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Billing Modes

Last updated: 2021-03-24 17:28:37

    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)
    Unit price Low High
    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

    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.


    • 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 DAU and settled daily. Pay-as-you-go is more expensive than monthly subscription and is suitable for scenarios where the number of DAU fluctuates greatly.
    • If you choose the pay-as-you-go billing mode, and your DAU of an application are less than 1,000, no fees will be incurred on that day.
    • 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.
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