Of course, they were limited by the technology available at that time.
As with everything today, the more we develop technologically the better the service gets.
Sure, free chat is available with almost all these sites, but that’s mainly to attest that the cam girl you’re watching is really the one you’re looking for.
Most webcam girls will not really sustain a conversation during the free chat and will certainly not reveal any kind of nudity.
Whatever the name of the sites, they weren’t great, at least not by today’s standards.