Grasshopper offers a “traditional” spin to your virtual phone system needs, but in an untraditional way. They offer solutions for busy professionals, at-home businesses as well as traditional small businesses with their new unlimited minutes on all plans.
Grasshopper is different from the other companies in our Top 5 because they are not a VoIP provider. Although Grasshopper is managed entirely online, you can not use Grasshopper to make online calls the way you would with a VoIP provider. Grasshopper also does not suffer from any potential online degradation in voice quality like VoIP can – the reason being that Grasshopper uses the traditional phone network. Think of Grasshopper as an add-on to your current phone system – it allows you to forward calls to cell phones or other phones.
They offer no contracts so you can cancel at any time, they also feature toll-free numbers, voice studio, hold music and conference calling and customized messages for a more unique phone experience. They also have 24/7 customer support via a toll-free phone number.
A Few Details about this Plan:
Grasshopper’s best deal is their Solo Plan, which starts at $24 per month with unlimited minutes, one free local or toll-free number, and three extensions. Their Partner plan is $49 per month for unlimited minutes , three numbers and six extensions.
Another main difference between Grasshopper and the other companies on this page is that the pricing for Grasshopper is NOT a per user pricing – with all the other companies the pricing you see is a PER USER per month.
|Unlimited Minutes Plans:
||Cost for Additional Local #’s: $5/month
||Overage Minutes for Toll Free: ~
|Included Domestic Minutes: unlimited
||Cost for Additional Toll Free #’s: $5/month
||Cost to Transfer a Number: $30
|Included Toll Free Minutes: unlimited
||Cost for Vanity #’s: $30
||Setup/Activation Fees: None
|Phone #’s: 1, 3, 5
||Cost for Virtual International #’s: Not Offered
||Cancel/Early Term Fees: None