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How to get your FREE ($1) AWS account for 12 months

Hi Friends,

Amazon provides FREE AWS account for 12 months it is called as "AWS Free Tier" account.
Here are the steps on HOW to get FREE AWS TIER account for 12 months. Please note that the account would be FREE as long as your usage donot cross the different pre-defined limits for the FREE account. Please note that you might be charged $1 on your Credit Card for verification while registering for AWS newly.

AWS FREE TIER Account qualifies for the many services which should be sufficient for learning about AWS services(data as of 18 Sep 2014, might get updated). Few of the important services:

Amazon EC2 (750 hours per month of Linux, RHEL, or SLES t2.micro instance usage or 750 hours per month of Windows t2.micro instance usage)

Amazon S3 (5 GB of Standard Storage, 20000 Get Requests, 2000 Put Requests)

AWS Trusted Advisor (4 best-practice checks  on performance and security (service limits, security groups, IAM, and MFA) Notification and customization features)

and more more...

Please visit to get more details of the FREE account and to register your account.

CAUTION: In order to register your AWS FREE account, you need to provide your Credit Card details, if your usage is BEYOND the allocated FREE usage levels of different services you would be CHARGED on your credit card, please be AWARE and be careful to use the services WELL WITHIN LIMIT. But using AWS Trusted Advisor service you can set ALERTS on your usage.

I registered my AWS FREE account couple of years back and I was not charged a single cent extra as my usage was well below the available free limits.

One more TRICK for users who DONOT want to provide their credit card or donot have a credit card, please check if your BANK or CREDIT CARD company have a provision to create a VIRTUAL CREDIT CARD with a pre-defined limit says Rs. 500 or Rs. 1000 and use it for registering on AWS site, your account might be charged a small amount of 1 USD or so when you register your account for Credit Card validation.

Please NOTE that AWS charges in USD and not in INR.

Once you have your FREE AWS account, you can use all the services within the quota without the fear of getting charged. I used those services well within the limits and I didn't pay an extra CENT.

So while using any service like EC2, ensure that you are choosing an AMI which qualifies for FREE TIER and then only use it.

Please feel free to let me know if you have any further queries.

All the best.

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