Amazon Chime vs. Sangoma Switchvox

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Chime
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Amazon Chime is a communications service from Amazon Web Services with a built-in VoIP solution. Amazon Chime can be used for online meetings, video conferencing, and business calling, and features pay-as-you-go pricing.
$0
per minute
Sangoma Switchvox
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Switchvox is an IP PBX supporting business phone systems, allowing users to simplify communications down to one solution delivered on-premise or hosted in the Cloud. Switchvox Cloud is a fully-featured Unified Communications (UC) solution designed for SMBs, featuring presence, instant messaging, conferencing, and mobility, for a monthly rate starting at $19.99. Switchvox was developed by Digium and now owned and supported by Sangoma since the 2018 acquisition.N/A
Pricing
Amazon ChimeSangoma Switchvox
Editions & Modules
Business Calling - Inbound
$0.002216
per minute
Business Calling - Phone Numbers
$1
per number per month, US Only
Meetings - Pro
$3
*per user per day
Meetings - Basic
Free
Business Calling - Outbound
Country Dependent
per minute
Business Calling - Receive Text
Free
US Only
Business Calling - Send Text
Country Dependent
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon ChimeSangoma Switchvox
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details*up to $15.00 per user per month
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Features
Amazon ChimeSangoma Switchvox
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
10.0
26 Ratings
22% above category average
Sangoma Switchvox
-
Ratings
High quality audio10.026 Ratings00 Ratings
High quality video9.926 Ratings00 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements9.921 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile support10.021 Ratings00 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
9.2
25 Ratings
14% above category average
Sangoma Switchvox
-
Ratings
Desktop sharing10.025 Ratings00 Ratings
Whiteboards8.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
9.6
25 Ratings
15% above category average
Sangoma Switchvox
-
Ratings
Calendar integration10.022 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting initiation10.024 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with social media8.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Record meetings / events10.023 Ratings00 Ratings
Slideshows9.921 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
10.0
22 Ratings
17% above category average
Sangoma Switchvox
-
Ratings
Live chat10.022 Ratings00 Ratings
Audience polling10.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Q&A10.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
10.0
22 Ratings
18% above category average
Sangoma Switchvox
-
Ratings
User authentication10.018 Ratings00 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions10.021 Ratings00 Ratings
Confidential attendee list10.016 Ratings00 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
10.0
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Sangoma Switchvox
-
Ratings
Video conferencing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio conferencing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Video screen sharing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant messaging10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.5 out of 10
Sangoma Asterisk
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Score 8.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Score 9.5 out of 10
Sangoma Asterisk
Sangoma Asterisk
Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprises
TeamViewer
TeamViewer
Score 8.3 out of 10
Sangoma Asterisk
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Score 8.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Amazon ChimeSangoma Switchvox
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(27 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(9 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon ChimeSangoma Switchvox
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
Amazon Chime is well suited for online video and audio meetings, IMs, and conducting training sessions using a whiteboard. It can be integrated well with Google Calendar and Microsoft outlook. With Amazon Chime mobile app you can attend meetings on the go as well. Meetings can be locked so that only legitimate participants can join the meeting. Amazon Chime is less suited in case you want meeting transcripts as well for your meetings. Given that Amazon Chime is not used by a larger audience so your client or customer may face some difficulties in join the meeting or accessing some of the features of the Chime.
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Sangoma
Really Digium Switchvox is a great product, it's more of an overall service and it's great. Starting at the phones, I think they're well engineered, from button placement to make call handling a breeze, bright status indicators and programmable keys that keep things simple, and a clear back-lite screen, to light up those late night support calls. I've watched the web management interface grow into a gorgeous, friendly, informational tool that gives me a system that can do 95% of the things my customers request. The only times I've seen it as less appropriate is when it comes to the more budget restricted. I've always believed you get what you pay for, and Digium Switch provides a lovely packaged, turnkey product, that doesn't require an expert to maintain once installed. On top of that, you're paying for the service. I can speak from experience, and countless support calls, that Digium Switchvox's support is second to none. They're efficient, intelligent, friendly, and professional, I've never had a bad experience, keep up the great work!
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Chat tools, video calls, on spot meeting invite[s] easy to create and use.
  • Ability to record any meeting and automatically downloads the meeting recording after ending the meeting.
  • UI is clean and easy to navigate around Amazon Chime.
  • Ability to invite outside guests easily using Amazon Chime without any issues.
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Sangoma
  • Allows us to forward phones internally or externally.
  • Allows us to set up our favorite contacts to sync up on telephone screen for quick calls.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • More simplified dial-in numbers. The PIN for our conference line is long and easy to mistype.
  • You do not have to download the Chime app in order to join a conference, but if you want to do anything beyond join (schedule a conference, participate in a group chat, control participants), you have to have the app downloaded and installed. The app that you have to download in order to launch a conference is a memory hog, and slows down a computer's boot up time.
  • The add-in for Microsoft Outlook is particularly clunky. It helps you add scheduled conference calls/video conferences to your Outlook calendar, but it can cause Outlook to crash, and creates a really slow open time for Outlook. If you can avoid downloading the Outlook Add-In, I would.
  • No built-in screen sharing capabilities.
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Sangoma
  • I've installed quite a few of these systems for a number of customers, and I've found a number of times having access to the second Ethernet port on some of the larger systems, and the ability to do some sort of static routing, and firewall functionality. I would love to have the ability to connect one port to the carrier's cpe router, and the other port to the customer's network.
  • I've worked with Voip products for a number of years, and various asterisk iterations. I'd like to see more access to the asterisk cli for troubleshooting, and/or potentially some sort of shell access.
  • I'd like to see the Digum Switchvox phones have vpn functionality. It would be great to deploy a field office with a pre-provisioned phone that automatically connects back to the corporate network via a secure vpn tunnel from most internet connections. Currently we either use a softphone, manually program a Cisco phone that does have the capability, or deploy an semi expensive router that support a secure tunnel. It would be much easier to sell a customer on a remote office and a fancy Digium phone, if they didn't need the extra hardware.
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
They were very supportive in answering all of our questions when we had problems. Their in-person calls but their support site also had a full set of information that can answer a good portion of your questions before you have to pick up the phone. But when you, you will get good service.
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Sangoma
I have not had to use Support yet, so I did not rate this. I have not had to reach out for anything.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
Better than Skype for Business in terms of loading the application onto your device. Skype had crashing issues always and those are comparatively low when using Amazon Chime. Amazon chime is fast and easy to work with while collaborating and setting up meetings. The audio and video quality are better than Skype for Business.
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Sangoma
I've installed, and maintained a number of different phone systems over the last few years, including nationwide level Voip service providers relying entirely on custom built Asterisk systems, to SOHO systems connected to cloud level services. So far Digium Switchvox has been one of my favorites when it comes to ease of use, customer service, and over all reliability. While there are a few things I'd like to see done a little differently, updates are released frequently with fixes, and new features.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • The positive ROI is Amazon Chime helps make our sales reps more professional in their calls leading to an increase in closed/won deals.
  • Amazon Chime has increased overall morale across our sales team because it has greatly improved our call processes when compared to other tools we've used in the past.
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Sangoma
  • Ease of forwarding calls when out of office has been a life-saver.
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