Recording Telephone Calls

Recording Telephone Calls
I’ve been recording my telephone calls since the mid-80′s so this is my tutorial on various ways to record your phone calls. There are a lot of different reasons you might want to record your phone calls. The obvious reason on this web site is comedy – recording funny prank calls so that other people can hear them. Maybe you’re forgetful and just want to keep a record of your phone calls for later review. If you run your own podcast show, these recording methods work great for podcasting telephone calls. Or maybe you’d just like to tap and record someone else’s phone line, or even a public phone. This page should hopefully show you everything you want to know about tapping phones and recording phone calls.

Table of Contents:
 

  1. Laws on Recording Phone Calls
  2. Types of Recording Devices For Land Lines
  3. Recording Wireless Phone Calls
  4. Recording Software For Land Lines
  5. Tapping A Land Line
  6. How Can I Tell If My Home Phone Is Tapped?
  7. Recording Skype Phone Calls
  8. Helpful Links
  9. User Comments


If you’re too lazy to try the hardware ideas on this site, you should look into RecordiaPro. Their system records your phone calls for you, with no complicated hardware or software setups.

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Laws on Recording Phone Calls
Before we begin, you should know that tapping phones without permission is obviously very illegal. Recording a phone call, even your own, is possibly illegal too. This site does not condone breaking and state or federal laws when tapping and/or recording a phone call. There are state laws and federal laws that you should check before you start recording phone calls. A good source for checking this is Can We Tape which is a great guide to state and federal laws. The federal Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. Sec. 2510 et seq., prohibits the willful interception of telephone communication by means of any electronic, mechanical, or other device without an applicable exemption. In the absence of more restrictive state law, it is permissible to intercept and record a telephone conversation if one or both of the parties to the call consents. Consent means authorization by only one participant in the call; single-party consent is provided for by specific statutory exemption under federal law. 18 U.S.C. Sec. 2511(2)(d). That’s just federal law. Your own state law might have stricter laws on taping. And if you’re calling someone in another state, THEIR state might have even stricter laws on it. In the end, if you get into some kind of trouble over recording a phone call, they can use whatever federal or state law they want against you. Even if it’s a state law from the state of the person you called and not your own state.  

