Best Price

While competitors typically charge a $10 monthly fee, IO Road charge only for what you use. This results in a 80% price reduction for moderate users. And regardless of your usage, you always have access to all features.

Moderate usage: send or receive 500MB every business day (20 business days per month).

Pay As You Go (PAYG) - No Monthly Fee

File bandwidth
First 100MB of each file is free
12.5¢/GB*
(free)
Long term storage**
Applied daily on files older than 7 days.
  0.3¢ /GB*
Everything else
(Branding, notifications, multi-user, audit logs, etc.)
(free)

* 1GB = 1024MB, 1MB = 1024KB, 1KB = 1024 Bytes. For billing purposes, all file sizes are rounded up to the nearest MB, then the cost is calculated with microdollar precision.
** Long term storage is applied automatically every day at 4:00 PM UTC on all files uploaded more than 7 days (168 hours) ago. You may delete the file to avoid long term storage costs.


Examples

Transfer 75MB file within 7 days

Bandwidth pricing: 75MB - 100MB = 0MB @ $0.125000/GB

Usage Cost
File Upload $0.000000
Long term storage (0 days) $0.000000
File Download $0.000000
Total $0.000000

Transfer 150MB file in 21 days

Bandwidth pricing: 150MB - 100MB = 50MB @ $0.125000/GB

Usage Cost
File Upload $0.006104
Long term storage (14 days) $0.006160
File Download $0.006104
Total $0.018368

Transfer 500MB file within 7 days

Bandwidth pricing: 500MB - 100MB = 400MB @ $0.125000/GB

Usage Cost
File Upload $0.048829
Long term storage (0 days) $0.000000
File Download $0.048829
Total $0.097658

More details

You pay only for what you use. This is how it works.

  • You get $1.25 free trial credits when you sign up (no credit card required). This is worth 10GB of bandwidth.
  • Your account is debited only when you use file bandwidth and long term storage. Everything else is free.
  • No usage means no cost to you ($0)
  • There is no monthly fee ($0)
  • There is no inactivity fee ($0)
  • Your credits never expire
  • Your account balance is calculated with microdollar precision ($0.000001)
  • When your account balance gets low, you receive a notification (unless you disable it).
  • You can refill your account online with as little as $2 (and up to $1000).
  • We never receive/store your credit card information, you'll be using PayPal to execute the payment (more payments gateway options in the future).
  • Generally, your account will receive the credits within seconds of your payment.
  • If you run out of funds in your account, you will not be able to upload, download and use long term storage. If you already have files using long term storage, they will be deleted.