Tencent Cloud COS offers a limited Free Tier to all new customers, that is, all the first time users of COS. This Free Tier applies to STANDARD storage usage charges for data stored in the STANDARD storage class. See more details in the table below:
|User Type||Free Tier||Term|
|All new customers||50 GB of STANDARD storage usage||6 months|
The storage capacity is calculated in binary, for example, 1 TB = 1024 GB.
The Free Tier is only applicable to Public Cloud regions. For more information, see Regions and Access Endpoints.
The table below shows COS billable items and whether the Free Tier is available to them.
- The Free Tier is not applicable to any STANDARD_IA or ARCHIVE billable items including storage usage, requests, and traffic, and any other STANDARD billable items than STANDARD storage usage.
- If your service is suspended due to violations or overdue payment, you will not be eligible for the Free Tier perk. Free Tier will be unavailable until the service is resumed.
|Fees||Billable Item||Free Tier Available|
|Storage Usage Fees||INTELLIGENT TIERING storage usage||No|
|STANDARD storage usage||Yes|
|STANDARD_IA storage usage||No
For more information, see Billable Items
|ARCHIVE storage usage|
|DEEP ARCHIVE storage usage|
|Request Fees||Number of requests|
|Data Retrieval Fees||Amount of data retrieved|
|Traffic Fees||Public network downstream traffic, CDN origin-pull traffic, cross-region replication traffic, global acceleration traffic|
|Management Feature Fees||Inventory feature fees, COS Select feature fees, batch operation fees, object tagging fees|
The Free Tier is valid for 6 months after the activation of your COS service.
For example, if you activated COS at 17:13:14 on March 10, 2019, and assume that 6 months is equal to 180 days, then the Free Tier would cover your STANDARD storage usage between March 10 and September 5, 2019.
During the Free Tier term, you may be charged other fees you incur, such as request, traffic and other basic fees. Therefore, the billing sequence varies for your billing settlement depending on the scenario.
John Smith, a new user, activated the COS service on March 10, 2019. He uploaded files of 60 GB in standard storage class on March 16, downloaded 10 GB of data through the public network on March 20, and didn't perform any other operations at other times, so:
In April 2019, John didn't perform any other operations, and the 60 GB of data was retained in COS, so:
The above example applies to scenarios where a new user has activated the COS service for the first time, and is eligible for the Free Tier. For billing after the Free Tier term ends, see Billing Examples.
If you have any questions about the Free Tier or your bills, see Billing.