Grasshopper is leaving the UK

We embarked on a journey to provide small businesses with a professional phone system. As of January 2018, we will no longer be accepting any new signups.

We will help our current customers port their numbers over to another carrier before we officially shut down the service on 30 April 2018.

Doing business in the US? Visit our US site.


Call Barring

Bar Unwanted Calls with a Grasshopper Virtual Landline.

  • Keep track of who is calling you with Call Screening & Announce
  • Identify nuisance callers with ease
  • Bar unwanted callers from your phone via our 24/7 customer support
  • Grasshopper makes call management simple
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Call Screening & Announce

Stay connected with Call Screening and Announce. When you answer a Grasshopper call, you'll have 3 options to choose from:

  1. Answering the call
  2. Sending the caller to voicemail
  3. Hearing the caller’s phone number

You can even choose to hear the caller’s name before deciding. Callers remain on hold, with music, while you decide what to do with the call.

The Call Screening and Announce feature allows you to easily identify nuisance or spam callers, making call barring easy so you can focus on what’s important for your business.

Frequently asked question about call barring:

What are the Call Screening, Call Announce, and Direct Connect Options?
  • Call Screening asks the caller to record their name before placing them on hold and transferring the call to you. 
  • Call Announce does not ask the caller to record their name (recommended).
  • Direct Connect connects the caller to you without any options. If you don’t take the call, your callers won’t be sent back to Grasshopper to leave a message - instead they’ll go to your phone’s voicemail system.
What options do I have when calls are forwarded to me?

By default, when a call is forwarded to you, you have three options after picking up the line. Each option will be announced to you before you begin speaking with the caller. The first option is to press 1 to accept the call. Option 2 will send the caller to voicemail and option 3 will read the caller ID so you can determine whether you want to take the call.

How do I bar numbers from calling me?

Call Screening and Announce gives you the option to hear a caller’s phone number before taking a call, making it easy to track nuisance callers. Once you’ve identified a number you’d like to bar, just get in touch with Grasshopper support and we'll take care of it for you.

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