Grasshopper vs.

A few reasons why Grasshopper is the obvious choice among competitors:

Unlimited users and minutes at no extra cost
Free trial with no credit card required
Robust features built for small businesses
Large selection of toll-free, vanity, or local numbers
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Affordable pricing for any small business offers plans that have both pay per minute and unlimited minutes. Their pay per minute plans not only come with a very limited number of minutes, but they also come with a limit on SMS texting. Their unlimited minutes plans end up being very costly because they charge per user and also put a limit to text messages. If you have two users on your account, the lowest plan will cost you around $60 a month. All of Grasshopper's plans are unlimited minutes, users and text messaging.


Simple, full feature plans with no hidden costs charges customers additional fees for features such as voicemail transcription, call reporting, and on-hold music. These features come at no extra cost with Grasshopper and are included in all of Grasshopper’s plans. If you need to evaluate’s features and capabilities, there is no option for a free trial. requires you to sign up and buy. Grasshopper’s 7-day free trial requires no credit card and gives you access to all its features.


Multiple types of numbers for your business

With Grasshopper, you can choose a vanity number to represent your business and build your brand at no extra cost. charges you a monthly fee for any type of vanity number.

A virtual phone system in your pocket.

Grasshopper gives you the features you need to stay connected on the go.


Desktop + Mobile Apps

Stay connected with Grasshopper on your desktop, iPhone or Android device.

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Business Texting

Provide updates and quick replies via text messaging on your business number.

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Call Forwarding

Route business calls to your personal phone or to another team member.

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Voicemail Transcription

Get your voicemails transcribed so you can read them without having to listen to the message!

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VoIP/Wi-Fi Calling

Use your internet connection to make and receive calls when cell reception is poor.

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Set up a voicemail for business calls and get MP3s of your messages through email.

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Simultaneous Call Handling

Take calls from multiple people at the same time so no one hears a busy signal.

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Virtual Fax

Have incoming faxes delivered as PDF attachments right to your email inbox.

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Give employees or departments extensions with their own call forwarding rules.

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Custom Greetings

Record professional messages that welcome your customers when they call in.

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Incoming Call Control

Screen callers, block calls and set up custom schedules for your business hours.

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Call Transfers

Place callers on hold and even transfer them to another number when needed.

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Keep your finger on the pulse of your business with detailed call reports.

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Business Phone Number

Choose from our inventory of vanity, local, or toll-free numbers. Or port your own for free!


Instant Response

Automatically send a text to new callers when you can’t answer their call.

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Ruby Receptionist

Live US-based receptionists can help answer your Grasshopper calls! 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do and Grasshopper offer 24/7 Support?

Both and Grasshopper offer 24/7 customer support over the phone, as well as online support centers.

How does work? Is it different from Grasshopper?

Like Grasshopper, is a virtual PBX phone service, which hosts calls in the cloud, eliminating the need for a landline. Both and Grasshopper offer a VoIP service, allowing you to host calls over the internet as well. Both Grasshopper and have a mobile app, allowing you to handle business calls and texts from your mobile phone.

What is the difference between Grasshopper and’s entry-level plans?

Grasshopper’s Solo plan comes with all of the robust features included in the virtual phone system such as unlimited minutes, users, and texting. The Solo plan comes with 1virtual number and 3 extensions.’s Base plan comes with 300 monthly minutes, 1 phone number, unlimited extensions, and 5,000 text messages.’s Base lacks features like call analytics, call recording, and on-hold music, that are included in all of Grasshopper’s pricing plans.

Do Grasshopper and offer a free trial?

Grasshopper offers a 7-day free trial, while has no free trial available.'s 1-month money back guarantee is only available for the Base plan as well.

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