1. tj.bsap's Avatar
    Hi. I haven't used a BB before till i gotten my bold. Can someone tell me if there's an easy way to record a phone conversation with the bold ? Can the record software be link to a special key so that you just need to press one single in order to record the speech between me and the person who calls me ? My old nokia 6300 does it very easily, can't see how the Bold would not be able to do that.

    Thank you for your help
    10-04-08 12:20 PM
  2. gabbott's Avatar
    I dont believe with any bb there is the feature to record a phone call, nor are there currently any 3rd party apps that do so. There was another thread just today I was reading about this very question.


    Edit: here is the thread http://forums.crackberry.com/f2/reco...ade-bbs-78689/
    10-04-08 12:48 PM
  3. tj.bsap's Avatar
    Thx for the reply, didnt know it was a security issue.
    10-04-08 02:24 PM
  4. defsupreme's Avatar
    lol recording calls is suspect
    10-04-08 02:25 PM
  5. irresistible's Avatar
    lol recording calls is suspect
    but at times so very necessary!
    10-04-08 02:29 PM
  6. defsupreme's Avatar
    but at times so very necessary!

    ...for very regular activities such as blackmail.

    haha jk.. im sure there are lots of practical issues. (blackmail)
    10-04-08 02:30 PM
  7. tj.bsap's Avatar
    ...for very regular activities such as blackmail.

    haha jk.. im sure there are lots of practical issues. (blackmail)

    Don't think i can put it any better than that :P
    10-04-08 05:05 PM
  8. nothin2seehere's Avatar
    wHEN ON the phone to your carrier's customer service "This train may be recorded for training and so you can't possibly tell me you've done something and later say there's no evidence of it".
    10-04-08 05:11 PM
  9. stewdaddy's Avatar
    While you can access most of the applications on your berry even while on a call--the voice recorder is disabled when on the phone.
    10-04-08 05:28 PM
  10. monkeywriter's Avatar
    I have a voicemail message that I want to keep for sentimental reasons... but Orange delete them after 7 days - there must be a way to somehow record it, or download it to me blueberry?

    I'm sure back in the days of yore I had a Sony phone which allowed me to record phonecalls?
    01-05-09 08:18 AM
  11. Keirkhaart's Avatar
    My old winmo phone would let me start the recorder and then record a call or anything else running through the device, whilst the bold suspends the recorder for the length of the call.
    It's important to note that a voice recording has no legal basis if the other party is unaware of it being made at the time. You may even find yourself the target of the authorities if you wheel out recordings of people that they were not aware of at the time.
    I've never had to record my phone calls for legitimate reasons

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-05-09 09:38 AM
  12. mishoo80's Avatar
    ...for very regular activities such as blackmail.

    haha jk.. im sure there are lots of practical issues. (blackmail)
    not neccesarily. For instance I'm doing a lot of conference calls from my mobile and afterwards I have to compose minutes of the meeting (for certain cultures if you do not send out written minutes after a call, they will simply "forget" what has been settled) .
    Recording the call would be fantastic because you can analyze the meeting afterwards
    It could be done in a nice matter: Inserting a tone in the conversation when recording starts like "this conversation is now recorded"
    01-05-09 09:55 AM
  13. anon(5336015)'s Avatar
    It's important to note that a voice recording has no legal basis if the other party is unaware of it being made at the time. You may even find yourself the target of the authorities if you wheel out recordings of people that they were not aware of at the time.
    I've never had to record my phone calls for legitimate reasons

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    This is not entirely accurate. Recording laws vary widely from state to state. Pennsylvania requires that both parties know about the recording for it to be legal. Some states only require one party to be aware of the taping.

    If you're planning on collecting evidence, do the research on your home state.

    Josh
    01-05-09 11:02 AM
  14. lokes's Avatar
    This is a deal killer for me. My old LG phone I had to press two buttons to record up to 5 minutes. Needed in my lines of business. now I must return the storm because it does not have this at fingertips. Amazing for all the other uses it has cannot record phone call.
    03-17-09 08:27 PM
  15. digitalb0y's Avatar
    Get a handsfree bluetooth car kit and plug it into your computer's sound card or a tape deck instead of your car stereo.

