Often when the subject of recording telephone calls is mentioned it is
assumed - usually incorrectly - that some sort of covert activity is
involved. Of course, this can be the case, especially in the 'free and
open' society in which we now all live (No comment - Ed). But there are
lots of perfectly innocent reasons to record phone calls in the
day-to-day course of business (for instance: interviews, oral history,
research, etc. ). Generally speaking these kinds of telephone recordings are fine and
there's nothing to worry about. But if you really need to be sure of the
legalities we've provided you with one of those long and boring instructive
documents about the whole subject
So what kit is available to record phone calls on your
solid state sound recorder? Well, we've looked into what's available and tested
various devices to see how effective they are. As a result of this, we have
selected four excellent devices from Retell, the market leader in telephone
recording equipment. The right one for you will depend on the following
What type of phone do you wish to record from?
(i.e. Is it a stand-alone private phone? Or a digital phone extension on a
Do you need the facility to replay recordings back to
the remote party?
Do you need your recordings to be of broadcast
With these questions in mind we offer four choices of
telephone recording device below, one of which will be right for you...
TELEPHONE RECORDING INTERFACES FOR
SOLID STATE SOUND RECORDERS
SSS RTL-145- For occasional home and home office use
with a standard domestic analogue telephone line, plugs into the wall
socket and will record from all extensions, whichever wall socket it is
plugged into -
SSS RTL-156- For occasional home and home office use
with a standard domestic analogue telephone line, plugs into the phone's
handset socket, then the handset is plugged into the 156 to conduct the
call. As well as recording the 156 will allow you to replay recordings
back to the caller - IN STOCK
SSS RTL-160- For the occasional recording of mobile
phone calls and/or where it is not possible to plug anything into the
phone (e.g. payphones or cordless phones). A special microphone fits in
your ear and you then hold your mobile gently over the mic in your ear.
You will still able to hear the caller as the special mic picks up the
call - TO SPECIAL ORDER ONLY (NORMALLY TAKES
3-5 DAYS FROM RECEIPT OF ORDER)
SSS RTL-650 -
For professional use the RTL-650 offers the best audio quality of any method of connecting
to the telephone in the world and is used in professional broadcasts.
Provides superior balance between recorded parties and excellent sound
quality. The 650 sits between your handset/headset and the telephone.
Can be used with analogue home, home/office and digital office phone