The Smart Access Gateway (SAG) app is billed based on the number of client accounts. By default, each client account has a 5 GB data transfer plan. After the 5 GB data transfer plan is exhausted, you can select the subscription or pay-as-you-go billing method for the exceeded data usage.

Billing rules

The SAG app is billed based on the following rules:
• The SAG app is billed based on the number of client accounts and a tiered pricing strategy. For more information, see Table 1.
Assume that the number of client accounts is n:
• If n > 100: Fees per month = (n-100) × 5.42 + 100 × 6.96. Unit: USD.
• If n ≤ 100: Fees per month = n × 6.96. Unit: USD.
• After the 5 GB data transfer plan is exhausted, you can purchase a subscription data transfer plan for the exceeded amount.
• Subscription data transfer plans offer multiple specifications. The validity period of each data transfer plan is one month. For more information about pricing, see Table 2.
• A subscription data transfer plan is shared by all the SAG app instances and client accounts that are under the same Alibaba Cloud account that has purchased the subscription.
• If the data transfer plan is exhausted, you can select the pay-as-you-go billing method for the exceeded amount. Pay-as-you-go bills are generated on a daily basis. For more information about pricing, see Table 3.
• The 5 GB data transfer plan provided to each client account cannot be shared.
• 5 GB refers to the upper limit of the data transferred from external networks to Alibaba Cloud, or from Alibaba Cloud to external networks.
• The 5 GB data transfer plan or subscription data transfer plan is effective only within the month when the data transfer plan or the subscription is issued.
The following table describes the pricing of the SAG app.
Table 1. Pricing of the 5 GB data transfer plan (USD/client account/month)
The number of client accounts Mainland China Outside mainland China and Dubai
5~100 6.96 6.96
101~1000 5.42 5.42
Table 2. Pricing of the subscription data transfer plan (USD/plan)
Specification (GB) Mainland China Outside mainland China and Dubai
10 26 26
50 123 123
128 288 288
512 1149 1149
1024 2154 2154
5120 10193 10193
10240 19381 19381
51200 92310 92310
Table 3. Unit price of the exceeded data usage (USD/GB)
Unit price of the exceeded data usage Mainland China Outside mainland China and Dubai
Unit price of the exceeded data usage 3.10 3.10

The states of an SAG app instance

The following table describes different states of an SAG app instance.

State Action
Notifications before expiration 14 days, 12 days, and 8 days before the SAG app instance expires, you will receive notifications.
Expired 15 days after the SAG app instance expires, it stops running. You cannot use the SAG app instance when it stops running.
Notifications before release 14 days after the SAG app instance stops running, you will receive notifications that the SAG app instance will be released.
Released 15 days after the SAG app instance stops running, it will be released and the configurations will be deleted and cannot be restored.
Overdue payments 6 days before the payment is overdue, you will receive notifications that the SAG app instance will be locked due to the overdue payment.
Locked When the payment is overdue, the SAG app instance is locked and unavailable.