An Amazon Web Services account gives one access to more than a single service for free when you first sign up and which is known as a free tier. With the Free Tier, one can be able to access services like AWS Data Pipeline, CloudWatch, SES, SWF, SQS, Elastic Transcoder, SNS, ELB, ElastiCache, RDS, CloudFront, EBS, DynamoDB, Cognito, Mobile Analytics, Trusted Advisor, S3, EC2 and many more others.
And just like you know free offers and their terms, the same applies to the AWS free-tier offer since its limited for the first year of usage for as long as what you use falls in the offer boundaries. And once the time reaches for one to start paying for the service usage, many do end up looking for ways to close their accounts before having their credit cards charged.
That is why in this post, I decided to share with you how you can close or even cancel your AWS account in order to avoid any unwanted payments since many of you out there simply sign up and for service testing purposes and below is what you should do.
1. Begin by visiting https://console.aws.amazon.com/billing/home?tag=1000110001-20#/account
2. Log in with your registered email address and password.
3. Scroll down to Cancel Services and select the one you would want and follow prompts, and or;
4. Select Close Account, check box for agreeing and willing to do your choice and hit close account.
That is simple and the steps above are all you need to do. Good luck.
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