What are subscriptions and how do they relate to the Azure free account?

Subscriptions are the entity that provide access to the Azure products as part of the Azure free account. The Azure free account starts with the free trial subscription which includes USD200 credit to spend for the first 30 days, free access to our most popular Azure products for 12 months, and access to more than 25 products that are always free. At the end of 30 days or once you use up USD200 credit, you’ll have to upgrade to a pay-as-you-go subscription to keep using your account.

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  • All APIs in the S1 tier are charged at a flat rate of $5 per 1,000 transactions. Learn more about Azure Maps pricing

  • You can change the configuration of your Azure Maps account at any time. For instructions on how to make changes in the Azure portal, please see the documentation on managing the pricing tier of your Azure Maps account.

  • Microsoft is committed to ensuring your privacy. When you sign up for Azure using GitHub, the profile information that’s requested is used to check for the presence of an existing Microsoft account and to create a new account if needed. Once your information enters the Microsoft ecosystem, it’s protected by our terms of service and we don’t share it without your permission. Connecting your GitHub identity to a Microsoft account will not give Microsoft access to your code.

  • With GitHub identity support, you can use your existing GitHub account in place of a Microsoft account on Azure and other Microsoft sites. Learn more

  • You can manage the connection between your GitHub account and Microsoft account on the personal settings page under the Applications tab.

  • To sign up for an Azure free account, all you need is a phone number, a credit or debit card, and a GitHub account or Microsoft account username (formerly Windows Live ID). Create your Azure free account