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Prepay for use on Google Cloud

One of the fears everyone has is that we'll start learning on GCP and we'll get a bill for $700,000 at home when a bad line of code spawns up 2million nodes on earth and mars.

I'd like to buy $500 increments in Google Cloud Credits. Then when i hit that limit, you cut me off. This allows to learn safely.

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a brilliant idea. When will it be implemented? If we can prepay credits, this makes it easier for claims to be made in certain business context. In the place I work at, easier to apply for a pot of money to do a self contained project rather than have a rolling bill.

  • Tom commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    And please expose that "cut me off" functionality as an API so that I implement a Function that triggers the "cut me off" for specific projects under certain customer defined circumstances.

  • Eric Hawthorne commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I notice that Google Cloud Payment FAQ says that I can make a manual payment, and can make it for larger than current charges owed. Is there a limit on such in-advance payment? The reason I ask is we have fiscal-year-attached money and would like to pre-pay for some Cloud AI use.

  • Wong commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I fully support prepaid credit along with acceptance of prepaid Mastercard/Visa cards. No risk for Google and no risk for end users.

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