Any recorder that will record phone conversations?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by sea stobble, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. sea stobble macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I have been searching for an app that will let me record the conversations I have while using my phone. I am currently in a custody battle with my ex, who is a notoriously avid lier. Conversations have been limited to email/text because of this, and I would like to feel secure that I still have my back covered with these phone calls. Thanks.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    Unfortunately that is illegal in most Jurisdictions (with special provisions to allow it). However, if you were to run the sound output through a computer, you could use any sound recording program to record the conversation.

    TEG
     
  3. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

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    as far as i know, it is NOT illegal in the US if the person on the other end somewhat knows it is being recorded. A simple BEEP before or during the conversation is enough to "tell" the person that you are recording them. you dont have to ACTUALLY tell them.
     
  4. sea stobble thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I used to have an old mortorola flip phone that just had a little button on the side that you could hold in, and it would record conversations. so I'm inclined to believe it's not illegal, as that feature probably wouldn't have made it on the phone at all. I just think it's such a grey area that it could be argued one way or the other.

    having said that, I'm even willing to jailbreak my phone to record these conversations, it's a pretty important issue. however, not until I know that the app will work. know of any others? Thanks again.
     
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    AFAIK, it's legal as long as the other party knows that you are recording the conversation. Also, I believe every X seconds, there must be a beep to remind the person that the call is being recorded.

    BTW, I used to do this with business dealings all the time. It was easier than trying to keep notes during calls. Afterwards, I could make my notes as appropriate. Very handy.

    Just took a look at the app store. Nothing popped out at me that let's you record a phone call.

    Be sure to check your local laws to make sure that what you are doing is legal and that you meet any prerequisites for it to be considered legal.

    Then again, it's late so I might have missed it.
     
  6. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    It depends on the state. Some states are one-party notification states, while others have two-party notification requirements.

    That said, my Treo had the one button record as well, so I believe it's up to the individual doing the recording to make sure they are following applicable local laws. :)

    And I agree, I'd like that app as well.
     
  7. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    I don't think it's possible from the app store. I don't think there is one for jailbroken phones at the moment either.

    You could get an adaptor from radio shack or something to convert the headphone mic thing into two 1/8" jacks. Put them into your microphone and speaker jacks on your computer (Headphone to Line-in and Mic to Speaker) :D And then you could set your computer to record all system mixer sounds. Test it out with calling someone you know first to make sure you have the volume levels appropriate. Then record away!!! :D Oh, you'll also need to have a computer microphone that will go to your computer's Mic jack.

    Good luck!
     
  8. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    SpoofApp3g was just released for Jailbroken phones on Cydia that now has a voice changer, call recording and caller ID spoofing. :D Only works in USA and Canada.

    First check their website to know what it's all about. http://www.spoofapp.com/

    That what you're looking for?

    http://www.macgeekblog.com/blog/archive/2008/07/19/pwnage-20-jailbreak-iphone-3g-now.html

    Has a tutorial on what to do to jailbreak. Then you just open up Cydia from your phone, Go to the Sections, and go to Toys, and you'll see it.
     
  9. Ding.Dong macrumors regular

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    The legality depends on what state you're in. I know California is a two party state, which means that both parties have to be aware of the recording. New York is a one party state, which means you can record the conversation without notifying the other party. Regardless of what state you're in, it's legal as long as you state that you're recording the call at the beginning.

    Here's a wikipedia article about it: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_recording_laws
     
  10. reelbgpunk macrumors member

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    illegal in FL

    As a former reporter, I know in Florida it's also illegal. In a lot of states, only one party has to know though.
     
  11. opticalserenity macrumors 6502a

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    legal in GA.. Forget the legalities, just make it. Leave it up to the user to make sure they are within the law :)
     
  12. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    It's made... did anyone see my post?
     
  13. sea stobble thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome, thanks a lot! I'm living in kansas, but I'm not too sure of the legalities, but I will make sure to check it out. Thanks again!
     
  14. Ding.Dong macrumors regular

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    According the wikipedia article, Kansas is a one party state. So, you don't have to notify the other person that you're recording.
     
  15. ghulseman macrumors newbie

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    I'm sorely tempted to jailbreak my new iphone 3g. But correct me if I'm wrong, do I need to downgrade to v2.0 of the software?
     
  16. paj macrumors regular

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    No. I have it running on 2.0.1 without any problems.
     
  17. ghulseman macrumors newbie

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    The page you posted says this:

    UPDATE: Assure you have iTunes 7.7, and restore your iPhone to stock 2.0 firmware.
    iTunes will backup all your data before proceeding.
     
  18. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Which site? If it's the tutorial site, that doesn't matter. It'd just mean it's an old tutorial.
     
  19. BUFFBOY macrumors regular

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    as a former porn star in Australia, i know recording conversations is ilegal in Australia.
     
  20. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    way to resurrect a 2 year old thread, I'm pretty sure the OP has already found out if it is legal or not where he lives.
     
  21. weltwireless macrumors newbie

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    recording cell phone conversations

    At welt wireless, you will find Telephone and cell phone recording information, legal cases, and interface circuits for surreptitious (hidden) recording.

    * Recording the Police
    * Recording in the Workplace
    * Telephone Interface Circuits for recording or wiretapping
    * FCC rules regarding recording of telephone conversations
    * BARTNICKI v. VOPPER (Supreme Court Ruling, 2001)
    * Etc.

    weltwireless
    http://mysite.verizon.net/weltwireless/
     

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