How to Record Phone Calls?

| June 8, 2013

How to Record Phone Calls?

If you want to record a phone call you can hook your phone up to your computer. Then when you get a call, open up the recording software to record the conversation.

The call recorder has to be attached to the telephone line that needs to be recorded. Most call recorders will cover multiple lines. The call recorder keeps track of each line and records it. With the newer telephone call recorders, call recording software can be used to search, access and playback recordings, call monitoring can be done live while the recording is being made.

It can sometimes be very useful to be able to prove that something was or wasn’t said. Keeping a record of your phone conversations is a reliable way to keep proof on hand just in case you should ever need it.

Be sure you’re staying legal. Many countries place no restrictions on private citizens recording their phone conversations, but many do require consent from all involved parties. Without such consent, your records will be legally useless in those countries, and could even get you in trouble.

Be aware of potential complications. Recording your phone calls can be very useful, but it can also have unexpected consequences. Arm yourself with knowledge and play it safe.

  • You may get into a state jurisdiction if you record a conversation without two-party consent, and it turns out that the other conversant lived in a state where two-party consent is mandatory. Even though you aren’t breaking the law in this case, your phone records might be thrown out of evidence.
  • Your friends and family may be upset with you if you begin to record all your calls and they find out. It’s better to speak to those close to you before you start, and respect whatever boundaries they set with you.
  • Depending on how above board your own calls are, there could be trouble if your records fall into somebody else’s hands. Be sure you’re living on the straight and narrow with regards to your love life, your finances, and any illicit activities you might be tempted to discuss over the phone.

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