SLYNUMBER vs Grasshopper: Which is better for your business?

Grasshopper and SLYNUMBER are two services that offer second phone numbers for people to use. Grasshopper prides itself on serving entrepreneurs and small business owners looking for a professional and unified voice system with features like custom greetings, extensions, call forwarding, and voicemail transcription.

Get your number
Port your existing number
Roaming fees
No SIM card
Messaging apps*
Dating apps*
Social media*
Financial services*
Calls and messaging
*SLYNUMBER can be used to activate and verify the above mentioned apps, whereas VoIP numbers cannot.

You can also use your Grasshopper number to text your audience as well. Finally, the customer service at Grasshopper is fantastic, and you will be able to speak to a customer service member if you have any questions in a matter of minutes.

SLYNUMBER allows users to get a second phone number on their personal devices as well. The main difference between both products is the price. As of 2023, you can get a second phone number from SLYNUMBER for $2.99 a month, and that includes texting. Meanwhile, Grasshopper is going to cost you around $17 a month (with taxes you are looking at around $25) for their True Solo plan.

Make the switch - bring your existing number to SLYNUMBER!

For the same price, you can port your existing number to SLYNUMBER. For more information about our porting process click here.


Pricing and plans

We are always transparent about our pricing. No hidden fees - ever!

3-Month Base Plan


Total billed: $8.99

Upon purchasing this plan, the following items are included:

Unlimited inbound calls
Unlimited inbound texts
100 outbound credits
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Annual Plan


Upon purchasing this plan, the following items are included:

Unlimited inbound calls
Unlimited inbound texts
100 outbound credits
Choose plan


$10 for 1000 credits

This is a one-time purchase.

1 credit equals 1 text message
1 credit equals 1-min
phone call
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Frequently asked questions

Do I need to purchase additional credits?

Your subscription includes unlimited inbound text messaging and phone calls, as well as a 100 outbound credits. You may need to increase your outbound messaging credits depending on your usage. Note: 1 credit= 1-minute phone call, 1 text message, or 1 picture message.

Can I use SLYNUMBER for online banking?

Yes. SLYNUMBER is a real mobile number, just like a phone number from Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile, and can be used for all online banking services and apps. Additionally, it can be used for texting apps, online dating, shopping, Craigslist, and more.

Can I use SLYNUMBER outside of the US?

If you already have a SLYNUMBER account and the app downloaded onto your phone, you can use our service internationally for SMS and personal calls as long as you have a data plan or wifi connection. This is a great way to avoid any roaming fees while traveling abroad.

Can I use my SLYNUMBER for international calls and messages?

No. SLYNUMBER can only be used to make calls and send messages to US or Canadian numbers.

Can I choose my area code?

Yes. SLYNUMBER offers all area codes in the US, so you can keep your phone number private. However, availability varies.

Why can't I find SLYNUMBER in the Apple App Store or Android Play Store?

SLYNUMBER mobile app is only available within the US and Canada and can be downloaded on iPhone (iOS devices) and Android devices. If you are currently outside of the US or Canada, you won't be able to use our service

How is SLYNUMBER different than a business phone service?

SLYNUMBER is different than business phone services in that it is an app that lets you choose a local phone number to make phone calls and send text messages. You can still take business calls and customer calls from your cell phone but without subscribing to a phone plan from a service provider. Use SLYNUMBER for the call management of all your business needs/business communications and ditch the landline