OpenPhone vs Google Voice

Google Voice is a consumer product.
OpenPhone is built for professionals and entrepreneurs.

Why Google Voice customers move to OpenPhone

We reached out to customers who switched from Google Voice to OpenPhone to find out why. If you use Google Voice, their answers will likely ring true for you.

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"We switched over from Google Voice and OpenPhone's UI is so much more thoughtful and geared toward productivity. We're loving the new support for multiple users on our team, how easy it is to add additional phone numbers, and the new web / Android apps."

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Jonathan Barkl

Co-Founder and CEO @ AirGarage

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"I first signed up for OpenPhone to get off of Google Voice for their poor call quality and buggy app. I was instantly happy with my decision back then because OpenPhone just worked. Fast forward to today; I could not be happier with my decision to move to OpenPhone. Reliability has remained exceptional, but more importantly, the feature set available to my business now far outweighs that of Google Voice."

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Nicholas Bently

Founder and CEO @ Merus

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"After using Google Voice, I appreciate that OpenPhone is made specifically for business. I enjoy that every interaction with a customer is available in a single thread. Google Voice has call history, voicemail, and messages spread out across 3 different tabs, making it hard to stay on top of things. I love the feature set (recording calls, the custom way of setting up a contact, the way the mobile app is slick and intuitive) of OpenPhone and the constant improvements. It's great that my business phone provider is growing with me."

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Daeshawn Ballard

Founder and CEO @ Real Estate Optics

Professionals at the world's leading companies choose OpenPhone for their communications

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Feature comparison

See the key features OpenPhone has that Google Voice's free version doesn't offer.

Features

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Google Voice

Unlimited calling

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SMS, MMS

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Voicemail to text

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Set business hours

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Additional phone numbers

$5 per number

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Number porting

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Call recording

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Unified inbox for calls, messages, voicemail

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Dedicated Block numbers

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Block numbers

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IVR (phone menu) with extensions

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Team messaging

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Group text messaging

Up to 10 contacts

Up to 7 contacts

Auto-replies

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Snippets

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Slack integration

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Zapier integration

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CRM integration

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iOS and Android apps

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Web-based apps

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Last Updated: April 2021

The Google Voice alternative made for businesses

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The modern phone platform

  • All communications in one thread

    Google Voice spreads calls, messages, and voicemail across three different inboxes. OpenPhone has this all in one thread.

  • Set business hours

    Add business hours so after-hour calls go to a dedicated after-hours voice greeting.

  • Streamline incoming calls

    Missing out on auto-attendant or call forwarding options with Google Voice? OpenPhone lets you provide a seamless experience.

Shared numbers for your team

  • Work together as a team

    OpenPhone lets your team call and text from a single number. Your team can call from the same number at the same time.

  • Stay on top of all communication

    Using OpenPhone, you can see the sender for each call and message. You can also see in real time when someone is typing.

  • Get multiple numbers

    Google Voice lets you have one US number. OpenPhone gives you the option to have many local (US & Canada) or toll-free numbers.

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Easily manage your work contacts

  • One book for all your work contacts

    OpenPhone is the Google Voice alternative that comes with a dedicated business address book.

  • Send a specific contact to a teammate

    No need to take screenshots or copy & paste numbers anymore.

  • Improve every touchpoint

    Add custom properties and notes to your contacts in OpenPhone that you can use during conversations.

Connect to tools your team uses

  • Simple but powerful automation

    Use our Zapier integration to take repetitive tasks off your plate and get hours back.

  • Keep your team updated

    Auto-post relevant feedback and other notifications on your Slack channels with the OpenPhone Slack integration.

  • Quickly import your contacts

    Easily add your business-specific contacts from Google Contacts or upload your contact list from anywhere else.

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Port your Google Voice number

Want to move your Google Voice number (or from anywhere else) with you to OpenPhone? Here's what you need to know.

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Unlock your number

Google Voice charges $3 to port a number anywhere else. Porting is free on our end. Fill out our 1-minute form and we'll help you every step through the porting process ->

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Your number stays intact

Your phone number will work with Google Voice until the port date. From there, your number is officially on OpenPhone.

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Explore OpenPhone

Try OpenPhone for free with a temporary number so you can confirm the platform is a good fit before you move your number over.

The most business-friendly phone platform

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We’re here to help

Need help getting started or have any other questions? Our dedicated customer support team is ready to help and wants to know what additional features you'd like to see. We're always adding new features to OpenPhone.

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The #1 business phone

OpenPhone is the #1 rated business phone on G2. Check out all the reviews on their site along with all the amazing reviews for the OpenPhone mobile app.

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Get started quickly

Sign up and start exploring OpenPhone in less than a minute. Customizing your phone menu, voicemail greeting, and anything else you need to successfully manage your business calls and texts is easy.

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