Stop making collect inmate phone calls from jail!
Making inmate phone calls from jail for less is simple, it just requires abit of research on your local inmate telephone calling system.
First off, know that you are using a special type of phone system to make your calls. This inmate telephone call system has special restrictions
and features (such as call monitoring and recording), that you should take the time to know about. To learn more, don't miss our article inmate telephone system and inside inmate telephone systems.
The key to making inmate phone calls from jail is simple this: learning the inmate telephone call system and how your jail functions to work out a plan
on making inmate phone calls from prison.
Learning the system to make inmate phone calls for less
The first step in learning the system to make inmate telephone calls for less is to know which system you are using. You can do this by asking around,
looking at the phone calling setup at the prison or inquiring directly. We recommend you try to talk to a prison services contact at the prison in question.
Use your phone book or the internet to look up the prison and call.
Here are the most common phone calling options available:
These services allow you to make outgoing inmate phone calls to restricted numbers. Calls to cellular phones are usually disallowed. To learn more about the restrictions and features, read our article inmate telephone system.
- Inmate phone system calling cards
- Standard phone system calling cards
- Collect calling to local and international phones
Since the inmate telephone system has some restrictions, a common question is how can I get around the restrictions?
The answer depends on your institution, but here are some ideas and services that may be of use. Please check your institution for the legality of these methods.
Local Numbers with Call Fowarding
- Using local numbers with call forwarding
- Using conference numbers
- Using calling cards
Using local numbers with call forwarding is usually simple. Phone numbers can be forwarded to other phone numbers. Sometimes these numbers are blocked
by the inmate phone service. In that case, technologies such as TollFreeForwarding.com and Skype exist which allow you to get incoming phone calls
from a local or national number forwarded to a local, international phone or computer.
Here are a examples:
Example 1: An inmate calls a TollFreeForwarding.com phone number which can be setup in an area code in the USA or world. The number automatically and transparently forwards the call a phone number anywhere in the world. This is the service I currently use, hightly recommended. You can make your first test call in the free trial period to make sure it works. Click below to learn more about TollFreeForwarding.com and setup a quick FREE trial.
Example 2: An inmate calls the local Skype number and the call is forwarded with Skype to another phone number. Usage of such services allow phone and cellular phone forwarding and can help inmates make phone calls. Click below to learn more about Skype to setup local numbers and call forwarding. I have used this service in the past successfully.
Click here to get your unique SkypeIn number
Conference Phone Numbers
Using conference numbers allow inmates to make phone calls to a phone number with more then one participant. An inmate can dial a number and interact with another who has dailed into the conference. This is sometimes known as a three-way call and is usually prohibited although it may be performed.
Phone cards are a common way to make cheap phone calls as they have local access numbers but are often banned in prison.
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Spoof Cards are also available, although I would suspect forbidden in prisons. They allow you to fake caller id, record your phone calls and change your voice. Check them out:
You may also be interested in learning about Three Way Calling and Call Detection and Avoiding False Three Way Call Detection
These ideas presented will help you on your way to making inmate phone calls. Don't miss out other sections to learn more about inmate telephone services.
Don't miss our guide to making Inmate Phone Calls
Learn more about Inmate Telephone Service, the Inmate Telephone System, and Inmate Telephone Service Providers