When you start an account with us, you get a free allocation of seconds every month and an initial 14 day free trial to try out all of our features.
The 14 day trial is a period where you can upload one custom model and try out all the features that Backprop has to offer for free. After that time, you'll need to add payment details, even if you're using the Basic plan. This is to limit the number of user-uploaded models we have to maintain — any uploaded models will be removed at the end of the trial period, unless you switch to a plan that includes them.
No, you're only billed at the end of each billing cycle (approximately 30 days), for your plan's base price plus any extra usage that you incur outside of your allotted seconds per month.
You're only charged for the duration of your model's execution, not for the total travel time of your request. We're currently hosting in Europe, but if you're not, you don't have to worry about being billed for any extra time.
We operate on serverless infrastructure. Models run in isolated environments, and we spin up new instances on demand — while there can be a slight delay when launching a new instance, they remain available until traffic dies down.