Of course, they were limited by the technology available at that time.
Any registered member can tip them and there’s no limit to the amount of tokens(virtual coins used to tip the cam girls. Most models have what you might call a “goal” or a status.
Value of the token depends on each site, but on Chaturbate for example, it starts at around $0.10 USD per token) one can tip. Usually the goal is to reach a certain amount of tokens.
That would make an average cam session cost about $3 USD per minute.
Let’s say you get chatty and spend about 2 hours in a private chat at this rate, that would be $360 USD. This is where sites like My Free Cams, Chaturbate and Bonga Cams come into play.
Compared to most of their competition, they are years ahead if we look at the amount of online models, models’ gallery quality and most importantly the site’s speed and that of their live video feeds.