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Grasshopper vs Twilio: What are the differences?

What is Grasshopper? The entrepreneur鈥檚 phone system. Sound more professional and stay connected with Grasshopper, the Virtual Phone System designed for entrepreneurs. Grasshopper works just like a traditional phone system, but requires no hardware to purchase or software to install.

What is Twilio? Bring voice and messaging to your web and mobile applications. Twilio offers developers a powerful API for phone services to make and receive phone calls, and send and receive text messages. Their product allows programmers to more easily integrate various communication methods into their software and programs.

Grasshopper and Twilio are primarily classified as "Phone" and "Voice and SMS" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Grasshopper are:

  • Toll Free or Local Number - local or national presence
  • Unlimited Extensions - for departments & employees
  • Call forwarding to mobile phones - work from anywhere

On the other hand, Twilio provides the following key features:

  • Phone- Phone Numbers API
  • Phone- Convert Text to Speech and Play Audio
  • Phone- Record Calls and Store Them
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What is Grasshopper?

Sound more professional and stay connected with Grasshopper, the Virtual Phone System designed for entrepreneurs. Grasshopper works just like a traditional phone system, but requires no hardware to purchase or software to install.

What is Twilio?

Twilio offers developers a powerful API for phone services to make and receive phone calls, and send and receive text messages. Their product allows programmers to more easily integrate various communication methods into their software and programs.
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          What are some alternatives to Grasshopper and Twilio?
          RingCentral
          Since RingCentral is cloud based, you enjoy the freedom to connect and manage multiple locations, devices and workers within your cloud phone system. You can easily customize users, departments, and call handling rules. No matter where you, or the users, are. You only need a high-speed Internet connection and your phone system is ready to work lightning fast, anytime and anyplace. There鈥檚 no PBX hardware.
          WhatsApp
          It is a cross-platform mobile messaging app for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia. It allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other media.
          Aircall
          Aircall is an app that you can install and setup in a few minutes. It lets you buy one or several phone numbers across the world, add teammates to your dashboard, and place & receive calls on your existing devices. Everything is managed inside the Aircall app.
          Dialpad
          It is a pure-cloud business communication platform that's in tune with the way your team works . Connect your team with a business communication platform that powers voice, video, messages, and meetings across your existing devices.
          3CX
          It is an open standards IP PBX that offers complete Unified Communications, out of the box. Suitable for any business size or industry it can accommodate to your every need; from mobility and status to advanced contact center features and more, at a fraction of the cost.
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          Decisions about Grasshopper and Twilio
          Julien DeFrance
          Julien DeFrance
          Full Stack Engineering Manager at ValiMail | 3 upvotes 33.7K views
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          Twilio SendGrid
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          Authy
          Authy
          Twilio Functions
          Twilio Functions
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          Nexmo
          Nexmo
          #Twilio
          #SDK
          #SMS
          #VoiceAndSms

          Nexmo vs Twilio ?

          Back in the early days at SmartZip Analytics, that evaluation had - for whatever reason - been made by Product Management. Some developers might have been consulted, but we hadn't made the final call and some key engineering aspects of it were omitted.

          When revamping the platform, I made sure to flip the decision process how it should be. Business provided an input but Engineering lead the way and has the final say on all implementation matters. My engineers and I decided on re-evaluating the criteria and vendor selection. Not only did we need SMS support, but were we not thinking about #VoiceAndSms support as the use cases evolved.

          Also, on an engineering standpoint, SDK mattered. Nexmo didn't have any. Twilio did. No-one would ever want to re-build from scratch integration layers vendors should naturally come up with and provide their customers with.

          Twilio won on all fronts. Including costs and implementation timelines. No-one even noticed the vendor switch.

          Many years later, Twilio demonstrated its position as a leader by holding conferences in the Bay Area, announcing features like Twilio Functions. Even acquired Authy which we also used for 2FA. Twilio's growth has been amazing. Its recent acquisition of SendGrid continues to show it.

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          Reviews of Grasshopper and Twilio
          Review ofTwilioTwilio

          Twilio is by far the most complete solution for SMS, its API is extremely well structured. And its integration with rails is pretty straight forward.

          How developers use Grasshopper and Twilio
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          Instacart uses TwilioTwilio

          We use Twilio extensively for voice call routing, for texting. We, in fact, use it for MMS messaging as of recently...We do number masking. So the personal shopper never has your actual number, you call the Twilio number and it routes you intelligently to the customer. And vice-versa.

          Avatar of Kent Steiner
          Kent Steiner uses TwilioTwilio

          Twilio is a service I have experimented with, and given a project with SMS requirements I would choose Twilio to support that.

          Avatar of William Baker
          William Baker uses TwilioTwilio

          For my own phone forwarding system, SMS messaging, and will gladly build such systems for clients.

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          atandy uses TwilioTwilio

          I set up text-message alerts to be sent to me when an error was raised on the web application.

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          Zachary Melacncon uses TwilioTwilio

          Used with BlueMix NodeRed to build an application that sends a text when it's about to rain.

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