Different Types of Recording Devices
Speakerphone: If you don’t want to spend any money, this is probably the cheapest possible way you can record phone calls. Use a speakerphone and set a tape recorder or your PC’s microphone right next to it. It works and you might get some good quality recordings out of it. But as you know, speakerphones are annoying to the people you call and you have to take turns talking, as opposed to being able to talk at the same time with any other method. Instead of using a speakerphone, you should at least spend $5.49 on a suction cup microphone… suction cup microphone Induction Coil Mic: This method of recording is nice because it’s portable and can be quickly hooked up to almost any telephone, even a pay phone. You don’t have to have access to the wiring of the phone, you just stick the suction cup on the back of your phone’s handset and plug the other end into a tape recorder, stereo or your computer. If you have a phone handset that has electronics in the handset (i.e. the dialing keypad is IN the handset) then you might end up with interference in your recording. It’s best to use the suction cup on a phone where the handset is separate from the rest of the phone. But if you don’t have a choice, try positioning the suction cup in different places, like on the side of the handset or on the top. You can even stick it on the opposite side, where your ear normally goes, as long as you can still hear the conversation okay. If you do this, you’ll probably need to wrap some tape around the suction cup and phone to hold it on. You can buy the suction cup phone recorder at Radio Shack for $5.49. The part number is 44-533. in-line recorder in-line-recorder In-line Recorders: This device has always been my favorite method of recording phone calls and has almost always produced the best quality recordings. An in-line recorder plugs into any phone jack in your house and will record phone calls from any phone on that same line. These are great for tapping lines – you could hide one of these in a closet with a tape recorder and nobody would ever know that their phone calls were being recorded. If your tape recorder has a “remote” jack on it, this device will automatically start your tape recorder each time a phone in the house is picked up. Then it will stop recording when the caller hangs up. Radio Shack carries 2 different models and I’ve never been able to understand what the difference is between them. I own both of them and they both appear to do the exact same thing even though one is more expensive than the other. The expensive model is $27.49 and claims to be “smart.” The part number is 43-2208. The cheaper model is $24.19 and it’s part number is 43-228. Go with the cheap one. Or buy this very similar product from Amazon.com in-line cassette recorder In-line Phone Cassette Recorder: This device works just like a regular in-line recorder but it has the added convenience of having a tape recorder built into it. You can either hook it directly into the phone line so it will record every phone in the house, or you can hook it to your phone’s handset so that it only records from your phone. It can be activated by voice or it can just start rolling tape whenever a phone is picked up. I had a problem with the voice activation, though, because the first word would always be half cut off. It wasn’t quite sensitive enough. These can also be picked up at Radio Shack for $79.99. The part number is 43-473. Olympus TP-7Olympus TP-7: This is a very useful device for doing covert recordings in public – we used it for most of our Wal-Mart prank calls when we picked up the phones in their stores to talk to customers. The TP-7 sits in your ear and looks like the old cell phone earpiece people used before we had bluetooth earpieces. The other end plugs into a standard microphone jack on a digital recorder or other recording device. Then any phone you put up to your ear will be recorded. This works best on land line phones, but will also work on most cell phones. Click here to buy this from Amazon for under $20. Police Scanner & Cordless Phone: If you happen to own an older cordless phone (900 MHz or 10 channel or 25 channel), you might be able to record phone calls directly from your police scanner. Simply figure out the frequency that your phone is on by scanning the 900 MHz range while you’re on a call. You can also get the frequencies for the 10 & 25 channel cordless phones on this page. One you’ve got your conversations playing through your scanner, you can hook the earphone outputs directly to your tape recorder or computer. Or you can just set your scanner next to the tape recorder or the computer’s microphone and hope for the best. If you own a 2.4 or 5.8 GHz phone, don’t even bother trying. Modems & Software: If you have a voice-capable modem in your computer, you might be able to record phone calls directly from the phone line that’s hooked to your computer. One program I know of that does this is Call Corder. I’ve never tried recording phone calls like this so I’m not sure how well it works. There’s lots of other software packages for doing this but I’m not going to list them all since I don’t know much about any of them.   JK Audio QuickTap JK Audio QuickTap: This device connects between your telephone and it’s handset. It won’t work in a telephone that has the dialing keypad in the handset. The dialing keypad must be on the phone. Once connected, you plug it into your audio recording equipment. This device is supposed to contain a nice mix of both sides of the conversation. You can buy it for $59.00 from jkaudio.com but you may find it cheaper if you look on Google and Ebay.   JK Audio THAT-1 THAT-1: Connect THAT-1 between your telephone and handset for quick access to audio in and out of the telephone. Simply unplug the handset coily cord form the base of your telephone and plug it directly into the THAT-1. Then, using the supplied cable, connect the THAT-1 back to the telephone. Now connect your audio equipment or powered speaker using the RCA jacks. The grey pushbutton selects which audio will be sent into the telephone (OUT = talking on the handset, IN = sending audio in through the RCA jack). The output RCA jack contains a nice mix of the audio from both sides of the conversation, as well as the tones being pressed on the keypad. The volume control adjusts the volume of the signal going to your powered speaker or tape recorder. The THAT-1 will work with many different types of analog and digital PBX and ISDN telephones. The receive side of the THAT-1 (audio From Phone), will work on any telephone. To send audio into the telephone (To Phone), the telephone must have an electret type microphone in the handset. If your telephone has a round mouthpiece or if you intend to use theis product on many telephones, you should consider our model THAT-2, which is compatible with more telephone systems. You can buy it for $150.00 from jkaudio.com.   JK Audio THAT-2 THAT-2: Connect THAT-2 between your telephone and handset for quick access to audio in and out of the telephone. The THAT-2 is the big brother of the THAT-1, which is very popular with news reporters for its small yet rugged design. Over the years we’ve heard from many of our customers that they liked the THAT-1 but would prefer professional XLR jacks and compatibility with more telephone systems. Here is the answer… The THAT-2, a passive handset interface with professional and consumer jacks, separate input and output volume control, a selector switch for the different types of telephone systems, and still no batteries or AC needed. Simply unplug the handset coily cord form the base of your telephone and plug it directly into the THAT-2. Then, using the supplied cable, connect the THAT-2 back to the telephone. Now connect your audio equipment or powered speaker to the RCA or XLR jacks. The grey pushbutton selects which audio will be sent into the telephone (OUT = talking on the handset, IN = sending audio in through the RCA jack). The output jacks contains a nice mix of the audio from both sides of the conversation, as well as the tones being pressed on the keypad. The THAT-2 has a three-position switch which accommodates electret, dynamic and carbon telephone handset microphone types. The THAT-2 will emulate the type of microphone that is in the handset and allow you to send audio into many different types of analog and digital PBX sets, as well as ISDN telephones. You can buy it for $225.00 from jkaudio.com.   Telephone Audio Interface JK Audio Inlinepatch This unique hybrid works with your telephone to give you more control over interview recording and playback. The Inline Patch is a little box that connects between the base of an analog or cordless telephone and the wall jack. You can continue to talk on the phone and get access to audio on both sides of the call. The unit’s two back-to-back hybrids give you complete control of audio from both sides of the call. Audio input jacks let you mix sound bites or music into your conversation. One stereo output jack provides your voice on one channel and the caller’s voice on the other channel. A second output jack contains a mix of both voices. The Inline Patch can also be used as a simple phone-line hybrid coupler. The Off Hook/Norm switch lets you seize a phone line without using a telephone. This switch can be remote-controlled with a simple contact closure.

