When does ExpressRoute billing start and stop?
ExpressRoute billing starts when a service key is issued to the customer, and it stops after (1) a customer requests a circuit to be deleted AND (2) the Exchange Provider or Network Service Provider has de-provisioned the circuit.
Related questions and answers
You may have additional charges from your service provider to enable connectivity to ExpressRoute. Please contact your service provider to learn about their pricing.
Yes. Please refer to the Office 365 page for guidance, recommendations, and implementation steps for using ExpressRoute with Office 365. Office 365 license must be separately obtained. You will need to purchase an ExpressRoute Premium circuit to use Office 365 with ExpressRoute. Moreover, you will be charged for data transfer (based on consumption) if you choose the ExpressRoute metered pricing plan.Please refer to the ExpressRoute Technical documentation page for more details
You can increase the port speed at any time without any disruption. You can decrease port speed by deleting the circuit under the existing pricing plan, and re-creating it under the new pricing plan. Please coordinate with your service provider to provision the new circuit
While the specific answer depends on the circuit size, usage and region, the Unlimited Data pricing option would be a better choice if you have high levels of utilization, and the Metered Data pricing option would be preferable for low levels of utilization.
A sub-region is the lowest level geo-location that you may select to deploy your applications and associated data. For ExpressRoute, the following regions correspond to Zones 1, 2, 3 and Government:
Zone 1: West US, East US, North Central US, South Central US, East US 2, Central US, West Europe, North Europe, France Central, France South, Canada East, Canada Central
Zone 2: East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia East, Australia Southeast, Japan East, Japan West, Korea Central, Korea South, India South, India West, India Central
Zone 3: Brazil South
Government Zone: US Gov Iowa, US Gov Virginia
You can change your pricing plan from metered to unlimited at any time without any disruption. You can change the pricing plan from unlimited to metered by deleting the circuit under the unlimited pricing plan, and re-creating it under the metered pricing plan. Please coordinate with your service provider to provision the new circuit.Please refer to the ExpressRoute Technical documentation page for more details