There is a new service from the people over at iDictate.com, which has been around for over 10 years now, that was announced on Friday. The new service, Record-a-Call.net will allow anyone to record and submit their calls for transcription.
I’m not sure how I feel about this service, as I don’t particularly want some stranger listening to my calls. Perhaps this may be more useful to some of our readers. You can sign up for a free 500 word trial at Quicktate.com. Pricing is set at $.02 USD per word after your 500 word trial has expired. If anyone tries this, please let us know how it works!
From The Press Release;
After 10 years as head of iDictate, Dorfman knows that there is a demand for such a service. While there are other companies that can record calls, Dorfman knows of no such service that seamlessly and automatically transcribes calls.
A 500 word free trial is currently available, after which time users will be billed at a flat two-cents per word, with no monthly charge, no contract, and no sign up fees. The service is available in English and Spanish.
Currently, users must activate the call from the Record-a-Call.net website; however, in the near future the call may be initiated directly from the telephone. In either case, Dorfman warns, it is always advisable for all parties to acknowledge “on the record” that the call is being recorded. In fact, many states actually require this disclosure. Completed files are transcribed and returned via email, with short transcripts usually returned within just a few minutes.