  • Works with analog or cordless telephones, or with PBX systems through a data/modem jack (if available) and a second, analog phone.
  • Balanced XLR input and output jacks.
  • 1/8″/3.5 mm mini stereo output jack, caller on left channel, local voice on right channel.
  • 2nd mini output jack with caller and local voice combined on both channels.
  • Mini input jack sends signal to phone line.
  • Mini jack input for remote on-hook/off-hook selection with simple contact closure.
  • Front panel separation control fine tunes voice separation.
  • 20 dB nominal separation of phone line transmit/receive audio.
  • Size: 6″ x 4.75″ x 1.65″ (15.3 x 12.1 x 4.2 cm)

You can buy it for $270.00 from jkaudio.com but if you search around on Google or Ebay you may find it cheaper.


Once you select the recording device that’s right for you, chances are you’ll need a tape recorder or a digital recorder to go along with it. When it comes to those, there are hundreds of different possibilities. They all do pretty much the same thing, but it’s hard to say exactly which one is for you. When choosing a tape recorder, your primary concern, aside from the price, will probably be the length that it allows you to record. Some will only work for an hour, while others will work for 20 hours. Some will only record when someone is talking on the line, which makes the recording device last for days, sometimes even weeks. Also, make sure it has a microphone jack since that’s what you’ll plug your recording device into. Take your time, and choose what’s best for you.

Click here for a large selection of tape recorders
Click here for a large selection of digital recorders Click here for other telephone recording devices   Here’s a short video that demonstrates how to use a few of the methods featured above:

Recording Cellular Wireless Phone Calls
cellular recorder Wireless Phone Recording Controller: Using this device is probably the best way that you can record your cellular phone calls. The only requirement is that you have a 2.5mm jack on the phone and a hands-free headset. This device plugs in between the 2.5mm jack and your handsfree headset. You plug the other end into your tape recorder, stereo or PC. It works great and makes perfect quality recordings. As good as the quality normally is on your cellular phone, anyway. You can buy this at Radio Shack for $21.99. The part number is 17-855. Speaker Phone: As mentioned earlier, just use your cell phone’s speaker phone option and set a recording device next to the speaker. It’s the easiest way to record a cell phone conversation and will probably cost you nothing.

