Thanks for the thoughts on the Jolly Roger. I have the voicemail setup and it does work with Republic Wireless. However, the vast majority of the telemarketers and scammers who call me some how detect the transfer to voice mail and hang up. I get 3-5 spam calls a day (M-F) and the voice mail will catch maybe 1 a week. Not a very good conversion ratio. Of course, the Jolly Roger bots aren’t perfect, so maybe 1 out of every 5 calls they answer fools the caller for more than 20 seconds. So, maybe once a month I actually hook a telemarketer with the voice mail service… not very satisfactory or helpful.
I’ve tried switching to cellular by dropping my wifi in the middle of the call, but the whole thing from dropping wifi, to answering to calling the Jolly Roger to merging the calls needs to be done quickly and it is very hard to do it. If you are too slow, the spammer just hangs up.
Maybe the “Summon a Pirate” service would work better with handing over the call, but that has a per minute cost (since Roger has to pay to call me).
Of course, an Android App to do it all would be best, but Google (wisely) doesn’t let apps make and merge calls easily.
So, there you have my thoughts on the subject.
Thanks again for your help.