Azure Free Account Includes $200 Credit to Spend for 30 Days & Free Azure Products for 12 Months
Do I pay anything to start with the Azure free account?
No. Starting is absolutely free, plus you get a $200 credit you can spend during the first 30 days.
Do I have to pay something after 30 days?
When 30 days has passed, you can continue using your free products after you upgrade your account to Pay-As-You-Go Azure subscription and remove the spending limit. As long as you utilize the service quantities included for free, you won’t have to pay anything.
What happens once I use all of my $200 free credit or I’m at the end of 30 days?
We’ll notify you so you can decide if you want to upgrade to a Pay-As-You-Go Azure subscription. If you do, you’ll have access to all the free products. If you don’t, your account and products will be disabled.
What are subscriptions and how do they relate to the Azure free account?
Subscriptions are the entity that provide access to the Azure products as part of the Azure free account. The Azure free account starts off with the Free Trial subscription which includes $200 credit for 30 days as well as access to 30+ free products including compute, network, storage and databases. There is a spending limit on this subscription and any charges incurred during this subscription are deducted against the $200 credit. At the end of 30 days or $200 credit, you must upgrade to Pay-As-You-Go Azure subscription to continue using your account. With this upgrade, you remove the spending limit on the subscription and get access to all free products as part of your account.