TPNS provides two billing modes to meet customer needs in different scenarios: monthly subscription and pay-as-you-go.
The following table lists the differences between the two billing modes:
|Billing Mode||Monthly Subscription||Pay-as-you-go|
|Payment mode||Prepaid||Postpaid and settled daily|
|Billable item||Monthly peak of daily active users (DAUs)||Daily active users (DAUs)|
|Minimum usage duration||At least one month||Resources are billed on a daily basis and can be purchased/released at any time|
|Use case||Business with long-term stable device needs||Scenarios where the number of devices fluctuates greatly|
Monthly subscription is a prepaid billing mode of TPNS. You need to pay for one or multiple months or even years in advance. Monthly subscription is cheaper than pay-as-you-go and is suitable for scenarios where the number of DAU can be predicted.
Monthly subscription is pay before use. Before purchasing a TPNS service package, check your Tencent Cloud account balance. If your balance is less than the service cost, top up your account first.
For specific monthly subscription TPNS prices, please see Pricing Overview.