Don’t Want To But Have to Use Em

 

 This depression the country is in has resulted in big changes in the mindsets of many, including our perception of the phrase, “They’ve gone to prison.” It’s sad, but there’s no denying that prison capacity is at an all time high. So when companies like GTL become as ingrained and useful to society as Apple and Amazon, why is it that they seem to only make this depression more depressing? I have suffered first hand the agony of contacting my hapless loved ones through their service and can honestly say…

Global Tel Link Makes It Impossible To Check Up On My Son

 

 My son was recently sentenced to prison. It has scared the ever loving daylight out of me because he’s a good boy. Yes, he’s made some questionable decisions along the way but he just got caught up in the wrong crowd. He’s never been a leader and I think that’s what led them into prison. He followed the wrong group of boys and continued to follow them, getting caught up in their macho games. But deep down he’s a soft, lovable and kind young man. I don’t really know what…

Exposing GTL From Personal Experience

 

 GTL totally sucks! And they have totally messed with the wrong person! Everybody needs to know that there is this telephone company out there that is screwing over prisoners and their families. But I did a little research to uncover the truth.   GTL puts in these bids to become the exclusive telephone service provider for prisons. How is that not a monopoly? The inmates inside the prison have no choice but to use this company if the bid is successful.   But here’s the totally crazy part — the…

Add me to the list

 

 I have a twin brother that is in jail right now, and things have been pretty tough. All that stuff you hear about twins having a bond is true. It breaks my heart that I am not close enough to visit him in jail, but I am happy to be able to call him a few times a week.   The thing is, this company GTL that provides the telephone service at the jail where he is locked up overcharged me. Well, technically I put too much money on my…

Global Tel Link Should Be In Jail

 

 My dad is in jail right now for writing bad checks and getting the hammer laid down on him. I mean, he wrote a lot of bad checks. If you ask me, though, the real criminals are the people at GTL that are charging me over $10 for a ten-minute phone call with my dad. I mean, that’s barely long enough to say “hi” and “bye.” Phone calls are the only way I can keep in touch with my Pops and I just can’t understand how a company like GTL can…

They’re Not The Best, But They’re Not THAT Bad

 

 Okay, I’m going to be the minority here and say this: Yes, GTL is a pain if you have a loved one in prison. However, they’re not THAT bad.   Let me explain. My fiance is currently serving time in a prison that is over an hour away from where I live. So, obviously, most of our communication is done over the phone. As most of you know, if your loved one is in a GTL facility, you have to get a GTL account, which costs twenty bucks. If you…

gtl strikes again….

 

 About a year or so ago I was in jail for a short period of time and had to use this inmate phone service provider named Globaltellink to call my family. Well, now my cousin is doing time in the same jail and “gtl” is up to its same old tricks. I call him once or twice a week, mainly because I don’t like visiting that place. Too many bad memories.   Globaltellink is pulling our teeth out with their high fees. It costs a little over $10 just to make a ten-minute…

GTL IS HURTING MY SON

 

 I’ve been treated so poorly by this company that I did a little research. They pull in over half $1 billion per year and have a track record of treating people very poorly. They always mess up my account and phone calls cost a crazy amount. And if you ever try to call them, you wait on hold for an hour and don’t get any help when you finally get through. Global tel link might rip my sons father from his life.

Global Link Treated me Like a criminal

 

 When my son went to jail I was devastated, and my distress only got worse when the telecommunications company that operates the phone service at the jail where my son is incarcerated treated me as though I were the one in trouble with the law.   Like any mother, I felt the need to show support for my son and stand beside him while he went through his ordeal. I’m not defending his actions, but we all make mistakes in life. I was not able to visit on visiting days…

Bad Decisions = getting ripped off? why?

 

 My husband hasn’t made the best decisions in life. A couple of months ago he ended up in prison for a federal crime. We live in Ohio and the judge sentenced him to jail in Missouri. It made no sense to me and it makes it impossible for me to visit him in our advanced age. The only option I have is to give them telephone calls. We don’t mind that so much and we like to talk every day. But the telephone business doesn’t work the same way it…