We offer a 'Pay As You Go' payment system which is much like topping up a mobile phone. This provides the freedom of not having to pay a monthly subscription fee. You essentially buy bandwidth only as and when you need it, this bandwidth will then roll over each month to use. This payment plan is ideal for infrequent broadcasters. Case Study - Monthly vs Pay As You Go : 'Acme Radio' wants a radio server with a capacity of 500 listeners. They also want to stream at a bitrate of 128 kbps. This could potentially cost them a fair amount of money each month for a 128 kbps / 500 Listener capacity server with one of our competitors. With our 'Pay As You Go' system you can have this service set up for as little as a single payment of $5 for 10 GB of listener bandwidth and a 500 listener capacity all without a monthly subscription / contract. You then just top up your accounts bandwidth as and when you need to. Its also worth bearing in mind that your listener count will often fluctuate. So by using our 'Pay As You Go' plan you are only ever paying for the bandwidth that you use. Some monthly systems can essential waste your bandwidth (and therefore your money) unless you are filling the maximum listener capacity all of the time. 'Pay As You Go' systems also allow you to scale your radio. So when you are just starting out you can have the capacity to grow your listener base without wasting money on monthly bandwidth contracts or having to upgrade your server each time you need to increase your listener capacity. Case Study - Bandwidth Usage : People often ask us to estimate how much bandwidth they will use. This really depends on how many listeners you get, what bitrate you are streaming at and how long the listeners stay connected to your stream for. So for example, if you were streaming at 64 kbps for 3 hours to 20 listeners connected for a full 3 hours, the bandwidth used would be 1.65 GB (around $0.83 in bandwidth fees). You can work out how much your bandwidth fees will be with our bandwidth calculator here. We also offer discounts (up to 33% off) on bandwidth purchases above 10GB so your costs can be even less.