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  1. Blue Shift's Avatar
    Features : Recording phone calls - Google Voice Help

    Presumably they're not recording everything that goes through. But conspiracy theories abound, I'm sure. Who says the landline carriers aren't recording things already?

    As far as recording voicemail, until voicemail gets stored directly on one's handset, it will ALWAYS be stored somewhere out of the user's direct control until its deleted, be it on a PBX, carrier's voicemail, etc... Transcription of said voicemail into text for e-mailing on Google Voice is by user choice.
    That's not a safe assumption. If Google's only revenue stream from this service is targeted advertising - they would need to transcribe *every* call that goes through in order to do so.

    Carriers *may* be recording calls now, but there are laws protecting the customer, at least in Canada. But, the carriers have far less incentive to do anything underhanded, since they are being payed by their customer for the service, voicemail as well ... unlike Google.

    Either way - it's best to be aware of the possibility.
    07-28-09 09:53 AM
  2. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    They said the app was "duplicating iPhone features". Seems silly to me.
    Yeah, the BB app is a bit rudimentary.

    Why did Apple yank the iPhone port?
    07-28-09 11:02 AM
  3. Shoogster's Avatar
    Really? Any word on other release dates?
    07-28-09 12:33 PM
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