What are Premium Channels?

Premium Channels let owners charge a small fee to their subscribers for quality conversations around topics of their choosing.

You can join Premium Channels using the latest Android and Apple Zello versions. Premium Channels are not available for PC or Windows Phone.

How it works

1. Create a new channel and turn on the Premium Channel option. Provide a PayPal email address that is current so Zello can pay you for each subscriber at the end of each month. You can create Premium Channels if you live in the US, Canada, South Africa, Mexico, and Russia. 


2. Share free access with your friends to allow them free entry to your channel. This option is under the channel profile, where you can also assign moderators and admins. Any Admins assigned to your channel will not have to pay for the channel even if free access is turned off. This does not apply to Mods however. 

You can decide when to revoke free access for certain users, and also leave free access available indefinitely for certain users. 


3. Share your Premium Channel with your Zello contacts and on social media. Zello will pay you 50% of the subscriber’s fees at the end of each month. Even though owners can only be from certain countries, subscribers can be from anywhere in the world!

4. Maintain your channel. Tickets for your subscribers last forever. However, this is only during our introductory period for Premium Channels, Zello is going to switch premium channels over to a subscription model so make sure you’re keeping your users updated with fresh material so your user base can grow.

You can subscribe to a Premium Channel from anywhere in the world. Channels will be clearly marked as Premium and you’ll be prompted to purchase a ticket before you can join.

At the moment, we don’t offer refunds so listen carefully to the channel introduction before purchasing a ticket to a channel to make sure you’ll be interested in their topics.

Email support@zello.com if you have any questions.


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    Hello Zello,
    I have talk to a lot of people on this app. An they said that they will leave this app for good if they have to pay. Because they can not afford it and they said it is not fair that they should have to pay if they have been on here for a long time.

    Thank you...

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    Zello Support

    Thanks for the feedback. We are not requiring free channels to become Premium channels. Nothing is being changed in free channels and Premium channels will not affect how free channels work today. This is just another option for channel owners to use if they wish. Also, there is the ability to grant free access indefinitely to certain users on a Premium channel.  Hope this helps 

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    What exactly is the "small fee" going to be or is it something channel owners can set up to a certain amount?

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    Zello Support

    Right now, this is a beta or introductory verison of Premium Channels, so the fee is a one-time charge of 99 cents (USD) for an unlimited amount of time. After this introductory period, we will offer subscription plans, where subscribers can choose to pay monthly or yearly at 99 cents/month. So the fee would be 99 cents (USD) per month or $11.88 (USD) for a year.