The ConnectNetwork mobile app provides functionality that facilitates communications between the ConnectNetwork user (family, friends, and associates) and an inmate in jail or prison. It allows the user to set-up an online account, establish a user profile, create a specialized prepaid phone account tailored to the requirements of the corrections industry, deposit funds using credit or debit cards, and view previous deposit and phone call transactions. In addition to depositing funds in a prepaid phone account, the ConnectNetwork mobile app user can also make credit and debit card deposits into an inmate’s trust (i.e., bank) account, which is a source of funds to the inmate for incidental purchases (candy, magazines, etc.) while incarcerated. The ConnectNetwork mobile app works with any correctional facility where GTL, Inc. is the service provider.