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    Hi there. I've just got an HTC trophy for use at work. Since I am involved in a lot of conference calls, it's handy to be able to use the phone to record calls for minuting.

    Had a quick look, but can't seem to find an app to do this. Can anyone tell me how to do it, please.

    My wife's work gave her an android phone, and she said there's loads of apps for that.
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    Not available for WP, as recording calls is illegal in many locations. Android does not regulate their app marketplace so you can find recording apps (and malware).

    If this is a show stopper, I suggest you try Android.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimski View Post
    Not available for WP, as recording calls is illegal in many locations. Android does not regulate their app marketplace so you can find recording apps (and malware).

    If this is a show stopper, I suggest you try Android.

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    Thanks for quick reply.

    So (a) how come there was an app for WP6.5 ?
    (b) seems everything about WP is a showstopper ... I'll feed it back to the team.

    p.s call recording is not illegal in my country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrophyGuy View Post
    Thanks for quick reply.

    So (a) how come there was an app for WP6.5 ?
    (b) seems everything about WP is a showstopper ... I'll feed it back to the team.

    p.s call recording is not illegal in my country.
    I'm not sure about WinMo, but it's my understanding that Android apps get around this by just capturing data directly from the microphone and speaker. Since Android apps can run in the background (unlike WP and iOS), you can use this to record calls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thed View Post
    I'm not sure about WinMo, but it's my understanding that Android apps get around this by just capturing data directly from the microphone and speaker. Since Android apps can run in the background (unlike WP and iOS), you can use this to record calls.
    For a second there you almost had me. Until this: Call Recording Apps: iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuide

    which shows the iPhone can easily record calls.

    No, let's face it (and flame me to death) Windows Phone is not really very good, is it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrophyGuy View Post
    For a second there you almost had me. Until this: Call Recording Apps: iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuide
    Well ... you may go through that list of apps more closely. They either need routing your calls through a special service (or merging your call with one through a special service), work only on outgoing calls, or work only for VOIP calls.

    Tell me which app on that list just records all calls off your normal cellular phone connection without any further help from third party services.

    That's of course no excuse for missing call recorder apps on WP7, but at least it shows that Apple's security policy is about as strict as is Microsoft's for WP7 when it comes to call recording, IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbrunner View Post
    Well ... you may go through that list of apps more closely. They either need routing your calls through a special service (or merging your call with one through a special service), work only on outgoing calls, or work only for VOIP calls.

    Tell me which app on that list just records all calls off your normal cellular phone connection without any further help from third party services.

    That's of course no excuse for missing call recorder apps on WP7, but at least it shows that Apple's security policy is about as strict as is Microsoft's for WP7 when it comes to call recording, IMHO.
    Exactly. I may have been wrong about the reasons that it's not supported but the fact is there's no real solution for recording normal calls on iOS, only workarounds that rely on VOIP or an outside service.

    Maybe next time you should read the links you post before suggesting that I'm lying or trying to trick you.
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    So was that WM6.5 conversation recording app available in the Microsoft App Marketplace? I don't think so. I had an app on my Tilt2, but believe I found it over at XDA.

    Why don't you stop bellyaching and put your energy into cooking up a custom ROM that allows you to record phone conversations. And please, let us know how it works out for you.

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    TrophyGuy, if you work for a bigger company, they dont have a telephone system? :)
    Because where I work we also use HTC smartphones and they are set as extensions
    in Ozeki Phone System XE. This telephone system provides call recording capability :)
    Check it out and maybe tell about it someone: PBX for Microsoft Windows - VoIP Telephone System with SMS and Webphone support
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    I'm looking myself but I have only been able to find apps that work like a voice recorder... meaning they kind of work if you're on speaker phone.

    I would like to make a couple of points about the legality of recording phone calls:
    1) It's only "illegal" in 12 states... and my understanding is that it is not so much illegal as it is just not admissible in court.
    2) It's a stupid law. You can legally record any conversation you have, with anyone, without their knowledge... as long as it's not over the phone.
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    Quite many are looking for call recording software, my N9 has free and it works
    Only handsfree conversation gets messed up.

    Nokia should use it's possibility to modify system and provide build in option to
    record calls. This recording have helped my life a lot, almost daily I need to check
    exact information from the record

    It need not to be standard feature, but it would be a killer feature
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    does not sound good,
    "Why don't you stop bellyaching and put your energy into cooking up a custom ROM that allows you to record phone conversations. And please, let us know how it works out for you. "

    I'm ready to pay about that feature to Record My Calls, hacking the solution into wp8 is not good solution. It need to come from inside of Nokia or M$

    I'm extreamly disappointed and have no what so ever good points in f*cking deny, other than great joy of seeing how M$/Nokia is shooting each others legs while trying to catch other companies in the long run with these mobile devices, if that deny of call recording is true, then I consider that m$ wp8 is doomed

    Seems that I need to harvest some N9 to my storage, just because of this and let my 920 to my childs
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimski View Post
    Not available for WP, as recording calls is illegal in many locations. Android does not regulate their app marketplace so you can find recording apps (and malware).

    If this is a show stopper, I suggest you try Android.

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    Call recording IS LEGAL in many locations: Telephone recording laws - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    BTW I want to decide which laws I want to follow. I don't need Microsoft to make the decision for me. Ever wondered why most car's maximum speed is higher than the maximum speed limit?
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    Recording a phone call is PERFECTLY LEGAL in most parts of N America provided at least ONE party in the conversation knows the recording is being made. Both parties don't need to know; it is however polite to inform them if you're doing it - so businesses preface many customer service calls with such a warning - and it means they're covered in the few jurisdictions where someone's passed a law prohibiting it. There are a few US states which require both parties to be aware a recording is being made. In both Canada & US, if neither party is aware (wiretapping) only the police may do it, and only with a warrant issued by a judge. Journalists routinely record interviews by phone & need to; it seems all customer service calls begin with a warning that the call is being recorded.

    Bottom line: it's perfectly legal for YOU to record what's happening to YOU, with or without a phone. Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, so this is not legal advice: check your jurisdiction. I do interview people by phone for my work and had to check this out to ensure I'd be legal.

    So anyone claiming that the utility isn't available because Microsoft is keeping such apps out of the store is probably speaking through their hat: voicing speculation as if it's fact. That said, I'm prepared to hear otherwise if someone can say authoritatively why MS appears to limit provision of such a function. It used to be possible under WP7; it's available on Android & even Apple (iPhone didn't use to do it but probably because the phone didn't really multi-task in past versions - now does). It appears there's no legal issue; is there a legitimate & show-stopping technical one?
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    I've been recording this thread...
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