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The Best Alternative to Vonage

Vonage is restricted in capabilities of customisation, roles and permissions. Get rid of limitations with Video SDK.

  • In built, chat, poll, whiteboard, Q&A.
  • End to end granular customisation.
  • 10,000 minutes free every month.
  • No credit card required.
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    Vonage is highly expensive compared to Video SDK

    Reduce yout cloud cost almost to half

    Video SDK in-expensive compared to Vonage. Don't pay thousands of dollars for each extra feature. Just pay what you use.

    In-built firewall, TURN & Analytics

    Free support of inbuilt configurable firewall, TURN server and analytics

    Excellent call quality with high bitrate

    Vonage restricts on resolution and bitrate. with Video SDK, enable high quality audio and video conferencing.

    Features comparison: Vonage vs Video SDK



    No. of Host with audio and video on

    25 Participants

    50 Participants

    Max. cocurrent room participants

    55 participants only

    10,000+ participants in one meeting.

    Ease of SDK Integration

    Avg. integration takes 3+ months.

    Avg. integration takes only 2 weeks.

    Mobile browsers support

    Limited support (works good on chrome only)

    98% browsers support (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE etc).

    No. of on screen video tile support per page

    Only 10 on-screen video tile participant support per page

    25+ on-screen video tile participant support per page

    RTMP Live Streaming with Dynamic Layout for Studio

    In-built support of RTMP Live Streaming but customisation is not possible.

    In-built templates with features like background, lower-third etc.

    Interactive live streaming support

    No available in interactive way.

    10,000 interactive participant support

    Max Quality



    Inspection for network and quality

    No analytics for quality and network inspection

    End to end quality and network reports

    Cloud recording

    Fixed and manual config of composition required

    Fully customisable and automatically composed

    Automatic video and audio track degrade due to bandwidth in-consistency

    Have to write code to handle audio and video track degrade.

    Automated degrade of audio and video tracks.

    Build collabrative features like chat, poll, Q & A, whiteboard etc.

    Need to integrate external SDKs for collabrative features.

    Native protocol support for all the collabrative features.

    Virtual background, live transcription & ml middleware

    Complex integration with 3rd party integration

    Simple integration with in-built support


    Only for cloud recording use-cases

    Flexible wehooks for all the meeting states


    Limited quality stats aggregated to overall session

    Detailed per particiapnt analytics on joining time, audio / video quality and network quality

    Quality control via bitrate targets

    No API for bitrate targets

    Customizable via an Tracks

    Quality control via simulcast

    No API for bitrate targets

    Customizable via an Tracks

    Pricing Comparison: Vonage vs Video SDK



    Pricing Model

    On the basis of usage

    On the basis of usage

    Volume Discount

    No volume discount.

    Up to 20% for 1–5M minutes/month.

    Video Conferencing

    $4 per participant per 1000 minutes

    $2 per participant per 1000 minutes

    Interactive Live Streaming

    Not available. It cost much higher than video sdk.

    Flat resolution based pricing. Irrespective of No. of participants.

    Cloud Recording

    $45 per 1000 minutes recording, $125 for composition

    Flat pricing, $10 per 1000 minutes, No limit on participants

    RTMP Streaming

    Not Available

    $15 per 1000 minutes

    Storage (on platform)

    $5 per GB per month

    $3 per 1000 minutes per month

    External Data Storage (S3)

    Not Available



    $500 / month


    Allowed IP List

    $1500 / month


    Regional Media Zones

    $1000 / region / month


    Advanced Firewall — Configurable TURN

    $1000 / month


    Advanced Firewall — IP Proxy

    $1000 / month

    Coming Soon (Free)

    AES-256 Transport Encryption

    $500 / month


    Interactive Whiteboard

    Not available


    Support Comparison: Vonage vs Video SDK




    Too expensive support plan with multiple tiers.

  • Standard: FREE
  • Priority: $750 / month
  • Premium: $1,500 / month
  • Premier: $3,000 / month
  • Simple and completely free support plan.

  • No additional cost
  • No additional cost
  • No additional cost
  • No additional cost
  • Advanced Insights

    $500 / month


    Reports API

    450/month (then $0.0004/CDR)


    Access to Testing

    All paid accounts get access to testing support from Video SDK.

    No explicit support for testing, quality measurements and reports.

    Access to TAM / CS Engineer

    Multiple tiers plan.

    Dedicated CS & Solution Engineer.


    Multiple tiers plan.

    Inexpensive SLA with 99.9% Uptime.


    Dashboard tier ticket system.

    Slack & Discord

    Community Support

    Vonage does not have official slack support.

    Video SDK has an officual Discord server.

    FAQ (How it works)

    What does Vonage do?

    Vonage is API based communication platform which provides pay as you go services like SMS, Voice, Video Communication etc.

    Who is Vonage competitor?

    Vonage competitors are

      1. Video SDK
      2. Twilio
      3. Ring Central

    Do you have to pay for Vonage?

    Yes, Vonage does provide free quota for basic usage but you have to pay as you use after the quota.

    Why customers love Video SDK?

    Michael Ashmead

    "Video SDK is a great product that is cost-effective and has many features (and is adding new features rapidly too). We compared many video solutions but found Video SDK to be the best. In addition, they listen to their customers' feature requests and also have great customer support."

    Michael Ashmead

    Cofounder at ForagerOne

    "We're using Video SDK for a while for our live streaming features."

    We're using Video SDK for a while for our live streaming features.

    Emir Karşıyakalı

    Founder & CEO of Kommunity

    "This looks amazing! You're making a lot of makers' lives easier with this one."

    This looks amazing! You're making a lot of makers' lives easier with this one.

    Oscar Wehbe

    Director at thisapp

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