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Jcxx
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Create account getringout.com no valid phone number

Hi,

First of all sorry for my bad english.

Im writing with a inmate and he requested me to make a account on gettingout.com because its more faster to have contact.
I have to put my phone number in and i did, but its said that its not a valid phone number. I tried it diffrent ways. The land code is put automaticly in it. Thats +31 because im from the netherlands. Have more people this problem and what can i do about it? Its hard to have contact with the website i tried facebook and email but they dont respond.

Thanks.:bounce2:

Edited by: Jcxx on Mar 19 2018 - 5:01pm Reason: Imported from old database.
Magician
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You can probably get such a thing from Google Voice. My number is from them, and it just redirects to whatever number I tell them. Of course I'm in the United States so I never tried to get a U.S. number from outside the country. I can't imagine it would be any harder.

Hi JCXX

You can make an account with getting out with an international number. It's just a bit of a pain to set up. You will need to call them (I'd suggest buying a phonecard to make the calls to GO with as it's expensive) and they will set up the account over the phone with you. It's the only way to do it really. They don't respond well on e-mails and I've never heard of a response on FB.

But it is possible. It's strange but the way the numbers are set up it's not even e.g. 001 31 or whatever the country code is or even dropping the zero as someone suggested.

If you spend some time on the phone and get through to customer service, they will be able to do it with you.

Magician
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Oh okay, but when i wanted to register there was a whole list of countries where u can choose from. Dont know why they put that there if you cant use it. So it means that i need a american phone number? Thanks for your reply

Also for information, international calls are v. expensive $15 for 30 minutes and they go quickly so just be aware of what you are signing up to and if you are to be paying or if you PP is going to pay. The msgs through the system are useful and are 0.25 per msg but calls are expensive.

Magician
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Okay thanks. I called them few days ago, but then I was connected to a prison. so I thought that was not good and then I hung up. I'm going to try again.

GO don't connect you to a prison. It will ask which Prison your "contact" is at though. They will need that information and the inmate's name to set up the account with your phone number.

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Yes i tried it but the second problem is that you need to put your adress as you register on gettingout.com. and what i see now is that you can only put a adress in the U.S

You should be able to resolve all these problems if you speak to them.

It's a while but I think maybe I had to provide something with confirmation of my address on but it was fine to still set up an international address. I certainly had to send in ID - passport or driving licence (which has address on).

Magician
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You should be able to resolve all these problems if you speak to them.

It's a while but I think maybe I had to provide something with confirmation of my address on but it was fine to still set up an international address. I certainly had to send in ID - passport or driving licence (which has address on).

i just looked back in my e-mails. I had to register my e-mail address first and then the phone was separate (where I had to call and go through steps with them to register the phone number). It will take a bit of time but it is possible.

If you give your PP your e-mail address - they can send you an e-mail link (it will come from the system not directly from them) and then follow the steps on there to set it up. My PP originally sent me an invite on the system several months before I signed up but I did eventually and then later with my phone number.

Magician
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This is what I received back from them when I wanted to set up the account and completed their online form to do so.

They sent an e-mail to me.

"My name is Esther and I am a visitation specialist here at Telmate. I have received your email regarding about wanting to create your account.

I would be more than glad to create your account for you if you can please provide for me the following information:

First and Last Name
Phone Number
Email Address
Password that you would like to have(More than 6 characters)
Date Of Birth
Address
Government-Issued ID Numbers

I know that you have already provided us with some of this information, but if you could please just reply back will all this information I will be able to create your account for you."

I replied and attached ID etc and it was fine.

Funkypammy
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With getting out I wasn’t allowed to use an international number maybe this is the problem? I spoke to customer service on the telephone who advised me that was the problem so I use a US number now hope this helps :)

Funkypammy
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Use sonetel for an American number it will verify straight away and you can video visit straight away. It’s a free trial for the number too :)

Zarchery
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That's okay on the English. I'm sure it's a lot better than my Dutch. We have a lot of Europeans here. I think they actually outnumber Americans, which saddens me because I wish my countrymen would respect our incarcerated fellows more. It surprises me how many of you can speak understandable English. It's a little rougher than a native speaker's, but still good. The only foreign language I can speak at all is Spanish, and even that is pretty rough.

As to the rest of your post...

I haven't heard of gettingout.com. It sounds like a service for your pen pal to have E-Mail contact. What state is your pen pal in? Depending on the state, JPay or Corrlinks might work better.

Zarchery
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Oh okay, but when i wanted to register there was a whole list of countries where u can choose from. Dont know why they put that there if you cant use it. So it means that i need a american phone number? Thanks for your reply

You can probably get such a thing from Google Voice. My number is from them, and it just redirects to whatever number I tell them. Of course I'm in the United States so I never tried to get a U.S. number from outside the country. I can't imagine it would be any harder.

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Hello,
I'm from Europe too. So you need a US number and the cost will slow down, like 4.80$ for 30 minutes calls. I opened my account online but had to call gettingout to confirm it and I needed to send a copy of my ID.
Let me know if you need any help.
Mariane

secret1101
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oh I forgot you can get a US phone number on sonetel.com, they are about 2.10€ for a month, also take the monthly plan of 9.90€ if you gonna have a lot of phone calles and the forwarding to your phone will be free :D

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No I didn’t get an invoice. You can get your us number on Sonetel.com its about 2,10€ a month and the premium account is 9,90€ so that’s all what you pay for the number. The cost for 30 minutes would be 4,80$ but you will have to confirm the number by calling them. So download the app from Sonetel and when you have the premium on you can call Telemate for free and your your number will appear on their screen :)

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phoneverify [at] intelmate [dot] com

Jcxx
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Oh okay, but when i wanted to register there was a whole list of countries where u can choose from. Dont know why they put that there if you cant use it. So it means that i need a american phone number? Thanks for your reply

Jcxx
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Hahaha thank you. I learned it from watching movies :bounce2:

He is in the state Oregon. In his letter he asked me to make a account on getringout.com that is the most easy for him and we can also videochat

Jcxx
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Okay thanks. I called them few days ago, but then I was connected to a prison. so I thought that was not good and then I hung up. I'm going to try again.

Jcxx
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Yes i tried it but the second problem is that you need to put your adress as you register on gettingout.com. and what i see now is that you can only put a adress in the U.S

Jcxx
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Oooh, it sounded like i was connected to a prison haha. I panicked and then hung up. Stupid me. Im not good with those things

Jcxx
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Hi,

I called them and i needed to send them email with photos of my idcard and my phone number, but i diddnt hear the emailadress very good hahah.What emailadress did they use to respond to you?

Jcxx
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Hey, how did you sended a copy of your id card? I had them on the phone but i think i heard the emailadress wrong. I also readed that if you buy a US phone number that they will send you a bill of $25 because its not alowed to do that. Thanks for your help

MarielledeG
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Hoi, omdat er +31 staat denk ik dat je Nederlands bent. Is het gelukt?? Ik heb nu exact hetzelfde probleem en die klantenservice helpt me voor geen meter, moet paspoort sturen en dan antwoorden ze niet meer. Ik geef het bijna op. Hopelijk lees je dit nog!

r_mikelsen
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Hello everyone just wondering how to have someone be my pen pal and it would be easier to send letters since I’m not really right into technologically. Anyone that would like to send letters and be my pen pal would be great.