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call recording and voicemail app -- do they exist?


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  1. stangri

    stangri Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well, the advantages of SIPdroid over symbian built-in SIP support lured me into the android-land, but I'm sort of missing two apps which I got used to on symbian: one to record all my phone calls (tho no symbian app could record SIP calls, only cell-phone calls) and the voicemail machine (where the app would pick up a call after pre-determined amount of time, then play greeting and then would record a caller's message).

    And I don't want to shell *monthly* fees for either of these, nor can I use GV for my voicemail.

    Does something like that exist on android?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. shrink57

    shrink57 Well-Known Member

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    There are a handful of call recording apps in the android market (just search under "call recording"). None of them have stellar reviews but but might still give them a try.
     
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    messenger13 Well-Known Member

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    I love my DROID ... it has surpassed every expectation I had and then some. But call recording is the one app that I just can't find. I've tried every one on the Market (I think), and most of them don't work at all. The couple that did only worked in hands-free mode and the other party wasn't really loud enough. Basically, all those apps are doing is recording your voice and whatever sound they can pickup from the DROID's speaker. meh!

    But I haven't lost all hope. I'm just hanging out trying to keep patient. Sorry I don't have better news for you. :eek:
     
  4. DevinB

    DevinB Active Member

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    Youmail worked great for voicemail until I switched over to GV.
     
  5. srfrog

    srfrog New Member

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    I am VERY surprised that there is not any more talk about this kind of functionality??

    Everything I have read is the reason that the app's suck is because they are picking up the sound from the DROID's speaker also. Apparently there is an API for doing this that does not need the driod's speaker.

    Google is not responding to the issues that developers are having... Issue 2117 - android - Enhancement: Call Recorder - Project Hosting on Google Code

    Anyways, I would LOVE this functionality also!!!! Let me know if you hear anything more on this...
     
  6. stangri

    stangri Member This Topic's Starter

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    First of all, I figured why I didn't see any call recording apps -- apparently you don't see paid apps in the Market if you're in Canada. As soon as I popped in my ATT SIM card I could see all the paid apps.
    Based on the reviews and suggestions on the other forums I've decided to go with the UVR (Ultimate Voice Recorder) which was also available on Symbian, tho wasn't my choice back then. The UVR records your own voice really well, however you can barely hear the caller/callee so its efficiency is very limited. I also noted that on my phone (basic 1.6-based ROM) it dramatically slowed down the dialer to the point where I've had to remove UVR from the phone.

    So yeah, I'm still looking for a good call recording app.

    For the voicemail -- the reason I don't want to use GV or some other call redirecting services because I spend 99% of my time outside the US and redirecting calls to US phone number would cost me a little fortune. Considering that my incoming calls are free almost everywhere (well, besides the US) I'd rather have an app on my phone doing that than dealing with the provider's voicemail systems (especially considering that canadian providers love to charge monthly fees for voicemail).

    No luck finding decent voicemail application for Android either.

    I'm really frustrated at this point -- I totally love Android, I believe it's the best smartphone OS available at the moment, I like that it's being developed to bring even more features to the users, however how could they have omitted the API to make it possible to code these apps when even the outdated Symbian offers this API is beyond me.
     
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    stangri Member This Topic's Starter

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    After giving UVR a try, I've decided to get rid of it, it slowed down dialing functions too much for me. Anyone has had better luck?
     
  8. ditkent

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    has anything changed since the opening post?
     
  9. stangri

    stangri Member This Topic's Starter

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    Not for me. I gave up on a search for a voicemail app and after trying out pretty much all call recording apps I can assure you they all suck.
     

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