Recording Software
ScanRec: ScanRec is a FREE program designed for recording activity on your police scanner. The thing that makes this such a good program is that it only records when it hears something. So you can hook your recording device to your computer and leave this program running all day, unattended. You won’t end up with an mp3 full of hours of silence since it only records what it hears. And unlike some VOX recorders, this program won’t cut off the beginning of your sentences. You can download this program here. Adobe Audition: Also known as Cool Edit, this is great software for recording just about anything, including phone calls if you use one of the recording devices mentioned above. This program isn’t free, but it’s well worth the money. Or in my case, the illegal software download. If you end up making a crappy quality phone recording, Adobe Audition can even clean up the audio for you by removing hiss, background noises, etc. It will convert your phone recording into mp3 files small enough for use on a website.  

Tapping Home Phones
tapped tni box TNI Box: On the outside of most houses you can find a little grey box called the Telephone Network Interface (TNI). These boxes are almost always unlocked and can be opened with a flathead screwdriver. Once opened, you’ll see a jumble of wires and several RJ-11 modular phone jacks plugged in. Each RJ-11 jack represents a phone line in the house. You can easily pull out the jack and plug your own phone into it and start making all the free calls you want. But you can also set up a phone tap from the TNI box. Using an RJ-11 “Y” adapter, plug in the existing RJ-11 jack to one side and then some kind of phone recording device to the other side. You can click the picture to see a larger version, showing an in-line adapter plugged into this TNI box. You can plug the inline adapter to a voice-activated tape recorder or even an FRS radio so that you can listen to their phone calls from miles away. The only problem with this method of tapping is battery life…so if you’re lucky there will be an AC outlet nearby to plug your tape recorder into.

Tapping Cellular Phones
here's a good cell phone tap This section used to tell you simply that you couldn’t tap a cellular phone. Yes, the government can tap your cellular phone but the average citizen cannot do it. But a few people emailed me to tell me that I’m wrong so I’m going to post their thoughts here. From Orm Haka: It’s not possible to tap a cell phone, but you can buy a real cell phone with a built-in listening device at good espionage stores. These enable you to listen to everything going on with the telephone. You simply pick one that is exactly the same model and color as the target cellphone, copy all the information into it, put the targets SIM-card into it (and pray the target doesn’t know his/her own phone identification number), and you’re all set. The price is from $1000 – $2000. The phones are usually Nokia/Sony Ericsson of the latest models. There’s also a model where a cellphone has an extra system function for remotely tapping analogue landlines. From J: It is possible to tap cell phones. there are different ways. One is using a PC, a cell phone, and the software. The software catches the “waves” over the phone. As you know, today’s cell phones transmissions are encrypted. The software decrypts that because the code is a joke. The only problem is to get the software for “normal” users. The trouble for finding that is very high.   How about a police scanner? I see people listening to cellular conversations using a police scanner in the movies! Yes, used to it was possible to listen to cellular conversations using an ordinary police scanner. But right around 2000, we all started buying digital cell phones instead of analog cell phones. And then, in 2007, analog service in the U.S. was completely shut off. So today you are not going to be listening to any cellular phone conversations on your police scanner. It’s just not possible anymore.


If you’re too lazy to try the hardware ideas on this site, you should look into RecordiaPro. Their system records your phone calls for you, with no complicated hardware or software setups.

Click here to give it a try!

