Sometimes you need to record a conversation while talking on a BlackBerry, either for legal reasons or to keep it as a reference for later. Research in Motion (RIM) has blocked their phones from being able to record conversations through the device, but there are other ways to record a conversation while talking on your BlackBerry. You can use a paid service to record your calls, or you can use an adaptor to connect a recording device while using a headset. Keep in mind that there a laws in some areas prohibiting the recording of phone conversations without the knowledge of both parties.
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Things you need
- Recording device
Purchase a three-way splitter that accepts either 2.5mm or 3.5mm input connections, depending on your particular model. You can buy them at electronics stores, or online. The JK Audio Celltap is one example.
Plug the male input cable into the BlackBerry's headphone jack, then plug the male output into the microphone jack of the audio recorder of your choice. You can use a tape recorder or digital recorder.
Plug the headset into the female output cable on your splitter. Press "record" on the recorder, and you are now ready to record conversations on your BlackBerry.
Tips and warnings
- There is an online service called RecordiaPro that will record your BlackBerry conversations. They have several levels of service for which you can sign up, with prices per minute that vary depending on how much time you buy. It's also possible to buy a recorder and splitter built into one unit.
- Make sure you are aware of the laws regarding recording phone conversations. In some areas, only one party has to know the conversation is being recorded. In other areas, both parties have to be alerted.
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