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Why Developers are Using Daily as a Vonage Alternative

With Daily you can deliver higher call quality, larger sessions, and more features for your use case — at 30% less cost.

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person calls, 25 publishers


participants all with cams and mics on

Why choose Daily

Industry-leading call quality

Get automatic bandwidth management that optimizes for real-world network conditions. Plus APIs to configure simulcast and peer-to-peer bandwidth targets for specific use cases.

More APIs, more ways to build

Build custom video UIs with our core SDKs. Or integrate Daily Prebuilt, a fully supported, hosted video call component. Get more features for your use case, like HD recording, live transcription, and HIPAA support.

More dynamic large sessions

Daily supports more video publishers than any other API. And with Daily’s VCS toolkit you can build a broadcast studio in the cloud for your recordings and live streams.

Better docs and support

Daily support is faster, more responsive, and free to every developer. We invest in resources like high quality developer docs, and offer enterprise add-ons and SLAs to support your company at scale.

Daily is best-in-class for video

Max. participants per call 15,000
with 2 publishers
with 25 publishers
Max. participants per call 55 1,000
Free minutes included 10,000 10,000
Max. concurrent room participants 2,000 Unlimited
Advanced firewall control (TURN) Additional charge Always included
Encrypted recording Additional charge Always included
IP whitelisting Additional charge Always included
Group video call $0.00395
flat rate
+ automatic volume discounts
Peer-to-peer $0.00395
flat rate
+ automatic volume discounts
HD recording
Full HD recording
for composited HD video
Support Chat support
sometimes free
Free support
Email and chat

From developer experience to call stability, there is no system that even comes close to Daily.

Matt Douglass, CTO, Beepboop

With Daily’s APIs you can

<script src=""></script>
    callFrame = window.DailyIframe.createFrame();
    callFrame.join({ url: '' });
val call = CallClient(applicationContext)
call.addListener(object: CallClientListener {
    override fun onParticipantJoined(participant: Participant) {
    Log.d(TAG, "Participant ${} joined the call on Android!")
call.addListener(object: CallClientListener {
    override fun onCallStateUpdated(state: CallState) {
const call = DailyIframe.createCallObject();
await call.setNetworkTopology({ topology: 'sfu' });
await call.setNetworkTopology({ topology: 'peer' });
curl --request POST \
--header 'Authorization: Bearer TOKEN' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--data '{"properties": {"enable_mesh_sfu":true,"enable_terse_logging":true,"enable_hidden_participants":true,"owner_only_broadcast":true,"experimental_optimize_large_calls":true}}'
const call = DailyIframe.createCallObject();
const roomURL = 'DAILY_ROOM_URL';
const token = 'DAILY_MEETING_TOKEN';
const rtmpURL = 'RTMP_URL';

await call.join({
    url: roomURL,

callFrame.startLiveStreaming({ rtmpUrl });
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