How Can I Tell If My Own Phone Is Tapped?
This is a question that seems to be asked a lot in the comments section so here’s my pitiful attempt to answer it. First of all, some people will tell you that there’s a phone number you can call that will tell you if your phone is tapped. People email these numbers to me all the time. They say that you call it and you’ll hear a contant tone. If the tone does a certain thing, your phone is tapped and if it does something else, your phone isn’t tapped. This is stupid. Those tones are called “sweep tones” and they’re used by phone company technicians. They have nothing to do with tapping anyone’s phone. If someone tries to tell you that they have a number that detects taps, hit them. Hard. The best way to detect a physical tap on your own line is to carefully inspect every inch of phone wire in your home. Start from the outside, where the phone line comes from the pole. Open up your grey TNI box and look for anything unusual inside. You can also open up the “restricted” side of the box and check in there. It requires a special alan wrech that you can probably find at your hardware store. After inspecting the outside, go back inside and figure out where the lines are coming from that box into the house. If you have a basement, it’s probably there. Follow every wire, noting anything suspicious. Then look closely at every telephone in your house and trace the wiring back into the wall. Obviously some wires are going to be run through walls and it’s up to you if you want to start busting into the walls. So you didn’t find anything? Well there’s still a few things to consider. What if the person who’s tapped your phone has actually hidden the tap inside one of the phones? Some of the more advanced taps can be very small and easily fit inside a phone. It’s not very hard to use a screwdriver and take apart your phones. If you’re not comfortable taking things apart, chances are that you know somebody who is. Be sure to take apart both the base of the phone and the handset. If you live in an apartment building, your neighbors could have access to your phone lines. If they know where the phone jacks on your side are located, they could punch through their own walls and hook up an extension jack in their own apartment. From this extension they could make free long distance calls or they could put a tap on your line and listen to all of your calls. Also, in most apartment buildings all of the phone lines come into one central place from the telephone poles. From there, the lines are run into each apartment unit. At that central location, a tenant could simply add a few wires running from his line to yours and they’d have access to your line. Most phone cables have four wires inside of them – red, green, yellow and black. If you have one phone line, you’re probably just using the red and green. The yellow and black wires don’t do anything. A neighbor in your apartment could hook YOUR red and green wires to HIS yellow and black wires which would create a second line in his apartment. Which would be YOUR line. If you think this is happening, you could ask the phone company to come and check your lines. You could even claim that you’ve picked up your phone before and somebody has been on it so they would know what they’re looking for. One last scenario – you know those green rectangular phone company boxes you see out in the streets and in back yards? The ones by your house contain your phone lines and probably 100 or so other phone lines of neighbors. People have been known to open up these boxes and hook their own phone into them. It’s easier than you would think for a person to figure out which of the lines in these boxes are yours. They could even do the yellow-black wires red-green wires trick to create an extension of your phone in their house. Even if their house is several blocks away! phone tap detector With each phone device you hook to a phone line, you draw a little more voltage from that phone line. Radio Shack used to sell “phone tap detectors” that would detect these extra draws in voltage. Apparently it could tell the difference between one phone being picked up and two phones being picked up so you would know if someone is listening in on an extension. I think this would also work in detecting a physical tap on your line. Radio Shack doesn’t sell this item anymore, but you can buy a Tele Safe II Telephone Tap Detector (pictured at the left) which is pretty much the same thing, albeit just a little more expensive. Finally, there are government taps. If you’re a bad person and the government thinks you need a tap on your line, they can do it and you won’t be able to detect it. It’s done from the phone company’s switch and there’s nothing you can do to prevent it. They can tap your cell phone calls the same way. Your only way to escape government phone taps is to go use a pay phone or a prepaid cellular phone. And stop doing illegal things that makes the government tap your phone, you damn criminal.

Recording Skype Phone Calls
Skype is a popular alternative to cell phones and landlines. While there are hardware solutions for recording calls with Skype, it’s easiest to just buy software that will record the calls for you. For Windows, the best free solution is iFree Skype Recorder. It’s a very straightforward program that automatically records all your Skype calls for you and organizes them by the date and telephone number for you. There are many other programs that will do this for both Windows and Mac, but this one works great and it’s free.

Helpful Links

  • TeleTool 2000 Here’s a device that hooks up to your phone handset and plugs into your PC’s sound card.
  • ModemSpy A software phone recorder. I’ve been hearing good things about this one.
  • Identifying A Phone Number Here’s another article from phonelosers.org which gives you a few ideas on how to identify unlisted telephone numbers.

