I was not taking about consent. If I call up for support, we are all faced with "this call may be recorded". Anytime I hear someone wants to record, it is usually for surreptitious motives.
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This was not possible on the Droid 1, 2, and X, so I'm assuming it's probably the same on the rest of the Motorola phones. Most HTC devices support call recording with a simple kernel patch.
I'll start this by saying that I have never tried this, but if you call using Google Voice, you can set an option to record a call. You press "4" while in the call to start recording; it is supposed to announce that the recording is about to start.
See Recording calls - Google Voice Help
But there's a catch; it only works if someone calls your Google Voice number -- it doesn't work if you originate the call:
Recording calls - Google Voice Help
EDIT: out of curiosity, I wondered what would happen if the side that recorded pressed the mute button before starting to record. Guess what? Both sides still hear the announcement.It's not currently possible to record outbound calls made through your Google number at this time. If this is a feature you'd like to see added to Google Voice, please send us your feedback.
Last edited by gadgetrants; 12-19-2011 at 03:10 PM.
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Almost all states are 1 person consent, only a hand full aren't. I posted the legalities of recording conversations in another thread where someone was asking the same questions.
Personal use is just fine. Radio shack use to sell in line phone tap devices that you could directly listen in on or hook a recorder up to. Of course a recording without consent cannot be use legally (or used at all). And unless you plan on using a recording as black mail I doubt there would be any legal actions taken by your friend that you recorded for fun.
How come the old razr flip phones all had this feature but they can't make it available on a smart phone. I used this feature a number of times I needed to get directions or numbers when I didn't have a pen handy. I have the og droid and was very disappointed there wasn't a good app for this. If it's true htc phones can do it and moto's can't that might be enough to sway me to them.