Camcontacts.com are a well established cam site, first opening their doors to people like you and me way back at the end of the 20th century. Since then the overall look of CamContacts hasn’t changed a great deal but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. You know what they say ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’.
CamContacts from December 2000
Of course no website is capable of keeping visitors entertained, interested and happy without moving with the times and whilst the design on the CamContacts homepage may not have changed a great deal in well over a decade, thankfully some things have and we shall talk about this shortly.
Let’s get on with the main review, point your browser at Camcontacts.com and click who’s online. One of the first things you will notice is just how many chat hosts seem to be online. By my reckoning at the time of reviewing their appeared to be over 1000 chat hosts online out of a colossal 118,000+ registered. to me, this sounds a little high when you consider ever popular adult webcam sites like webcams.com struggle to get much more than 500 online at anyone time. It’s highly likely that the chat hosts are displayed under multiple categories, thereby bolstering the numbers.
As an unregistered member on CamContacts you are extremely restricted with what you can do, all I could find was free text chat but this is pretty pointless as all you get is a profile photo to look at. Often you will be the only person in the room typing as well. maybe the chat host is there but she’s ignoring you because you didn’t register. Anyway, I wouldn’t recommend it. Bottom line is, if you want naked girls then you are going to have to register.
So is registration fairly painless?
Fairly painless, yes. Although it’s a two step verification process. The first part is just to choose a screen name, choose a password and enter your email address. The second part requires you to enter your credit or debit card details. CamContacts make it quite clear on the registration page that they are taking credit card details purely for age verification purposes and that nothing will be charged to your card without authorisation.
So is it worth it?
Well that would depend on your point of view, in this reviewers personal opinion. Probably not.
You see the issue I have is that even after registering you cannot access anything without spending money. Ok, so you talk in free chat (if the chat host will respond to you) but you could do that before. You can check out the chat hosts profiles although in all honesty they are a bit bland. You can also check out some of the chat hosts photos but they are displayed tiny, not like the hi-res photos you get on some sites.
I guess within all this there are some gems to be found, it’s just I didn’t find them.
Lets face facts though, you have come across a hot, sexy girl on a website somewhere. She has teased you with videos and photos and told you then she uses Camcontacts to earn money on webcam. The chances are you are going to register for free, find her online and spend a few pounds / dollars / euros watching her get naked.
So what does it cost?
You need to be careful with CamContacts because if you don’t pay attention you could spend an awful lot of money very quickly. The payment process basically involves clicking a little grey bar on the chat hosts video chat page. Once this is clicked you will be automatically connected to your chosen chat host. You have the ability to cancel the connection at any time.
Charges vary from chat hosts to chat host and it’s down to the specific host to determine how much he or she will charge. At the time of reviewing charges varied between $1.00 per minute upto $6.50 per minute however many of the amateurs or non-hardcore / fetish rooms were for under $2.00 which is actually pretty good value for live video chat.
You have two options when deciding how to chat, you can either go for open chat (where you share the room with others like you) or private chat (just you and the chathost). Open chat is obviously cheaper than Private.
Content & navigation
Whilst reviewing Camcontacts I found the content to be reasonable, there were a broad selection of chat hosts, most seemed to be European or Russian however I did notice chat hosts from America and the UK as well. A lot of the chat rooms had microphones although I was surprised at how many didn’t. If you have a webcam on your computer you can use the Cam2Cam feature for no extra cost. Aside from the paid chat there wasn’t a great deal else available to capture your attention.
Navigation: Getting around Camcontact is simple, because the design is old skool even the least computer savvy people shouldn’t have any problems using it. Just click the links in the left sidebar and pick where you want to go.
With the current crop of high quality video chat sites around at the moment like Chaturbate.com I find myself wondering how sites like this continue. That’s not to say that this is a bad site, it’s just that there are so many better sites out there to choose from.
At a Glance Information
|Registered Chat hosts:||118,000+||Contact Support|
|Free Video Chat?||No Text Only|
|Private Chat (per minute):||$0.99 – $4.99|
|Niches Available: Multi-niche including Non Adult, Just Friends, Long Term or Marrage, Glamour Girls, Girls Home Alone, Girl/Girl, Hardcore, Couples, groups, Fetish, Tranny, Guys, Gays, Dungeon|
|Models Wanted||Affiliate Program|