ImLive.com Review - An Adult Webcams Site with Class
ImLive is one of the oldest and most trusted names in the live video chat industry, for both adult and non-adult purposes. ImLive.com has millions of registered members and over 80,000 regularly active live chat cams, out of which over a 1,000 are active at any time, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.
Aside from great quality video chat, ImLive.com - the winner of both AVN and YNOT awards 2 years in a row - flaunts advanced video chat options which other adult cams sites can merely dream of, like in-chat recording, webcam zoom and control, webcam model specific discounts for their loyal fans, and many more goodies on which we'll tell you more in this adult cam review.
ImLive Gallery Page
Class and Restraint alongside Great Adult Webcams
From the moment you log onto the ImLive.com adult webcams site, you get the feeling that you are in a special place. That you have stumbled onto a site that is a little different. With more live chat cam sites you load the homepage and are immediately bedazzled with bevvies of busy beauties tempting you with their wares. While this is not always a bad thing, it can, at times, come across as quite cheap. Something seedy and dirty. At ImLive.com they understand that a live adult chat cam site doesn’t need to be crass and in your face.
First impressions need to be good, especially in a fast paced industry such as adult webcams. The impression you get from logging onto ImLive, is one of quality, class and distinction. As you can see, the site immediately offers a wide range of services and by utilizing adds and by utilizing a file image to separate the different sections, it keeps a professional and businesslike appearance. Each one of the left centre links takes you to a different selection of live adult cams, be it free adult chat or recorded webcam shows and videos.
Easy Navigation and Advanced Search
ImLive.com is very easy to navigate, despite it's huge variety of options and features. The top menu is always available for you whenever you need to get somewhere.
One of the nice options ImLive features is the advanced webcam host search which is very easy to use, and allows you to filter webcam hosts and access a single gallery which shows every model you might be interested in.
A Cam Site for the People, Everywhere
IamLive is available in a multitude of languages which makes it readily accessible for people around the world.
- English (US and UK)
Free Video Chat with Gorgeous Cam Models
On ImLive, it is not possible for guest users to take part in the live adult webcam chats. Free users can watch the live webcam shows, but their involvement is strictly one from the sidelines. This is nothing unusual, and one should certainly not be discouraged from browsing the site a little more. There are plenty of things that can be done even on a free account that surpass even the ability to chat.
One thing that guest users can do which is view the chat session in full screen mode. Even better than that, is that you as a user, even a guest user, have the ability to zoom in and pan around the room, and control the brightness and contrast of the live webcam stream. This reviewer has never seen such an advanced ability before on any other free adult chat web cam site.
Free Video Chat with Cam Control
Signing up for the ImLive Adult Webcams
The site is definitely worth signing up for (it's 100% free!), but the true benefit of an account is of course the private shows. For those, you need to have credits in your account. Registered members with zero credits enjoy the same level of shows as guest users, with a few added bonuses.
- Unlimited Chat with the live adult webcam models.
- Add free cam chat models to your favourites list.
- Receive emailed notifications from the model
- Messaging services built into the site.
A credit card is not required to create a free user, and it's as simple as 1-2-3; choose a username, type in a password, and write down you email for verification purposes.
Free Signup Page
Your ImLive Account and Member Page
Once you've created a free account or login with an existing account, you arrive at the member page which opens up a variety of colorful and tempting options for you, like a menu of webcam chat model categories, various deals and opportunities, your favorite models, your credit balance (if you have any) and other features open for you.
One of the most attractive features is the "Cash Back" promotion - which guarantees that every day 12 members will receive back their cash spent on ImLive credits that day.
Free Signup Page
Buying ImLive Credits for Adult Webcams
In order to top up your account with credits, you can just log in and either go to the ImLive credit screen within your profile, or do so via any of the credit top up buttons that are dotted around the site. Credits are purchased in predefined batch amounts, that increase in $25 increments for a flat rate of 1 ImLive Credit for $1.
The site offer a number of attractive bonuses including free Happy Hour credits for just topping up, and a guaranteed bonus when you make your first credit purchase - if you purchase 75 credits or more, you get a bonus of 25 free Happy Hour credits - which makes the " 75 ImLive Credits for $75 " the option with the best value for you.
Payments are made with Debit or Credit cards, including Visa & Mastercard. All payments are processed by default through a secure third party server hosted by the well-known and respected CCBill.com, but you can also choose to have your payment processed by Epoch.
Credit Purchase Options
ImLive Paying Member Options
Once you have topped up your account you are in a position to start spending you credits. Credits can be used in a number of ways
- Live Private Shows – The classic private live webcam shows.
