Collect phone calls are the default calling option from jails served by Pay Tel. If you currently use a cell phone, VoIP phone, these carriers do not allow inmate collect calls to be billed to your number, making it necessary for you to establish an account with Pay Tel in order to accept phone calls from the jail.Can I receive collect calls from people in jail?
Collect Calls From Jail Collect phone calls - which automatically charge the person receiving the call - are the default calling option for prisons. Most wireless phone service providers don't accept collect calls, meaning you have to sign up with a third party company to receive calls from jail on your cell phone.How can an inmate call my cell phone?
Inmates are allowed to make outgoing calls only, and under no circumstances are incoming calls allowed. The normal method of calling is by collect call (cell phones cannot receive collect calls). Inmates can also use pre-paid phone accounts setup through third party vendors.