Data transfer plans are easy to use and cost-effective. A data transfer plan immediately takes effect after you purchase it. A data transfer plan is used to deduct IPv4 data transfer over specific pay-by-data-transfer cloud resources until the data transfer plan expires or is exhausted. Supported pay-by-data-transfer cloud resources include: Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances, elastic IP addresses (EIPs), Server Load Balancer (SLB) instances, and EIP bandwidth plans. BGP (Multi-ISP) Pro EIPs are not supported.

Background information

Before you purchase a data transfer plan, take note of the following rules:
  • Each Alibaba Cloud account can have at most 70 data transfer plans that have not expired. You cannot increase the quota. We recommend that you purchase data transfer plans based on your business requirements.
  • When you purchase a data transfer plan, you must specify the area where the data transfer plan is applied. Each area consists of different regions. The following table describes the correlation between areas and regions.
Area Region
China Mainland China (Qingdao), China (Beijing), China (Zhangjiakou-Beijing Winter Olympics), China (Hohhot), China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), and China (Shenzhen)
Overseas Australia (Sydney), US (Virginia), US (Silicon Valley), Germany (Frankfurt), Singapore, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), India (Mumbai), UK (London), and Indonesia (Jakarta).
China (Hong Kong) China (Hong Kong)

Purchase a data transfer plan

  1. Log on to the buy page.
  2. On the buy page, set the following parameters.
    Parameter Description
    Size Select the size of the data transfer plan.

    Available sizes vary based on the expiration date. You can check the details on the buy page.

    Plan Select an area. Valid values:
    • China Mainland: The data transfer plan is applied in regions that belong to mainland China.
    • China (Hong Kong): The data transfer plan is applied in the China (Hong Kong) region.
    • Overseas: The data transfer plan is applied in regions that are outside mainland China.
    Expiry Date Specify the duration of the data transfer plan. Valid values:
    • 1 Month
    • 1 Year

    Expired data transfer plans cannot be refunded. The remaining amount of data transfer is cleared and cannot be transferred to other data transfer plans.

    Quantity Specify the number of data transfer plans that you want to purchase.
  3. Click Buy Now and complete the payment.