The methods for keeping in contact with inmates is steadily increasing. Back when they gave inmates the option of calling through phone, the option was very expensive. Fortunately, there has been a lot of work put forth to bring in more options. At the same time, mobile technology and the internet has made it easier for people to access more content with their phones. Therefore, people who have mobile phones will be able to take the most advantage of the new features that come with the new offers. For one thing, they bring forth a lot of convenience for both family members and the inmates.
One of the most used features for keeping in contact with inmates is called Advanced Connect. One of the reasons that this is the most used is because it is prepaid. Therefore, people have control over the amount they pay. They are able to pay for the amount of minutes they use so that they can keep in touch with the inmates without losing too much money. The sense of control over the finances that people have with Advance Connect make it the preferred choice for people who want to keep in touch with the inmate they know.
Another option is called the Direct Bill. This allows the person to be billed for the call that the inmate sends. Then there is the traditional collect call which allows the inmate’s family to accept the collect call and have it billed to the individual for the month. Then there is Inmate debit which is probably one of the best choices because the inmate pays for his own telephone calls. This takes the extra pressure and charges off of the family of the inmate. Securus is showing a lot of creativity when it comes to thinking up better ways to keep the inmate in touch with his family.