Global Tel-Link is concerned about how the latest order of the Federal Communication Commission will impact the industry of Inmate Calling Services. The new regulations will be placing caps on rates as well as fees for all kinds of calls, whether intra- or interstate calls. But these regulations do not aim to cap the site commissions. In fact, these discourage making payments to any facility administrators.
Global Tel-Link is of the opinion that such steps will lead to financial instability in this industry. This can severely impact the services in many smaller jails of the nation. This is why Global Tel-Link has no other option but to ask for a judicial review of this order of the FCC.
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Global Tel-Link does agree that the dissenting commissioners have genuine concerns. But it is also well aware that this is a short-sighted plan that will be highly disastrous. Hence all the stakeholders must partake in resisting it.
In fact, this decision will hurt the inmates as well as their families. It may lead to low rates per minute, but this can also mean low phone service quality or even no phone service. Indeed, providing technology, security, as well as commissions under the proposed caps is simply not possible. This is why it simply defies common sense by being impractical. Read more reviews on My Three Cents to know more.
This order has created financial instability in the Inmates Calling Services industry. As per the order, the rates will go below the cost of service for providers and hence it is not sustainable. It will have a crippling impact on service providers as they will have to cancel contracts. It will lead to the inmates along with their families being left without any service at all.
In addition, Global Tel Link brings cutting edge technology along with affordable phone services to various facilities across the United States. Hence this order will impact them immensely. Know more at consumeraffairs.com.
One of the complaints that I have about Global Tel is that it’s a company used by prisons so that the prison can make money. Prisons that use this company get a kickback from the money that is made from each call. It’s no wonder my rate is as high as it is at $5. It means that I have to allow for one or two calls a week from my husband because I simply don’t have the extra money to put on my account. Prisons should use companies that are willing to understand the needs of families instead of those that are simply trying to make a profit. Read more about GTL on Bloomberg.com.
I can have money on my account and still get nowhere with the calls that I receive. There have been times when my husband has called and the call is dropped only five minutes into the conversation. Thinking that I can accept another call, I am disappointed when I find out that the amount for the entire call is taken off of my account. This means that I no longer have those funds to use and don’t get to talk to my husband anymore that week. Read more on NYTimes to know more about GTL.
When I don’t have money on my account, there’s no way to know whether or not my husband is alright. I have to wait to get a letter. There are times when the letters that I send don’t get to my husband until a few days after they are delivered by mail. I worry about him most on the days when I can’t talk to him because Global Tel Link chooses to charge too much money. When I contact Global Tel, I’m out through to the worst customer service representatives ever who don’t know anything about the services that the company offers. I’m told something different every time I call the company. It’s a company that decides to charge whatever it wants and doesn’t care about anything else.
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There are more than 2.3 million inmates in state, federal and local prisons in the United States. Some correctional facilities even accommodate more inmates than the required capacity. With such a huge population, prison institutions are turning to innovative technology to make management more efficient. Correctional facilities are nowadays built with a Panotonic design, a concept that enables correctional officers to observe the incarcerated without inmates knowing they are being watched.
Many of the cameras used to monitor inmates are more advanced than those used in shopping centers. The latest prison cameras are bullet resistant and can withstand a great force to prevent inmates from disabling cameras during an escape or fight. Correctional facility managers are monitoring inmates beyond camera surveillance. Some correctional facilities are using radio-frequency identification tracking (RFID). The RFID is a monitoring device mainly an electronic bracelet that the incarcerated wear to track their movement in a correctional facility.
To ensure correctional institutions are more efficient and secure, Keefe Group commits its resources to developing cutting-edge services and technologies. The company is a pioneer in developing and supplying unique products and services that correctional institutions need. The technology that Keefe Group develops focuses on streamlining the way prisons manage and process financial transactions, the flow of information and entertainment for inmates and their families.
Keefe Group (check out corrections.com for the company’s vendor profile) operates through its affiliates with each addressing a specific area in the corrections market. Through the affiliates, Keefe Group supplies personal care products, clothing, foodstuff, technology, telecommunications and software solutions to the correctional industry.
The Group exclusively services the correctional industry by developing the most innovative products and services. Keefe Group is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and manages several facilities across the country. The Group also has a manufacturing facility where it packages several private label and name brand products. This information was originally reported on Cdispatch.com.
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