At Spectra earlier in the year, we unveiled a new pricing model for Particle customers that included new Free, Growth, and Enterprise plans based on Data Operations. We’re pleased to announce that Particle’s new Growth plan, our usage tier for startups and small businesses, is officially available.
What is the Growth Plan?
Particle’s Growth plan is a flexible service plan designed to help small businesses and startups scale their IoT deployments without negotiated contracts or usage commitments. Customers purchase blocks of platform usage for Wi-Fi, Cellular or Tracker devices that provide 720K Data Operations/month and support for 100 additional devices. Blocks can be ramped up or down as needed each month to meet the variable needs of quickly growing or seasonal businesses. Growth plan customers can easily monitor their Data Operations usage on their Billing and Usage page.
Growth Plan Benefits
The Growth plan offers the following benefits to customers who are scaling their businesses:
- No limits on data operations or devices – customers can purchase the “blocks” they need on a monthly basis to meet their business needs.
- Access to the wholesale store to purchase devices in bulk.
- Prioritized responses to technical support inquiries.
- Easy payment via credit card
How Do I Sign Up for the Growth Plan?
Customers can sign up for the Growth plan at any time by going to our upgrade page and submitting their email address. After reviewing your information, a Particle representative will reach out within 1 business day to kick off a white-glove migration service to help identify the devices, products, and blocks required to complete your migration and orient you to the platform capabilities you’ll have access to as a Growth customer.
The upgrade link can also be found in the Billing & Usage section of your Sandbox account, as well as the pricing page on our website.
What Other Changes Will I See?
Starting today, all customers will receive notifications via email and in the Console when they reach 70% and 90% of their Data Operations
Free Plan customers who exceed their allotment of 100K Data Operations per month limits will be notified and given 3 business days to upgrade to a paid service plan (Growth or Enterprise) to avoid service interruptions. For more information, read our documentation here.