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.

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Virtual Receptionist for Your Business

Sound Professional and Stay Connected at a Low Cost

Virtual Receptionist
  • Automatically answer calls with a professional voicemail greeting
  • Direct callers quickly and easily to people or departments with multiple extensions
  • Forward calls to any number on any phone
  • Show a professional appearance even if your business is small
  • Save the expense of hiring a receptionist
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Grasshopper – a Virtual Receptionist for Your Business

Save time and money with Grasshopper virtual receptionist services. Grasshopper is a virtual phone system that handles all of your inbound calls the same way a receptionist would. The only difference is that the Grasshopper phone system is a lot less costly than hiring a live receptionist to handle your calls.

Virtual Receptionist Services Allow You to Easily:

  • Automatically answer calls with either a professionally recorded greeting from our voice studio or a recording of your own
  • Direct callers quickly and easily to people or departments with extensions
  • Address common caller issues immediately
  • Show a professional appearance even if your business is small
  • Provide information automatically so you don't have to

What Service Levels Exist?

As with other phone service models, you can start small and work your way up. Unlike “traditional” phone services, virtual providers rarely require you to sign up for a multiple year contract and most plans are based on the number of minutes used. Although you can customise services to your needs, there are three broad categories of service:

Call forwarding.

Call forwarding takes a phone number and forwards the call to your phone. Small business owners find this useful because forwarding to a mobile is convenient, and a virtual 0800 number can make them appear like a large organisation.

Call scheduling.

Call scheduling works in two different ways. With this service, you program the forwarding to reach different numbers at different times of day, or to forward through a series of numbers until somebody answers. Both are good for businesses with multiple employees, especially if they spend a lot of time off-site.

Caller menus.

Caller menus or custom greetings sound just like an advanced phone tree. The caller first reaches a message that gives them options depending on their specific needs. Even if all the options lead to the same phone number, this can start every caller’s experience with your business off on a professional footing.

Additional features make your life easier.

Many switchboard free phone systems like Grasshopper come with features such as voicemail transcription, call forwarding with extensions, custom main greetings, fax to email, and more.

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Here's what a few of them have to say about Grasshopper

I am now a huge fan of Grasshopper… truly saved the day (and my sanity). carolyn-appleton-jpg Carolyn Appleton Carolyn M. Appleton, Inc.
Having a phone number on our site increased conversion of site visitors to sign ups and paid users! allan-branch-jpg Allan Branch LessAccounting