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RingCentral vs Grasshopper

VoIP vs Virtual Phone System Comparison

Virtual vs VoIP

Grasshopper is a virtual phone system which means you use what you already have and what you’re already paying for. Grasshopper uses your existing phone line (mobile, landline or both) to re-reroute incoming calls to any line you want. RingCentral is a VoIP provider which means customers’ voice data is sent using internet protocol, rather than a traditional telephone network.

Both options will save you a lot of money on phone calls – especially international calls. However, one option might be better than the other depending on your needs. To make a decision, think about the number of employees using the technology, the devices you’ll be making and receiving phone calls on and the features you want.

We compare Grasshopper and RingCentral below so you can select the best option for you.

What are some key differences between RingCentral and Grasshopper?

What are some similarities between RingCentral and Grasshopper?

How much does it cost?

It’s hard to compare the cost side-by-side as the plans and pricing are structured differently. For instance, Grasshopper’s plans are structured around minute use. Where you call and from what device doesn’t affect cost at all, making it easy to keep track of your costs.

RingCentral is a little more complicated. The plans are structured around minute use, however, you have to pay attention to outbound minute use and inbound minute use.

Grasshopper
Pay As You Grow RAMP GROW MAX
£10 /month £20/month £30/month £150/month
0 minutes (pay as you go) 1,000 minutes 2,000 minutes 10,000 minutes
100 extensions 100 extensions 100 extensions 100 extensions
Fax & Voicemail Fax & Voicemail Fax & Voicemail Fax & Voicemail
RingCentral
Entry Standard Premium
£8/month/user (annual contract) £13/month/user (annual contract) £18/month/user (annual contract)
100 outbound minutes /month/user to mobile, landline and fax 750 outbound minutes /month/user to mobile, landline and fax 2000 outbound minutes /month/user to mobile, landline and fax
250 inbound minutes month/account to freephone & non-geographic numbers 1000 inbound minutes month/account to freephone & non-geographic numbers
N/A unlimited extensions unlimited extensions
N/A internet fax internet fax

Choosing the best option for you

Grasshopper and RingCentral both offer a great phone system solution for your business. When it comes to choosing the best provider for your business, think about the integrations, minutes and features you need. It’s also important to consider where you’ll be making and receiving calls (international calls vs local calls) in addition to the devices you use most.