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Zoom.us is offering their Zoom Video Conference Tool/Software to all K-12 Schools (Students, Teachers, Administrators) for Free. Thanks Kap

Note, Zoom is free to sign-up [Info].

All time limits has been removed from complementary accounts for users. In addition, all limitations has been removed for public schools in U.S., Japan, Italy, and following more countries soon.
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Zoom has emerged as one of the most important tools in the fight to educate students and help business keep working during this unfortunate event around the country. Promotional period may vary; please refer to the forum thread for additional details - Discombobulated

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Zoom video conferencing [fool.com], free to schools K-12! I believe official as of Mar 15. Other countries may be included by now as well.
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Last Edited by derricklee1986 March 20, 2020 at 03:56 PM
Zoom has ALWAYS been free for EVERYONE to use.

You only need to pay for a plan if you need to be a dedicated host for a meeting for more than 40 minutes at time or if you need to be able to host more than 100 participants at a time. They have lifted the 40-minute meeting limit on free Basic accounts for schools in most countries.

List of video providers that were mentioned in this post offer service for free during coronavirus crisis (alphabetical):

8x8: https://8x8.vc/ - free video conferencing for everyone, no account required, webrtc
Cisco WebEx: https://www.webex.com/go-covid19.html Unlimited usage (no time restrictions), up to 100 participants, VoIp and toll dial-in
GlobalMeet Collaboration Basic plan available for free. It's not a COVID-19 special, it's free and open to everyone like Zoom is. https://www.pgi.com/sign-up/
Google Hangouts: https://gsuite.google.com/products/meet Hangouts Meet video conferencing available to anyone for free until July 1,
Lifesize: https://pages.get.lifesize.com/re...-lifesize/ For the next 6 months, they're offering their premium enterprise-grade video conferencing solution everywhere you need it free of charge. This offer includes Unlimited hosts – Every employee has the ability to work remotely, Unlimited meetings – Come together as frequently as needed, and Unlimited call duration – Talk for as long as it takes to get the job done.
LogMeIn: https://support.logmeininc.com/coronavirus - free for healthcare providers, educational institutions, municipalities, and non-profit organizations
Microsoft Teams: 6 months free of e1 license to everyone: https://t.co/e8aaocLzYD
RingCentral: https://www.ringcentral.com/lp/co...offer.html - free video conf (based on Zoom), phones and meeting for healthcare providers, schools (K-12), and non-profit organizations
Zoom: https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/covid19.html free for K-12 schools in US, Belgium, Czech Republic, Greece, Norway, Portugal, and Switzerland, UAE, Austria, Denmark, France, Ireland, Poland, Romania, South Korea

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"Zoom already has free accounts, but CEO Eric Yuan went further. Zoom first removed the time limits from complementary accounts for users in regions affected by the outbreak. Then, the company removed any limitations for public schools in Japan, Italy, and the U.S., with more countries being added."

It's always been free for 40-minute sessions--> Yes.
Time limits are removed.
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They're removing the freemium caps for K-12
It has been free for 1-on-1 meetings.
If more than 2 people are in a meeting, then it is limited to 40 minutes.
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Eh... I use Zoom commercially and they were not handling it well today. Video worked fine, audio failed miserably. Had to dial direct to the other parties...
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They're removing the freemium caps for K-12
It has been free for 1-on-1 meetings.
If more than 2 people are in a meeting, then it is limited to 40 minutes.
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"Zoom already has free accounts, but CEO Eric Yuan went further. Zoom first removed the time limits from complementary accounts for users in regions affected by the outbreak. Then, the company removed any limitations for public schools in Japan, Italy, and the U.S., with more countries being added."

It's always been free for 40-minute sessions--> Yes.
Time limits are removed.
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Similar offer, but with voice services too:

https://www.ringcentral.com/lp/co...offer.html
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Good job!
I'm surprised how well Facebook, Netflix, zoom, and other internet companies are able to handle the huge surge in traffic.
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Good job!
I'm surprised how well Facebook, Netflix, zoom, and other internet companies are able to handle the huge surge in traffic.
Eh... I use Zoom commercially and they were not handling it well today. Video worked fine, audio failed miserably. Had to dial direct to the other parties...
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Eh... I use Zoom commercially and they were not handling it well today. Video worked fine, audio failed miserably. Had to dial direct to the other parties...
True dat. It was a mr robato day
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LogMeIn is giving away a variety of their highest tier remote work products as well: https://support.logmeininc.com/coronavirus
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My kids use zoom for their "distance learning". I use Bluejeans at work. Both are good. Good to know about the recent changes for zoom K-12 market segment.
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