Jolly Roger Telephone Company

Summary

SEASON 10 EPISODE 15
PitchSubscription service that protects customers from robocalls and telemarketers
EntrepreneurRoger Anderson and Steve Berkson
Asked For$400,000 for 10%
DealNO DEAL
SharkNO SHARK
StatusIN BUSINESS

Company Background

What is the Jolly Roger Telephone Company?

The Jolly Roger Telephone is an automated system designed to keep you at peace by using friendly robots to chat with telemarketers so that you don’t have to. The good thing is that the robots will not buy a single thing and it is easy to set up on your phone or landline.

Who Owns the Jolly Roger Telephone Company?

The Jolly Roger telephone company is the brainchild of Roger Anderson and Steve Berkson. Both are veterans of the telecommunications industry. Roger was a renowned telephone system engineer from South Carolina while Steve was a businessman sitting on three decades of business experience some of which included work in the telecommunications industry as well.

Founder’s Story

Rogers’s work experience in telecommunications meant he had to sit through endless mundane calls with telemarketers; and that’s where inspiration struck. How about have someone else handle them? He had his son speak with the telemarketers one day and after he saw how angry they made him he vowed to never allow telemarketers to make annoy him like that again. He shared his idea with Steve and from there, the Jolly Roger Telephone company was born.

Their experience in the telecommunications industry proved to he an important factor in them coming together to form this company. It meant that they would not have to go out of their way to learn or use a lot of money hiring people to help them set up their company. Despite the head start from their past experience, they would eventually need the help of investors to help bring the idea to market.

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  1. I was a happy customer from 2018 until 2021.

    Then, in February 2021, these folks started asking me to renew my subscription. Problem is, I had already paid for a year (until Feb 2022, according to their own records.)
    Since then, I have gotten a request to renew on every email notification from them (which can be several a day.)

    I have called and written to them for 6 months. They do not answer incoming calls for support. They also do not respond to support requests via email or via their help app on the site.

    Their excuse? “Due to our appearance on Shark Tank, we are unable to process our calls in a timely manner. Please send us an email to [email protected]

    Rest in Peace, Jolly Roger. You were good for three years. Then you sank.

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