I am looking for an inexpensive 800-number. I would like to forward it to my cell phone, but get professional sounding voicemail if I don't pick up. (I could change my voicemail message, worst case.)
My goal is to allow users to easily contact me on the phone, without publishing my cell number.
I use Grasshopper for my own business and RingCentral for my customer's business. They both are fine for what I need but if there was an easy way to move my 800 number to RignCentral I would do that in a heart beat. Grasshopper's portal/dashboard is friggin confusing and real PITA (yes, even the new one!). RingCentral's on the other hand is very intuitive and has lot's of tutorials and walk-throughs.
My advice - go with RingCentral
ANY long distance company can give you an 800 number for about $5-$10 a month. It can ring to any number you tell them, and you can change where it rings (the "Ring To Number," or RTN) whenever you want.
You can compare toll free service providers to find the inexpensive and suitable service.