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  1. thetingster

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    Does anyone know what is the BEST app for recording a phone call? I have tried several but it seems the ones I have seen only record well when the call is on speaker phone.

    Has anyone else had better success on finding an app that works for this?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. Drew95376

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    I use Google Voice! Works great for call recording. Just press the number 4 during any call.
     
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    As I recall that option is only available when you receive a call, but not when you make one.
     
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    Use the voice record app that came with the phone. Just open it and hit record before you place a call. It works great I have recorded quite a few conversations with it.
     
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    does that record the internally or just what it can pick up from the mic?
     
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    i use 'ultimate voice recorder'
    i think i got it out of the market...yeah its there.
    its $5. but it works flawlessly!
     
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    WTF!?! I must be really ignorant to this new fangled technology stuff. I didn't know there were apps for this, or a feature already on the phone. I'm moving out from under this damn rock.
     
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    OK, I must be a real dunce. How do you physically do this? I've opened the Voice recorder app, hit record....but how do you access the telephone dial pad to actually place the call? What am I doing wrong?

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    Do it the other way around. Start your call, press home, start the voice recorder. You'll probably want a shortcut to the voice recorder on your home screen somewhere so you don't have to go to all apps.
    Also, the easiest way (for me) back to the dialer is to press the phone icon in the notifications.
     
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    Isn't it illegal to record a call without notifying the other person in advance?
     
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    It depends on which state you are in. In Tn, as long as one party isa aware it is being recorded, it is legal.
     
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    Okay, because I've always wanted to try it, but I've always been scared to. Even though I'm not sure how they'd catch me...
     
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    Heh, this is HARDLY new technology...old flip phones back from 2004 had this technology. It was an option during a call straight from the call screen.
     
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    Oh duhhh!!!:rolleyes: I am a dunce. It worked fine...thank you!!

    Additionally, in New Jersey, as long as the person recording the call (or conversation) is a party to the call (or conversation), it is legal.
     
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    It's mainly for legal reasons really. The other party cannot tell the difference if they are being recorded or not. If you do it mainly for personal reasons, and not to get someone in legal trouble, then no one will have a problem with it.

    Also if you press the home key while in a phone call and go to the voice recorder app, such as ir you receive the phone call, it works too.
     
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    I use Voicetask found in market. Works great.

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    For my work we record calls all the time, and it is perfectly legal where I am from. That's why I am looking for a great app that will aid in this. The only thing that google voice upsets me about is that it will announce that the call is being recorded. This really doesn't suit my need for it.

    Otherwise I love GV and use it for other things every single day.
     
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    If you use the recorder already on the Eris, is there a way to email that audio?
     
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    Attach Email (from the Market) lets you attach any file from your phone to an e-mail. I've only done this using gmail, so can't answer for non-gmail.
     
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    If you use a file manager like ASTRO you can find the audio file and just attach it to an email.
     
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    bump

    Tried total recall and voicetask
    Either I am doing it wrong, haha...
    or these apps dont record the incoming voice unless it's on speakerphone.
    Anyone have better luck is invited to give detailed instructions on how to properly use the app.
    Thanks!
     
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    FYI:

    "The U.S. 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 have also extended the law to cover in-person conversations. 38 states and the D.C. permit recording telephone conversations to which they are a party without informing the other parties that they are doing so.

    "12 states require, under most circumstances, the consent of all parties to a conversation. Those jurisdictions are California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Washington."

    - CallCorder.com
     
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    Thanks, good to know!

    Anyone with an app that works?
     
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