Starter Package 2.0 Will be Launched

Starting July 11th, Alibaba Cloud’s Starter Package 2.0 will be launched. See below for the full list of changes and improvements.

Version 2.0 Upgrades:
1. 8 new ECS configurations with larger Data Transfer Plans at a lower price
2. Additional regions including, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Mumbai
3. Users using Alibaba Cloud through resellers are no longer eligible for the Starter Package 2.0
4. Each user can now have up to five Starter Package ECS instances running at the same time
Please Note: Your current Starter Package instances are not included in the “5” instances you get with Starter Package 2.0.
For more information please visit the Starter Package web page.

What About My Current Instances?
1. Can I buy more packages before version 2.0 goes live?
If you have less than 30 instances, you can continue to purchase ECS instances.

2. After version 2.0 goes live, can I get the current offers?
You cannot buy any of current starter packages after version 2.0 goes live on July 11th, 2019, but you can renew your current instances.

3. Can I enjoy the current renewal discount for the instances I purchased before version 2.0?
Yes, but the renewal discount ends on Jan 10th, 2020.

4. What if I renew the ECS instance after Jan 10th, 2020?
You will be charged the normal list price of your configured instance not including a free data transfer.

Thank you so much for your understanding, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us.

The Alibaba Cloud Team