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Call Recording with EZvoip

posted Aug 24, 2015, 9:27 AM by EZvoip Co   [ updated Oct 4, 2016, 4:10 PM ]
People record phone calls for a myriad of reasons. Some may want to record phone calls to help remember important commitments and promises, to keep their word or to help others keep theirs. Other times, one might want to ensure that they have proof of illegal deeds or threats. Either way, you should know that "secretly" recording a telephone conversation is legal in many parts of the world and illegal in others. We cannot provide legal advice as to what is legal and what is not, as this Wikipedia article on telephone recording laws does. We are providing here ways to record telephone conversations with the caveat that it is your responsibility to check the legality of recording such conversations in your jurisdiction and obtain full and informed consent wherever that is required.

At, we do not record any phone conversation that we are not a part of (i.e., we might sometimes record calls made to us for the purpose of training or improving service and we also do not have the ability to record conversations between our clients), but law enforcement, various other government agencies may record telephone conversations without our or our clients' knowledge and / or permission.

If you are using your cell phone company services, on Android you can try using Call Recorder (4 - 192073), Automatic Call Recorder (4.2 - 623284), Call Recorder (4.3 - 144174), Super Call Recorder (4.3 - 11729), Boldbeast Call Recorder (4.0 - 2870), Contacts Phone Dialer (EC 4.6 - 125907), while on iPhone you have Call Recorder (4+ - 58), Tape-A-Call Pro ($10 4+ 1454), NoNotes (20min free/month, 4+ 300), IntCall ($0.10/min 4+ 824). You may also record iPhone calls on your Mac or MacBook via FaceTime with Audacity. For Skype, which is a proprietary VoIP service, you have MP3 Call Recorder and VodBurner. On Google Voice, with a proper setup, you may press 4 and a prerecorded notification will be played to both you and the other party, and it works only for incoming calls; you may circumvent the latter restriction via GetHuman. We indicated the rating and number of users leaving feedback at the time of writing - these numbers will definitely change in time.

The problem with the aforementioned recording methods is that they are either incredibly expensive, or they tend to NOT work in different ways, as a perusal of user feedback on these applications reveals. Some require a "rooted" Android or "jailbroken" iPhone, others route your call through different countries and save your recording remotely, compromising your privacy, others do not record the remote party, only yourself, and finally, some only work with some devices and not with others. Those that do work may have significant limitations and may require you to pay significant amounts of money in order to access your recordings.

A not-so-obvious trick employed by some of the aforementioned solutions is that they will route your call via a VoIP connection, which is what we are providing by default. This is an implicit recognition of the fact that voice call recording is best done via a VoIP connection as it is far easier to record a stream that is already made available at application level, without all the OS "security" hoopla.

With VoIP, you may record a phone call in many free softphones and your call and recording is not routed anywhere else, it is saved on your smartphone or computer, locally. This is provided in Linphone on most platforms for free, on Zoiper in their Android and iPhone versions and as a paid feature on Windows and iOS. You may also record for free with Xlite on Windows and CSipSimple or SipDroid on Android.

It may also be possible to record the phone conversation for free with the afore-linked Audacity, on desktop platforms such as Windows, Mac and Linux. For Windows, we recommend the Portable version.

The open nature of our service allows a wide variety of recording options that give you complete control and privacy. This is simply impossible with plain-vanilla cell phone services.