"Save $1.50 to $15.85 per Inmate Phone Call!"

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With rates starting at 5¢ per minute, we connect families and friends from around the world to loved ones incarcerated in ANY type of correctional facility throughout the United States.

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To view our low international rates, enter the name of the country to be called:

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Our phone numbers are routed to the cell phone or landline of each person the inmate wishes to call. Doing so does not affect that person’s phone bill and their current phone number remains the same. Using our service makes it possible for your calls to be made at the facility’s cheapest rate.

Unlimited Calling

  • Unlimited Minute Usage
  • Includes 1 Number
  • One-Time $10 Account Activation Fee
  • A value for those who talk more than 600 minutes monthly 

Start Saving with 3 Simple Steps


Step 1

Sign up for our service.

Step 2

Inform your inmate of the new number(s).


Step 3

Start saving up to 85% on your calls.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will your service benefit me?

Our service makes it possible for your calls to be made at the facility’s cheapest rate resulting in savings up to 85% on the cost of those calls.

Which types of correctional facilities do you serve ?

Our service will work in any correctional facility - no matter where your inmate is incarcerated.

It does not matter if it is a county or parish jail; immigration, juvenile or military detention center; federal or state prison.

I do not live in the United States; will your service work for International Callers?

We have very competitive international rates and are able to provide service to anywhere in the world.

Using one of numbers for your International Calls combined with our low rates could easily save you hundreds of dollars monthly.

Our payment gateway makes it possible for you to conveniently open and manage your account from anywhere in the world.

Can your service be used with my current landline or cell phone?

Our service works with both cell phones or landlines and does not affect anyone's existing phone number, service or billing in any way.

How much does a phone number cost and can I get more than one?

 Phone numbers cost $2 per month for the first number; each additional number cost $1 per month. You may order up to 20.

When activating your account, you will be charged for each number selected. 

The cost of the phone numbers are a reoccurring monthly fee that will be deducted from your account balance on the account’s monthly anniversary date.    

For example: May 5th, June 5th, July 5th…

Other than the monthly charge per number, your account balance is yours to use whenever you choose – no matter how long it takes.

Why do we still have to pay the jail's phone service provider if I signed up with LowerRateCalls?

To be able to use the phone, all facilities require their inmates to maintain a prepaid phone account with that facility. The only alternative is for the inmate to make extremely expensive collect calls.

Most inmates pay for using the phone on their side by either using their commissary debit account, an inmate calling card or by purchasing phone credits.

Please keep in mind that we are not replacing the facility's phone service provider... what we do is make it possible for your calls to be billed at the facility's cheapest rate.

Do you offer referral bonuses?

We know and understand that having a loved one or friend incarcerated is not only difficult, but costly. With that in mind, we created a referral program designed to benefit everyone.

Use your account number as your referral code when referring our service to others. To guarantee that you receive credit for the referral, the new client has to provide us with your referral code in order to receive $15 credit.

When the new client has opened their account, $15 will immediately be credited to your LowerCostCalls account balance.

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