AWS provides one year free tier account for the learning and study purpose with the limited services and limited features. However, AWS Free Tier account still gives you almost everything that you need to start learning AWS Cloud services. But most of the students do not have a Credit Card so they face difficulties to Create and use the benefits of AWS free tier account. Here, we will show you how you can get a virtual credit card and use it to create an AWS Free Tier Account.
If you are interested to know what you will get with the free tier account, please visit the following link and spent some time to know the various free services and their limitations.
The following steps need to be followed in order to create AWS Account if you dont have real credit card.
Note: This process is only for the learning and training purpose. We always recommend to use a valid credit card to use AWS Account.
Note: Alternative payment methods for AWS Account are coming very soon that will allow students to enroll using a virtual payment method such as PayTM.
Creating a Wirex Virtual Credit Card
To create a free wirex virtual credit card, you nee to perform the following steps:
- Sign up to the Wirex account and provide the basic details.
- Once your register, verify your email ID by clicking the activation link you receive in you mail box. Here, you also need an android/iPhone mobile device.
- On your mobile phone, install the Wirex app.
- You also will get a device registration verification link and that you have to verify.
- Once your device is confirmed, login to the wirex app.
- Here, you need to apply as virtual card as shown in the following figure.
- Next you need to select your country. Not all the countries are eligible for wirex virtual credit card. If your country is not eligible for the Wirex, you can select any other supported country such as United Kingdom as your country.
- While Submitting your detail, select your primary country where you resides and provide the contact number.
- On the next page you need to select desired currency such as USD and select card type as virtual.
- Finally, click Continue to finish.
- Your card will be proceed to get finalized. On the wirex mobile app, click Get Card Details.
- The card details will be sent to your registered mail. Just use these details to register while asking credit card details in the AWS account sign up process that is explained in the next section.
Sign Up for AWS Free Tier Account
To sign up for AWS free tier account, click the below link and complete the Sign Up process.
- In the Sign Up screen, you need to fill the basic information as shown in the following figure.
- On the next screen, select the Account Type and fill the required information.
- On the next screen, you need to provide the credit card details and billing address information. Use your virtual credit card details as generated in the previous section.
- On the next screen, you may need to validate your contact number and you are almost done to get started with free tier account.
Note: Here, you have to wait for few hours as your account and associated services will be created in the background. You will get a welcome and get started mail from the AWS support team once your account is ready.
By default, the email address you used to Sign Up is also used to login to AWS console as the root account. Please visit the following link to sign in to AWS console and enjoy your free tier services.
That’s all you need to create and use a AWS free tier account. We wish you all the best for the AWS cloud career. If you are really interested to learn AWS Cloud services, you can go for the following complete step by step AWS Cloud lab exercises and best practices manual guide.