5 reasons to replace your chat app with Zoom Team Chat
Consolidate business applications and unify communications using Team Chat as your collaboration hub — at no added cost with your Zoom license.
Updated on June 07, 2022
Published on October 09, 2014
Many people still say that it’s very cost-prohibitive for video communications providers to rely on a central server. They have to pay for their servers so that you can communicate, so they pass the cost of servers on to you. While this argument would have held its own back in the 90s, we’ve moved on to the 21st century. Now, bandwidth is cheaper than ever, and it’s only going to keep going in that direction. You see, P2P is easy to administer when you only have two endpoints (you and another person talking through video). That’s why P2P-only providers mostly allow free two-person communication services. Introducing a third person, however, and syncing the signal across all three endpoints is difficult and expensive. Add another 22, and you might as well call it a night and eat some ice cream for consolation. Zoom also provides free two-person conversations. Oh, and added to that, we allow 40-minute free conversations with up to 25 participants on the cloud for free. “But how much are you asking for a full-fledged service with all the amenities and a bag of chips?” Are you ready to hear the answer to that question? It’s $9.99 / month, minus the chips (but you’re welcome to bring some over next time you swing by Santa Clara).