Grasshopper vs. RingCentral
A few reasons why Grasshopper is the obvious choice among RingCentral competitors:
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All the communication tools your business needs to sound big and grow.
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.
Simple, full feature plans with no hidden costs
All Grasshopper plans offer 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. With RingCentral, you will need to pay extra for inbound faxing.
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.
Automatically respond to new callers
Instant response helps reduce the risk that your customers might call someone else when you can't answer. When you miss a call from a new contact, Grasshopper can send them a pre-written, automatic text response from you. They can text you back with additional information, or even schedule a time to talk.
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!
Get your voicemails transcribed so you can read them without having to listen to the message!
Simultaneous Call Handling
Take calls from multiple people at the same time so no one hears a busy signal.
Record professional messages that welcome your customers when they call in.Learn more about Custom Greetings »
Integrate an existing email account. No need to create a new business email.
Desktop + Mobile Apps
Stay connected with Grasshopper on your desktop, iPhone or Android device.
Live US-based receptionists can help answer your Grasshopper calls!
Provide updates and quick replies via text messaging on your business number.
Use your internet connection to make and receive calls when cell reception is poor.
Incoming Call Control
Screen callers, block calls and set up custom schedules for your business hours.
Keep your finger on the pulse of your business with detailed call reports.
Keep business contacts separate from personal contacts.
Manage business calls, texts, and emails in one spot so you never lose track.
Set up a voicemail for business calls and get MP3s of your messages through email.
Give employees or departments extensions with their own call forwarding rules.
Route business calls to your personal phone or to another team member.
Hold Incoming Calls
Send incoming calls to voicemail instead with the flip of a switch.
Stop numbers you choose from ever reaching you.
See all interactions with a business contact, no matter how they reached out.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Both Grasshopper and RingCentral offer free number porting.
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.
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
Your business needs its own phone number.
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