Ubidots is committed to the advancement of IoT training and education around the world. As the IoT becomes more widely used and understood, Ubidots wants to provide tinkerers and researchers with a no cost or very affordable option for innovation and research. We want to support the makers and developers from a prototype to production.

How much are credits worth?

Every new Educational License user received 5,000 free credits on us. We put our money where our mouth is and want to see what you can do. If you choose to add multiple devices then the beancounters keep us in line and charge $5 USD for every 1,000 credits.  These credits will trickle away according to the following table:

Depending on your project, you can use Ubidots for free; from 1 month (if you have 10 active devices) to forever (if you only have one device*). 

Do devices consume credits?

Your first device does not* consume credits, then every additional device will consume 500 credits per month.

*Your first free device can have as many as 10 free variables. After the tenth, every 10 additional variables into your device will result in a deduction of 500 credits per month from your account (think of every additional 10 variables per device as acting like a second device), i.e a device with 12 variables will discount an additional 500 credits per month - so one device with 12 variables is 500 credits for the first 10 variables of your device and an additional 500 credits for the 2 variables of overage. Conversely, a device with 25 variables will discount and additional 1,000 credits per month (500 for the device, 1,000 for the overage 15 variables).

How many "dots" can I send in the educational account?

There's a limit of 60 dots per minute for all of your devices. This means you can send up to ~2.6 Million dots per month in the free account.

How many SMS can I send?

You can send up to 5 SMS alerts for free. If you wish to send more, you'll have to recharge your account at least once.

How about data retention?

You can see sensor data for up to 3 months using Ubidots' Educational License. Business and Industrial users receive a standard 2 year data retention rate.

Can I get more Free Credits?

Sure! You can request more free credits in one of these cases:

  • You're hosting an IoT Event. Leave your event's URL and we'll get back to you with some instructions. Although we don't expect anything in return, it would be great if you consider including our Logo and/or a link back to Ubidots.com .
  • You published an article about your project. Share your project with the world and get free credits. Please do not send dummy links or your Ubidots dashboard. Only original, IoT-related content will be eligible for free credits. Examples: https://www.hackster.io/ubidots.

To request your free credits, click on the credits link in the upper right corner of your account, then on "Get Free Credits". You will be presented with the text boxes to either enter your Event URL or your IoT Project article.

How do I buy more credits?

To purchase credits, click on the credits link in the upper right corner of your account, then on "Purchase credits". 

You will be presented with a pop-up to enter your payment information.

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