To reduce the cost of phone calls with your loved ones, you can use a service that gives you a local number to the prison. Your loved one then calls that local number, and it routes the call to your phone. You have to pay for the service, but it makes the overall expense of phone calls cheaper if your loved one calls you frequently.
Here are some phone service options:
Phone Donkey: https://phonedonkey.com/
Prison Connect: https://www.prisonconnect.us/
You can also try to find a local number through Google Voice.
Other phone services are also available, but these are the ones that we’ve had enough experience with to suggest. So if none of these work for you, you can search for other options. Note that price plans vary, and that the services may vary in the areas they cover—so if one doesn’t have a local number for you, try another one.
Although it is legal to use these phone services, some prisons and jails may try to prevent phone calls from connecting through them. If you have trouble with a prison or jail not allowing a phone service to be used, you may contact us and we will try to help you address the issue.