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Old 10-29-2012, 05:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Default Re: How to get an app

Originally Posted by sienaguns View Post
That is not correct. This type of question always seems to degenerate into a legal discusson, and I hate that. Please form a legal opinions thread for that. The fact is that recording calls IS legal in the US, the "informing" or consent varies by STATE (my state is one party consent). But see, it really doesnt matter because it is not big brother BlackBerry's place to determine what is legal for end users. After all, its not legal for me to throw my phone and hit a person in the face either but RIM does not make me carry it on a lanyard to prevent the unlawful assault.

Im new, but lets stay focused.

PJD642, Im with you. I just left the Palm OS platform in favor of the BBerry and the one app that I hated to leave was CallRec. I did find one call recorder that I was able to get in the U.S. called "Call Recorder" by SRID Games. It works fine on the 9900, but lacks much of the functionality of CallRec. Other side of the conversation is prettly low volume but can be heard, so it works until something better is developed or some other means of loading one can be found.
I'm also a former Treo user, and a happy CallRec customer. Before you give up on that other app, you should be aware that there are a couple of hardware limitations that you might be hitting. The first is that the handset microphone is usually a single-port device, so it's usually NOT a noise-cancelling microphone. That being the case, some or all of your foreground noise might be overpowering the weaker incoming telephony stream. Try a wired headset with the app and see if that fixes the problem. I typically use older two-port Plantronics mobile headsets to cut down on background noise since it's impossible to carry on a conversation on a NYC midtown street with a conventional handset or single-port Bluetooth headset.

Second issue relates to the first. The author of CallRec posted about this a while ago, it made perfect sense for many operating systems, and I'm sorry I didn't keep a copy A wired headset uses the same telephony stream as a handset microphone. A bluetooth headset establishes a different stream, and the app would need to be able to switch streams to be able to access it, therefore the app would need to be much more complex. Strong suggestion to use wired headset to test the app, if you have one.
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