what happen if i upgrade to pay as you go?

chy 26 Reputation points

what happen if i upgrade to pay as you go but i also have 200$ free credit.

im still able to use 200$ free credit after i upgrade to pay as you go, or it will charge to my bank?

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  1. Carlos Villagomez 1,031 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @chy ,

    Thank you for your post! In regard to your inquiry on the $200 in free credits you have available on your subscription, it will still be available for the remaining month if you upgrade to Pay-As-You-Go from Free Trial before the end of the 30-day free trial period.

    Please see the following below for more information:

    What happens to my unused credit if I upgrade before the end of 30 days?
    If you move to pay-as-you-go pricing before the end of 30 days, you won’t lose your credit. When you move to pay as you go, any credit you have remaining will still be available for the full 30 days from when you created your free account.

    In addition, I wanted to clarify that you will not be charged anything if you are under the $200 USD limit and not until you have exceeded that limit would you be charged on your Pay-As-You-Go Plan per the following:

    What happens once I use my $200 free credit or I’m at the end of 30 days?
    We’ll notify you so you can decide if you want to move to pay-as-you-go pricing, enabling you to purchase Azure services beyond free amounts. If you do, you’ll keep getting access to all the free services. If you don’t, your account and services will be disabled. To resume usage, you'll need to move to pay as you go.

    What does it mean to upgrade my account to pay as you go?
    When you sign up for an Azure free account, you get $200 credit. In the first 30 days, any services you use beyond their free amounts will be deducted from that $200 credit. When you've used up your $200 credit or 30 days have passed (whichever happens first), you'll need to upgrade by moving to pay-as-you-go pricing. That way, you can keep getting free amounts of services and purchase services beyond their free amounts as needed. The cost of those services is charged to the payment method you provide.

    I hope this helps answer your questions and I am linking the FAQ's from above here for more information on Azure Free Account FAQ and am happy to help should you have any further questions or concerns. You can also contact sales to learn more.

    Carlos V.

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.1K Reputation points MVP

    Better use up the free credit before hand.

    Can I skip the 30 days and just start with pay-as-you-go pricing?
    Yes. You can sign up directly for pay as you go. This will enable you to immediately use services beyond the free amounts at pay-as-you-go rates. You’ll still get monthly free amounts of more than 40 services that are always free, but you won’t receive the $200 credit or 12 months of popular services free.


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