How much does Zoom cost? Differences between paid and free versions, explain each plan

How much does Zoom cost
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From July 15, 2022, Zoom will have a 40-minute limit even for meetings with two participants if you have a free subscription. (Previously, it was only for meetings of 3 or more people.)
Companies and organizations using Zoom for business should consider switching to a paid license at this opportunity. 

Zoom is a web conferencing tool that allows you to participate from anywhere in the world.

In addition, there are several web conferencing tools and web meeting tools, but all of them have questionable quality and lack convenience such as having to log in and apply for friends.

With Zoom, you don’t have to worry about these things.

This time, we will explain about the price of such convenient Zoom.

We have summarized the details of each plan and the differences between the paid version and the free version in an easy-to-understand manner.

 

What is the Zoom fee? Introducing each plan

Until now, Zoom had four plans, including free. but in 2022

  • Basic (Free)
  • Pro (Paid: Up to 100 people can participate in a meeting)
  • Business (Paid: Up to 300 people can participate in a meeting)
  • Corporate (Paid: Up to 1000 people can participate in the meeting)

We can propose the most suitable plan considering the number of people, scale, and ease of use, so it is a good idea to contact us first.
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Roughly speaking, the difference between each plan is the number of simultaneous connections, the number of hosts, and whether there is a time limit for holding a meeting.

First of all, I will talk about the difference between the free plan and the paid plan.

Difference between free and paid plans

Difference between free and paid plans

Even with the free plan, most of the basic services are available for Zoom.

You may think that free is better, but it’s not the case when you actually compare.

There are three major benefits and things you can do with the paid plan that are more profitable than the price.

  1. No time limit when using meetings (free plan up to 40 minutes)
  2. Cloud recording possible
  3. Multiple hosts can be set
  4. Can be linked with Slack, etc.
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No time limit when using meetings (free plan up to 40 minutes)

Zoom is very often used for web conferences, online salons, online seminars, etc.

At that time, if it is a paid plan, it is possible to continue using meetings and seminars of 40 minutes or more.

Meetings take nearly an hour, and online salons and seminars take more than an hour.

In that case, being able to continue meetings and seminars for more than 40 minutes is a great advantage.

Cloud recording possible

In the past, meetings were generally in the form of minutes, which was resource and time consuming.

However, with Zoom, all meetings can be recorded and recorded.

If you have a paid plan, you can also release the method of saving this recording / recording data on the cloud.

Also, you can only record from a smartphone or tablet with a paid plan.

This is a very convenient feature.

If you save the meeting minutes after the meeting on the cloud, you can share the meeting contents just by sending the URL link at any time, and it is perfect as a backup.

This is more noticeable not only in meetings, but also in online salons and online seminars where there are people who can’t participate or can’t participate.

It’s easy if you can save popular salons and seminars to the public later on the cloud.

Multiple hosts can be set

Zoom meetings and meetings on the free plan are almost limited to 1VS1.

In other words, one of them becomes the waiting room , the screen will change to the following screen. Please wait until the host and invites the other.
But when it comes to the size of a company, this meeting limitation is a bit cumbersome.

The same person always has to start up Zoom and be present at the meeting, and it’s inconvenient to be able to access meetings from various places with Zoom.

In such a case, if you have a paid plan, you can set up multiple host accounts, so you can avoid these problems.

Can be linked with Slack, etc.

If you have a Zoom paid account, you can link it with commonly used tools such as Slack.

With this, Slack enables smooth communication, such as sending notifications to Slack at the time of the meeting, and switching to Zoom without switching apps in the middle of chat exchanges.

What you can do with the free plan

What you can do with the free plan
Now that you know the difference between the free and paid plans, let’s take a closer look at each plan.

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Starting with the free plan, most basic features are available.

Unlimited use of 1VS1* 3 or more people (with time limit)* Hold meetings for up to 100 people
online support screen sharing Chat function
Whiteboard function Recording/recording locally Security function

*From July 2022, Zoom has changed to a time limit of 40 minutes regardless of the number of participants.
With Zoom’s free plan, even if there are two participants, there is a time limit, so you can’t use it continuously for more than 40 minutes, but if you participate in small web meetings, online salons, seminars, etc. You may be able to do something.

Of course, there is no charge because it is a free plan.

What you can do with a Pro plan account

If you update to the Pro plan, in addition to the functions of the free plan, you will be able to use Zoom without having to limit meeting usage time, which was a bottleneck.

24h continuous use possible User management function Admin feature control
reporting Custom Personal Meeting Usage Storage and management on the cloud
API use Interoperate with Skype for Business

Aside from the small additional functions, the big point is that the usage time limit of 40 minutes when using the free version of Zoom is gone, and it is greatly expanded to 24 hours.

After that, it will be possible to store and manage recordings and recorded data on the cloud.

This eliminates the hassle of recording, encoding, saving, and sharing, saving you a lot of time and effort.

You will need to contact a reseller such as NEC Networks & System Integration for pricing.

What you can do with the Business plan

What you can do with the Business plan
The Business plan is recommended for small businesses and above.

Up to 300 participants Minimum 10 host settings Custom URL setting
Domain management company branding custom email

The main additional functions are as above.

The big change in the business plan is that you can do company branding on Zoom.

What this means is that you can prepare a meeting room with your company’s logo and invite them, or you can customize the invitation URL.

In other words, is it possible to hold meetings in an original conference room decorated with logos instead of just a white business conference room?

The invitation url was a random alphanumeric character (ex: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/123456789), but was arranged by making it into a business plan (ex: https://nesic.zoom .us/j/123456789).

If you want to introduce Zoom to a large company, we recommend the Enterprise plan

Finally, for larger companies, we recommend the Enterprise plan.

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Up to 500 participants Minimum 50 host settings Unlimited cloud storage Free webinar (web seminar) option for 500 participants

It is a plan for large enterprises that can use all the functions of the previous plan and remove all restrictions.

In addition, there are advantages such as a 500-person Zoom webinar license that is perfect for online salons and seminars, and unlimited recording capacity, so it seems to be adopted by small and medium-sized enterprises depending on the business type.

The number of accounts required for registration is 50 or more, and the fee varies according to the number of accounts.

If you are thinking about introducing Zoom for your company, please contact us first for pricing etc.

If you are thinking about introducing Zoom for your company, please contact us first for pricing etc.
The prices and functions that we have talked about so far are the contents that we have provided on the website.

If you would like to introduce Zoom in your company or organization, we recommend that you contact us once.

We may be able to guide you to the most suitable course according to the number of contracted accounts and usage such as fees and functions, so please feel free to ask us from the dedicated inquiry form once.