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Old 03-04-2009, 02:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have something very important I must record, and I was wondering if this could be done on the Storm.
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You could always put it on speaker and use a personal tape recorder ;)
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No way to do this to the best of my knowledge.
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Check this out; VR+: Voice Recorder :: Products

But also be aware of the following (I'm assuming you're in FL by way of "Miami" in your profile)

Source: Florida Recording Law | Citizen Media Law Project
Florida Wiretapping Law

Florida's wiretapping law is a "two-party consent" law. Florida makes it a crime to intercept or record a "wire, oral, or electronic communication" in Florida, unless all parties to the communication consent. See Fla. Stat. ch. 934.03. Florida law makes an exception for in-person communications when the parties do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the conversation, such as when they are engaged in conversation in a public place where they might reasonably be overheard. If you are operating in Florida, you may record these kinds of in-person conversations without breaking the law. However, you should always get the consent of all parties before recording any telephone conversation and any in-person that common sense tells you is private.
In addition to subjecting you to criminal prosecution, violating the Florida wiretapping law can expose you to a civil lawsuit for damages by an injured party.
Consult The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press's Can We Tape?: Florida for more information on Florida wiretapping law.
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Thank you very much.

I didn't know about the actual law, but I was definitely going to let them know before the taping, and then right at the beginning of the tape.
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Thank you very much.

I didn't know about the actual law, but I was definitely going to let them know before the taping, and then right at the beginning of the tape.
Cool... be sure you actually get their consent. To simply notify them you are recording is not enough in FL. They must consent to the recording and you'd be best to be sure that consent is the first part of your recording.
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Anyone wanna guess what kind of phone call this might be? Hahahaha
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Anyone wanna guess what kind of phone call this might be? Hahahaha
Couldn't care less... I get my entertainment from the television.
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this app looks pretty cool....do you know if it gives you an option on the menu while in a call to begin recording ?

any more details like recording options/bit rate, etc. ?
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Anyone wanna guess what kind of phone call this might be? Hahahaha
LoL I'm trying to get creditors trying to scam me :D

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EBlanco,

I have ample experience with recording phone call conversations. However Florida statutes are rather nebulous when trying to make heads or tails of the matter. I believe Florida laws are intentionally convoluted to afford the courts discretion when considering whether or not to admit captured conversations as evidence. You are completely safe recording phone calls if:

#1. You are operating a business line where it is standard operating procedure to record telephone conversations. This clearly falls under the "business telephone" exception and even extends to personal phone calls made by employees.

#2. If you begin your call with the clear notification, "This phone call is being recorded". You are not required to obtain formal permission beyond that admonition in order to record the call. Consent is implied if the person continues verbal congress without clearly revoking their permission to have the call recorded.

There is a rather tangential connection to a single party recording personal phone calls being that the spirit of Florida law regulates "wiretapping", which primarily focuses upon a third party clandestinely monitoring independent phone conversations. Additionally, the law set the stage for introducing captured conversations as evidence in court proceedings. The big NO-NO is capturing / intercepting conversations with criminal intent or for pecuniary gain.

BOTTOM LINE: Is there "criminal intent"

There can be no criminality attached to an individual recording a call received in their business or private residence. Phone calls which are harassing, threatening, intimidating in nature can be also recorded by the receiving party / petitioner for protection AND introduced as evidence in criminal proceedings. In this case the call is not "intercepted" it is recorded by the party who receives or initiates the call. The law also does not prohibit "controlled phone calls". Calls made or received by an agent of law enforcement or the actual case agent.

Just be prudent in your decision to record phone conversations.

You can always place your phone number on the national "Do not call" list if you are being targeted by creditors.
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You can always place your phone number on the national "Do not call" list if you are being targeted by creditors.
AFAIK, if you have/had a relationship with said creditors, they need not adhere to the do not call list, so this action will likely not prohibit them from calling you. Though a simple written letter expressing your desire not to communicate with that firm via telephone should suffice.
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If they're bill collectors, look into your state's statutes as part of the FDCPA. In most states, if you tell them not to call you any more, they are bound by law to obey your demands.
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I downloaded this app and it does not record a live phone call.....I already have a memo recorder...I want to record actual phone conversations.....any other links?
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