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How to Claim Free Amazon Web Services

There are two types of AWS offers:

  • Non-expiring offers that remain free forever
  • AWS Free Tier that expires after a 12-month introductory period

We have summarized all the services falling within each of these two types, along with any restrictions \ limits in the next two sections of this article below.

These instructions will show you how to sign up with AWS, and check that you are eligible for free services.

How to Claim Free Amazon Web Services
  1. Visit Amazon Web Services
    Visit Amazon Web Services by clicking here and click “Create a Free Account”.
    Visit Amazon Web Services
  2. Click ‘Create a new AWS account’ to go to the new AWS account creation screen.
    After clicking this, you will be taken to a screen where you can actually Create an AWS Account (this intervening screen seems to be a little pointless).
  3. Enter your email and select ‘I am a new user.’
    You will need to sign up as a brand new user to get this offer.
    Enter your email and select 'I am a new user.'
  4. Enter login credentials
    Enter your name, email, and password that you want to use for your new account.
    Enter login credentials
  5. Enter Contact Information
    Next, you will need to enter your Name, Address, and telephone number. You will also need to confirm your accceptance of the AWS customer agreement.
    Enter Contact Information
  6. Enter Payment Information

    While you will qualify for a free 12 month trial, Amazon still requires you to enter billing information (in case you exceed your alloted allowances and for identity verification.) They will charge your card $1 to verify it, but they do not actually take the money (i.e. it may show as a pending charge in your account for a week or two before you can use it again.).

    You will also see the following statement confirming that you are eligible for the free tier:

    You will be able to try a broad set of AWS products for free via the Free Tier. We will only bill your credit or debit card for usage that is not covered by our Free Tier.

    Enter Payment Information
  7. Verify your identity
    Amazon will confirm your identify via phone and ask you to type the on-screen pin into your phones keypad. After the process has completed successfully, choose Continue to select your Support Plan.
  8. Choose a support plan
    The final stage is to choose your support plan. Choose “Basic” for their free AWS Support Plan.

You can now activate any of the Amazon AWS services for free, subject to the usage restrictions set out below:

AWS Free Tier (Non-expiring Offers)

Amazon Chime

Amazon Chime is a modern unified communications service that works across all devices to provide online meetings, video conferencing, calls, chat, and content sharing.

  • Amazon Chime Basic subscription is free to use
  • Video calls for up to 2 people, chat, and chat rooms
  • Paid plans available with additional features

Amazon CloudWatch

You can use CloudWatch to monitor your AWS cloud resources and its applications. You can configure alarms as well as trigger processes to automatically react to certain changes in resources in order to ensure your applications run smoothly.

  • 10 Custom Metrics plus 10 Alarms
  • 1,000,000 API Requests
  • 5GB of Log Data Ingestion, 5GB of Log Data Archive
  • 3 Dashboards each with 50 Metrics per Month

Amazon Cognito

Amazon Cognito allows you to easily provide user authentication for you mobile and web applications. You can use your own system, or integrate with social providers such as Facebook, Twitter, or Amazon.

  • 10 Custom Metrics plus 10 Alarms
  • 1,000,000 API Requests
  • 5GB of Log Data Ingestion, 5GB of Log Data Archive
  • 3 Dashboards each with 50 Metrics per Month

Amazon Glacier

Glacier is Amazons solution for archiving data and long-term cloud storage. Low-priced solution.

  • 10 GB of Amazon Glacier data retrievals per month for free.
  • Applies to standard retrievals only.

Amazon Macie

Macie is a security service that utilizes machine learning to automatically discover, classify, and protect data stored in Amazon Web Services.

  • Up to 1 GB of data processed by Macie.
  • 100,000 events maximum

Amazon Mobile Analytics

Measure app usage and revenue by tracking all the key trends you would expect from any web analytics program.

  • 100 Million events per month free of charge

Amazon SES

Cost-effective email service in the Cloud, that can be integrated with your programs via their Amazon SES API in order to send email via third-party applications already in use, such as ticketing systems.

  • 62,000 Outbound Messages per month when sent via Amazon EC2 or AWS Elastic Beanstalk.
  • 1,000 Inbound Messages per month

Amazon SNS

Fast, flexible, fully managed push messaging service for mobile users to iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows and Baidu-based devices. It can also send push notifications to MacOS desktops and VoIP apps on iOS, emails and SMS messages to over 200 countries.

  • 1,000,000 Publishes
  • 1,000,000 Publishes
  • 100,000 HTTP/S Deliveries
  • 1,000 Email Deliveries

Amazon SQS

A fully managed message queuing service that will store messages as they travel between computers in order to ensure it can work at scale without message loss.

  • 1,000,000 Requests

Amazon SWF

Task coordination and state management service for Cloud applications so developers can build, run and scale background jobs that have parallel or sequential steps.

  • 10,000 Activity Tasks
  • 30,000 Workflow-Days
  • 1,000 Initiated Executions

AWS CodeBuild

Fully managed build service that builds and tests code in the cloud. It scales continuously, and can process multiple builds concurrently for increased performance. Use pre-packaged environments, or build your own.

