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Offline willied

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IPADS and Tablets??
« on: September 30, 2018, 07:50:37 PM »
Has any IDOC facility or location actually received IPADs or Tablets for inmate use? 
Are they in operation? 
If so what brand are they? 
What did they cost? 
Can they buy games, or just get music, or send and receive E-Mail?

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Re: IPADS and Tablets??
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2018, 07:38:09 AM »
My son just purchased one at Taylorville - it cost approx $127.

The process at least for that prison:

1. Purchase the tablet
2. It then goes to get engraved and programmed (at the prison)
3. When it comes back then its ready to go. Wifi isn't connected yet so the guys have to use the kiosks. Once wifi is activated it will be much quicker.

Yes, they can purchase music with credits thru Connect-GTL.  You need an acct there. Also - it appears that Connect-GTL allows deposits for commissary too. I've always used JPAY (x5 years now) with auto-debit every month.

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Re: IPADS and Tablets??
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 08:07:25 PM »
Thank you very much for the information.

Any place else besides Taylorsville?

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Re: IPADS and Tablets??
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2018, 05:40:42 AM »
Most IDOC prisons have them now. The big hold up for the useability seems to be wi-fi. At the present time, Taylorville doesn't have the wifi set up in all the housing units so the guys have to go to a kiosk either in the dayroom or in the gym.

Once wifi is hooked up (which my son was told would be "soon") then it makes it a much quicker form of communication.

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Re: IPADS and Tablets??
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2018, 02:53:05 PM »
Does dixon offer them yet??

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Re: IPADS and Tablets??
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2018, 06:16:35 AM »
I don't know. You can probably call the prison and ask. At Taylorville, the company is Connect-GTL.

I know this company also does commissary payments and I have switched over from JPAY to Connect-GTL for my son's monthly "allowance" (sounds totally silly to say allowance for a grown man)...lol