The information on this page was written with the intent of showing people how to record their phone calls for fun purposes. You know, things like recording prank telephone calls and screwing with people and stealing their credit card numbers and jumping into phone conversations. But from many of the comments below, you’ll notice that all anyone seems to care about is whether or not their spouse is cheating on them. Wives want to spy on their husbands! Husbands want to record their wives phone calls. What the hell? Buy each other flowers or something instead, people! Put all that phone tapping energy into spicing up your marriage instead. However, since I’m such a nice guy I’ve decided to put a few links here for you, suspicious spouses. Below are some links that should help you find what you need…

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Recording Telephone Calls — 138 Comments

  1. This is useful for anyone who wish to get rid of ill-behaviour from the goverment or anti-goverment.

    Grateful thanks to the Author and ‘nobel-prize’ ‘pre-paid phone’ commentors for new ideas.

  2. There is a phone on the market which has a 1 touch record facility. It is the Sony Ericsson W715. I have 2 of these phones. (an extra one if one brakes) I am on the road a lot, and when my clients ring me, i need to know what they are ordering, or when i am agreeing to see them. So i just record the phone call and listen to it at a later time when i want to actually write it down. The recording is saved in my music file section of my phone. It tells me the time of the call and the phone number. I can record incoming and outgoing calls. Sony Ericsson have told me that they don’t have this facility on their new phones due to privacy. Hope this helps

  3. I can tell by the comments my co-worker makes to me that she and possibly a few others can hear or listen to my cell phone conversations whether I am at work or not. This has been going on for several years. I have changed phone numbers several times and try not to give it out to anyone in their presence. I will be changing my number again this weekend.

  4. I am very convinced my employer is recording my phone conversations when they call me at home. They call me on my cell phone. Is there a way, maybe an app, that can tell me if they are recording me? Thanks for your help and input.

  5. Are there any cell phones that can record both sides of a conversation? My iPhone 3GS only records me talking, not the other person.

  6. Hi Tam,

    If you search enough, youll come across Recordiapro (www.recordiapro.com). Im gonna have to disagree with Ted and say that, being that you dont need to have an app or be by a computer, Recordia is probably the easiest and quickest way to record a phone call, both sides of a call and incoming as well as outgoing.

    I dont know why more ppl dont know about them

  7. QUESTION: Does Bearcat or any of the other scanner manufacturers sell a police scanner (handheld) that digitally records the voice dispatches. I want something that is portable.

  8. the BEST solution by far for recording BOTH sides of a cell phone conversation on Android,IPhone or Blackberry is the Call Mynah product. http://www.callmynah.com integrates with any cell phone via bluetooth.

  9. I saw up above where it says that it’s imposable to tap a cell phone. Police have scanners and in fact anybody can do this if you know what your doing. but they scan the number then dub it they duplicate the number and create a second phone and can listen in and record the calls, there is also technology that can turn on your mice even when your phone is turned off. they can record your conversations while your dealing your drugs or whatever your doing. Also they have tracking devices that will track and trace your every location even if your phone is not equipped with GPS all phones can be tracked Also as a tow truck driver they use scanners and I have listened in on personal telephone calls just buy driving through a neighborhood with my scanner on. YES ALL CORDLESS PHONES and BABY MONITORS are recordable, so if your having sex near a baby monitor Guess who just might be tapped in, your neighbor so if your getting friendly looks the day after a good piece then you know he’s listening.. Video surveillance can be hacked as well, and these new total home protection programs are benefiting the government not you the consumer. I have done the research and can back up what I’m saying here..

  10. Hi. I believe my phone is tapped. When I dial out there is one
    ring tone and then, the second, and on, are a different ring tones, which sounds to me like a transfer of phones.
    I live in an apartment building and it is less likely that I will be given any assistance. My home phone# is thru MagicJack. (device u connect your phone to your cmputer and pay 19.99 a year for all calls local and int’l for free!) I have had consistent problems with my home phone AND cell phone. My phone was fine up until 8 weeks ago. I have had it trouble since.
    Can u tell me what I can do to fix the problems?

