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Texting has been a great success. We have found a lot of violation of DANCO and Condition Release Orders.

Meeket, MN

We have been in partnership with Reliance Telephone for over 2 years now and we are extremely happy. The customer service is awesome! We are pleased with the IPOD and phone systems,  as it gives our inmates another resource to use so they can reach out to family and friends.  It was definitely a great tool to have during the COIVD pandemic as the inmates were able to stay in touch via video with family or friends. Thank you Reliance Telephone and everyone who works there!

Green Lake, WI

What I like best about the texting devices is that the other inmates are too busy to ask me questions when I visit the one inmate about a problem in the day room.

Itasca, MN

Itasca County Jail has been using Reliance Telephone for all the jail communications needs since 1994, that’s’ 27 plus years of service. With Reliance Telephone we get a small local style business with great staff and support. I know I can reach out to any staff member or the owner and they will take the time to address any concerns I have. Itasca looks forward to another 27 years of service from Reliance Telephone.

Itasca, MN

I have had the privilege of partnering with Reliance Telephone since our new jail was built in 2008. Reliance Telephone was chosen for a number of reasons, but what has impressed me the most has been their performance in delivering what they say they will deliver and even more. With everything jails are facing in today’s climate, the one thing I can take to the bank is the honesty and integrity of Reliance Telephone. These folks genuinely care about inmates, their families, my jail and my staff. Part of that performance is service and Reliance Telephone has not forgotten what good service is and they provide it.

Renville, MN

We are in a small county jail in central Iowa and have had Reliance as our phone, phone card, and texting device provider for at least ten years. We are very pleased with their products, product training, customer service (for all aspects: our county jail, inmates, their family and friends), their response time on issues is phenomenal. You are able, to speak with a live person not a voice automated system. Their employees have great ethics, morals, and longevity: they do not try to represent for another company when they are working for Reliance. I have nothing but good things to say about Reliance. They may not be the biggest company out there, but they keep their promise and do what they say they will do, and give you 100 percent.

Hamilton, IA

I have been working with Reliance since 2003. In that time the service has been outstanding. When we have issues, Reliance is prompt in helping us out in getting the issues resolved very quickly. Dave and his staff are very friendly and a pleasure to work with. I would tell anyone that Reliance is a great company, and I am personally very happy we have them for our services.


We have been with Reliance Telephone since November of 2020 and couldn’t be happier. Our revenues have significantly increased, the ability to obtain evidentiary information for investigations, and the positive change with inmate behavior are just a few of the wonderful benefits we’ve received with Reliance Telephone. Top notch customer service too!

Sawyer, WI

I’ve worked with Dave, Sally and Dan for over 22 years. Reliance has been a great company to work with. The customer service we receive from the staff is amazing. The phones and I-pods have worked very well for us. If you’re looking for a company to team up with, team up with Reliance.

Yellow Medicine, MN

When I added texting to my jail, I admit that I had primarily revenue in mind. However, what I have gained is so much more valuable than the fantastic revenue we receive. My jail is more quiet as many inmates choose to communicate with their loved ones. First time inmates are more calm. Basic information such as the law library, PREA information and the Inmate Handbook are available. But the hidden gem is that texting has become the single biggest disciplinary tool I have ever had. Often times just the mention that a certain behavior may cause the inmate to loose external communication via texting and they become compliant and calm.

Renville, MN

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    Every Inmate gets a texting device with their own number

    why texting?

    • Inmate behavior improves drastically with texting
    • Inmates prefer texting over telephones
    • Inmates can communicate better with friends and family that have busy schedules
    • No app required – messages are sent and received directly to mobile phones
    • Investigators prefer texting over telephones
    • Inmates only pay 9 cents per text message
    • Correctional facilities make more revenue from texting vs. telephones
    • You can keep your existing inmate phone provider
    • Texting is absolutely free for the jail

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    reliance inmate texting

    Reliance Inmate Texting is a patented technology that is different from all other messaging systems deployed by other inmate communication providers. Our text messaging is instant messaging just like your personal telephone except it is operated and controlled on a secure private Wi-Fi network that we furnish. Each inmate is provided with an inmate-proof iPod and case. The inmate is assigned their own device and a ten-digit telephone number. Messages are sent and received instantaneously…
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    • Patent Numbers:
    • US9020115
    • US9871548
    • US10082835
    • US10085126
    • US10236929


    Rigid exterior member has been redesigned with an indestructible nylon fiber material. Tested with trucks driving over it and 150 throw tests at concrete with minor scuff marks.
    Screen protected with 9H Hardness.
    Special patent design with shock absorbing deformation channels designed in the semi-rigid interior member. Patent No. US 10,082,835

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