  • 100 build minutes per month of build.general1.small compute type usage

AWS CodeCommit

Highly scalable, managed source control service that allows companies to host their Git repositories securely.

  • 5 active users per month
  • 50 GB-month of storage per month
  • 10,000 Git requests per month

AWS CodePipeline

Continuous integration and delivery service for application and infrastructure updates. It will build, test and deploy your code on every new release.

  • 1 Active Pipeline per month

AWS Database Migration Service

Enables you to migrate databases to AWS while the source database remains operational throughout, significantly reducing downtime.

  • 750 Hours of Amazon DMS Single-AZ dms.t2.micro instance usage
  • 50 GB of included General Purpose (SSD) storage

AWS Device Farm

Test your iOS, Android and FireOS apps on real devices in the AWS cloud. You can view screenshots, video, logs and other performance data in order to troubleshoot or optimize issues.

  • Free one-time trial of 250 Device Minutes

AWS Glue

Simple extract, transfer, and load (ETL) service. AWS Glue generates Python code that is customizable, reusable, and portable. Once your ETL job is ready, you can schedule it to run on AWS Glue's fully managed, scale-out Spark environment.

  • 1 Million objects stored in the AWS Glue Data Catalog
  • 1 Million requests made per month to the AWS Glue Data Catalog

AWS Key Management Service

AWS Key Management Service makes it easy to create and manage the encryption keys used to encrypt your data. It also links with AWS CloudTrail to ensure compliance with any regulations or compliance requirements.

  • 20,000 free requests per month

AWS Lambda

A service that lets you run code without provisioning or managing services. Lambda will run and scale your code on demand. You can also trigger code from other AWS services, or direct from web or mobile apps.

  • 1,000,000 free requests per month
  • Up to 3.2 million seconds of compute time per month

AWS Step Functions

AWS Step Functions allow you to easily coordinate distributed applications and microservices using visual workflows. It includes blueprints for commonly used workflows enabling you to build applications in minutes.

4,000 state transitions per month

AWS Storage Gateway

A Hybrid cloud storage service that allows your on-premises applications to integrate with AWS storage in the cloud. Great for backups, archiving, disaster recovery, cloud bursting, storage tiering, and migration.

  • Up to 100GB/month free, up to $125/month maximum charges
  • No transfer charges into AWS

AWS X-Ray

X-Ray helps you analyze and debug production and distributed applications. Streamlines identifying and troubleshooting issues with your application.

  • 100,000 traces recorded per month
  • 1,000,000 traces scanned or retrieved per month

DynamoDB

Fast and flexible NoSQL database that allows you to create consistent, single-digit ms latency at any scale. Great for mobile, web, gaming, ad tech and more.

  • 25 GB of Storage
  • 25 Units of Write Capacity
  • 25 Units of Read Capacity
  • Enough to handle up to 200M requests per month.

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Amazon API Gateway

Amazon API Gateway is a scalable solution that makes it easy for developers to create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs.

  • 1 Million API Calls Received per month

Amazon Cloud Directory

Build flexible cloud-native directories that can scale with hierarchical data along multiple dimensions. Scale to hundreds of millions of objects, with full schema support.

  • 1GB of storage per month
  • 10,000 combined strongly consistent read API calls and write API calls per month
  • 100,000 eventually consistent read API calls per month

Amazon CloudFront

A high performance Content Delivery Network that distributes content to end users with low latency and high data transfer speeds.

  • 50 GB of Data Transfer Out
  • 2,000,000 HTTP or HTTPS Requests

Amazon Connect

Amazon Connect is a cloud-based contact center that scales to support any size business. Used by Amazon customer service themselves.

  • 90 minutes per month of Amazon Connect usage
  • A local direct inward dial (DID) number for the region
  • 30 minutes per month of local inbound DID calls
  • 30 minutes per month of local outbound calls
  • For US, a toll-free number with 30 min pm of US inbound toll-free calls

Amazon EC2

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) provides resizable compute capacity in the Cloud. Allows easy scaling of capacity on demand.

  • 750 hours per month of Linux, RHEL, or SLES t2.micro instance usage
  • 750 hours per month of Windows t2.micro instance usage

Amazon EC2 Container Registry

A fully managed Docker container registry service allowing you to store, retrieve and deploy Docker images quickly on demand.

  • 500 MB-month of Storage

Amazon EFS

Amazon Elastic File System is a easy to use, scalable file storage service for Amazon EC2 instances in the Cloud. Storage capacity will shrink and grow (elastic) automatically as add or remove files ensuring scalability on demand.

  • 5GB of storage

Amazon Elastic Block Storage

Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) provides persistent, durable, low-latency block-level storage volumes for EC2 instances. For data protection and high availability each instance is automatically replicated. EBS can be scaled up and down in minutes.

  • 30 GB of Amazon EBS: General Purpose (SSD) or Magnetic
  • 2,000,000 I/Os (with EBS Magnetic)
  • 1 GB of snapshot storage

Amazon Elastic Transcoder

A cost effective and scalable solution enabling developers to transcode media files in the cloud.

