Life before Jolly Roger Telephone: It’s 7:45 PM and you are winding down for the day. Then you get ANOTHER call from a telemarketer trying to sell you a vacation package. Whether you answer or not, is still disrupts your evening.

Life after Jolly Roger Telephone: It’s the same evening at 7:45 PM, but when the telemarketer calls, Jolly Roger detects that it’s a telemarketer, intercepts the call, and sends it to a random bot. Twelve minutes later, you get an email with this recording. Listen to it whenever you want. Your phone probably doesn’t ring at all (it might burst a little half-ring, but then stops)

In this call, our bot has intercepted the call for a subscriber using the “Landlubber” service (utilizing the simultaneous ring feature of their landline). it’s a vacation package. The first agent ends up handing the phone to a second agent. I think the first agent is still tied up (because the second is using her phone). Maybe they’re training? Either way, I’m counting this double points for the twelve minutes. I think we took them both out.

Is this a scam? Probably not. Is the agent nice? Yes, she is pleasant enough. But wow, it is NOT okay to call everyone in the area to pitch this. And the telemarketing company is probably doing this for lots of resorts or other companies. Listening to them chat with a robot for so long gives me satisfaction knowing that they cannot call the next person. And there’s no way they’ll make a sale when talking to a bot. The more calls we intercept, the worse their business model gets. And perhaps they’ll get more aggressive with the unsolicited calls, which will drive more people to use Jolly Roger Telephone. I really hope I can disrupt them.

So please enjoy this call – hopefully it’s satisfying for you too. Hopefully you’ll consider signing up for the service. Only $6/year gets you unlimited use of these bots. Thank you so much for listening!