Amazon Chime to be charged per-use



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Amazon has changed the way it charges for its cloud-based communication platform Amazon Chime, moving to a usage-based pricing model, instead of charging a flat monthly fee.

A blog post penned by Amazon Web Services (AWS) chief evangelist Jeff Barr explains that following the initial 30-day free trial where users have access to all Amazon Chime features, users can still chat with each other and attend meetings at no cost. However, in order to use the scheduling and hosting features once the trial is over, users must be connected to an AWS account.