One of the major features that many people were afraid would be severely affected in a switch from conventional telephone plans to VOIP plans was the call recording feature. Traditional call recording is done through either the use of a remote answering machine service that is dialed into remotely through the phone or alternatively it is done through the use of a physical answering machine. That physical answering machine has some sort of tape or other removable recording media that then records the messages and plays them back later at the request of the person using the phone. It is a system that has been around for a very long time and it is a system that is tried, tested and true. When VOIP initially came out the call recording aspect of it was in question. This is no longer true however and the technology already available is now being used in a way to make a great new concept even better.
Call Recording with VOIP
One of the biggest advantages of VOIP technology is that it already uses the personal computer as a very important part of its interface. There are a number of great things that you can do with a personal computer and one of those things is to record audio files. The audio files recorded on a computer are played back with some of the highest quality of any audio recordings around; especially if those recordings were made with a computer in the first place. Many VOIP software packages now come with a built in call recording function. You simply speak in the same manner you were speaking when you were using the VOIP service and you will be able to record a message to send to the intended recipient. Likewise, people that want to contact you will be able to leave messages on your computer; just like a high tech answering machine.
Differences between Call Recording with VOIP and with Conventional Phones
The main difference between conventional call recording and VOIP call recording is that the computer is used to make the VOIP recording. Call reception as well as message recording are handled by either the same software that handles your VOIP or alternatively a software supplement to that piece of software. This means that the process is going to ultimately be more efficient because a personal computer is able to perform tasks and calculations with an efficiency that could never be matched by a conventional answering machine. Additionally, the audio will be stored in a file on the computer, so no physical media is necessary. All of the hardware you need to effect call recording on your computer is already there; you just need a piece of software to make it happen.
The way that VOIP is gaining popularity nowadays it almost seems as though every time one checks the news, there is another technological advance related to VOIP. One by one the objections that have been raised by critics of this technology are being reduced to nothing but mere logical fallacies and the introduction of easy call recording with VOIP is a great example of that. Look for exciting new things to happen in the near future with this great service.