In this Azure tutorial, we will discuss create azure free account, and how to create an azure free account without a credit card. This is going to be a step-by-step tutorial, which explains, how to sign up for an Azure free account.
By using the free azure account, users will be able to access various Azure services for free for 12 months.
Not only this you will also get $200 credit in your Azure account which you can use within the first 30 days.
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What you will get with Azure free account
Now, let us understand what you will get after you sign up for a free Microsoft Azure account. Below are the things you will get each month for 12 months:
- Free product and services for 12 months
- $200 Azure credit for the first 30 days
- 25+ services are always free
- Get secured disk storage for Azure virtual machine (VM) (Get 64 GB x 2 and 2 P6 SDDx)
- 5 GB blob storage to store unstructured data
- 5 GB file storage
- You can create up to 250 GB of SQL database
- 15 GB data transfer bandwidth
- You will get 50,000 transactions (S0 tier) of AI + machine learning
- You will get 2,000,000 (S0 tier) characters of text translation
- 20,000 transactions of Anomaly Detector
- 500 pages Form Recognizer
- 10,000 transactions Content Moderator
- 10,000 predictions Custom Vision
- 30,000 face transactions
- 2,000 transactions of Ink recognizer
- You can create Linux virtual machine and use it for 750 hours
- 3 days QnA maker
- You can create Windows Virtual Machine and use it for 750 hours
Apart from this, you can get the below services which are always free.
- 5 GB (400 requests units) of Azure Cosmos DB
- 10 web, mobile, or API apps
- 1,000,000 requests per month in Functions
- 100,000 operations per month event grid
- Free DevTest Labs
- Free Load Balancer
- 10,000 documents Search
- 500 minutes automation of job runtime
- Free batch job
- Free SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition
- Free Visual Studio Code
- Free Machine Learning Server etc
Create Azure Free Account
Now, we will see how to create Azure free account.
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You required a Phone number, a credit card, and a GitHub or Microsoft account to sign up for a free Azure account.
Click on this URL, and here click on the Start free button.
On the next screen, you can enter your email (Microsoft account), Phone or Skype.
Also, you can sign in with your GitHub account.
Note: The best way is you can create a free Hotmail or Outlook.com email id (Free) and then you can use the same email id and password to sign up Azure free.
Even if you remember the Skype ID and Password that is also fine.
Then you can enter the email id and password.
Then it will ask you to enter personal details like Country/Region, First name, last name, Email Address, Phone, City, etc.
Fill in all the details and click on Next.
Then it will ask you to provide the Phone number details, make sure to provide a valid phone number. Because you need to confirm by a text message or by a call.
Once verification is done, click on Next,
Now, you need to provide the credit card details. Provide everything correctly here. Because it is going to deduct a little amount of money from your account.
In my case, it just deducted Rs 2 from my account.
Then check the Agreement checkbox like below:
It will take some time and set up your account like the below:
After some time, you can see Our Azure portal is ready and we can access the Azure portal.
Also, you will receive an email to the email id which you have provided while setting up free azure account.
Then you can go to Portal.Azure.com and you can see the Azure portal.
This way we can sign up for a free Azure subscription and can access Microsoft Azure for 12 months.
Create Azure free account without credit card
Lots of times people ask how can I create a free Azure account without credit card? Can we create azure free account without credit card?
The answer to this is Yes, you can sign up for a free Azure account without credit card. But for that you required a school account, you required your school email id.
Once you have the school account ready, then you can navigate to the below URL.
This will be one subscription per person (student).
In the case of a student account, you will receive $100 credit. Also, you can get access free to various products like:
- Free Visual studio code
- SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition free
- Machine Learning free workspace
- SQL Database (250 GB)
- Linux virtual machine (750 hours)
- 750 hours Windows Virtual Machines
- 10 web, mobile or API apps
- 5 GB blob storage
- 5 GB file storage
- Free Machine Learning Server developer tools
- Lots of AI + Machine Learning features.
This is how we can sign up for free Azure account without credit card or How can I register for Microsoft Azure, without a credit card?.
Remove credit card from Azure
If you want to remove the credit card from the Azure portal or subscription, then click on Cost Management from the Azure Portal.
Then from the left navigation, click on Payment methods like below:
Then select the Credit Card and click on the Delete button like below:
If you want to update the credit card details, then click on the credit card and it will open the details page, where you can edit the card details.
This is how we can remove credit card from Azure free subscription.
Azure cannot delete credit card
Sometimes, you will see the Delete button is disabled like below:
So, in this case, you can not delete the Credit card details. If you really delete the Credit card details, then you need to add one more payment method.
In this case, you can click on the + Add icon to add a new payment method.
Once the Payment method is added successfully, then you can able to delete the credit card details.
Cancel Azure Subscription
Anytime you can cancel Azure subscription. To cancel your Azure subscription, from the Azure Portal, click on Cost Management.
Then click on Go to subscription like below:
Then it will display your current subscription details like below:
Here click on Cancel subscription.
Then it will ask you to Type the Subscription Name, in this case, this is the Free Trial subscription.
Provide a reason and click on Cancel subscription like below:
The process will take some time and the data will be there for 30 days.
You will also receive an email to your registered email address. If you want to take your data back up, you can do so.
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In this Azure tutorial, we discussed below topics:
- What you will get with Azure free account
- Create Azure Free Account
- Create azure free account without credit card
- How to remove credit card from Azure
- Azure cannot delete credit card
- Cancel Azure Subscription
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