HomeWAV Mobile App Features:
- New to HomeWAV? Create a free account.
- Returning visitor? Login with your username and password.
- Fully registered and approved visitors will be able to choose the facility and add inmate.
- See available funds, add funds or transfer funds.
- Add, update or change credit/debit information.
- Only pay for the minutes you use. No plans or packages.
- Once logged in, the inmate will see you are available and can initiated a phone call, video call or message (*If allowed by facility).
- Visitor will receive notification once inmate is logged in.
- Easily schedule onsite visits (*If allowed by facility).
- No scheduling required for remote video visitations.
For best results, a WIFI connection and use of headset are suggested.
Note: Not available at all facilities. Phone and video costs will vary.
Minor bugfixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
If I try to record a video message before all previous messages have loaded, it shuts the screen down to black and the only way to fix it is to dismiss the window and reopen it. Also, I’m constantly having to sign in when I do open the app. It’s a pain in the rear bc by the time I’m done he’s offline. Other than that and the occasional lag, it’s amazing to be able to see my boo’s face, even if it is only from the mid nose and up. UPDATE: still have all of the above issues, plus half the time he can’t get me on video chat. As for clearing the cache and restarting my phone to help with the login every dang time, doesn’t work. The app needs to keep me logged in at all times, just like FB or IG or Google or any other app out there.
Developer Response ,
We understand how annoying that must be. You can try to restart your device and also clear the cache for the app. If that doesn’t help, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Someone will reach out to get you up and running!
Disappointed with the update!
I loved the app until the last update just a few days ago. I was able to see and hear the audio clearly, it lagged here and there but I wasn’t about to complain when I finally had the opportunity to see and talk to someone in jail over an app! After the update, I am no longer even able to stay logged in! It logs me out and has me unable to get any calls or notifications anymore and so I can’t even have a conversation anymore with the person I’m tryna talk to! EVERY time I gotta log back in. And every time it shows me the terms and conditions and I gotta confirm and accept it and then log back in again. That’s just insane. And a complete waste of an app that provides this service. I’m seriously fed up after a week almost of not even being able to talk to the person I’m tryna talk to! It really messes up with your emotions as this is never gonna be easy to deal with or easy to talk with a loved one that’s an inmate. So that whole oh-we-almost-have-it-working-and-up-again then it doesn’t work and you can’t see or talk to them, is a realllllllly messed up feeling that this app’s purpose should be to avoid from happening and help demolish entirely, and instead, connect you to the person instead of play with your emotions hot n cold like that! Please fix that! It was great otherwise BEFORE the update.
Impressed until yesterday
Up until yesterday when my app updated I was super impressed with this app. It allowed my family and I to talk to my brother-in-law and we video called every day multiple times a day, but now that you guys have updated the app, it rings and it doesn’t allow me to answer him, I hit the answer button and it just continuously rings sometimes instead of answering at all. 20 minutes ago, I FINALLY, after countless missed calls and getting kicked out of the app multiple times got it to answer the video only for us to be kicked off our video for failed communication FOUR times so we just completely abandoned this app completely and I paid to have him call me instead of being able to video and actually see him like normal. Please fix the issues, I LOVED this app until these problems started occurring and it really is helpful for the inmates and their families to still be able to see each other face to face in the comfort of their own homes daily. I’ll give it three stars for now, before the issues occurred I would have given it five. I would love to keep using this daily if the issues get resolved so hopefully soon it will be back to running as good as it was before it updated!
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The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:
- Contact Info
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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:
- Usage Data
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- HomeWAV, LLC.
- 85.6 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2013 HomeWAV
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.