Generally, the action of using phone recording cannot be done without the consent of at least one party or all the parties who participate in the conversation. Laws on recording have separated the United States in three divisions. Several states permit telephone recording with the permission of only one party, while on the opposite side stand federal states that allow it only on the basis of two-party consent as well as all-party consent. Whether it is legal or not, phone recording now is the best means of remembering, conserving and sharing what was said during a phone call. Todays telephone recorders allow long hours and good quality recording of telephone conversations.
Regularly, phone recorders, by the voice active feature, can record phone conversations automatically, which later can be played back on a phone line or a sound card if connected to a PC. From a practical view point, call recordingby means of software is vastly favored by most. Modern modems, that are equipped with Telephony Answering Device, also known as TAD, as well as voice modems provide a computer with several additional options that are not possible by means of classical phone recording devices. Several features permit the function of the PC as an answering machine; moreover the speaker phones and the recording system allow you to record conversations in a first quality mode.
Software used to record home conversations has the advantage of permanently auto-recording all calls and interestingly enough all the data on the caller ID can be saved on the file too. A recorded and saved phone conversation can be shared via electronic mail as well as it can be recorded onto a CD and later on listened to from any other CD player. When recording a conversation, through typical speakerphones, extra background sound is impossible to be omitted, thus, PC generated conversations are likely preferred as the unnecessary background noise is removed without disturbing the user.
Therefore, a simple modem, a sound card with an in-built TAD input will allow you to do phone conversation recordingin a practical and cost effective manner, making it easy to keep records of all your conversations as well as data on the caller’s identity.