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.


Voipfone vs Grasshopper

Virtual Phone System Comparison

What is a Virtual Phone System?

A virtual phone system (like Grasshopper’s) uses what you already have: an existing phone line such as your mobile or landline. A virtual phone system re-routes your incoming calls to another line of your choosing.

For example, you can direct calls made to your office to be automatically forwarded to your mobile, so you don’t miss a beat. You also have the option to keep your existing phone number or purchase a new business or vanity number so you can differentiate between incoming work and personal calls.

What is a Virtual PBX Phone System?

Voipfone offers a cloud-based VoIP phone system for businesses. This technology combines PBX functionality with VoIP technology. It works by connecting incoming calls to any (or many) extensions over the internet. At the same time, the extensions can have their own incoming numbers for direct calls.

This phone system solution cuts down on telephone bills because you’re using an internet connection you already pay for.

What are some differences & similarities between Voipfone and Grasshopper?



Choosing the best option for you

Both Grasshopper and Voipfone offer a great phone solution for your business. When it comes to choosing the best option for your business, think about the type of phone calls you’ll be making and receiving – and on what device you need to place calls.

If you’re a growing business and expect a lot of international phone calls, across all devices, Grasshopper is probably the safest bet for your budget. However, if you don’t anticipate high call volume and are a local business, Voipfone’s minute packages offer more flexibility.

£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
500 minutes 1000 minutes 5000 minutes 10000 minutes
£5.70/month inc VAT to UK landlines £11.10/month inc VAT to UK landlines £52.80/month inc VAT to UK landlines £102/month inc VAT to UK landlines
£48/month inc VAT to UK mobiles £84/month inc VAT to UK mobiles £360/month inc VAT to UK mobiles £420/month inc VAT to UK mobiles
International calls to landline 1.8p per minute inc VAT
International calls to mobile 10p per minute inc VAT
£1.20 inc VAT per month for each extension. (800 extensions max)