In-Depth Comparison

Smith.ai vs. Arise

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 Arise

costs

Pricing
Per call
Per call
Cost
$6.50 - $9.50/call
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Starting cost
$285/month
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Setup fee
NO
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Money-Back Guarantee
14 days
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Spam & sales calls
Free
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Post-call wrap-up
Included
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Contracts
No contracts
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Wrong Numbers
Free
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Required Deposit
NO
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Overage Cost
$7.50 - $10.50/call
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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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Daily call summaries
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Receptionists make calls for you
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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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Affordable plans for every budget.
Smith.ai’s highly trained receptionists use AI technology to personalize calls, qualify leads, and book appointments. Arise’s processes and IVR system are outdated and impersonal.

Smith.ai’s receptionists offer personalized service: We qualify leads, schedule appointments, intake new clients, accept payments, do warm transfers, and make calls for you. We aim to go above and beyond with our services, like providing call recording and transcription (something Arise doesn't offer) so you have all your call information readily available at any time. Arise’s service offerings are vague and minimal, but more importantly, their receptionists are all private contractors, which means the quality will vary. Plus, your number will be ported through an IVR, which is too impersonal for most businesses.

Arise is also vague about prices on their website β€” vague pricing usually means high pricing, plus complicated fees. Most businesses need a monthly cost estimate to start using an outsourced receptionist service. Smith.ai has flat per call charges, with no surprise, setup, or cancellation fees, and no contracts. And since we only charge for calls you want (not sales pitches, spam, or wrong numbers), it’s simple to calculate costs, time saved, and even your marketing ROI.

Lastly, Smith.ai uses AI technology to improve the caller experience, your satisfaction, and even the happiness of our receptionists. The moment the phone rings, our system gives the receptionist your business information, so they can focus on excellent service, not searching for details. Plus, our platform integrates with your calendar, billing software, CRM, marketing platform, and intake forms so you get caller data when/where you need it. Arise has their own schedule management tool called Starmatic, which means you work with their system rather than them working with yours.

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 Arise.

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.