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Old 06-06-2009, 10:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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how to record a call ??????

or any software for that ???
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Recording a call is illegal unless you inform the other party. That being said, I do not believe there is software for this as it is technically illegal
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Recording a call is illegal unless you inform the other party. That being said, I do not believe there is software for this as it is technically illegal
Recording a call without the other party's consent is only illegal in 12 states, and okay in the rest. It is also okay in Canada.

Check out rcfp.org/taping or the wiki page on "Telephone Recording Laws".

That being said, I did a bunch of searching, and it seems no, there is no software.
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I believe everything has been said. You can get in some deep sh*t for recording a telephone call without the other partys consent.

My advice is don't attempt it.
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I don't understand why every brings up the legality of recording phone calls when someone asks for software help. Most answering machines (for home phones) will allow you to record calls. You think it would be a simple software solution, even though I've yet to find one myself.
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In our state, you do not need the other person's consent to record a call.
You can you spoofcard to records calls you make.
There are also earbud microphones that will record to a digital recorder or other recording device.
As long as you are in a state that allows "One Party Consent" you are fine.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I agree with the others pointing out it is not "illegal" everywhere. Many states have one party consent. The tricky thing is when you have a caller in a one party consent state and the other caller in a two party consent state. There's some case law out there about it.

To answer your question, I use a cheap Olympus DVR with an Olympus adapter that goes in your ear and then you place your phone over it. I also had another device from Radio Shack that plugged into the headset jack of your phone, you then connect a wired headset to the device and place it in your ear. I prefered the one with the headset as it allowed me you keep my hands free. Btw, I use it for taking recorded statements. Depending on your needs this might be a good way to do it. Especially since you can transfer the audio file from the DVR to your computer for archiving.

Well, I can't post links yet (low post count) but you can google Olympus TP-7.
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It's completely legal in my state, Georgia, also. It's weird how you get all kinds of people being internet police on message boards these days when you ask about anything that might possibly be illegal according to certain conditions.

But, when you go across state lines, I believe that's under federal law and you need both parties consent. That's just what I remember awhile back when I made sure what I was doing with recording phone calls was, in fact, legal. I do know for a fact that you only need one party's consent to record phone calls in Georgia.

But, I'm really, really shocked that they didn't introduce this capability, at least for a 3rd party software vendor to write an application, to record phone calls in Blackberry OS 5. I'm sure the answer is no. But, can somebody satisfy my curiosity and just verify, that not even in the beta version of Blackberry OS 5 can you record phone calls?

I'm just so shocked they didn't introduce this feature. So many phones that are much less capable than a Blackberry have this feature.
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i have n't find any software that can record call on blackberry, yet most of the members are of opinion that it is illegal, but what can you say about Nokia devices in which you can easily record calls without intimating other party (no special activation required from the carrier).
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adnank, it's not illegal. Well, not illegal in most states. There just a lot of blowhards out there that must get ants in their pants any time anything 'might be illegal'. I have no idea why there are all these computer-chair internet police out there. There just are. Do a few Google searches, I did awhile back. I'd post a link, but don't feel motivated enough. One of you computer-chair internet police, stake your reputation on it, promise never to post another post where you claim to know anything about illegalities, and I'll go find a link. I'll do the same. If I can't find a link from a decent source, I'll never post on legalities also..
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Recording a call without the other party's consent is only illegal in 12 states, and okay in the rest. It is also okay in Canada.

Check out rcfp.org/taping or the wiki page on "Telephone Recording Laws".

That being said, I did a bunch of searching, and it seems no, there is no software.
I DID post a link. End of legal discussion?
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Thanks maxxxxxxxxxx, from the article:

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Federal law allows recording of phone calls and other electronic communications with the consent of at least one party to the call. A majority of the states and territories have adopted wiretapping statutes based on the federal law, although most also have extended the law to cover in-person conversations. Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia permit individuals to record conversations to which they are a party without informing the other parties that they are doing so.
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oh my gosh can we just answer the original question here? I am in Oregon and I do NOT need consent plus this is for something pertaining to work .... so all we want to know is if the BB Curve can record a phone call. My prior phone I had DID record phone calls. So I know for a fact that some phones do just not sure about a Blackberry Curve? PLEASE HELP US OUT?

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There isn't a way on the Blackberry, at least that I can find.
Google Voice, Spoofcard, microphones have all been mentioned as solutions.
If you really need recordings, Spoofcard is the easiest. The app is available for Blackberry, so its still all done on the phone, the recordings are just available on the internet.
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Recording a call is illegal unless you inform the other party. That being said, I do not believe there is software for this as it is technically illegal
It depends on the state you were in to determine if recording a phone call were illegal. In Colorado, it is perfectly legal to record any phone call as long as one of the parties involved knows the call is being recorded. So, I can record every call I make without EVER having to tell the other party. However, I can't record my neighbors phone calls without their consent, that would be illegal.
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Did you read any other of the threads before posting?

The legality has been discussed and is a closed case.

Question now is software, which has already been answered to some degree.

So...no more legal discussions?
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Just put the phone on speakerphone and use a small hand-held recorder.
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To point.. it is not anyone's responsibility to point out that recording a call may or may not be "legal" and there are enough remarks previously written to beat that horse many times dead.

There is no simple answer. There is a product that is on the verge of solving this problem for BB's or at least for Storms.

There is an app called BERRY RECORD which allows the user to create a voice memo while on a call ($2 one time fee). It will not collect the caller's voice in the recording per se. I put my phone on speakerphone and attempted to record the call and the callers voice was so faint it was painful to figure out.

The short coming of the software is with capturing the speakerphone. RIM has an API for this but it is close chested. The next generation of software for this (in-call) voice recorder is to actually pickup the speakerphone output more clearly. My voice was softer than the speakerphone but still the speakerphone was not picked up well. I imagine this will be coming soon to a BB near you.

And for the legal-eagles who must tell us all what we can and can't do... bugger off!
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