My husband is in USP Terre Haute and we have been using ConsCallHome since January with no problems until last week. When he called the usual number, he was told that the number was restricted by the BOP and he couldn't call. Mean while I had to go to the hospital for 4 1/2 days part of them were in ICU. My husband didn't have a clue as to what was going on, luckily a friend was at the house feeding our dogs when he called and she told him I was in the hospital but he couldn't find out any more info. When he would call on CCH, the number rang on my cell so I could always talk no matter where I was.
I talked to CCH and they said that they followed all the legal rules and would have legal look into it and later told me that all he had to do was resubmit the number and things would be fine. WRONG! He talked to his case worker and was told that over 100 men had the same thing happen to them, that BOP decided if it went through "on line" (which it doesn't, I just pay and ordered on line) that they cut them off. We just can't afford the BOP calls, is there any other way or program that you are using that is more cost efficent and that BOP doesn't object to? I am on SS only and my money is tight and I NEED to keep in contact (other than letters that take days to get here) with him and vise versa. I've already had a stroke and now am blacking out :faint:and falling and he is worried sick about me.
Thank you for any info and help you can give me. One guy told him that his wife bought a Net 10 (or something like that) phone and a phone card...300 minutes for $20 some odd dollars. Is that legit, I don't understand how it works and can't invest in another cell phone only for it to be against the rules.
Again, thank you and God bless!!
PS, what is a "Tag"? Sorry, I'm new at all this and since my last episode, I'm not the brightest crayon in the box, : )