Number of Models
There are more than 14,000 registered models on Cams.com, so you can always expect hundreds to be online when you feel the need.
Both Guest and Basic membership options are completely free. Guests can see photos from lives chats and check out bios as well as view public galleries. Basic members can do the same, plus interact in non-nude chats, view models’ public galleries and check out fan clubs. Basic members can also add funds to join nude and private chats.
Live chat costs approximately $2.99 per minute, but the price varies according to the credit package you purchase and the webcam model you choose. There are usually excellent discounts, but you can enjoy relatively inexpensive chat shows even if you don’t like to watch the same model over and over again. As always, the price of a live chat depends on many factors, this will give you a general perspective:
- Private 1 on 1 video chatting costs approximately $3.99 per minute on average, but there are chat rooms which cost less
- Public Video Chat – this is the same idea as a private video chat, only with additional members sharing the experience with you. This costs between $0.99 to $5.99 or a little more, depending on the model.
- Spy Cam Mode, where you can see another user’s show, costs $2.99 per minute
- Group Live Shows are offered for a special fixed rate of $9.90 for the first 10 minutes. If the show continues after this time and you feel like staying, you will be billed $0.99/minute.
- Party Chat rates are available between 3:00 and 6:00pm and they are only $0.99 per minute
Usually on adult webcam sites the more you buy the less you pay. On Cams.com this is not true, credit goes for a standard rate of $1, no matter how many you purchase. These are your options:
Cams.com offers members all kinds of shows. You can watch 7 types of live performances: Cam 2 Cam, Free Chats, Private Chats, Nude Chats, Tipping Chat (version of Free Chat), Voyeur View, and Party Chat. Many webcams streams are HD and of course, all of them have audio. There’s a mobile site and recorded shows as well.
Paying for Videos
The definition of "videos" is prerecorded live chats and shows. The quality of these depends on the models, but you can usually find nice clips that are worth your time and money. Watching a recorded live chat session is not cheap starting at $4.99, which is pretty pricy for a service that is really no match for an actual 1on1 live show.
Fan Club Cost
It's always nice to join a model's fan club, this too comes with a price. Joining a performer's Fan Club is $14.99 for one month only or $10.99 per month for 3 months (billed at approximately $32.97). This will give you access to 10% off the model’s live shows and free access to her recorded videos.
There is no surprise when you discover that when it's time to pay, the site can be extremely helpful. There are many methods which can be used when paying for services on Cams.com, for example:
- Credit Cards
- Direct Debit
- Mail payment
- Fax payment
- Pay by Mobile
- Free Chat Rooms
- Buzzmode shows at $0.10 per click
- $15 in Free Credits for New Members
- 10% off all live shows, 5 free recorded shows per month for Premiere Members
- Receive 5 recorded shows FREE when you buy $100 worth of credit
- Receive 1 recorded show when you sign up for a Basic membership
- Private chat with a model for just 30 minutes and receive a FREE fan club membership
- Party Chat rates only $0.99
Types of Memberships and Benefits
There are 3 basic types of membership on Cams.com which range in price and benefits. Here is a quick list of the various options you have when signing up:
You won't be surprised to discover that a basic membership offers the fewest advantages, but it is still fun. As a free user you can still watch private shows and access most features, and for those of you who only use chat rooms occasionally, this membership is really all you need. However, if and when you run out of credits, some models restrict chats for members without an account balance.
Information Required: Username, valid email. If you want to purchase credits, you will need to set up your payment information (refer to Payment Options).
- Enjoy unlimited free chat room access
- Watch all live shows, for payment
- Join fan clubs, for payment
This type of membership is the easiest way to save money on Cams.com. It may cost a bit per month, but if you're frequently using the site, it is worth singing up:
Cost to Join:
- 1 Month for $14.99
- 3 Month for $32.97, which is only $10.99 per month
Information Required: Valid email, password, credit card info.
- 10% off all videos
- Special attention from the models
- Instant notification when your favorites are online
- Free gallery access
- Watch 5 recorded shows a month for free
- Contact models directly
- Priority Customer Support
Becoming a VIP member provides some serious advantages on Cams.com, but while this is a free membership, not many are able to join this exclusive club, because it is only open for webcam users who spend more than the $300 per day limit that you have on the Premier Membership. Cost to Join: Free
Benefits - All the Premier Membership benefits PLUS:
- No restriction on video chat time
- 25 Free recorded shows
- 6 months free Premiere Membership once you upgrade to VIP
Cams.com is a veteran video web cam website, but surprisingly, there are few exclusive features. Sure, you still get all the standard options, but there is nothing that's really unforgettable or a "must-have".
- Photo Galleries – Featuring the webcam models doing all sorts of interesting things.
- Instant Notifications – Which tell you when a specific cam host is online.
- Vids – Basically the same as recorded shows that you can watch on your own free time, for a price.
- Members' Bio Pages – Where members are free to upload their personal information.
- Favorite List – That includes webcam models you like and want to watch again.
- Fan Club – See above. Gives you special discounts for specific hosts and their online content.
Video Chat Features
- Cam 2 Cam – View a webcam performer while you too are visible on your webcam. You MUST have a webcam for this option.
- HD web Cams
Users who find the desktop site cumbersome and want to continue chatting with their favorite webcam models “on the go”, can use the Cams.com mobile version. It's pretty professional and can be accessed from any smart phone.
The Cams.com models’ profile pages could possibly be more organized. They are full of useful facts, but they look as unorganized and the information isn't really listed in any clear fashion. The data you can find on their personal pages include:
- About the Host – Some general information added by the model about herself.
- Awards the Webcam Host Received
- Number of Fans
- Turn-Ons and Turn-Offs
- Physical attributes - physical features, ethnicity, etc.
- Kinks and Fetishes
- Unique Physical Traits – Tattoos, for example.
- Live Show Previews, these are snapshots taken from private shows. Not especially wild, but they give a good indication of what the model really looks like.
- Links to Private Chat, Fan Club, Recorded Live Shows and Cam Show Pictures. As the profiles are not very organized, these are sometime hard to find, so to save you the trouble of looking, we will tell you that they are located on the left side, right above the "My Schedule" section.
Cams Exclusive is where Cams.com shines! Members can watch fresh talent auditions for a coveted spot on the Cams.com roster of webcams. The shows are hot and you can watch newbie cam girls, guys, and couples for a two hour live event, each week. Do they have what it takes? You be the judge.
Contact by email through the site. Just fill in a quick form, pick the topic of your inquiry and wait for a reply. You can also get in touch with the site directly at [email protected]
The FAQ pages are quite helpful and even provides a quick list of "Top Questions".
Cams.com is only in English, but the models speak many other languages. Models speaking the following languages can be found, but it doesn’t guarantee that the model of your choice will speak your preferred language:
- Chinese (Mandarin)
- Chinese (Cantonese)
Pros and Cons
On the plus side, Cams.com is a professional webcam site that features all the live shows you could want and does not neglect the basic features such as galleries, recorded shows and HD webcams. You get a large variety of performers from all over the world, convenient search tools and you have the option to view shows on Cams without disappointed.
Cams.com is still a bit more expensive than some of its competitors but still needs to work on its appearance and performance. While webcam features are good, they are far from great and the site as a whole needs be modernized.
I like to visit Cams.com for the same reason I get my coffee at Starbucks. Sure, it's slightly pricier, but I know exactly what I'm getting, there are no unpleasant surprises and I can be sure that it will always be excellent.