New users are eligible for a free trial of Object Storage Service (OSS) if users have not purchased any services. A new user is a user that has created an Alibaba Cloud account and completed real-name verification as an individual or enterprise user within the last six months. During the trial period, you can store a certain amount of Standard locally redundant storage (LRS) objects free of charge.

Introduction

The free trial of OSS applies only to Standard LRS objects in buckets. Storage fees, API operation calling fees, traffic fees, and Image Processing (IMG) fees of objects of other storage classes are not covered under this free trial. After the trial period ends, you are charged for the storage usage of Standard LRS objects. For more information about billing, see Billing overview.

The following table lists the billable items for which OSS provides free quotas.

Billable item Free quota Supported region Prerequisites
Storage usage of Standard LRS objects
  • Individual user: 500 GB/month
  • Enterprise user: 1 TB/month
All regions
Notice
  • Users who have created an Alibaba Cloud account and completed real-name verification within the last six months.
  • Users who have not purchased any Alibaba Cloud services.

For more information about how to obtain the free quota, see Alibaba Cloud Free Trial.

FAQ

Can new users use the free quota provided for new users and the free quota for storage usage of Standard LRS objects at the same time?

Yes. For example, new individual users who meet the prerequisites described in the preceding table are eligible for a free quota of 500 GB/month as well as a free additional quota of 5 GB/month for storage usage of Standard LRS objects without region limits. You are billed on an hourly basis. Take note of the following items when you use the free quota:

  • If your usage is less than or equal to 505 GB during any hour of the free trial period, you are not charged for storage usage of Standard LRS objects during the billing cycle.
  • If your usage is greater than 505 GB during any hour of the free trial period, you are charged for only the part that exceeds the free quota (Actual usage - 505 GB). For more information about billing for the storage usage of Standard LRS objects, see Storage fees.