  11. do you have somthing to lisen like my wife conversetion on her cell phone or something the i riceve her tex

  12. Jesus, I would suggest investing your spy money into some basic English and grammar lessons at your local community college. That way your wife won’t be so embarrassed by your horrible communication skills and hopefully she won’t feel as much need to cheat on you. It’s never too late to improve yourself!

  13. I’m so glad I followed your instructions. I did find a digital voice recorder on the basement. it was not conected to the jack phone , but with the security alarm cables. I went compleatly frozen for the moment, but after a few seconds i was glad he actually knows that i am hidding nothing from him. I just wanted to know if he is able to hear the conversations made on skype,, and also if he has another recorder,, that i don’t know, do they have to be connected to each other??
    Thank You

  14. Great information! I only want to record calls to be on equal footing with those who record the conversation – mainly telecommunications and utility companies, but possibly my doctors, etc. This is the best site I have found for the extensive overview of the options.
    Thank goodness I’m not married!

  15. I think Ken may be on to something. The only thing that is inconvenient with “Call Mynah” seems to be that the calls MUST be answered or originated from the “Call Mynah” device itself… But I’m not sure, as I don’t have one. It’s my interpretation from what I read on their site.

    The main reason I have for recording calls, involves calls that are being recorded by the other party anyway “for quality assurance and training purposes” as they claim. Yeah, right! They mean “legal purposes,” but they don’t have to tell you the real reason, they just have to tell you that the call “may” be recorded.

    Any other insight on this “Call Mynah” device is appreciated!

  16. Interesting!!! Sooo many opinions, cordless tracked andlisteed to?…hmmmm. yes and no!!! Cells tracked and listened to..hmmmm…..
    what is the truth? I have heard yes andno to all and both?!HMMMm ;( H>>>E>>>L>>>P>>>!!!

  17. HI,

    I have a number 43-1236 recording device that I purchased from Radio Shack years ago. It worked fine with dial up internet and recorded phone conversations very well. Since I made the move to DSL and my internet is always on, so is the recording. Is there another device that will work with DSL? My son has been getting in lots of trouble lately and I need to stay one step ahead of him—if I can.

    Thanks,

    Mary

  18. I have a question maybe someone can help me with. Awhile ago, I was positive my ex-husband had gotten my cellphone number and was recording my calls, as it suddenly would sound like I was speaking into a mic. So I got rid of it when the contract was up, and now have a landline. At first it was a published number, so he got it easily and would call 3-4 times a day. Once he answered his cellphone while leaving his listening/breathing messages on my voicemail (I never answered if it said “unknown caller” as I knew it was him). So I have a voicemail with his cellphone ringing and his voice saying “hello? hello? then another guy says”hey”) Which sounds like he has some kind of recording device hooked up to his workphone? or something? Anyway, I got my number changed to an unpublished number so he hasn’t called….but ever since then it sounds like I’m speaking into a mic again. How could he possibly have put a recording device remotely on my landline phone? He lives thousands of miles away. Thanks so much, and what could I do, I am so tired of him stalking me!

  19. Explain whay companies or collections company when the call they tell you that you are or may be recorded to insure quality of the call. and so on. When they tell me this I say wait, wait to stop them from talking and after the stop, I then tell them they are also being recorded, Try this they will say I don’t want to be recorded, I tell them to bad you are recording me. I am recording this call for security reasons they get made and hang up. Have a great, PS: I just tellt them that I don’t record them, don’t even have a recorder. No more calls for several months.

  20. My very unappreciative adult (36)daughter (and son + ex-wife of 38 years) won’t call, or let me talk to my grandsons on the phone in Chi-town (i’m 1899 miles away. I gave them all my life.

    I wish therre was a way to send a signal thru a recorded message to cause a telephones speaker to turn on. Then I’d shout, “It’s your PaPa. I love you boys!”

    They will know the truth one way or another, even if I die before they are at the ages of reason.

