Number of Web Cam Hosts
There are thousands of hosts registered to Chaturbate.com, but don’t expect them all to be online at any given moment. At off-peak chatting times you can find as few as 20 active video chat rooms and even at the best of times, it’s hard to find more than 100 or so. Chaturbate hosts are 100% amateur. But hey, we can’t complain when it’s completely FREE, right?
Cost And Billing
No need to prolong the discussion on this one: Chaturbate is free. Free to use, free to broadcast, free for all. However, private chatting will cost you. It is easy to find chat rooms according to how pricey they are, by using the link at the bottom of each page. Price range from 6 tokens per minute to 90 tokens per minute, and that is quite a range, so make sure you double those price tags before booking someone for a private session.
You can also earn free tokens by doing one of the following things:
- Bring friends to the site. You get up to 10 tokens for each buddy who joins. Well, they don’t need to be actual buddies you know, acquaintances are also welcome. You get 500 tokens for friends who end up broadcasting themselves, as long as they earn a minimum of $20.
- Get tokens for broadcasting your own web camera
- Get 200 free tokens by upgrading your membership (see more about this in the Membership section)
- Get 200 free tokens for increasing your spending limit
Credit on Chaturbate.com
You don’t need to buy credit on Chaturbate credits because, well, I hear an echo: It’s FREE. However, you are encouraged to tip the performers and these are the token packages that are currently on offer:
- 100 tokens for $20.99
- 200 tokens for $20.99
- 500 tokens for $44.99 (this is the best offer)
If you increase your spending limit on Chaturbate, you will have access to the following packages:
- 750 tokens for $62.99
- 1000 tokens for $79.99
- 2025 tokens for $159.99 (a large amount of tokens and a big save)
Chaturbate is free, so there is actually no need to pay. However, if you decide to upgrade your membership or by tokens to tip the hosts, the following payment options are possible:
Visa, Master card, Discover
CC Billing Options
- Free 200 tokens when upgrading your membership
- Free tokens for bringing friends to the site
- Unlimited free chat
Types of Memberships and Benefits
There are 3 types of membership on Chaturbate: Guest, Standard and Premium, there is also a Fan Club option which will be explained later.
Being a visitor on Chaturbate is not a bad option at all. You can get a lot of chatting done and browse many of the site’s areas, but if you want to really get into this cyber chat community, you will need to sign up.
As a Guest you can enjoy the following:
Cost to join: FREE
Information required: None
- Unlimited Free Chat Room access
- Text Chat with Performers
- View Members’ Pics
- Broadcast your private web cam feed
- Control chat and color options
- Access to Message Board
- Use Multiple Cam features
Premium Membership (AKA Supporter)
This type of membership is the only upgrade available on Chaturbate. The site refers to it as becoming a supporter. There is a monthly fee with not that many added benefits. The best benefits however, are the extra tokens (a onetime gift) and the full screen mode, which is great. Please note, you have the option to continue as a standard member and buy tokens.
Information required: None, unless you haven’t paid yet, in which case you’ll need a credit card
- All benefits given to standard members and:
- Get 200 free tokens ($20.99 value)
- Use the full screen feature
- Customize Chat Font and Color
- Use private messages
- Remove ads
Users have the option to join any model’s fan club. The cost to join a fan club ranges between $5.99 and $20.99 per month and allows you to access the hosts videos and photos in addition to added benefits and special attention, as you are highlighted in the chat room you chose to be a fan of.
Chaturbate are convinced that they offer the best deals available (and they do offer good deals). They advertise a chart showing all the benefits they offer in comparison to some of their competitors. This is the chart
There are some nice basic features on Chaturbate.com, this was a nice surprise. They won’t make your head spin or anything, but most free adult cam sites have very few features, if any, so it’s impressive to have the good basic features.
- Message Board
- Performers Picture Galleries
- Live Show Snapshots
- Send and Receive Private Messages
- Webcam Blogs – If you’re into reading adult stories, Chaturbate.com certainly has some great options for you. Simply scroll down to the bottom of the chat page (as show in the screenshot below) and you will see some very interesting blogs written by the live cam models
Video Chat Features
- Pop out – Open the Chat Window in a New Browser
- View Chat in Full Screen Mode
- Adjust Volume
- Change Chat Font
- Change Chat Font Color
- Broadcast Your Own Web Camera Feed
- Spy on Cam - Chaturbate.com allows users to spy on other users' private shows. In the past all hosts offering spy cams were listed under a single category. Now you just see who's on private and click on their show. From what I've seen, they all allow Spy mode. The screenshot below shows how it looks like.
- View Multiple Cams
- Send Emoticons
- See who is also watching the show with you
- Location and number of viewers – this is an exclusive fun feature which appears on the general chat room page. Under each Host there are 2 indications – one states the current location worldwide and the other the amount of time the Host has been online and how many guests have visited the chat room. Below is a screenshot, this is a great feature that allows you to see where the Host is from and how many viewers have visited before you.
The Host profiles are not very exciting on Chaturbate, as not much time is spent filling them out. This is disappointing in comparison to other aspects of the site. This is a screenshot example:
The information that can be found on a Host profile (if filled out) is:
- Number of followers
- General Bio Info
- Last Broadcast
- Location (there is an option to also choose ‘Planet Earth’)
- Languages the Host speaks
- Photos – usually this means screenshots of the Host’s shows
- The Host’s contest stats
The only way for you to get in touch with the Site’s Customer Support is through an online Help Form, which you fill out and send in. There is no option to call.
Chaturbate has a detailed, albeit short, FAQ page located under the Customer Support link at the bottom of each main page. The location and information in the FAQs have been improved.
Chaterbate.com is offered in 13 different languages. Choose your preferred language at the bottom of the screen. Languages offered include:
Pros and Cons of Chaturbate.com
The best feature is that the site is FREE! And no credit card information is required. The site also give money to top performers.
The availability of hosts online depends on the webcam users and fluctuates often. A limited selection and quality of hosts are available at times. When dealing with real amateurs, you have to rely on their taste and they are at times tasteless.