A data transfer plan is an easy-to-use traffic package that you can purchase at affordable prices. A data transfer plan takes effect immediately upon purchase. It is used to deduct IPv4 data transfer charges incurred by certain instances until the data transfer plan is consumed or expired. Applicable instances include Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances, Elastic IP addresses (EIPs), Server Load Balancer (SLB) instances, and Internet Shared Bandwidth instances that are billed on a pay-by-traffic basis.

Benefits

  • Cost-effectiveness

    Data transfer plans are charged at affordable prices.

  • Wide service scope

    Data transfer plans can be used to cover the data transfer generated by ECS instances, EIPs, SLB instances, and Internet Shared Bandwidth instances.

  • Ease of use

    After your purchased data transfer plan has been activated, it is automatically used to deduct the data transfer charges incurred by the corresponding services in multiple regions. No additional operation is required. For more information, see Purchase a Data Transfer Plan.

  • Unified management

    Based on the traffic consumption in your data transfer plans, you can easily learn the the overall Internet traffic consumption.

Areas of data transfer plans

Each data transfer plan covers an area and the area covers one or more regions. The relation between areas and regions are displayed in the following table.

Data transfer plan areas Covered regions
Mainland China China (Qingdao), China (Beijing), China (Zhangjiakou), China (Hohhot), China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), and China (Shenzhen)
Regions outside mainland China Australia (Sydney), US (Virginia), US (Silicon Valley), Germany (Frankfurt), Singapore, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), India (Mumbai), and UK (London)
China (Hong Kong) China (Hong Kong)