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- Amazon Chime was included in the Vonage Business package we subscribed to. We are still new to this program and still learning its capabilities. The fact that we can jump to and instant video conference, we can have private teleconferences outside of a group conference, we can text or email others outside of the call group while on a conference call and much more.
- (Amazon Chime should not be confused with the banging app chime.com as they are not related in any way. )
- There is nothing complicated about this app. You don't have to search for a logon telephone number or code. You generate that in real-time and invite the participants to the meeting. Once you "invite" a contact, they are in your contact list.
- I have used Amazon Chime as a basic conferencing app. Initially, we used it as a pay per use option to test it out. We liked this approach because we were able to pay for the options that we wanted to test without making a considerable commitment ahead of time. We loved the results so much that we went to using it full time.
- While we use it between departments, the primary purpose of this app is used for external communications with clients. We like to use the video features; however, we have found it useful for even voice conversations. What we like best about the software is that it is simple. We also like the fact that we can integrate Amazon Chime with other pieces of software. Currently, we were able to install the Amazon Chime plugin into the Slack app and have enjoyed a great deal of success with it.
- While we have not made a move yet but we are exploring the idea of moving all of our telephony options to Amazon Chime to run through AWS. The only challenge that we have faced was that early on, we seemed to see a lot of lag in the video, and the quality was poor. We soon discovered that the issues were actually on our end and had nothing to do with Amazon Chime itself.
- Amazon Chime has an easy to use interface that is not as clutter as some other conferencing apps.
- Amazon Chime can integrate with different software such a Slack, which makes it easy to make to stay in one tool while I am working.
- It does not have wide adoption yet so outside customers are unsure about about it.
- Easy to use--it is easy to train people on the functionality required to host conference calls or webinars.
- I would like to see a feature to allow people to pre-register for web-conferencing. There has been at least one incident in which no one showed up to a webinar. I don't know if no one intended to join, if something was wrong with the invitation, or if there was user error on the organizer's end.
- Quick Response
- Shows Availability
- Constant Updates
- Sometimes it's a little too basic and simple
- I've come across multiple times where notifications won't go away even after viewing all unread messages
- Requires a lot of updates
- The screen sharing aspect of Chime is very useful when attempting to demonstrate functionality to our remote users.
- Using Chime as an instant messaging app between our workforce is extremely helpful.
- It is quite simple to send an invite and have Outlook manage the appointment. Then Chime automatically calls you when the appointment is about to start.
- Most organizations seem to use different applications and Chime isn't one of the major players yet. Therefore, it is difficult using it across companies.
- The application seems a little "heavy" when using video. Maybe a little redesign might help.
- The contact list should be integrated into Outlook.
- Very simple custom URL for easy sharing. No long dial in, participant codes, international numbers.
- No software to download for either party, probably the best reason to switch. People hate when you invite them to a meeting and then you first have to download the software. Many companies block their employees from downloading outside software.
- Manage Team. It is very easy to manage the users on your account, add, delete. This is a huge time saver.
- I believe that Chime could have an easier interface. It certainly can be more intuitive when navigating around the software. Can be fixed by a simple call to action like Start, End here is my number and URL.
- Customer service is a bit of a crapshoot. Some of the people at Amazon are wonderful, others treat you like your a two-year-old navigating a computer for the first time. I just need simple answers to simple questions.
- Marketing. No one knows about Amazon Chime so when you send someone an invite, they always question it to make sure I didn't send them an incorrect URL.
- The one thing Amazon Chime has going for it is it is backed by its top tier web services platform. Amazon Chime may not have the market share yet, but it has the visibility and commitment from its development teams to be a mainstay in conferencing for the foreseeable future.
- Amazon Chime offered a very easy to use interface that is friendly not only through the desktop application but the web and mobile interfaces.
- Amazon Chime offers a variety of ways to allow first-time users to join meetings. Either through standard invites and meeting ID's etc. It is easy to get new people, customers or first time/one time users involved, collaborating and contributing.
- Amazon Chime does have a feature to chat within the conference room with the audience but does not offer the function to select a specific user and private chat them. This could pose some issues when trying to ask questions to the presenter but not wanting it to be public. If this function exists, it's not easily identified.
- It would be very beneficial for Amazon Chime to be an industry leader in allowing cross-platform integration without full software downloads. It would be nice to be able to see one of these major companies allow to join through any platform such as Microsoft Teams, Slack, WebEx etc.
- Amazon Chime could afford to develop some additional plugins to allow users to quickly escalate into a conference. Such as Teams plugin or connector, Microsoft Outlook or even apple!
- 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.
- Amazon Chime is not user friendly. People who we have meetings with who have never used Amazon Chime regularly have difficulty connecting to the call, especially if the call is international.
- You have to download Amazon Chime to share your screen. When we need our prospects to share their screen for a product training, asking them to download a meeting software is awkward and not smooth.
- Audio and video quality is very good
- Easy to sign on and start conversations, other tools I've used sometimes can be confusing or don't always work properly.
- Sometimes people are confused because they don't necessarily know or understand what Amazon Chime is because they haven't heard of it. However, they trust the "Amazon" brand, so once they click and sign in, things are fine.
- Great call quality! The conference line is crystal clear.
- Strong video quality. We've never had problems with the video conference feed cutting out.
- The app is pretty user friendly and easy to use.
- Easy to send invites and to give teammates the ability to schedule calls/video conferences on behalf of another account.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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About Amazon Chime
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.
As part of Amazon Chime, Amazon Chime Voice Connector is a service that carries voice traffic over the internet and scales to meet capacity needs. This allows users to eliminate fixed telephone network costs and simplify their voice network administration by transitioning it to the AWS Cloud.
Amazon Chime call me: With Amazon Chime call me, users simply enter their phone number in the web application and answer the incoming call to join a meeting.
Join Meetings with Alexa: Users can simply say “Alexa, start my meeting”, and Alexa gets the meeting started using Alexa for Business’s functionality with Amazon Chime.
Incoming Web Hooks: Developers can configure their applications to use incoming webhooks to post messages into Amazon Chime chat rooms.
Chat Bots: Users can create custom chat bots in chat rooms. Participants can interact directly with chat bots to provide access to corporate applications and information, and to automate common tasks.
Switch Between Devices: From the Chime application, users can switch active calls between mobile and desktop devices without interrupting the conversation.
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