If you're searching for business phone numbers or virtual phone systems, there's a good change you've come across Grasshopper and eVoice. As confident as we are with AVOXI's services, we know that no business phone service is the perfect match for every company. That's why we want to review various providers as a way to find the best fit for your business. We want you to make the best decision when choosing your provider, even if it doesn't end up being us-- so if you're looking for an honest comparison and review of Grasshopper vs. eVoice, you're come to the right place.
In this post, we'll go over features, pricing, and compare the similarities and differences between Grasshopper and eVoice. By the end of this article, you'll learn whether either of these providers can be the best for your business. While we're confident that AVOXI's virtual number services deliver exceptional value at an affordable rate, Grasshopper and eVoice can also be considered as you decide your next virtual phone service provider.
Grasshopper vs eVoice Comparison
To get started, we've created a table that shows a basic breakdown of pricing and features for Grasshopper and eVoice. In case you were interested in how we compare, we've added ourselves to the table!
|Starting Price Per Month||$12.99||$29.99||$4.49|
|Multiple Extensions||Unlimited||3 - Unlimited||Add-on?|
|Minutes Included||300 - 4000||Unlimited||0 - 4212+|
|Int'l Numbers||$29.99 / mo add-on||No||Yes, 160 countries available|
|Int'l Calling||Yes, pay-as-you-go||Per request ($500 deposit)||Yes, pay-as-you-go|
Grasshopper vs MightyCall Feature Comparison
Grasshopper's plans all come with the same features-- the only difference is the amount of numbers and extensions that vary with each plan. All Grasshopper plans include:
- Mobile + desktop apps
- Call Forwarding
- Read Your Voicemail
- VoIP + WiFi Calling
- Simultaneous call handling
- Virtual fax
- Custom greetings
- Incoming Call Control
- Call transfers
- Business Phone Number
The Solo plan includes 1 number and 3 extensions, with the Partner including 3 numbers and 6 extensions, and the Small Business plan including 5 numbers and unlimited extensions.
Features that are not included but are available for an additional cost include:
- Business SMS
- Call Blasting
- Read Your Voicemail
- Professional Voice Recording
All the plans have the same features (aside from the eVoice lite plan that does not have inbound faxing) and only differ by the number of users, minutes per month, and amount of phone numbers included.
eVoice's standard features include:
- After Hours Greeting
- Call Blocking
- Call Forwarding
- Call Queuing
- Call Routing
- Call Transfer
- International Forwarding
- Professional Greetings
- Voice to Mobile or Email
- Auto Attendant
- Sequential and Simultaneous Ring
- Advanced Reports
- Call Logs
- Click to Call
- Conference Calling
- Outbound Calling
Add-on / Premium features include:
- Voicemail to Text
- Call Recording
- Web Conferencing
- Business Texting
- Outbound Fax
- International numbers
- Live Receptionist
When making comparisons between Grasshopper and eVoice, it's important to note where they are different: eVoice has features such as the click to call widget and several included numbers in each plan. Grasshopper, on the other hand, offers unlimited minutes in all plans, faxing and email integrations. Both provide 24/7 support, but Grasshopper has an edge in resources with their vast online resources for their users.
Grasshopper vs. eVoice Pricing Comparison
Grasshopper pricing breaks down into three different plans priced at $29, $49, and $89 per month. Some features are available as an add-on for an additional cost, as follows:
- Regulatory Recovery Fee (required): $3.75 / mo
- SMS Activated: $10 / mo
- Call Blasting: $10 / mo
- Read Your Voicemail: $10 / mo
- Professional Voice Recording: $75
- Additional extensions: Plan upgrade required
- Additional numbers: $5 / mo
- Transferred Canadian numbers: $5 / mo
eVoice pricing includes four different plans at $12.99, $29.99, $49.99, and $79.99 per month. Finding pricing for add-ons on eVoice's website is tricky, but we've compiled as much as we could find on various eVoice pages:
- Business Texting: $9.95 / mo / user
- Web Conferencing: $49.95 / mo
- International Numbers: $29.95 / mo
- Outbound Fax: $1.95 / mo, 1 page = ~1 min
- Call Recording: Price not listed
- Voicemail-to-Text: Price not listed
- Live Receptionist: Price not listed
Choosing Between Grasshopper and eVoice
Grasshopper and eVoice offer many similar features, but here's our recommendation: if you're a businesses that only needs 2 users and a few hundred minutes a month, the eVoice Lite plan at $12.99 per month is a solid choice. However, if you're a business that needs more minutes, needs SMS included in your plan, email integrations, and want a large amount of resources to help you with your system, Grasshopper is our pick.
That being said, take the information from this blog post to make the most educated decision for business's unique communications needs as you decide your provider. Since you're here, we encourage you to see what AVOXI has to offer before you make your final decision... we might be a great fit for you!
Interested in Trying AVOXI as an Alternative?
Set up a virtual phone number today and see how AVOXI stacks up as an alternative to Grasshopper and eVoice! Every virtual number plan includes:
- No setup fees, no minimum contracts
- 20+ VoIP business features at no extra cost
- 15 days of free call recording, with affordable extended plans available
- Multiple layers of failover routing so you get the highest uptime possible
- A dedicated support team of VoIP experts available anytime you need them, 24/7
- Global VoIP infrastructure to ensure amazing call quality, no matter where you do business
Try any virtual number plan risk-free!
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