  21. I am a regular person that my worst crime was protesting the WTO, (World Trade Organization) in Seattle a few years back. The US government has been tapping my electronics and torturing me in countless ways ever since! Your a fool and I hope they do this evil to you too. Then you may grow up and care what is really happening all around us, where innocent citizens are being tortured daily for the fun of it. There’s seems to be no hope for the blind flag wavers in this country. Maybe when they pull you out of your bed some night and take you to their extermination camps, then you might understand somethings wrong in America.

  22. Is there anyway to track a phone of an ex who has my child? I dont have access to his phone in my hand so alot of spyware online is out the window! I have his number and general area and that is it! what else can i do??

  23. I have one of the Radio Shack recorders and I plug it into my DS50 recorder to record conference calls. I get a very loud buzz which hinders hearing the recording. How can I get rid of it?

    Thank you

  24. I have read all the comments but I am still slightly confused on the best way to conduct cell phone tapping. I actually installed a software on an iPhone last year that caused the phone to completely crash and had to cone clean about what I had done. Now just to get physical access to the new phone is very hard. Current phone is a blackberry and an android type. I would prefer a way of “tapping” that would not require access to the phone for installation of software etc. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Our family is in dire need of discovering what is actually going on with a family member before it’s too late. Thank you in advance for your help.

  25. I have an ex. Girl friend who has bragged about having a friend who has worked at sprint for many years and my ex is able to read my txt messages and delete my contacts, I’ve gotten no help from sprint except to change pin # and passwords to which my ex just laughs! She knows when im calling my contacts from a landline! What can I do aside from changing providers

  26. RBCP, in 2007, you didn’t know about the quality assurance thing. When a company states that “This call may be recorded for insurance purposes or quality assurance”, this only makes recording a call better. In this case, they are telling the caller that you may record this call for your own records.

  27. Hi. I suspect my boyfriend has gotten into my home when I was gone with his laptop, and did something to connect my phone signal to some kind of software he has on his computer, then listens to my conversation from my landline 40 miles away in the comfort of his own home. he seems to say things that match my conversations w/ my friends on the same day. I have nothing to hide, but he is a genius, IT is his field, and he is neurotically mistrusting. Please tell me if this is possible? There are no obvious wire taps in the metal box, nor on my wires. I have never had this feeling with anyone else before.

  28. RECORD SOFTPHONE calls such as Skype or Linphone on unix / linux operating systems.

    I have an asterisk based PBX VoIP telephone system. I can record my calls using the asterisk software itself. Though I do not want ALL of my calls recorded.

    At home I use a software phone to access my work VoIP number. If I get a call that I want to record, I just run this command:
    arecord -f cd -t wav –use-strftime VoIP-%m-%d_%H-%M.wav

    It will record all sound from the soundcard in CD quality wav format. It will save the file with the time and date.

  29. recordiapro advert is fucking offensive… “If you’re too lazy or stupid…”?

  30. I bet you’re just upset that all these other methods are too complicated for you, so you have to use Recordia Pro. It’s okay, Shawn, we don’t hold your stupidness against you.

  31. In nj it’s illegal to record a cellphone call to a landline. You need both parties consent. No police involvement in this case custody situation.

  32. I see all these people tapping their phone conversations. Are you letting the callers know they are being taped and/or is there a beep every 7seconds to let someone know?
    How do you tap with out breaking the law?
    I am in an all party state. Does this mean every party must be aware they are being taped or that they must give permission to be taped? Thank you

  33. If it is wrong or illegal to record conversation then how can these co. that you call or they call you say. You are being recorded for training purpose or what ever get away with it?????? Can you tell them you do not want to be recorded. and if you find out they did anyway what can you do? Some time’s I would like to record what they say because they Lie to you or give you the wrong information,or miss lead you,but you have no proof it. They tell you that your account is being reviewed and that it will all be right in 4 to 10 working day’s and for you not to do any thing until it is fixed right.Then they tell you that you are 10 day’s late on your payment because you did not make a payment and you say, well you told me not to do any thing until all was reviewed and you know what your balance and payment would be, but they never tell you where your last payment went and in one case they did not tell me where the money went for one year,I still don’t think they know and are still taking money from me .