My question was actually answered this evening, as I received the call I was waiting for. The answer is YES, you can receive collect calls from jail on your cell phone. The charge is $9.99 for a 10 minute call. If you are a expecting multiple calls it would probably be cheaper to use the service through the jail.
I have no reason to lie. I'm not going to post my phone records on here for everyone to see. If people don't want to take my word I guess they will need to see it for themselves. I did receive a collect call and I received a text message letting me know that "Your purchase of $9.99 from TextCollect was charged to your VZW bill, once per call."
I have since set up an account with the 3rd party service used by the jail, and I've continued to receive calls.
Yes, you CAN receive calls from an inmate on your Verizon cell phone. For more info go to www.offenderconnect.com
To receive calls (which is MUCH cheaper than it used to be calling collect to a landline) you can call 866-607-6006.
I loaded $25 for my female friend whose boyfriend was arrested and she talked to him for several hours on my Verizon cell. She was relieved after speaking to him, and I was amazed that she even had this option available. Not all cell companies allow it but Verizon (bless their heart) does! I'm sure they understand that not everyone who gets arrested is guilty.