Compare Smith to ReceptionHQ MyAssistant

Longer free trial, no hidden fees

Smith ReceptionHQ
Free trial 30-day 7-day
Cost $4.50/call $3.60/call*
Pricing Per call Per minute
Setup Fee None $50
Usage prepayment None $50
Call transfer Free $0.50/transfer
Text messages Free $0.20/message
Appointment Scheduling Free $49 one-time fee

*assuming average call time is 3 minutes

ReceptionHQ's MyAssistant service does not provide appointment booking functionality for free. With, text messages and transfers are free. We don’t charge for wrong numbers or spam calls. We charge per call, not per minute. receptionists work smarter with better technology — meaning lower prices, a one month trial and no extra fees for you. Whether you try for a month or a lifetime, it will cost less than ReceptionHQ.

Straightforward Pricing

There are no confusing fees to deal with. Smith offers the same high quality receptionist service for every professional.

US Based Agents

Smith hires U.S. based receptionists who specialize in keeping your clients happy. Greet your clients with a familiar voice.

Call Intelligence

Our answering service uses machine intelligence to collect and summarize call information for you and your business.

— Smith gives you —

A longer free trial period

Per call, not per minute

No hidden fees

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Questions? Answers!

What allows to integrate with multiple calendaring platforms?

Unlike most other services, does not have proprietary appointment or calendaring software you are required to use. We pride ourselves on being flexible, and we like to keep things simple. We integrate the best calendaring software solutions embeddable widgets into the tools our virtual receptionists use to answer your calls. This simultaneously avoids the time-consuming headaches of calendar migration and eliminates the need for you to share personal information like usernames and passwords (a very bad idea indeed). We offer simplicity and security!

What calendar software works with

Calendar integration with ReceptionHQ requires using their software, MyCalendar. At Smith, We can integrate with nearly all popular calendaring services including Calendly, Google Calendar,, and Square Appointments. Additionally, We are diligently working to extend our integration support to many more platforms. (Is yours not on the list? Let us know!)

How is the service different?

ReceptionHQ offers different plans, each devoted to either message taking, voicemail, live receptionist service, or appointment setting. The MyAssistant plan includes live receptionist service and appointment setting (for an additional setup fee), but at a per minute rate, with the option to transfer calls and send text messages for an additional charge. We offer all of these features — including scheduling appointments and live transfers— in one service, for no additional cost. Our receptionists will even transcribe voicemails received after hours!

Will You Transfer My Calls?

Yes, we will. We offer live transfer of calls for free! When an urgent or high priority call comes in, your Smith agent will attempt to connect you directly. If you are not available, we will send you an instant call summary via SMS or email. We can also help you set up automatic transfer for nights or weekends.

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