What is the difference between the paid and free versions of Zoom? Compare available features and prices

What is the difference between the paid and free versions of Zoom

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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 popular web conferencing tool that can be used for free, but some features are limited to paid licenses.

By registering for a paid license, you will be able to use various convenient functions such as removing restrictions on group calls and saving recorded data in the cloud.

Here, we introduce the types and monthly fees of Zoom paid licenses, as well as convenient functions that cannot be used with free licenses.

If you are planning to introduce Zoom in the future or are considering switching from a free license, please refer to it.

Zoom paid license types and prices

Zoom is a tool that allows web conferences and video calls from various devices such as computers, smartphones, and tablets.

There is no need to purchase dedicated equipment, so there is an advantage that the introduction cost can be reduced.

The software and apps themselves can be used for free, but depending on the scale and scene of the meeting, we recommend purchasing a paid license.

First, let’s take a closer look at the types and contents of the paid licenses provided by Zoom.

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Pro

With the Zoom Pro license, you will be able to use the following functions in addition to the basic functions available with the free license.

The maximum number of participants for a Pro License is 100.

Recommended for small teams and businesses.

Business

With the Business License, in addition to the contents of the Pro License above, the following functions can be used.

  • Phone support (English only)
  • Administrative dashboard
  • URL customization
  • Data storage in private cloud
  • Add account from domain
  • Login with corporate credentials, etc.

The maximum number of participants for a business license is 300.

We recommend using it as an internal communication tool for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Enterprise

In addition to the contents of the business license, the following functions can be used with the enterprise license.

  • Unlimited cloud recording
  • executive business review
  • Webinars, Zoom Room discounts, etc.

The maximum number of participants for an enterprise license is 500.
Enterprise licenses are recommended when using Zoom in a large company.

In addition, there is also a “Zoom Rooms” service that can be installed and used in conference rooms.
Zoom Rooms are useful for large-scale many-to-many meetings.

Recommended functions available in the paid version

I introduced the contents of each paid license of Zoom, but there may be people who do not know what is convenient because there are various functions.

From here, we will explain two functions that are particularly advantageous among the functions installed in the paid license of professional and above.

call time limit

When making a call with Zoom, even if the participants are in a meeting with two people, the call time is limited to 40 minutes at a time.

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There is no problem if it is only for contact between individuals, but it is a little unsatisfactory when using it for long meetings, seminars, etc.

By subscribing to a professional or higher license, there are no restrictions, and it is convenient because you can use group calls without worrying about the time.

Presence or absence of cloud recording function

As a basic function of Zoom, there is a function to record the contents of the meeting.

In the case of a free license, the recorded data will be directly saved on each device such as a personal computer or smartphone.

On the other hand, if you have a paid license, you can save data on the server.

When sharing saved data with users other than the host, it is easy because all you need to do is tell the URL of the save destination.

In the case of local saving, there is a possibility that the recording will stop due to a connection problem, but with cloud saving, there is no need to worry about that.

We recommend using cloud storage if you want to reliably record important meetings and seminars.

How to license Zoom

To subscribe to a Zoom paid license, you need to register a free account and apply for a paid license.

Finally, let’s check the flow of Zoom license acquisition, payment method, and cancellation procedure.

Zoom’s paid license agreement is easy to contact us.

If you are a company or enterprise and want to contract a paid Zoom license, please contact us first.

The license cost will change depending on the number of licenses, etc., and we can propose the best plan and price for your company, such as Zoom webinars that are ideal for seminars and stationary type Zoom Rooms.

In addition, we recommend that you contact us as we can provide support for companies that have not introduced IT tools or cloud tools and help with their introduction.

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summary

  • There are three types of paid licenses for Zoom meetings, and the maximum number of users differs.
  • Features only available with paid licenses, such as unlimited group calls and cloud recording
  • If you are going to introduce it to a company or company, please contact us first.

If you use Zoom’s paid license, you will be able to proceed with internal meetings and meetings with business partners more efficiently.

If you are thinking of introducing a web conferencing tool, please consider Zoom’s paid license.