MightyCall or Talkroute?
When assessing the virtual telephony market, Talkroute is sort of like Grasshopper-lite. The systems are very similar, and Talkroute touts their use of the PSTN (public switched telephone network)—which is also the backbone of Grasshopper’s call connections. The majority of competitors on the market use a strictly VoIP-centered approach, which means a call’s quality depends directly on your internet connection. (MightyCall uses a bit of both to give you options depending on your location.)
Talkroute’s pricing plans
Talkroute’s plans are $19, $39, $59, and $99 a month (MightyCall’s are $19, $49, and $99):
- The $19 plan only supports 1 user and 1 number, so core functions like call transfers and ringing multiple phones or devices simultaneously aren’t present. You don’t even get an auto-attendant with this plan. It’s basically just a second business line with unlimited minutes.
- Once you’re up to the $39 plan, which supports 3 users, there are still core functions M.I.A. Customizable call flow? Nope. A call directory so callers can easily find the extension they need? Nope. Call analytics to see how your company is performing? Nope.
- Essentially, you’ll pay $59 just to get a virtual phone system with comparable power to most on the market. And for that money, you get 3 numbers, 10 extensions, 1,000 text messages, and unlimited minutes .
|Price per month||$ 19,99*||$ 19**|
|Minutes Included||1 000||Unlimited|
|Price per minute||0,02||0,03|
|Local or Toll-free numbers||2||1|
|Existing number transfer||Yes||$10|
|Customizable call flow||Yes||No|
|Webphone for In/Out Calls||Yes||No|
|Social Media tracking||Yes||No|
|*Basic plan||**Basic plan|
No matter how much you pay, you can’t get features like:
Those features are all dynamic enough to visibly influence your business; we aren’t talking about periphery features that only would be useful in specific situations, but MVP features that most in the industry charge extra for.
On MightyCall’s $50 plan, you get 5 numbers, unlimited extensions, unlimited texting, and admittedly, *only* 5,000 talk minutes included (that’s over 2 and a half hours a day on average), but you also get all the features on Talkroute’s $59 plan (and even on their $99 plan) and more for less money. There simply isn’t a choice here at all.
If you want a plain old call forwarding number without any extra oomph, Talkroute isn’t bad, but if you want an actual virtual phone system with useful features, it won’t deliver results for you like most other virtual phone systems.
MightyCall was more flexible and better value than Grasshopper, and allows our business to be mobile and the team to work virtually, which is our main goal. Because our business is 99% internet-based, we don’t need a fixed location nor the costly infrastructure that includes fixed phone systems and staff needed to man the phones, as all these add to our operational costs.
By being able to route calls by pressing one or pressing two, we found that calls were being more accurately routed. So we positioned MightyCall to redirect reservation calls to our call center, and handled all informational requests ourselves. MightyCall saves us up to six times what it costs us. That’s a no-brainer for me.
I took over the company in 2016. The year before, they were paying Verizon over $700/month for a phone system that had to be installed and maintained in their office. I got the exact same “system” from you for $24.95/month (800#, multiple lines, patch directly through to remote numbers, individual messaging, etc.) My calculator doesn’t have enough space to show the percent savings )
Pick the right plan for your business
Get a 50% discount on MightyCall for your first month.
If you already have a virtual phone number, we can port it in for free so you can keep using it.
All plans include
Unlimited Text Messaging
Customizable Call Routing
Available \ DND status
Voicemail to Email
Caller ID & CNAME