When an inmate makes a call to you and it is long distance (for calls within the US), the facility will charge 21¢ per minute. With the Phone Donkey service we provide a phone number local to the facility, so the facility will only charge you 6¢ a minute.
If you use the Phone Donkey service for 300 minutes a month you could save over 50% a month.
Old cost at 21¢ per minute * 300 minutes = $63.00 a month.
New cost at 6¢ per minute * 300 minutes plus the Phone Donkey service = $29.00 a month.
15 minute call cost to the inmate:
Old cost at 21¢ per minute * 15 minutes = $3.15 for a 15 minute call.
New cost at 6¢ per minute * 15 minutes = $0.90 for a 15 minute call.
According to the FCC's Inmate Telephone Service regulations:
Long Distance/interstate calls:
$0.25 per minute Collect Call (billed to your phone bill)
$0.21 per minute Prepay Collect Call
$0.21 per minute Debit Call (Inmate purchases phone cards or uses commissary account)
Note: The collect and prepay rates may vary by location.
$0.06 per minute Debit Call (Inmate purchases phone cards or uses commissary account)
With Phone Donkey service the inmate can pay the local rate of $0.06 per minute for a Debit Call.