Purple Garden vs Oranum: An Overview
Both Purple Garden and Oranum offer psychic readings across a variety of categories, but these sites do have some unique differences that you should be aware of.
Purple Garden has a clear focus on simplifying psychic readings and even offers video readings – an option you don’t often find.
Oranum has a unique website with a number of special features including live feeds from psychics.
Both sites have great value to offer, but this doesn’t mean both options are right for you, which is why I’ve created this detailed review.
Quick Summary of Winner in Each Category
|💲 Starting price:||Purple Garden ($0.99 per Minute)|
|🔮 Types of reading:||Oranum (10+ Choices)|
|🤝 Trustworthiness:||Purple Garden (Transparency)|
|🎉 Added extras:||Oranum (Free Live Psychic Sessions)|
|🙋 Customer Support:||Oranum (Live Chat Support)|
Purple Garden vs Oranum: Types of Readings
Purple Garden keeps its reading categories simple, which is great if you are new to psychic readings. Once you select a category, you can also refine your search according to price, reviews, and how the reading is facilitated (chat, video, or phone).
Once you have narrowed down your search, you can click on each psychic’s profile for more detailed information. You can even watch an introductory video to decide whether a psychic is the right match for you.
What’s great is that Purple Garden has loads of psychics available under each reading category, all with thousands of reviews to give you a clear indication of what you’re signing up for.
Before Oranum narrowed down its reading categories, it was honestly quite overwhelming to sift through them in an attempt to find a suitable psychic. Now that the site has somewhat consolidated these, finding the appropriate reader is a breeze.
Unfortunately, filtering your search further than selecting a category isn’t really a possibility. However, you can search for your preferred psychic by name in the site’s search bar if you are familiar with the readers.
If you need more information on a psychic’s abilities or the spiritual tools they use, you’ll need to look at each profile individually. You’ll also have limited access to specific details on the psychic’s profile before becoming a paying user.
Winner: Purple Garden for its simplified search process.
Purple Garden vs Oranum: Pricing
Pricing on Purple Garden will depend on which psychic you choose and how your reading is conducted. Generally speaking, video calls are slightly more expensive than phone calls or live chats.
The price per minute on Purple Garden ranges between $0.99 – $14.99 per minute. New customers can benefit from receiving $10 towards their first reading.
Purple Garden also has a rewards program that gives you 2% cashback on every purchase. When you’ve accumulated over $10 in cashback credits, you can begin using it on readings and it’ll remain valid in your account for up to six months.
Oranum’s pricing is a little difficult to gauge at first because the site works on a coin system rather than using dollar credits. It can also be confusing since many psychics aren’t upfront about what they charge for a reading.
By working on Oranum’s most expensive package of $639.99 for 227,000 coins and the average cost of a psychic reading, it costs approximately $4.25 per minute for a reading.
However, this is purely an estimation and the true costs will depend on each psychic’s individual rate. What’s great is that you get a bonus of 10,000 coins simply for validating your credit card when you sign up.
Winner: Purple Garden for its clear pricing and bonus rewards.
Purple Garden vs Oranum: Website Usability
It’s important to note that because Purple Garden was originally designed for mobile use only, its desktop site hasn’t quite reached the same standards as that of its competitors. If you need a psychic reading, you’ll only be able to get one via live chat on the website, however, all three modalities are available on the mobile app.
Other than this small hiccup, the website has an aesthetically pleasing design and is quite easy to use. Signing up takes seconds using Facebook, Google, or your email address to create an account, after which you’ll be able to begin browsing psychic profiles. You’ll only need to purchase credits once you’re ready to get a reading.
Oranum’s unusual layout can take some getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll benefit from loads of free features, including the live streams offered by the site’s psychics. This is great because you’ll be able to get a real feel for each psychic’s style before signing up. Unfortunately, these features don’t translate well to the mobile app, so using the desktop site is advisable.
It’s also important to note that some psychics hide parts of their profiles from non-subscribers, so you’ll need to have an account before you can see specific information. Signing up isn’t too difficult, but you will need to make a purchase upfront before you can continue browsing as a registered user.
Winner: Purple Garden for its ease of use across desktop and mobile devices.
Purple Garden vs Oranum: Trustworthiness
Regrettably, there’s limited insight provided by Purple Garden regarding their process for evaluating psychics. Additionally, they lack a refund policy, which means a reimbursement isn’t an option if you find the reading unsatisfactory.
On the plus side, the site is very transparent when it comes to its psychic reviews. Both positive and negative reviews are openly available on each psychic profile.
Oranum’s website doesn’t have any information readily available on its screening tactics for psychics either. However, the site’s customer service department is very helpful and is always willing to answer any questions you may have. They also confirmed that there is a screening process in place to make sure its psychics are qualified and competent.
Many psychics have part of their profiles blocked to non-members, so it isn’t always possible to check their reviews. However, the live streams offered by the psychics on Oranum will give you a pretty clear picture of what their styles and talents are. You’ll even be able to ask a templated question before you’ve created an account which they will gladly answer. Once you are a subscriber, you’ll be able to ask more specific questions even before paying for a reading.
Winner: Purple Garden for its transparency with reviews.
Purple Garden vs Oranum: Added Extras
Because Purple Garden’s main focus is psychic readings, it doesn’t offer many added extras. However, it’s safe to say that its mobile app is one of the better developed psychic reading apps out there and it’s clear that the developers have put effort into creating an enjoyable user experience.
The app also offers a feature called Journeys where users are able to give testimonies on their spiritual journeys. You’ll be able to do the same if you feel comfortable enough to share your experience. The experiences shared by many users of the site will give you the extra reassurance needed to remain confident in the quality of the services offered by its psychics.
Oranum isn’t as geared toward psychic readings as many of its competitors so there is loads of other functionality on the site. Over and above the live streams already mentioned, the site operates much like a social media site, with each psychic profile having a content feed.
Psychics on Oranum are able to post stories on whatever content they feel is relevant. They even feature articles on their profiles on all things spiritual. The site also has a great blog with free horoscopes and other fun features. There are many aspects of the site to enjoy, but certain functions will be restricted before creating an account.
Winner: Oranum for its added extras.
The Bottom Line on Purple Garden vs Oranum
If you’re looking for a site that has a well-developed mobile app, a broad selection of psychics, and pure, good-quality readings, Purple Garden is the perfect site for you.
If you’re a social media lover and you’re looking for a site with loads of extra features, you’ll really enjoy Oranum’s site layout.
For this review though, my overall winner is Purple Garden. The mobile app is great for readings on the go and there is the option of video readings too, which I love.