To accept collect calls from jail on your cell phone, you will need to take a few steps:
- Ensure that your cell phone provider offers collect call services from correctional facilities. Not all service providers offer this option, so checking with your provider is important.
- Set up a prepaid account with the correctional facility’s phone service provider. This may involve providing personal and financial information, such as your name, address, and credit card number.
- Provide the prepaid account information to the inmate, including the phone number associated with the account. The inmate must dial the number provided and follow the prompts to place a collect call to your cell phone.
- When you receive a call from the correctional facility, you must accept the charges by following the prompts. This may involve pressing a specific button or saying “yes” or “accept” when prompted.
Collect calls from correctional facilities can be expensive, and the cost of the call will be billed to the prepaid account you set up. If you have concerns about the cost of accepting collect calls from jail on your cell phone, it may be helpful to explore alternative communication options, such as email or mail.