Port your existing phone number for free.
Already have a great phone number? Easily transfer it to Grasshopper for free!
Get all the benefits of the Grasshopper phone system, without changing the number your customers already know and love.
What is number porting?
How to port a number:
Transferring your phone number to Grasshopper is no problem.
You'll be assigned a temporary number to use while you set up your Grasshopper system.
Port Your Number
We'll provide you with a transfer form to start the process.
Once we confirm the number port went through, you’re ready to go!
The benefits of porting a phone number
Explore Grasshopper's features:
Desktop + Mobile Apps
Stay connected with Grasshopper on your desktop, iPhone or Android device.
Get your voicemails transcribed so you can read them without having to listen to the message!
Simultaneous Call Handling
Take calls from multiple people at the same time so no one hears a busy signal.
Record professional messages that welcome your customers when they call in.Learn more about Custom Greetings »
Keep your finger on the pulse of your business with detailed call reports.
Live US-based receptionists can help answer your Grasshopper calls!
Provide updates and quick replies via text messaging on your business number.
Use your internet connection to make and receive calls when cell reception is poor.
Have incoming faxes delivered as PDF attachments right to your email inbox.
Incoming Call Control
Screen callers, block calls and set up custom schedules for your business hours.
Business Phone Number
Choose from our inventory of vanity, local, or toll-free numbers. Or port your own for free!
Route business calls to your personal phone or to another team member.
Set up a voicemail for business calls and get MP3s of your messages through email.
Give employees or departments extensions with their own call forwarding rules.
Place callers on hold and even transfer them to another number when needed.
Automatically send a text to new callers when you can’t answer their call.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can port any eligible number that you own, whether it's mobile, landline, virtual, local or toll-free. However, if you're porting a number associated with a cell phone, and you would like to continue to use your cell phone, you will need to reach out to your carrier to obtain a new number. Grasshopper will need a phone number to forward calls.
Grasshopper is a virtual phone system that provides a number of great features, but you still need a service provider, over whose network your calls will be made. If you are porting in a number that is currently associated with a physical phone and you would like to continue to use that device, you will need to reach out to your carrier to obtain a new number for that physical device. Grasshopper will need a phone number to forward calls.
It varies depending on your situation and the service through which you currently have the number. A couple business days is common, but it could take up to two weeks. We know waiting is tough, but it’s worth it!
You sure can. Once you submit your transfer request, we take it from there and work with your current service provider to handle everything. And of course, your number is yours to keep, even if you decide to change again in the future.
Porting your number to Grasshopper is free. However, be sure to check with your current service, for any port-out fees they may charge.