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# 143683 23-Apr-2014 18:15
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My parents have a Telecom POTS land line, and need the ability to record the two way audio of conversations on demand. We have a family member who is making a number of phone calls of an abusive nature that currently don't quite meet the threshold to be threatening enough for police intervention, but may be required by future legal proceedings.

Can anyone suggest the best way to achieve this. Ideally, I would move them to VoIP where the calls could be recorded, however they are a little bit nervous about the reliability, and I am in another country so can't help them get all the gear and get it setup etc.

Are there any phone handsets out there that have the ability to record calls? Any other suggestions that don't involve a move to VoIP?

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  # 1030017 23-Apr-2014 18:44
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Dect phone with speakerphone and then any audio recorder will do.

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  # 1030020 23-Apr-2014 18:53
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Some of the old telephone answer machines could do that, I am not sure if modern ones could, I am sure they can.
DSE used to have a stick on microphe you put on the handset, connect to a tape / mp3 recorder and your set.
You could try one of these

I hope the abuse stops soon.

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  # 1030023 23-Apr-2014 19:00
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Sorry to hear you're dealing with this sort of thing :( Your ISP might be able to help with nuisance calls, depending on the nature. If you do want to record them, I know Cackle has some recording devices which might fit the bill.

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  # 1030032 23-Apr-2014 19:13
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We had a similar situation not so long ago as well. Couldn't find any way of doing it other than putting the phone on loudspeaker and recording the call on our cellphones. Worked quite well since it was a quiet room. Then it's in digital form too, and could email it when needed.

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  # 1030088 23-Apr-2014 20:51
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SATTV: You could try one of these

Something like this might be the go! It's going to catch everything, but that's OK.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone.

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