X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Jolly Roger Telephone Co. Anti-telemarketer Robot: Fight Spam with Spam

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

We’re all fed up with telemarketers and robocallers. For Roger Anderson, the last straw was when his young son was harassed by a telemarketer. This motivated him to create the Jolly Roger Telephone Company, software that wastes the caller’s time by responding to them with recorded dialogue.

jolly_roger_telephone_co_anti-telemarketer_robot_1zoom in

Initially, Roger screened the numbers that frequently called his phone and routed them to a disconnect message the next time they called. But he realized that the best way to get them to stop calling is to give them a taste of their own medicine, so he created the Jolly Roger Telephone Co.

Here’s one of the thousands of calls that Roger’s ‘bot intercepted:

You can listen to more demos on Roger’s YouTube account if that’s how you want to spend your time. Roger has been hosting the service for free, but it’s become so popular that he can’t keep up with the costs anymore. He’s set up a Kickstarter fundraiser to launch the Jolly Roger Telephone Co. as a subscription service. A pledge of at least $14 (USD) gets you a (mostly) telemarketer-free month.

[via Boing Boing]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Advertisement

More from Awesomer Media...

Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Dr. Strange Action Figure

Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Dr. Strange Action Figure

Mondo Labyrinth Enamel Pin Set

Mondo Labyrinth Enamel Pin Set

GoDuo Speakers

GoDuo Speakers

Spiral Train 2.0

Spiral Train 2.0

Volvo Broke a Nürburgring Record and Told No One for a Year

Volvo Broke a Nürburgring Record and Told No One for a Year

2018 Honda Odyssey Priced, Available Now

2018 Honda Odyssey Priced, Available Now