Pricing Plans

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Plans Sandbox Go Network Global

1 million messages included (2K size limit)

(Additional up to 32K sized messages available starting at $1/MM or $2/MM with TLS/SSL)

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60+ SDKs      
Under 1/4 Sec Latency      
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( 1 Day Retention )


( Up to 30 Day Retention )


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Guaranteed Response Times Best Effort 24 Hours for Production Requests* 2 Hours for Production Requests**

Best Practices Discussion
with PubNub Customer Success
1 Hour Session 1 Hour Session

Architecture Review
with PubNub Tech Leaders
1/2 Day Session
Executive Sponsorship Direct Support from the PubNub Management Team
Per Event Support

PubNub Offers realtime event monitoring support for $297/hr*** including:
  • Live, proactive monitoring of your environment/application by PubNub
  • Dedicated contact on the PubNub support team
  • Guaranteed 10 minute response time

How are Daily Active Devices measured?

Daily Active Devices are measured as the number of unique IP addresses that subscribe to the PubNub network in a 24-hour period. This number may differ from unique visitor counts you obtain from other 3rd party analytic engines. For example, it is possible for mobile devices to be slightly over counted if they change IP addresses when moving from cellular data to WiFi networks. Conversely, the Daily Active Device count may be under counted in corporate network environments where many users connect from behind a firewall since they will appear to be using a single IP address. In order to more accurately track the Daily Active Devices we recommend setting a unique UUID via the PubNub client SDK.

Can I try PubNub for free?

Yes! We offer a free Sandbox tier for demo and hacking purposes. The Sandbox tier allows you to build apps with up to 20 Daily Active Devices. For demo projects this should be more than enough to get you up and running. Our Sandbox tier also includes Basic Support which provides access to our community forums and a best effort SLA.

What payment methods are accepted?

PubNub accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards. For Global customers we also accept wire and ACH payments.

What are the message size limits?

Messages up to 32K in size can be sent through PubNub. Prices start at $1/M messages for average message sizes less than 2K then increment to $2/M up to 4K, $3/M up to 8K, $4/M up to 16K, and $5/M up to 32K. TLS/SSL messages are charged at a higher rate. If your application requires larger message sizes contact us at

*Development Requests within 48 hrs ( Business hours only, U.S. Pacific time )
**Development Requests within 24 hrs ( Business hours only, U.S. Pacific time )
***Minimum of 3 hours

Where can I track my usage?

The PubNub Developer’s Portal gives you access to all of your usage metrics. These metrics are updated at least once per day so you should be able to get an accurate snapshot of your current monthly and historical usage. Simply login to the Portal and then click the Usage option at the top of the page.

More questions?

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