    Or make the call from Skype instead of your BB. There are plugins that let you record Skype calls. The BB alone can't do it.
    03-17-09 09:01 PM
  16. Crackberrykills's Avatar
    I am still not sure why the OP needs this?
    03-17-09 09:36 PM
  17. stripe's Avatar
    Why, is none of our business really.. He's asking if it can be done or not.

    Unfortunately, I don't have an answer to that.
    03-17-09 09:55 PM
  18. Crackberrykills's Avatar
    Why, is none of our business really.. He's asking if it can be done or not.

    Unfortunately, I don't have an answer to that.
    The why is always important. The how equally so. And, indeed, I do not have a definitive answer for the OP's query; there is not a way to do it that I am aware of.

    I just realized this is another old thread that has come back to life; the OP has moved on to other heady issues by now, and so will I.
    03-17-09 10:02 PM
  19. TedMurphy's Avatar
    Call Trunk has a native Blackberry app for initiating a recorded phone call. Easy and quick, cloud-based, keeps the call saved and available forever, free for the first 25 minutes. Contact me at ted@calltrunk. com for more information.
    03-27-11 10:28 AM
  20. olblueyez's Avatar
    Anyone who has ever had to deal with the service department at a car dealership has a pretty good idea why something like this would be extremely useful. Lying is a way of life for most people because they seem to think if they can't be confronted with their own words then the lies never existed. Just play it back and watch the liars reel at the thought of loosing their jobs. Tapping other conversations is a big problem, single party consent and recording your own calls is another thing entirely.

    It would be nice if all the backyard lawyers could let it go and we could get back to talking about recording calls.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Last edited by olblueyez; 03-27-11 at 02:02 PM.
    03-27-11 01:58 PM
  21. hootyhoo's Avatar
    There are several Bluetooth head sets that have the ability to record phone calls.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-28-11 09:05 AM
  22. booraa's Avatar
    Holy thread rebirth plug!
    Get Google Voice, when a call comes in through your Google Voice number, you can press the '4' button while talking to start recording. It does make an announcement that the call will be recorded, but the majority of states are two-party and would require such notification.
    03-28-11 11:23 AM
  23. Berrysmoothy's Avatar
    Sorry for having to resurrect this old crusty thread but it kept popping up in google search so I figured this will help other folks like us seeking the perfect BB call recording app.

    And mVoice looks like it may be the only option out there!

    Is there anyone who has actually used this program with their BB successfully in recording both sides of the call for both incoming and outgoing, without any hassle or stupid clicks/beeps like some recording software?

    mVoice SAYS their program records both sides but you need to do a little fiddling with settings 1st.
    Excerpt from their FAQ:
    "mVoice will only record one side of a phone conversation. How should I set mVoice to record both sides of the phone conversation?
    When a phone call is active, mVoice will always record both sides of the conversation. In order to increase volume of the both sides you can enable the "audio filter" option from the "Recording Quality" menu. Also, mVoice will remove any background noise. You can also adjust recording volume using side keys."

    I don't know about anyone else, but the reasons why I personally need to know is because:

    1. I need to upgrade from my Palm Centro (using CallRec) to something with more app-capacity, speed, and anti-malware/hack security, while still being able to record calls like my Centro. So, like many others apparently, this call-recording issue is really the only thing holding me up from purchasing a BB!

    2. My memory isn't all that great, and as a business owner call recording (preferrably automatic) essentially acts as the other half of my brain. Especially when I am out and unable to set down what I'm doing to type out any client info/appointment dates. So I don't have a choice, really. I NEED to record calls on my smartphone.

    3. I also use it for recording calls "for quality assurance and staff-training purposes" which is legal because that is clearly indicated to incoming callers beforehand via my automated virtual call-ctr's greeting (eVoice) before they dial the extension to get to my smartphone. (I don't record outgoing calls)

    4. Don't want to be glued to some clunky, funky recording device hooked to my smartphone

    5. Don't want to have to change my business number I give out to some Google # and have alter all my marketing materials to suit a number I may not want to/need to/be able to keep for the foreseeable future.

    6. Using the speakerphone method to record calls (been there, done that) is NOT practical unless I'm at home/somewhere in a relatively quiet space and no sensitive information is being mentioned during the call.


    I just really wish it was as easy and effortless as its been with CallRec on my Centro phone! Has anyone had any luck with this mVoice program??


    BS
    Last edited by Berrysmoothy; 08-17-11 at 04:49 AM.
    08-17-11 04:37 AM
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