Camfrog Video Chat User Reviews

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Really good soft"

    March 12, 2012  |   By spanky324

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.1.156

    Pros

    The interface should be familiar to anyone who has used any messaging software.
    High-resolution video support
    Works behind most firewalls and routers

    Cons

    Little slow

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great tool"

    February 3, 2012  |   By Otmane-EL-RHAZI

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.1.156

    Pros

    Very useful and great gadget.

    Cons

    A bit slow.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "its a good product, been going for years"

    January 17, 2012  |   By tonylowery

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.1.156

    Pros

    enables me to maintain contact with certain friends

    Cons

    none I'm aware of although dont use often enough to really give opinion

    Summary

    Always pleased with CNet and just download updates when prompted, dont have to worry about security risks etc. Total trust in CNets integrity. Thanks

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Unique Program"

    December 19, 2011  |   By DirtyMousey

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.1.151

    Pros

    Multi-video chat rooms are great!
    Audio chat capabilities while in the room are also great for open mic nights/karaoke, and discussions.
    There is private chat features: Send photos, video, audio or 1 on 1 video calling (and can use while in a room)
    Different country servers to choose from, you can meet people from ALL over!
    Mac OSX and PC versions
    Moderators in rooms most of the time to keep annoying users out
    Increased security to keep minors OUT of the rooms
    Frequent Updates to the program with new features!

    Cons

    It is pricey for those of you who got pro after 2010. They have always charged a $49.9 fee, however now it's per year as opposed to a lifetime fee. This may turn off some users from going pro, and I have noticed (since i've been on since 2003) that the user count of pro users is severely reduced.

    This is really the only negative aspect, but I've still been seeing people purchase pro licenses anyway.

    Also, customer service isn't the best when it comes to issues. I've only ever had to email them a few times. I did get a replacement code once, with ease, but another time I emailed for issues with the actual program connection, I received no response ever to my emails. Also some of their admins can be testy when you ask about updates, they're not exactly the most "professional" but you really don't need to email that often.

    Summary

    It's a great program, it's unique with it's multi-video environment (icuii doesn't quite match it), lot's of great features, and you get to meet lot's of interesting people. A bit pricey today, but that's the economy for ya! and this is a business, and for it to stay on it's feet it has to find ways to do so.

    Also, I would rely more on other users for program assistance versus emailing camfrog directly, at least as much as possible. They are more willing and responsive, because they tend to care a lot about their users who come int their rooms. (Most of these users pay for rented chat space with no income in return, so they do take the time to ensure the visitors are taken care of.)

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  • 1.0 stars

    "expensive and Unusefull."

    December 2, 2011  |   By orlynchoco

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.1.151

    Pros

    let me think!

    Cons

    expensive just for chatting, I think there are plenty of free beters programs.
    used to be good program for video chat, now if you want it $$$$$.
    loosing tons of users, you now log in and all rooms are empty

    Summary

    The truth, do not pay for this, this is a program that will soon stop working, you may end up buying a key for camfrog, and another for paltalk, same crap.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "this product sucks as free product."

    October 28, 2011  |   By bigpimpjc69

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.1.146

    Pros

    none, i have nothing good to say about this software.

    Cons

    video view is only 30 sec.

    Summary

    would not download again or recomend to anyone.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Free version is very limited."

    October 19, 2011  |   By waviness

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.1.146

    Pros

    None in the free version.

    Cons

    The free version only allows one camera at a time for less than a minute at a time.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "software was good until pal talk purchase"

    October 14, 2011  |   By Byte_This

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.1.146

    Pros

    a great way to interact with people from all over the world

    Cons

    the company was purchased by pal talk customer service is terrible,
    the security is horrible it's a breeding ground for hackers that will get into your system and steal your code

    Summary

    i enjoyed the software up until they deactivated my code and when i made attempts to fix this problem in good faith along with proof of purchase i got a generic response and they hide behind the T.O.S. to justify their actions. they take your money and take the code you purchased back if you have been hacked robbed of your code buyer beware. and now you have to pay yearly for a pro code talk about scams i was under the impression these company's were legit

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  • 1.0 stars

    "An Online Scam (prerecorded videos)"

    October 14, 2011  |   By caddzooks

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.1.146

    Pros

    Easy to get your cam secretly recorded

    Cons

    After you pay the subscription fee, you find out that you've been taken.

    Summary

    You may have noticed many reviews are being posted here containing nothing but gibberish. That is being done by the software vendor or people acting on its behalf, to 'scroll' the negative reviews so they are not as easily found or seen.

    This is a warning about Camfrog, and you should also know that this information was provided to federal law enforcement and the DOJ in the US.

    Contrary to what its Terms of Service stipulates, Camfrog knowingly allows users to broadcast prerecorded videos on their webcams.

    Most of those videos depict other Camfrog members and customers, and were secretly recorded without the knowledge or consent of the people appearing in the video.

    Recently, Camfrog changed its software so that users of the 'free' version cannot view other users cams for longer than 10 seconds in adult-only video chat rooms.

    While Camfrog claims that was done to discourage use of the adult-only portions of its service by minors, the 10-second limit on viewing cams also serves another more nefarious purpose, which is that it prevents potential Camfrog Pro customers from learning that most of the adult-oriented 'action' they see on cams in Camfrog's adult-only video chat rooms, are not live webcams, but rather, pre-recorded videos.

    So, Camfrog is actually engaging in a scam operation that involves allowing users and operators of video chat rooms to broadcast prerecorded video, for the purpose of enticing users of the free version of Camfrog to purchase a Camfrog Pro subscription.

    Because users of the free version of Camfrog cannot view a user's cam for longer than 10 seconds in adult-only video chat rooms, it is easy for them to be fooled into believing that the cams they do view for only 10 seconds show live users on cam, rather than what many of them actually are, which is pre-recorded video.

    We have compiled and documented hunreded of cases where abuse reports were filed against users that were broadcasting prerecorded video on their cams (most of which were plainly-obvious), yet Camfrog and its so-called 'abuse team' did absolutely nothing about them.

    In some cases, the same video footage is repeatedly broadcast over and over, every day, and in spite of how obvious it is, Camfrog still refuses to do anything about it.

    We have sent letters to the US DOJ and have offered to give them access to the documented cases which clearly show that Camfrog is engaged in an online video scam, for the purpose of luring paying customers to its service. We are very confident that once the truth has been fully-exposed about this online scam, it will be shut down or blocked in the US and EU.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "lunaticojaguar"

    September 13, 2011  |   By lunaticojaguar

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.1.146

    Pros

    interesse comum comunicar com varias pessoas.

    Cons

    gosto de conhecer pessoas trocar ideias e gosto de gente de mente aberta.

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