Awful app, furious!!!!!!
First of all, this app “Call Recorder - Int Call”, which has an icon of a gray background and a phone emoji with a red dot to indicator record, and “TapeACall,” which has an icon of a black, with a gray circle and a smaller red circle inside the gray circle, are the same flipping app and absolute TRASH.
I am so livid I could break something, because when I needed this app to work, after testing it multiple times with my husband to ensure not only that it works, but that I knew how to use it properly, it did not work!!!!!!!
Unrelated to app but I need to vent: I unfortunately have a mentally abusive mother who must ALWAYS be the victim, no matter the circumstances. She is cruel, and only stopped being physically abusive when I started fighting back. Child protective services were in our life for a long time, because it was my “fault” and that if I wanted to make things better I’d better lie and say how great things were otherwise my siblings would all hate me (according to her). I was told decades ago by professionals as well as friends and extended family to sever ties permanently, but for reasons unknown even to myself, I’ve continued to try and keep some kind of relationship. I forgave to the extent I was able, and I’ve tried to understand she is mentally ill. I’m married now, with my own children, who are being raised in a very loving, secure, nurturing, and peaceful environment. The other day my 14 year old son overhead her venom on the phone with me before she hung up on me for no good reason, after screaming at me when I’d done nothing wrong at all, only wanted my sister to visit if she was free. He knows a little about my childhood, but not much. He was angered by her treatment towards me. He wanted to call and tell her that I am not hers to torment, that he doesn’t want her near us if that’s what she is even kindasorta like. He ultimately did not, I explained not to let my experiences and feelings affect how he feels about his grandmother - she loves him and treats him decently (visits are few and far between, and me or hubby are always present) and that’s all he need be concerned with. But he’s smart. I think he knows more about my childhood than what I’ve told him. My sister ultimately came over, and she witnessed what I can only describe as a deeply profound moment between mother and son, that had us both bawling and him saying he is happy when I am happy. My sister told my mother she had upset my son but left out any parts my mother could’ve potentially twisted to convince herself that she’s the ever perpetual victim.
It’s been a few days, my mother shockingly called to apologize. I missed her call but returned it. I accepted her apology, despite her insincerity. Of course she still managed to accuse me of putting lies into my son’s mind to turn him against her. I tried explaining that wasn’t the case at all, that she was distorting something she didn’t understand let alone have the story about. Lies, venom, accusations. I expected after accepting her apology that we would discuss because I like to make sure everyone walks away from a situation on the same page! I wanted to record the conversation for various reasons, one being for my own reference, the manipulation and tactics she uses time and time again. I know ultimately there’s nothing to be gained but more heartache, but it was something I wanted to do. So as she sat there berating me about involving my son to turn him against her because I’ve always been out to destroy her life (that’s why she spent most of my childhood telling me in graphic detail one of her biggest regrets was not aborting me and having me “ripped to pieces”,) to the point that telling others doesn’t even bother me - she said it so often when I was a teen that I’ve been numb to it for well over 20 years. I had my reasons for wanting to record what she had to say, and her mental gymnastics , her justifications and mad ranting...and this app failed to capture any of it!!! I did what I was supposed to, and double checked, and afterward, there was nothing but the first 15 seconds!!!!!
Going back to this worthless app, besides not liking needing to call a number and do it as a conference call and merge, when placing an outgoing call, anyone also using a smart phone has a high likelihood of knowing something is off. My husband, who has an android, I believe it’s an LG g5? said it showed him it was a conference call. So don’t waste your money. Sorry for the completely unrelated personal drama, I just wanted an outlet after discovering the app was a worthless bunch of garbage.