Elastic IP addresses (EIPs) support the subscription billing method. Subscription EIPs support only the pay-by-bandwidth metering method.

Overview

The subscription billing method requires you to complete the payment of the subscription before you can use a service. Before you purchase subscription EIPs, take note of the following limits:
  • You must pay the subscription fee when you create a subscription EIP.
  • The billing cycle is one month.
  • You can modify the maximum bandwidth value of an EIP before the subscription expires. However, you cannot release an EIP before the subscription expires.

Billable item

You are charged only bandwidth fees when you use subscription EIPs.

Bandwidth fee = Bandwidth unit price (USD/month) × Subscription duration

Bandwidth unit price

EIPs support the following line types: BGP (Multi-ISP) and BGP (Multi-ISP) Pro. The bandwidth unit price of each line type is different.
Note If the information about the regions and prices in the following table is different from that on the buy page in the console, the information on the buy page shall prevail.
Table 1. Bandwidth unit prices for EIPs of BGP (Multi-ISP)
Area Region Bandwidth unit price (USD/month)
1 Mbps 2 Mbps 3 Mbps 4 Mbps 5 Mbps 6 Mbit/s and higher (n represents the bandwidth value).
China China (Hangzhou), China (Beijing), China (Zhangjiakou), China (Hohhot), China (Shenzhen), China (Heyuan), China (Shanghai), China (Chengdu), and China (Hong Kong) 3.40 6.80 10.20 13.60 17.00 17.00+(n-5)× 11.83
China (Qingdao) 3.11 6.21 9.32 12.42 15.53 15.53+(n-5)×10.64
Asia Pacific Singapore (Singapore), Australia (Sydney), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), and Indonesia (Jakarta) 3.40 6.80 10.20 13.60 17.00 17.00+(n-5)× 11.83
Japan (Tokyo) 3.70 7.39 11.09 14.78 18.48 18.48+(n-5)× 12.42
Europe & Americas US (Virginia), US (Silicon Valley), Germany (Frankfurt), and UK (London) 3.40 6.80 10.20 13.60 17.00 17.00+(n-5)× 11.83
Middle East & India UAE (Dubai) 11.83 23.66 35.49 47.32 59.15 6×n
India (Mumbai) 3.70 7.39 11.09 14.78 18.48 18.48+(n-5)× 12.42
Table 2. Bandwidth unit prices for EIPs of BGP (Multi-ISP) Pro
Region Bandwidth unit price (USD/month for every Mbit/s)
China (Hong Kong) 34.4

Refunds

When you create a subscription EIP, you must first pay for the EIP based on the subscription duration. If you no longer want to use a subscription EIP, you can unsubscribe from it. Before you unsubscribe from an EIP, make sure that you understand the rules. For more information about unsubscription rules, see Rules for canceling the subscription of an Alibaba Cloud service. To unsubscribe from an EIP, submit a ticket.