Smith.ai Live Chat vs. AnswerConnect

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Smith.ai: The best alternative to AnswerConnect

Costs
Free trial
14 days
No
Price structure
Per chat w/ new leads or current clients
Per minute
Base pricing
Per chat
$149/100 minutes
Starting price
$140/month
$149/month
Setup fee
No
$49.99
Terms of service
Month-to-month
Month-to-month
Capabilities
Staffed by live agents 24/7
Lead qualifi-cation
Lead qualification
Appointment scheduling
New client intake
Real-time Spanish translation
Canned responses & business FAQ
CRM integration
Proactive engagement
Custom branding
Text Answering
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Smith.ai’s Live Chat has predictable pricing and a low starting cost. With AnswerConnect, monthly charges easily add up.

Customers increasingly want to engage with live chat rather than making a phone call, but for smaller businesses with low website volume, starting an outsourced chat plan needs to be immediately affordable. That’s why Smith.ai Live Chat starts at the low price of $140/month (after your 20-chat/14-day free trial) with no setup fee. And we use sophisticated AI technology to assist chat agents in providing excellent service to your web visitors and 100% focus on problem solving, lead qualification, and scheduling new new leads on your calendar.

AnswerConnect charges you a setup fee ($49.99) and their per-minute pricing can be confusing and unnecessarily expensive. Imagine you have a lead that’s fairly distracted on multiple browser tabs: They might take 30 seconds or a minute just to respond to one message. One or two lagging conversations a week could eat up your whole monthly minutes quota.

For predictable pricing, lower starting costs, and advanced AI technology, businesses prefer Smith.ai over AnswerConnect.

THE BASICS!

  • Live chat agents on duty 24/7
  • Appointment & call-back scheduling with calendar integration
  • Payment collection with billing software integration
  • Real-time lead qualification & intake with CRM integration for complete workflows
  • AI technology powers automatic responses, real-time English-Spanish translation, and more.
  • Instant chat transcripts via email. Contacts and chat conversations logged in your CRM.
Text answering
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“Great customer care and functionality. I love using Smith.ai. They do such a great job in following instructions on how I'd like my cases handled. I especially love the fact that I get email transcripts of all chats. I have never had incorrect information obtained (contact info) from any potential clients by Smith.ai. They are very detail oriented!”

Justie Nicol
Nicol Law Offices

"Smith allows us to converse with website visitors and turn them into potential clients. They've made it easier for us to be there at all times, even when we're not. We've worked with other vendors in the past and have found Smith.ai among the easiest to use. They're very responsive, they communicate well, and serve as our front lines for client communications."

Scott Peterson
D'Orazio Peterson

“Simple way to start a great client experience. There are a lot of Chat options available, but this was a no brainer for us because of our great experience with Smith.ai as a company. Everything they do is focused on simplicity. Stuff just works. They make everything easy and have focused on hiring great people, which is evident by the way they treat us as a customer and the people that they chat with on our behalf.”

Brian Waller
Sequel Law

“Love Smith.ai Chat! There is no way that I could staff a feature like that in house with my small business. Smith.ai makes the chat feature available around the clock. I am a lawyer and this feature is great for clients who are nervous or shy about making that initial phone call, or who are up thinking about the problem that they need help with outside of business hours. The Smith.ai Website Chat also integrates perfectly with my CRM/case management software. It has really been a boost to my business. I have tried other companies. Smith.ai is the best!”

Nicole G.
Gorovsky Law

live chat STAFFED 24/7

Starter

$140
Per Month
20
Live Chats
$7/Chat after 20

Basic

$300
Per Month
50
Live Chats
$6/Chat after 50

Pro

$600
Per Month
120
Live Chats
$5/Chat after 120
CUSTOM PRICING IS AVAILABLE. JUST LET US KNOW WHAT YOU NEED!

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We integrate with your software

Contacts and chat transcripts are instantly logged in your systems

Small businesses trust Smith.ai for fast & friendly live chat

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