- Recorded Shows – Recorded sessions of past adult cam shows.
- Happy Hour Shows – Reduced priced private shows. Happy Hours run on special Happy Hour credits, and any regular credits spent here are refunded in Happy Hour Credits. You also get a guaranteed 4 minutes of one on one time with the happy hour adult web cam model of your choosing.
All the paid video chat options open up more possibilities, like streaming your own cam for the host to see you, taking snapshots of the cam show, or even recording the full show or parts of it for future viewing. Note how options change once you enter the private chat - right here in this screenshot, below the video chat window on the left:
Member Adult Video Chat
Besides spending credits, there are other fun things you can do and find on the site which include:
- Giving ‘Credit Gifts’ – There are small virtual gifts that you can send a live adult webcam model during a Happy Hour show.
- Image Galleries – Models can upload their own images to the site for your browsing pleasure. That are split based on what membership level you have. So the real saucy live web cam chat images are reserved for those with IMCredits loaded onto their account.
- Profiles – Models have a detailed profile that they can complete which allows you to create a good picture of the live web cam model before you enter a free webcam show.
When using the site, there are various membership levels that can be unlocked
- Silver Member – When you purchase credits for the fourth time, you automatically become a silver member which entitles you to a range of exclusive benefits.
- Gold Member –Once 1,000 points have been accrued, a silver member automatically becomes a Gold member, and thus opening another set of bonuses and features
- VIP Member – If you manage to accrue 10,000 points, you become a VIP member and are effectively afforded the keys of the kingdom. Live adult webcam discounts, specials and services that will make your dreams come true.
Extensive and Elaborate Cam Model Profiles
The profile of an adult webcam model can tell you a great deal, and allows you to understand what the model likes and dislikes before you go into the live webcam chat which means you stand a greater chance of having a wonderful show experience.
- About me
- What turns me on
- What turns me off
- My expertise
- My appearance
- I love ImLive Video Chat because
- and so on
In addition to that, you can see a photo gallery of the model, join her discount club, see the awards that this model won, and much more.
Host Profile Page
Adult Webcam Show Costs and Special Discounts
The cost of private shows are determined by the model themselves and can range from anywhere between $0.98 a minute up to around $5 a minute. Through experience on the site, the show price does not guarantee a certain or rather a heightened quality.
Cam Show Waiting Room
It is possible that certain live web cam hosts offer or give discount codes that reduce the price of a show. This code can be entered before the show starts, but it is usually the case only with webcam hosts that charge $1.98 per minute and more. Furthermore, if you're up for at least 30 minutes worth of a cam show, you will get a 20%-30% discount for committing to a certain length of a webcam show.
At the end of every private show, you have the option to rate the experience you had with the live adult cam chat model on various different criteria. While you do not see the direct results of this, the site at least appear to be monitoring the cam stars that they have and are keen to ensure that the site remains as professional and dignified as it is. Besides being able to rate a mode at the end of the show, you can, at any point in time, contact the ‘Sheriff’s Office’ which is an place to lodge a formal complaint about the model you are in private with.
24/7 Customer Support by Email & Phone
The site offers a two layered support section. The first part, is an FAQ section that covers the standard questions one might come across, offering answers that explain and solve the problem. Here's the top of it, but note that it is much longer on the site itself, than what you see here.
If the FAQ does not provide an answer, then there is a Customer Support section that provides both a phone and email point of contact, along with the same contacts for the third party payment processing sites.
With the two combined there is nothing that cannot be easily and swiftly and get you back online and enjoying the live cam show action.
Benefits and Drawbacks of ImLive.com
- Award winning cam site - respected and familiar
- Webcam zoom and control
- Full screen mode even for guest users
- Cam 2 cam
- Recording videos and taking snapshots of the private show, as it goes on
- Option to report cam models for not doing a good job during the private adult video chat session itself
- Elaborate model bios
- Great bonuses for loyal members
- 24/7 customer support
- Some models don't posess an HD cam
- Models not always interactive in free chat
- Not much action is seen in free chat, which makes it hard to gauge how much fun is really waiting in private.
The Bottom Line
To sum up everything that was covered in this review, we can say that ImLive.com is the technological leader of the adult webcam world, and for the near future it seems that it will stay that way. ImLive doesn't lag behind any of its competitors in terms of member features, number of registered and online cam hosts, and credit bonuses. 100% free registration no credit card required tells you to stop thinking too much and just register and see what the whole fuss is really about.