Grasshopper vs. RingCentral

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

Unlimited users at no extra cost
Unlimited toll-free minutes and texts
No credit card required free trial
No additional hardware needed
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See why Grasshopper is the best RingCentral alternative.

All the communication tools your business needs to sound big and grow.

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Affordable pricing for any small business

Grasshopper is a cheaper alternative to RingCentral. As your business grows, Grasshopper grows with you as you can add unlimited users at no extra cost. With RingCentral, you are required to pay per user. If you have 2 users on your account, the lowest RingCentral plan will cost you $59.99 a month.

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Simple, full feature plans with no hidden costs

All Grasshopper plans offer features such as inbound faxing, voicemail transcription, main greetings, and call management/routing. In addition, Grasshopper has unlimited extensions, toll-free minutes, users, and texting and will not charge extra for vanity numbers. RingCentral Office requires you to upgrade to its highest-tier pricing plans to gain access to these features.

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Multiple numbers for your business

If your business requires multiple numbers or flexibility in call routing, Grasshopper gives you the ability to have more than one toll-free, local, or vanity number. You can even have one of each! RingCentral only allows for one business phone number in all of its plans and requires you to pay an extra monthly fee to add additional toll-free or local numbers. If you need an additional vanity number, RingCentral will charge you a one-time fee of $30.

Explore features of Grasshopper Products:

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Business Phone Number

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

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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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Simultaneous Call Handling

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

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Custom Greetings

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

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Email Integration

Link an existing Gmail or Gsuite account. No need to create a new business email.

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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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VoIP/Wi-Fi Calling

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

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Incoming Call Control

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

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Reporting

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

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Business Contacts

Keep business contacts separate from personal contacts.

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Unified Messaging

Manage business calls, texts, and emails in one spot so you never lose track.

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Voicemail

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

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Extensions

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

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Call Forwarding

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

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Hold Incoming Calls

Send incoming calls to voicemail instead with the flip of a switch.

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Call Blocking

Stop numbers you choose from ever reaching you.

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Timeline View

See all interactions with a business contact, no matter how they reached out.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does RingCentral work? Is it different from Grasshopper?

Both Grasshopper and RingCentral are cloud phone systems that leverage virtual pbx technology to place calls over network connections, eliminating the need for landlines. Both Grasshopper and RingCentral have business VoIP services to place calls over the internet as well.

How is customer support different between RingCentral and Grasshopper?

Both Grasshopper and RingCentral offer 24/7 customer support. Grasshopper encourages customers to call anytime they have an issue, while RingCentral encourages users to find the answer on their website, open a case, or ask the community.

Do Grasshopper and RingCentral integrate with other solutions?

While Grasshopper offers an all-in-one business phone system, you can forward your Grasshopper number to your Google Voice, Skype for Business, etc. account. Grasshopper Connect integrates with your Gmail or G-suite email account as well. Grasshopper Connect will integrate with all major email clients soon! RingCentral integrates with a few solutions like Salesforce, Microsoft, and Zendesk and lists them on their integrations page.

Is there a fee to port my number to RingCentral?

Both Grasshopper and RingCentral offer free number porting.

Do Grasshopper and RingCentral require any hardware?

No. Grasshopper and RingCentral are virtual phone systems and work with you and your employees’ mobile phones. RingCentral offers 3rd party desk phones for purchase with its enterprise phone services.

Over 140,000 small businesses trust Grasshopper to communicate professionally.

Your business needs its own phone number.

Choose from our inventory of local, toll free, and vanity toll free numbers.

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