In the age of voice calling, being able to offer your business customers the convenience of being able to call from any location or mobile phone is essential if you want to stay competitive in your industry. For most businesses, this can be done in two different ways – through Google Voice or through Grasshopper, another service that offers small business owners with their own phone number and other features such as voicemail transcription, call screening and more. What makes these two options different and which one should your small business choose? Let’s find out.
What is Google Voice
Google voice is a product of Google, which is an American multinational technology company. Google Voice is a service that enables the user to make and receive phone calls. The service also allows the users to send text messages. Google voice has been around since 2007 when it was launched by GrandCentral Communications and later acquired by Google in 2009. It has come to be popular with small businesses because it provides voicemail transcription, free long distance, no monthly fees and low per minute rates on international calls.
What is Grasshopper
Grasshopper is a telecommunications company that provides reliable and affordable phone service to small businesses. We offer unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and China. Our rates are competitive with Vonage’s and Skype’s—without requiring any long-term contracts.
Comparisons between the two
If you’re looking for a cost-effective solution to your phone needs, Google Voice offers features that are unmatched by any other phone service provider. With Google Voice, you can use your existing cell phone number, have your voicemail transcribed and emailed to you as an audio file, and have the option of call screening. If you’re looking to save money on calling international numbers or make calls over Wi-Fi and not just from a cell phone, then Grasshopper is the better option.
How these tools can help with your business
Both Google Voice and Grasshopper can help you get things done from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection. Google Voice is a phone service that does everything from making calls to sending texts and managing your voicemail. It’s like having a home phone line with extra features–except it works over the internet.