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    Hey guys!
    I was wondering if, living out of the U.s and not being an american citzen,
    Telmate accepts a Skype number with an american prefixe to go throug their verification...
    I have my foreign number already verified but I was really willing for cheaper calls. Does someone here know
    something about it?
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    Hey,

    I had to verify my number with them, but I couldn't do it through the phone when I received the first call through Telmate. They only started using it late last year. ANYWAYS, What I did was, I called them and I had to email them a picture of my passport, so I they could verify my identity and verify the number. I also have an account on their website (for when I have video visits). Oh btw, I have a Skype number. I had that one verified. So yes, they accept Skype numbers for verification. They might just ask you to send a copy of your ID to them, being as you're from outside of the US.
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    yes! I went through all this verification with my home number...passport and stuff...
    however this international calls are really expensive and also I'm having problems to set up my account on their website with my local number.
    So I started to think about Skype as an option.
    I'll make it happen!
    thank you queenbella!
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    Oh yeah, just get an online number with Skype, it goes through verification just fine! Good luck!
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    Default Re: Telmate and Skype number (Oregon)?

    Anyone else with someone in Oregon experiencing any Telmate kiosk down time? Just curious if there's a wider problem at the moment or if it's just a particularly crappy machine on a particular housing unit in EOCI...

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    Default Re: Telmate and Skype number (Oregon)?

    My Oregon pal's in EOCI as well and after a successful video visit this weekend, the message system seems broken. One message was sent 5 times (the system gave an error the second I hit "send", so that might be what caused that). After that the whole site was inaccessible and even though it seems to be working now (off and on), it still seems not entirely back to normal. I have no idea if more prisons have problems with Telmate, but EOCI clearly has at the moment.

    Or my pal is using the exact same machine as yours is, of course
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linny View Post
    My Oregon pal's in EOCI as well and after a successful video visit this weekend, the message system seems broken. One message was sent 5 times (the system gave an error the second I hit "send", so that might be what caused that). After that the whole site was inaccessible and even though it seems to be working now (off and on), it still seems not entirely back to normal. I have no idea if more prisons have problems with Telmate, but EOCI clearly has at the moment.

    Or my pal is using the exact same machine as yours is, of course
    Thanks, it's good to know I/we're not alone
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    Yes, must be Telmate in general because it's the same at TRCI too. No end of problems lately, video visit didn't connect yesterday, messages aren't sending, half the time we cannot get on the site to message each other and the photos aren't loading either
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    It does seem to be telmate. We've been having issues as well. :S

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    Default Re: Telmate and Skype number (Oregon)?

    I just had a message and he said he thought he'd replied to my last message, but it's not showing up. I've got one sitting in limbo right now, so maybe he does as well. The system is such a pain in the *** sometimes. It flags up the most random messages to be checked, and they just disappear into limbo for days... they're perfectly innocent. I'd love to see their list of 'flag-gable' terms!

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