Getting started with AWS Support (Basic)

Several years ago I learned that one could sign up to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) for free. This sign up allows you to test many of their web services for free, for a year, as long as your usage is within the AWS Free Tier. To sign up to the AWS Support (Basic), you need a credit card and a phone number that you can be contacted on (I got an automated called on my phone and had to punch in a PIN to finish the registration process).

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