The City Tele-Coin app for iOS, now with video calling and messaging! Easily visit and write to your incarcerated friends and family members without having to leave home or mail a letter.

If you have a friend or loved one housed in a facility that uses City Tele-Coin's video kiosks, you can use our services to:

- start, schedule, and receive video calls*
- send and receive messages*
- send and receive pictures*
- view all account history

It's easier than ever before. Download today!

*DISCLAIMER: Correctional facility administrators may restrict, review, or monitor certain modes of communication to and from inmates. Please keep this in mind when visiting and messaging with our services!

What’s New

Version 3.1.6

Bug Fixes for viewing pictures

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
280 Ratings

280 Ratings

YoMathMama01 ,

Good app but prices are bull

I like this app because I get to video chat with my friend, but the prices are insane. Let’s say I only want to put 50¢ in to send a message to a friend... I can’t. I have to put a minimum of $8 in at least because a full call is $4 and fees take almost half of the money if not more. I don’t want to call! I want to send a message! What even is a full call? 1 minute? 5 minutes? 30? As long as I want??? PLUS we have to put money into the inmate’s account too, so family members end up paying double! This is ridiculous! Why are you charging the innocent people? I’d rather go back to only being able to call and email because at least then I can contact him without having to pay insane amounts of money...

Redheadsrn765 ,

Go ahead... shake us down, lol!!

I think the prices are ridiculous. It’s bad enough that we have love ones in jail but to charge an arm or leg to communicate with them, is like kicking a dog when he’s already down!! When some of us are raising their kids and NEED to ask important questions or have that child know that their parent hasn’t vanished into thin air. I understand that monitoring all communication is necessary and costly but come on, give us a break!!

AshleyRenee_91 ,


This app is awesome! It lets me send messages and video chat with my best friend in jail.. most places you can only have phone calls with people in jail so this is awesome! The only thing I don’t like is when the person in jail is calling to video chat it doesn’t ring or open my phone screen like a phone call or FaceTime would it just pops up at the top of my phone like a notification, I’ve missed a few video chats bc of this!!


108.6 MB

Requires iOS 11.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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