Types of offers
Explore more than 100 products and start building on AWS using the Free Tier. Three different types of free offers are available depending on the product used. See below for details on each product.
These free tier offers do not expire and are available to all AWS customers
12 months free
Enjoy these offers for 12-months following your initial sign-up date to AWS
Short-term free trial offers start from the date you activate a particular service
Free Tier details
12-Months Free: These free tier offers are only available to new AWS customers, and are available for 12 months following your AWS sign-up date. When your 12 month free usage term expires or if your application use exceeds the tiers, you simply pay standard, pay-as-you-go service rates (see each service page for full pricing details). Restrictions apply; see offer terms for more details.
Always Free: These free tier offers do not automatically expire at the end of your 12 month AWS Free Tier term, but are available to both existing and new AWS customers indefinitely.
Trials: These free tier offers are short term trial offers that start from the time of first usage begins. Once the trial period expires you simply pay standard, pay-as-you-go service rates (see each service page for full pricing details).
The Amazon AWS Free Tier applies to participating services across our global regions. Your free usage under the AWS Free Tier is calculated each month across all regions and automatically applied to your bill – free usage does not accumulate. The AWS Free Tier is not available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions* or the China (Beijing) region at this time.
*The Lambda free tier is available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. See Lambda pricing for more details.
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