07 PM »
Yep mine is about $10 for 29 minutes also and when my fiance was transferred from Danville( 3hours south) to Shawnee( 6 hours south) the 29 minutes for $10 stayed the same

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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010, 09:09:14 PM »
My husband is in Jacksonville and it is around the same amout also. 



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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2010, 09:50:16 PM »
My L/O calls my cell phone all the time. Like everyone has mentioned before you will need to set up the prepaid account with Consolidated. My L/O is in Graham which is about fourty min from me and my 29 min phone call is around 9 dollars.

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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2010, 10:02:06 PM »
Thank You all!
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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2010, 02:13:26 PM »
Can Inmates Call everyday at Danville and at what times do they usually get to call?
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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2010, 09:23:38 PM »
Can Inmates Call everyday at Danville and at what times do they usually get to call?

Yes they can call everyday-if phones are available. And the time they call depends on their times they get to come out. For example- my guy can call about 8am-9am and 7pm-8pm one week and the next week it will be different. They get two weekly schedules and they they switch every other week.

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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2011, 01:47:34 AM »
I have a pre-paid cellphone with unlimited everything. I still have to call Consolidated to set up an account and pre-pay that too? Just trying to understand this before his list is approved.

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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2011, 10:58:38 AM »
i also have unlimited everything. and i had to set up a pre-paid account with consolidated.

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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2011, 01:28:10 AM »
Thanks for the info! It helps to get thru all of this. Just getting used to it all.
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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2011, 10:31:43 AM »
I am considering dropping my home line and strictly using my cell phone. My home line is in Illinois, but my cell has a 314 number, which is in Missouri.  Is it drastically more expensive for an out of state number?  Right now it is about $9 per call. What are you that are out of state paying? 

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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2011, 11:24:23 AM »
I think I'm paying right around $12 for a 30 minute call. That's with a New Mexico number.

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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2011, 11:39:08 AM »
Thank you, I wonder if it's the distance that makes the difference or just the "out of state" factor.  Guess I will have to wait for someone from another state to come along............Ha ha.

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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2011, 11:41:31 AM »
just a thought and kinda some work, but leave your landline on for now, change your cell number have your L/O put in for the new number that way its closer number and remain cheaper in price.
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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2011, 12:36:39 PM »
I thought of that Jcruz, but I use my work number for my personal use as well (since it's unlimited calling) and I wouldn't be able to change my number.  Always and obstacle it seems.   :wc95:

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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2011, 02:55:34 PM »
I figured you did think of it, and of course there is always a test but its never as bad as we think and God always walks with us. so its fine...

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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2011, 08:14:27 PM »
I am in North Carolina and mine is about $9.80 for 30 minutes.
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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2011, 08:45:26 PM »
Thank you, I wonder if it's the distance that makes the difference or just the "out of state" factor.  Guess I will have to wait for someone from another state to come along............Ha ha.


There is some one here from MO also maybe they can help you.
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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2011, 05:23:33 PM »
I live in Texas but still have my 773 number on my cell phone (I'm originally from Chicago) and thank god I do because the calls are based on the towers that the inmates are using so if your L/O was calling a MO number it would be more expensive than if he was calling a "local" number. I actually work for a cell phone company, so I would suggest that you ask the cell phone provider that you're with to give you a local number that way the calls stay around $9.00. My loved one was just transferred from Big Muddy to Logan and the calls remained $9.30 for a 30 minute phone call.

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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2011, 04:29:53 PM »
 what area code will the inmate call frm in stateville r&c?

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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2011, 04:35:58 PM »
what area code will the inmate call frm in stateville r&c?

All calls from IDOC are routed through a 217 area code.
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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2011, 05:16:13 PM »
If the staff allows a call from a regular Ville phone it would appear as an 815 number.   Sometimes the counselors allow and R and C inmate to call home...and not go through Consolidated.
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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2011, 07:11:24 PM »
 ok thanks guys

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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2011, 12:03:42 PM »
Hey everybody, I was wondering if anyone. can tell me if I would have to set up the prepay before my hubby calls or do I have to wait til he calls. Because they're telling me different things when I call so its like i don't know  :santasl:
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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2011, 12:45:52 PM »
I believe that they will let you set up before he calls.  They let me but they told me that I had not been approved yet so I had to still wait for his list to come back.  Others have been told that they can not set up prior, I would just call and give it a try. 

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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2011, 01:04:18 PM »
They set mine up last year around this time while hubby was unable to call from r&c. I emailed them and asked though I still had to call to put money on it initially.

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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2011, 10:16:34 PM »
I was able to set mine up in advance of being approved on his list. At the time, a couple of months ago, the consolidated operator told me I was not approved yet.  I  explained to her that I wanted it set up with money on it in advance so that he could start calling as soon as I was approved.  She didn't have any problem with that. His daughter called the next day and did the same thing with no problems.  Good luck, I hope you get to talk to him soon  :wc7:

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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2012, 11:20:12 AM »
Has anyone heard of ******.COM a phone service? I am trying to see how this works my brother in law told my mother in law this would be cheaper but I don't see how, does she still need to have a pre paid service.

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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2012, 11:22:29 AM »
Has anyone heard of ********.COM a phone service? I am trying to see how this works my brother in law told my mother in law this would be cheaper but I don't see how, does she still need to have a pre paid service.

You can only use Consolidated, if your inmate is caught using this, he will go to SEG and all phone calls will be stopped.
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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones?
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2012, 07:32:09 PM »
Can I use the same prepaid acct that I currently use for my home phone with my cell phone (once the # is approved), or will consolidated make me set up 2 separate accts?  Just curious if anyone knows.

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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones??
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2013, 10:06:31 AM »
I have Boost mobile. Securustech has my # as clear to receive calls, but I'm not receiving anything. When I call securustech it says the last time he tried calling was yesterday but the calls are not coming in..... Help!!!

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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones
« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2013, 10:36:48 AM »
That's happening to everyone right now....11 days like that now for us....no idea.

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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones-YES
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2013, 11:14:42 PM »
Calls from East Moline on the new system (Securus) are coming in to me and my husband on our cell phones with Illinois area codes.

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Re: Can Inmates Call Cell Phones
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2013, 10:18:16 AM »
Can you guys please stop changing the subject line.  Mah posted about not doing this.


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