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Last Updated: Aug 08, 2019

It has been more than three years since Alibaba Cloud International first released its free trial Message Service in September 2015. The Message Service will no longer be provided free of charge and we will commence charging from January 8, 2019. Please ensure that your account has sufficient funds for your business to continue running this service.

Billing items

  • Topic fees = Fees for the number of API calls + Fees for topic resources

  • Queue fees = Fees for the number of API calls + Fees for queue resources

Fees for the number of API calls (Unit: USD per million calls)

Region Price
  • Mainland China
0.31
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Japan (Tokyo)
  • Australia (Sydney)
  • US (Virginia)
  • US (Silicon Valley)
  • Germany (Frankfurt)
  • UAE (Dubai)
0.45
  • Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
  • India (Mumbai)
  • Indinesia (Jakarta)
0.42

The billing item applies to both the topic fees and queue fees.

  • Number of requests: Message Service counts the number of API requests in each billing period, measured in units of million, and accurate to 2 decimal places.

  • The message body is measured with a unit of 4 KB. For example, a 256 KB message request (publishing or subscribing) is charged for having initiated 256/4 number of API calls (64 API calls).

  • After the resources of topics (or queues) are deleted, you must stop all related API calls to the topic (or queue) to avoid being charged.

Fees for topic resources (Unit: USD per topic per day)

Region Price
  • Mainland China
0.31
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Japan (Tokyo)
  • Australia (Sydney)
  • US (Virginia)
  • US (Silicon Valley)
  • Germany (Frankfurt)
  • UAE (Dubai)
0.45
  • Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
  • India (Mumbai)
  • Indinesia (Jakarta)
0.42
  1. Fees of topic resources are calculated by the API call number of each topic per day. All fees of both RAM users and Alibaba Cloud accounts are charged on the latter. (You need to authorize RAM users first.)

  2. Remove topics no longer needed to avoid being charged.

Fees for queue resources (Unit: USD per queue per day)

Region Price
  • Mainland China
0.08
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Japan (Tokyo)
  • Australia (Sydney)
  • US (Virginia)
  • US (Silicon Valley)
  • Germany (Frankfurt)
  • UAE (Dubai)
0.11
  • Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
  • India (Mumbai)
  • Indinesia (Jakarta)
0.11
  1. Fees of queue resources are calculated by the API call number of each queue per day. All fees of both RAM users and Alibaba Cloud accounts are charged on the latter. (You need to authorize RAM users first.)

  2. Remove topics no longer needed to avoid being charged.

Free quota

The following items are free of charge for the time being. Notifications are to be sent upon billing in the forms ofoffical announcement, SMS, or emails.

  1. The first 20 million API calls are free of charge per month.

  2. Message accumulation is for free of charge.

  3. External network traffics are free of charge.

Billing

The billing cycle of the MNS instance is 24 hours. Thus, on the next natural day, Alibaba Cloud calculates the usage fee of your MNS instance for the previous day, issues a bill, and deducts the usage fee from your Alibaba Cloud account balance accordingly. A bill is generally issued within 8 to 10 hours after the current billing cycle is completed.