Thanks to advanced technology, getting in touch with the loved one who is currently sitting in the prison is no longer difficult. There are a number of companies that make it easier to connect the inmates with people outside the world. One of the most popular companies in this field is called SmartJailMail.
SmartMailJail is good at connecting the inmates, the prisoners and detainees who are currently in the connectional institutions with their family members and friends. It has an online communication system that can be used easily.
One of the things that you need to have to be able to connect with the inmates, the prisoners, or detainees is service credits. For those who are wondering about the price, each of them costs one cent. Talking about purchasing the service credits, it should be noted that you are only allowed to purchase at least 500 credits at a time, which costs about $5.00. Regardless of the amount of the purchase, every transaction that you make is subject to a $1.50 processing fee. For instance, if you purchase 500 credits, the amount that you have to pay is $6.50. $5.00 is the fee to purchase 500 credits and $1.50 is the processing fee. Aside from the processing fee, there are no other fees or charges.
While SmartJailMail thinks that it is cheap, you might think otherwise. If you do not think that you have enough cash to purchase credits, you might look for a way to get free Credits. The question is, are there free Credits? If the answer to the question is yes, then how to get them?
Unfortunately, there is no way to get Credits for free. Credits are only available on the official website of SmartMailJail and they cost one cent each. If you do not have enough money, then you can just wait a bit longer until you have enough money to purchase them. When you have enough money, you can just go to the official website of SmartMailJail to purchase Credits.
After having Credits in your hand, you can do a few things, including sending and receiving messages, sending photos, and scheduling a video visitation. Each service requires a different amount of Credits. If you want to send an electronic message, you will need to have 50 credits, which costs 50 cents in real life money. To send a photo, the Credits that you need to have are 100 Credits. It means sending a photo costs $1. As for the remote video visitation, it is billed at 50 Credits per minute, meaning 50 cents per minute.
Before using the services offered by SmartJailMail, you will have to sign up first. Signing up can be done on its official website. It is really easy to create an account. Besides, it is also free. If you want to create one, you will have to choose a username and password. Both of them are important to identify your account. Not only that, you will also be asked about some basic contact information. To verify and activate your account, you will get an email that consists of an activation code. Actually, the activation code is not always sent to email and it can also be sent to your message.
Once you have successfully signed up to SmartMailJail, you can look for inmates, prisoners, or detainees to connect with. Upon finding them, feel free to send them a connection request. It will be needed for the inmate, prisoner, or detainee to approve the connection request so that you will be allowed to make a trust deposit for them.
After your connection request gets approved by the inmate, the prisoner, or the detainee, you can go to the official website of SmartJailMail to make a deposit. Here is step by step to follow to be able to make a deposit:
- First and foremost, you need to log in to your account.
- After logging in, find the option Trust from the services menu and choose it.
- Next, choose the inmate, prisoner, or detainee that you want to make the deposit for.
- Afterward, enter the amount of deposit that you want to make. It should be noted that there is a limit. According to the official website of SmartMailJail, you are only allowed to make a deposit of a maximum of $300 per day.
Back to the Credits! After purchasing them, you might want to use the services offered by SmartMailJail. One of the things that you can do is to send and receive electronic messages. Electronic messages are similar to ordinary emails. What sets them for the ordinary ones is that they are contained within the SmartJailMail.com website. Depending on the destination facility, it is possible for the messages to be delivered instantly or be held for review. If you compare them to the traditional paper mail, they are delivered much more quickly to the correctional facility. It is definitely one of the best ways to communicate with loved ones who are currently sitting in the prison.
Apart from sending and receiving electronic messages, you can also send photos. Make sure the photos that you are going to send are appropriate unless they will be rejected by the facility staff. If the photo that you send is rejected, your Credits will be refunded and you can try to send the photo again if you want. Once again, please follow the rule so that you can successfully send the photo.
In addition, the Credits can also be used to schedule a video visitation. However, it is only possible for the remote one. If you want to use this service, you can follow the guide below:
- Firstly, log in to your account.
- Then, choose Visitation from the services menu.
- Next, choose the Schedule a Video Visit button.
- After that, choose the inmate, prisoner or detainee that you want to visit with.
- The fifth step is to choose the Remote Visit option.
- Then, choose how long you want to visit.
- Besides, you can also choose the date that you want to visit.
- Do not forget to also choose the time that you want to visit.
- When everything is done, you just have to confirm the details of your visit and then hit the Confirm and Schedule Visit button.
- In the end, you will be able to see the details of the visit on your list of schedules on the website.