Number of Web Cam Hosts
There are around 4,300 or so registered performers on XCams.com and around 180 can be expected to be online, even in off-peak webcam hours. This is actually pretty good, especially if you take into consideration the fact that mote of the video chat models are real easy on the eyes and know how to work their skills in private live shows.
Prices on XCams are very convenient and you can find private webcam chat rooms that charge as little as a buck per minute. Unfortunately there is no free chat for non-paying members, so you will need to purchase a credit package before you can convert with the webcam hosts.Credit on XCams.com
Cost on XCams is not expensive at all, even if you choose the smaller credit packages. However, if you're smart enough to purchase more credits at once, you can lower that "not expensive at all" to straight out cheap. While in the smallest package you get less than 2 credits per minute, with the largest package available you will get more than 4 credit for every dollar. That's a huge difference. As I just mentioned, you MUST buy credits prior to chatting and it can be purchased in the following packages:
- XS Package: 45 Credits for $24.99
- S Package: 110 Credits for $39.99
- M Package: 235 Credits for $75
- L Package: 570 Credits for $149.99
- XL Package: 1140 Credits for $249.99
Now I don't like repeating myself, but I know that many of my readers understand things better with basic visual effects, so, here is the information that I've just listed, but in a nice, clear, colorful chart:
As far as taking your cash is concerned, XCams is being very helpful indeed. You can easily buy credit in the following methods:
- Credit Card:
- Pay by SMS
- Pay by Phone
- PaySafe Card
- Huge Discounts for Buying Credit in Bulks
- Subscribe to the Site’s Newsletter and Receive Free Bonus Credits
Types of Memberships and Benefits
There is really only 1 kind of membership on XCams.com. No free chatting before you buy credit, no free peep into the site chat rooms, nada. You must by credit. That being said, from the minute you have credits in your account you can access all the site’s features and will not be required to pay extra for anything.Standard Membership
This is the basic deal for becoming a member on XCams and as I repeatedly said: You can’t get anywhere before paying, so you need to decide if you want to use the site or not beforehand. I don’t like the fact that you cannot chat for free before buying credit. Almost every site I know allows non members to chat for free or at least has free membership for people who want to look around.Cost to Join: Free, just buy credit.
Information Required: User name, valid email, Password, Valid Credit Card (or other payment option).
- Access to Hosts’ Profile Pages
- Audio on Live Shows
- Recorded Live Shows
- Access to Public Chat Rooms
- Access to Private Chat Rooms (which is called 1 to 1 on this site)
- Rate the Models
- Write Comments – About the hosts of your choice.
- Create a Favorites List – Write a list of your favorite hosts, to be used on every visit.
- View Cam Clips
- View Webcam Galleries
The features on XCams are pretty awesome and there are too many of them to list right now. So, I’ve picked a few of my favorite ones and listed them below.User Features
- Host Wish List – This is a REALLY cool feature that lets you pick a gift from a list, send it to the host and then see her enjoy your gift on the private chat room. Gifts include stockings, special toys, gloves and more.
- Favorite List – Add specific hosts to an online list, so you can find them every time.
- User Rating – Rate webcam performers and see how other members rated them.
- Online Counter – See how many hosts are online at any given time.
- Live cam view – This isn't really the right name for this cool feature, but I am not sure how to call it. As you can see on the screenshot below, you have tiny icons which allow you to see the live cams on the main page in various sizes. This is a very nice option which I haven't seen in many other places.
- HD Cams – Not all models have them, but there’s a clear HD icon on those who do.
- Cam 2 Cam – 2 way webcams to get more personal on live chat rooms.
- VideoChat Window Size – Control the size of the video chat and choose 1 of 4 optional sizes.
- Text Size Control – Pick 1 of 3 Text Sizes.
- Free Use of Emoticons on Chats.
I actually like the profile pages on XCams. They are detailed, fun to look at and you can easily move from one profile to the next. Here is part of the info you’ll find on each host profile:
- Personal Data – Nickname, Category, Physical Features, Origin, Star sign, etc.
- Appearance – Physical Features, Hair Color, etc.
- Member Ratings – How Many Stars the Performer Has.
- Description – A Short Personal Description that the Host Has Written.
- When Online – Not Detailed. Can Just State: “Whenever I can”.
- Messages – That the host has Written and That Other Members Wrote.
- Pictures Uploaded by the Host.
- Webcam Video Clips – If the Host Has Them.
You can contact XCams in 2 main ways:
- Live Support – Click on the icon in the FAQ page, but when the Live Support team is not online, you will be promptly direct to the Online Form.
- Send an Online Form – Just click on the Contact Us page.
- Contact the Customer Support via Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Send a Question by Postal Mail to: DNX Network SARL - 25A, Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
The FAQ page on XCams.com is in my eyes a serious weak point. It has no relevant info regarding the site’s features, types of memberships, general specialty, what benefits you receive when signing up – all this critical info that has serious affect on the decision a user makes if to sign up or not. This is especially important because this website offers no free chatting. XCams should definitely pay some attention to this point.
From the homepage of XCams.com you can instantly convert the language of the entire site in to 13 others which might suit you better. These include German, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish as well as English of cause, and by changing the default language, you receive complete translation without losing out on any offers, deals or information. You can also immediately filter the online hosts to only include hosts that speak your language, but don't worry too much about missing out on one of your favorites as most of them are multilingual. Although there are many options on XCams.com that make online chatting easier for European webcammers, US and British users will also enjoy the best of the site without losing anything in translation. The following language are offered on XCams.com:
Pros and Cons of XCams.com
XCams has an impressive selection of languages, a mind-blowing choice of webcam features, some exclusive, and an excellent quality of live chat rooms. The site makes your life easy by allowing you to go from one chat room to the next with no hassle and the cost for those cammers who choose to buy credit in bulks is very tempting indeed.
Finding information about this site without signing up in a hassle and there is no free chat for non-registered member. Plus, you will find it difficult to find contact details or to receive basic answers to basic questions, especially when the live support team is not online.
Xcams.com is an interesting combination of innovation and clumsy structure. The features are fantastic, and the live chat rooms have everything a cammer could ask for, but whoever made this website did not think all the way through and in some respects, it’s not user-friendly at all. I really enjoyed the live cam shows on XCams, but getting around was a bit of a hassle.