In-Depth Comparison

Smith.ai vs. Answering Legal

Compare features and see how businesses like yours can answer calls, capture leads, and serve clients better with Smith.ai’s 24/7 Virtual Receptionists.

Smith.ai Virtual Receptionists:
The best alternative to Answering Legal

costs

Pricing
Per call
Per minute
Cost
$6.50 - $9.50/call
$2.80-$3.55/min
Starting cost
$285/month
$177/month
Setup fee
NO
No
Money-Back Guarantee
14 days
7 day free trial
Spam & sales calls
Free
Free
Post-call wrap-up
Included
Included
Contracts
No contracts
No
Wrong Numbers
Free
Free
Required Deposit
NO
Yes, varies
Overage Cost
$7.50 - $10.50/call
$2.80-$3.55/min

capabilities

Calls answered 24/7
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North America-based receptionists
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Lead qualification
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New lead intake
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Appointment scheduling
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Payment collection
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Call screening, routing & prioritization
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Outbound sales campaigns
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Unlimited FAQ
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Call recording & transcription
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Zip code lookup
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Warm transfer
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Call transfers via SMS & Slack
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Instant call summaries by email & SMS
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✘ Email only
Daily call summaries
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Receptionists make calls for you
βœ” Same per-call pricing. Comes from your #
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Receptionists know caller history
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Spanish-speaking receptionists
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Send follow-up messages
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integrated technology

Call tracking dashboard
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Call analytics
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CSV upload for direct transfer / blocked numbers
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CRM, intake & marketing software
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Calendaring software
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Scheduling
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Invoices and payments
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Zapier
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SMS & Slack
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Take the faster path to growth.
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Affordable plans for every budget.
Smith.ai’s full team of receptionists qualify leads, accept payments, and log call info in your CRM using our custom technology.

While Answering Legal charges per minute, Smith.ai’s pricing is per call, which means your monthly bill is based on call volume, not call length. That way, your monthly costs can be predictable and affordable. Keep in mind that an average call lasts 6 minutes, so for an average call, you’ll be paying much more with Answering Legal than with Smith.ai.Β 

For their plans, Answering Legal lumps in multiple services you may not need or use. Smith.ai, on the other hand, lets you add on the services you know you’ll use, like appointment scheduling. That way, you only pay for the services you specifically need. Plus, Smith.ai offers our customers the option to bundle our other services like website chat answering, SMS answering, and Outreach Campaigns (services that Answering Legal doesn’t offer).Β 

Additionally, Smith.ai provides valuable insight into your callers through detailed call analysis and reporting. We track key data, like caller type (e.g., new lead, existing client, spam), time of the call, priority, and even disposition, to give you insight into the actions taken on your calls. Answering Legal doesn’t advertise any call reporting capabilities on their website.Β 

For growth-minded business owners who care about price transparency, seamless integrations, and robust customizations that deliver the experience of in-house customer engagement and sales development, Smith.ai is the superior choice for your 24/7 Virtual Receptionists partner, over Answering Legal.

Predictable and affordable pricing

We have prices for small to large organizations and everything in between.

Plans starting at

$285
Per month
30
Calls per month
Per-call pricing, not per‑minute
Month-to-month pricing for easy budgeting
No charge for spam calls or wrong numbers
Easy billing with no setup cost or hidden fees
Our agents and AI harmoniously work to meet the rigorous demands of your business.

Trusted by 3,000+ businesses

5.0 stars
4.9 stars
5.0 stars
4.6 stars
Converts callers into clients
Smith.ai is our inbound sales team. Having a trained and personable voice has transformed our ability to answer the phone and convert callers to clients.
Jeremy Treister
Owner, CMIT Solutions of Downtown Chicago

END-TO-END INTEGRATIONS

We play well with your software

Calls, chats & appointments are automatically logged in your systems. Real-time syncing with over 5,000 integrations.
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Take the faster path to growth.
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Affordable plans for every budget.