Amazon Chime vs. Vonage Business Communications

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Chime
Score 6.6 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
Vonage Business Communications
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Vonage Business Cloud is a communication solution aimed at small-midsize companies. It integrates with third party applications, and includes IP-PBX capabilities, video conferencing, and collaboration tools. Pricing starts at $19.99 per month and increases with the amount of phone lines needed.N/A
Pricing
Amazon ChimeVonage Business Communications
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 ChimeVonage Business Communications
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
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Amazon ChimeVonage Business Communications
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Amazon Chime

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Vonage Business Communications
Chose Vonage Business Communications
I am unsure who our previous phone service provider was, but there were occasional downtime and common issues with our hardware. Switching to a cloud solution for phones has been an all-around positive switch over traditional phone systems. Compared to Amazon Chime or …
Chose Vonage Business Communications
Vonage turns out to be a company who has leveraged its long-standing reputation to keep pricing costs down and initial sign-up costs down to acquire new customers.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Amazon ChimeVonage Business Communications
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
7.8
25 Ratings
3% below category average
Vonage Business Communications
-
Ratings
High quality audio8.425 Ratings00 Ratings
High quality video7.625 Ratings00 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements7.220 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile support8.120 Ratings00 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
8.2
24 Ratings
2% above category average
Vonage Business Communications
-
Ratings
Desktop sharing8.124 Ratings00 Ratings
Whiteboards8.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
8.0
24 Ratings
3% below category average
Vonage Business Communications
-
Ratings
Calendar integration7.921 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting initiation8.123 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with social media8.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Record meetings / events8.022 Ratings00 Ratings
Slideshows7.620 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
8.0
21 Ratings
5% below category average
Vonage Business Communications
-
Ratings
Live chat8.121 Ratings00 Ratings
Audience polling7.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Q&A8.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
8.5
21 Ratings
1% above category average
Vonage Business Communications
-
Ratings
User authentication8.617 Ratings00 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions8.520 Ratings00 Ratings
Confidential attendee list8.615 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
-
Ratings
Vonage Business Communications
9.4
5 Ratings
14% above category average
Hosted PBX00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Directory of employee names00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
-
Ratings
Vonage Business Communications
9.4
5 Ratings
13% above category average
Answering rules00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Call recording00 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Call park00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Call screening00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Message alerts00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Mobile apps
Comparison of Mobile apps features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
-
Ratings
Vonage Business Communications
10.0
5 Ratings
15% above category average
Mobile app for iOS00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Mobile app for Android00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
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User Ratings
Amazon ChimeVonage Business Communications
Likelihood to Recommend
7.4
(26 ratings)
2.0
(22 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(9 ratings)
8.5
(10 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon ChimeVonage Business Communications
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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Vonage
Vonage Business Cloud is well suited if you have small or limited IT staff and/or you have many remote workers and little or no on-prem hardware. I would recommend Vonage to small to medium-sized businesses. It would not be well suited to a large organization where everyone works in the same building and the IT staff has servers and staff to manage a VoIP system.
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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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Vonage
  • Eliminates physical phone consoles that can be pricey and unnecessary for staff.
  • Has a companion app that allows you to use your personal cell phone to check messages or make calls.
  • The desktop application is easy to use and has a number of customizable settings so that the app can be minimized but alert you of incoming 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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Vonage
  • They do not take billing support calls. Online chat only. That can be dicey.
  • Desktop app can have some hiccups and there are frequent updates. Sometimes it switches from my headset to webcam for no reason I can tell. Miss the call be for I figure it out.
  • Text messaging does not handle images. Frustrates my clients when they think they can send me a pic of a signed doc or vin# and I don't get it.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
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Vonage
I thought it had very practical and useful usability. It has a clean and simple interface with large fonts that make it easy to read. It isn't particularly difficult, although figuring out some operations may be a bit challenging. For the most part though, it isn't very difficult to use
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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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Vonage
We hardly have any issues with it to where we need to call them. There was a point where our connections across the board were terrible and it held us up in production quite a bit but since then things have been pretty simple and streamlined.
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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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Vonage
We believe Vonage Business Cloud is best for our organization over the AT&T and the Verizon platforms for several reasons including price, ease of use, connectivity, and other options. Since we have implemented this solution along with newer Polycom phones, we have had very few issues with our phones or our phone platform.
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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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Vonage
  • We were able to remove expensive and out of date phones, and replace them with the user's choice of a new phone or Bluetooth, so we saved money.
  • There was training time that needed to be committed for a 50+ person office which reduced productivity for a while.
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