  • 20 Minutes of Audio Transcoding
  • 20 Minutes of SD Transcoding
  • 10 Minutes of HD Transcoding

Amazon ElastiCache

Amazon ElastiCache allows you to deploy, manage and scale in-memory cache or data store in the cloud using either Redis, or Memcached. This significantly improves the performance of web applications.

  • 750 Hours of cache.t2micro Node usage
  • Run continuously each month

Amazon Elasticsearch Service

This is a fully managed Elastisearch service that offers APIs and integrations with Kibana, Logstash and AWS services. Log analytics, full text search, application monitoring and more.

  • 750 hours per month of a single-AZ t2.micro.elasticsearch or t2.small.elasticsearch instance
  • 10GB per month of optional EBS storage (Magnetic or General Purpose)

Amazon GameLift

Deploy, operate, and scale dedicated game servers for session-based multiplayer games. Allows easier management of infrastructure, with easy scalability, DDoS protection while only paying for what you actually use.

  • 125 hours free per month of Amazon GameLift c3.large.gamelift instance usage
  • 50 GB EBS General Purpose (SSD) storage

Amazon Lex

Build conversational interfaces utilizing deep learning and automatic speech recognition. Contains the same deep learning technologies that power Amazon Alexa. Automatically scales, so only pay for the resources you need. Allows you to build Voice and Chat Text Chatbots.

  • 10,000 text requests per month
  • 5,000 speech requests per month

Amazon Pinpoint

Send messages using including Email, Text Messages (SMS), and Mobile Push Notifications. There are no upfront or monthly costs, and you only pay for the number of users targeted, messages sent and application events collected. Easily scales.

  • 5,000 free targeted users per month
  • 1,000,000 free push notifications per month
  • 100,000,000 events per month

Amazon Polly

Allows you to turn text into lifelike speech. Uses advanced deep learning to synthesize speech that sounds like a human voice, which can speak multiple languages.

  • 5M characters per month

Amazon RDS

Amazon Relation Database Service (RDS) allows you to setup and manage a Relational Database Service for MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Oracle BYOL, or SQL Server.

  • 750 Hours per month of db.t2.micro database usage (applicable DB engines)
  • 20 GB of General Purpose (SSD) database storage
  • 20 GB of storage for database backups and DB Snapshots

Amazon Rekognition

This is an image analysis service utilizing deep learning-based image recognition. You can easily detect objects, scenes, faces and even recognize celebrities or inappropriate content in images. Using their API you can add sophisticated search and image classification to your applications.

  • Analyze 5,000 images per month
  • Store up to 1,000 face metadata per month

Amazon S3

Amazon Simple Storage Services (Amazon S3) is built to enable secure, durable and scalable storage from web sites, mobile apps and other applications.

  • 5 GB of Standard Storage
  • 20,000 Get Requests
  • 2,000 Put Requests

AWS Data Pipeline

This enables you to process and move data between different AWS compute and storage services, as well as local data. You can create complex data processing workloads that are reliable, repeatable and highly available.

  • 3 Low Frequency Preconditions
  • 5 Low Frequency Activities

AWS Greengrass

Run local compute, messaging, data caching, and sync capabilities for connected devices securely. Easily connect different types of devices with the cloud and each other.

  • 3 devices for free

AWS IoT

AWS Internet of Things is a platform that allows connected devices to easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices. It can support billions of devices and trillions of messages, processing and routing them securely.

  • 250,000 Messages (published or delivered) per month

AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate

Provides a fully managed Chef server and other tools that automate continuous deployment, testing for compliance and security, and a user interface providing status information.

  • 10 nodes per month

AWS Trusted Advisor

AWS Trusted Advisor analyzes your AWS environment and provides best practice recommendations in four categories: Cost Optimization, Performance, Security and Fault tolerance.

  • 4 best-practice checks on performance and security (service limits, security groups, IAM, and MFA)

Elastic Load Balancing

Automatically distributes traffic across multiple EC2 instances. Features high availability, automatic scaling and security.

  • 750 Hours per month shared between Classic and Application load balancers
  • 15 GB of data processing for Classic load balancers
  • 15 LCUs for Application load balancers

Frequently asked questions

Are there any restrictions on the Free Tier elligibility?

Yes.

  • The free tier offers are available only to new Amazon Web Services customers, and only for 12 months.
  • On expiry, or if usage exceeds the allotted allowances you will be charged at the pay-as-you-go rates.
  • Your account must have a valid debit \ credit card attached.
  • If you have not used the AWS resources for the previous 3 months, Amazon may reclaim those resources upon providing 30 days notice.
  • You may claim the Free credits any time within 1 year of signing up to AWS.

A full list of restrictions can be found here.

Is the free trial limited by region?
Yes. While the Amazon AWS Free Tier applies across all but the China region.
If I don't use the allowance for a particular month does it roll over, or expire?
Any unused usage amount will expire on the 1st day of each month, and does not roll over.