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Amazon Chime

14 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 101

FreeConference.com

4 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Chime

Because of the consistent and unending inconveniences and difficulties we have had with Amazon Chime, I am not likely at all to ever recommend this solution. Having a call/meeting software solution is essential to our sales cycle because most of our meetings have to happen through a computer, and if this solution is weak then it negatively effects everything. Our prospects have had a lot of difficulty connecting to calls and some meetings have been canceled altogether because of this.
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FreeConference.com

It's great for virtually meeting with people in other cities/countries. It's terrific how they provide so many international numbers for people to use!
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Amazon Chime
7.6
FreeConference.com
High quality audio
Amazon Chime
8.7
FreeConference.com
High quality video
Amazon Chime
8.5
FreeConference.com
Low bandwidth requirements
Amazon Chime
6.0
FreeConference.com
Mobile support
Amazon Chime
7.0
FreeConference.com

Screen Sharing

Amazon Chime
6.3
FreeConference.com
Desktop sharing
Amazon Chime
6.7
FreeConference.com
Whiteboards
Amazon Chime
6.0
FreeConference.com

Online Meetings / Events

Amazon Chime
7.5
FreeConference.com
Calendar integration
Amazon Chime
6.3
FreeConference.com
Meeting initiation
Amazon Chime
8.0
FreeConference.com
Record meetings / events
Amazon Chime
7.7
FreeConference.com
Slideshows
Amazon Chime
8.0
FreeConference.com

Online Events Collaboration

Amazon Chime
8.3
FreeConference.com
Live chat
Amazon Chime
8.7
FreeConference.com
Q&A
Amazon Chime
8.0
FreeConference.com

Online Events Security

Amazon Chime
8.2
FreeConference.com
User authentication
Amazon Chime
8.0
FreeConference.com
Participant roles & permissions
Amazon Chime
8.5
FreeConference.com

Cloud PBX

Amazon Chime
FreeConference.com
10.0
Call reports
Amazon Chime
FreeConference.com
10.0

Call Management

Amazon Chime
FreeConference.com
9.0
Call recording
Amazon Chime
FreeConference.com
9.0

VoIP system collaboration

Amazon Chime
FreeConference.com
9.5
Video conferencing
Amazon Chime
FreeConference.com
10.0
Audio conferencing
Amazon Chime
FreeConference.com
9.0

Pros

  • One of the few things that Amazon Chime does well is scheduling calls with Gmail. It's pretty easy to do.
  • Another thing Amazon Chime does will is basic functions like muting and unmuting the mic and screensharing.
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  • I love the ability to make long distance calls without charge.
  • I was delighted when they added the ability to screen share and show my slides to my customers.
  • I also love that FreeConference.com immediately provides replays of your meetings - in case somebody wasn't able to attend live.
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Cons

  • 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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  • Early on (many years ago), I occasionally had some trouble getting everyone onto the same call. But that's only happened a couple of times many moons ago.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Chime is great for call and video quality. It's pretty comparable to Zoom both in cost and capabilities. It's definitely superior to UberConference and Join.me, both of which are not particularly reliable. I have had call quality and the screen shares freeze up. Also, neither UberConference or Join.me have a video conferencing ability.
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It's consistently reliable and FREE. This is a wonderful resource for small business owners!
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Return on Investment

  • Amazon Chime has been an incredibly cost effective way to add video and conference line services (with screen sharing) to our day to day operations because we have an account for free for being Vonage customers.
  • A pro account only costs $15 a month, and you only need one pro account for a small office. If others in your organization need to join, all you need is a basic account to join. You need a pro account in order to launch and administer meetings.
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  • BEST ROI ever! It's all free and has let me access people globally. Thanks!
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Pricing Details

Amazon Chime

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

FreeConference.com

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details