Grasshopper vs. Google Voice
A few reasons why Grasshopper is the obvious choice among Google Voice competitors:
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All the communication features you need to help run your small business.
Explore features of Grasshopper Products:
Business Phone Number
Choose from our inventory of vanity, local, or toll-free numbers. Or port your own for free!
Provide updates and quick replies via text messaging on your business number.
Set up a voicemail for business calls and get MP3s of your messages through email.
Get your voicemails transcribed so you can read them without having to listen to the message!
Use your internet connection to make and receive calls when cell reception is poor.
Give employees or departments extensions with their own call forwarding rules.
Simultaneous Call Handling
Take calls from multiple people at the same time so no one hears a busy signal.
Incoming Call Control
Screen callers, block calls and set up custom schedules for your business hours.
Route business calls to your personal phone or to another team member.
Record professional messages that welcome your customers when they call in.Learn more about Custom Greetings »
Keep your finger on the pulse of your business with detailed call reports.
Hold Incoming Calls
Send incoming calls to voicemail instead with the flip of a switch.
Integrate an existing email account. No need to create a new business email.
Keep business contacts separate from personal contacts.
Stop numbers you choose from ever reaching you.
Desktop + Mobile Apps
Stay connected with Grasshopper on your desktop, iPhone or Android device.
Manage business calls, texts, and emails in one spot so you never lose track.
See all interactions with a business contact, no matter how they reached out.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. Google Voice does not offer any toll-free numbers (800, 833, 844, 855, 866, 877, 888) and only has local numbers available. You can purchase a toll-free number with Grasshopper.
When you sign up for Grasshopper, you own the rights to your toll free or local number. If you decide to change service providers, you can take the phone number with you. With Google Voice, the number is not yours. If you wish to change numbers, there is a fee.
Google Voice is for any individual consumer, while Grasshopper is a true small business phone system, designed to grow with your business.
Like Grasshopper, Google Voice is a virtual PBX solution that uses your existing cell phone service to host calls on a different phone number. Also like Grasshopper, Google Voice offers VoIP calling to make calls using an internet connection.
International calls are not included at this time. International and off-shore calls are billed at per minute rates based on location, and rates can be viewed here. To enable international calling on your account, please contact our support team. Calls within the US and Canada are free.
Over 140,000 small businesses trust Grasshopper to communicate professionally.
We chose Grasshopper because we need all of our customer communications to be pushed to the same place.Jonathan Heuer, Home Maintenance
Having a phone number on our site increased conversion of site visitors to sign up and paid users.Allan Branch, Accountant
Grasshopper lets my company scale like never before. Now, my entire team is accessible to our customers since all employees can answer calls despite their location or time zone.Glenda Dorn, Retail Management
Grasshopper has helped me transition from being perceived as a small "mom and pop shop" to a professional business, which is a top priority for the success of my company.Jose Greer, Personal Chef
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