Business texting from your business number.

Send and receive unlimited texts on your Grasshopper business number.

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What is business SMS?

SMS for business, better known as business texting, lets you conveniently send and receive text messages on your business phone number rather than your personal number.

Provide quick updates to customers, confirm appointments, and reply back using the same recognizable number you take business calls on.

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How to send texts from a business number:

Send business texts easily with the Grasshopper app for iPhone or Android.

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Get Grasshopper

Sign up today and choose a local, toll-free, or vanity number for your business. Or, port your current number!

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Get the App

Download the Grasshopper app to your desktop, mobile device, or both.

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Try it Out

Send and receive texts using your business number, all from within the Grasshopper app.

What are the benefits of business texting?

  • Give your business another communication channel that more and more customers prefer.
  • Easily and quietly respond to missed calls when you’re in meeting or just can’t talk on the phone.
  • Make sure your clients have appointment times in writing with quick text confirmations.
  • Communicate visually with your customers and partners through business MMS picture messages.
  • Take business calls on your phone while typing out text replies on your desktop with the Grasshopper apps.
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Better communication across the board.

Our texting service for small business is just the start.

Grasshopper is much more than just a business texting app. You get many great features to go with it:

Explore Grasshopper's features:

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Desktop + Mobile Apps

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

Learn more about Mobile + Desktop Apps »

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Voicemail Transcription

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

Learn more about Voicemail Transcription »

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Simultaneous Call Handling

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

Learn more about Simultaneous Call Handling »

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Custom Greetings

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

Learn more about Custom Greetings »
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Reporting

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

Learn more about Reporting »

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Business Texting

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

Learn more about Business Texting »

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VoIP/Wi-Fi Calling

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

Learn more about VoIP/Wi-Fi Calling »

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Virtual Fax

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

Learn more about Virtual Fax »

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Incoming Call Control

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

Learn more about Incoming Call Control »

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Call Forwarding

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

Learn more about Call Forwarding »

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Voicemail

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

Learn more about Voicemail »

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Extensions

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

Learn more about Extensions »

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Call Transfers

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

Learn more about Call Transfers »

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I send texts internationally?

Only between the US and Canada for now. With very few exceptions, Grasshopper business texting works for toll-free and local numbers in both countries. Note that we can’t send texts from a toll-free number to a Canada number just yet, but we’re working on it. We’re also looking to add more countries, so stay tuned!

Is there a limit to how many texts I can send?

Nope. We’re all about being limitless, so send as many business SMS messages as you want.

I’m already a Grasshopper customer. How can I add the business SMS feature to my number?

Easy. Just log in to your online account, head to the Settings page, and add the feature. You can also call us at (800) 279-1455 if you’d like a hand.

How will I know when a business text comes in?

Every text will show up in the Texts section of the Grasshopper apps. You can also enable push notifications so you’ll always know right when they arrive, just like you would with your personal text messages.

Can I send a group text message with Grasshopper?

Yep, but there’s one restriction. Group texting for business only works if you are sending from a local Grasshopper number. It’s not possible yet from toll-free numbers. And just a heads up, everyone on the group message thread will see all the recipients’ numbers and all replies.

Can I send picture messages (MMS)?

Yep, but there’s one restriction. Picture messaging (MMS) for business is not possible yet from toll-free numbers. But for any of our local numbers, you’re good to go!