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Amazon Chime

14 Ratings

Skype

1476 Ratings

Amazon Chime

14 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 101

Skype

1476 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Chime

Amazon Chime is a superior alternative to other free video conference/conference call programs. The call and video quality are great, and you can have multiple participants on both video and call. It's well suited for an organization that wants an affordable option for video and conference calls, but may not be appropriate for organizations with limited budgets or those who do very little conferencing.
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Skype

I had an interview with a company that was South East and I am based in Los Angeles. We were able to connect and communicate clearly with Skype. I have also connected with family easily on Skype. This allowed my family to see and understand me better than just with text or phone.

However, I have sometimes been contacted by robot accounts and strangers before that weren’t pleasant conversations.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Amazon Chime
7.3
Skype
7.8
High quality audio
Amazon Chime
9.0
Skype
8.4
High quality video
Amazon Chime
8.7
Skype
8.3
Low bandwidth requirements
Amazon Chime
5.0
Skype
7.2
Mobile support
Amazon Chime
6.5
Skype
7.5

Screen Sharing

Amazon Chime
6.0
Skype
8.1
Desktop sharing
Amazon Chime
6.0
Skype
9.1
Whiteboards
Amazon Chime
Skype
7.0

Online Meetings / Events

Amazon Chime
7.7
Skype
8.3
Calendar integration
Amazon Chime
6.0
Skype
8.6
Meeting initiation
Amazon Chime
8.3
Skype
8.6
Record meetings / events
Amazon Chime
8.5
Skype
8.2
Slideshows
Amazon Chime
8.0
Skype
7.9
Integrates with social media
Amazon Chime
Skype
8.1

Online Events Collaboration

Amazon Chime
8.5
Skype
8.5
Live chat
Amazon Chime
9.0
Skype
9.2
Q&A
Amazon Chime
8.0
Skype
8.3
Audience polling
Amazon Chime
Skype
8.0

Online Events Security

Amazon Chime
9.0
Skype
8.4
Participant roles & permissions
Amazon Chime
9.0
Skype
8.3
User authentication
Amazon Chime
Skype
8.7
Confidential attendee list
Amazon Chime
Skype
8.3

Pros

  • Connecting via the computer - this easy and so simple, just a couple of clicks.
  • Using multiple technologies - Amazon Chime also allows you to use a phone for dial-in audio. I enjoy this as my computer microphone and speakers are not the best sometimes.
  • Scheduling meetings - this is such an easy function for one time meetings or recurring.
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  • I think it is a great too for connecting with family and building professional relationships.
  • I think it is a tool that provides convenience because you can skype whenever is suitable for you.
  • I think it is easily accessible to call and connect.
  • I like that the Skype can be free depending on your needs.
  • Useful to connect to all no matter what system they use Sndroid, PC, or Mac.
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Cons

  • Amazon Chime can be invasive as it pops up on your computer one minute or so before your meeting time.
  • Screen sharing - this isn't a real con as the screen sharing is great, it's at times just really small and hard to view when there are a handful of people on the call.
  • Log in - this can sometimes be a challenge but [it's] not too bad.
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  • The conversation history, although a great feature, sometimes does not save your conversation as expected so you do not have it to reference down the line
  • If you have a window with a bunch of conversation tabs and you try and add a person to a conversation it goes out of that conversation and you have to find it in your tab window again. This is not a big deal but just can be a pain to find the conversation again.
  • When in an email in outlook it would be nice if you could reply all with IM (Skype) for that email. Currently, you can only reply with IM to the sender not the whole email chain.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Skype8.5
Based on 3 answers
I think so far there is no reason not to renew the license. We have been using Skype for a long time and are very satisfied with it.
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Usability

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No answers yet
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Skype9.0
Based on 2 answers
It is very useful in terms of integration the organization and very cost effective for a large organization.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Skype10.0
Based on 2 answers
Whenever I have had issues, they got resolved very quickly. My experiences have been very good with Skype in this regard.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Skype8.0
Based on 1 answer
No, It was implemented by third party
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Alternatives Considered

Chime and Biba are interchangeable to me, both accomplish the same task. We have transitioned to Chime as it was created by Amazon and we support Amazon, so it was an easy decision for us. I do enjoy Chime more as it just seems to work effortlessly. I would recommend it to all.
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Skype integrates with other products like Microsoft outlook better than others. If you are using the Microsoft suite in your organization this product is for you. Other products like Jabber have the chat abilities but they are not as user-friendly and able to manage large chats for an individual per day.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive - easy communication with the chat room feature for all teams (15+) throughout our campus.
  • Positive - user-friendly and easy to navigate so we weren't hindered with the transition.
  • Positive - Amazon Chime allows you to call in via the phone if a computer is not available. We are always on the go and phones are all that are available.
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  • It saves me times and money to work with my partners. I send less emails and save money using the call feature.
  • As the sharing screen is buggy, I have to use teamviewer to work on screen sharing.
  • As it's available for several devices, I use it most of the time on my laptop but when I have to move and need to be reachable, I use it on my Android phone.
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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

Skype

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