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 connected devices||Daily connected devices|
|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 daily connected devices 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.
Pay-as-you-go is an elastic billing mode of TPNS. You can activate/terminate services at any time. Billing is based on the number of daily connected devices and settled daily. Pay-as-you-go is more expensive than monthly subscription and is suitable for scenarios where the number of daily connected devices fluctuates greatly.
After purchasing a pay-as-you-go service, make sure that your account balance is sufficient. If your account is in arrears for over 24 hours, the pay-as-you-go service will be suspended.
For specific pay-as-you-go TPNS prices, please see Pricing Overview.