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Offline Niesee20

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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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