MMM-GoogleMapsTraffic: Pricing / cost of usage
I have installed and configured the Google MMM-GoogleMapsTraffic module, but feel lost in the Google pricing concept.
Will I ever be charged by Google using the MMM-GoogleMapsTraffic module with the standard values?
The module is just calling a simple map with traffic information but no routing
I checked the Google pricing web-page here:
In addition I get $200 credit to purchase additional loads. Since 100000 loads cost $7 I get another 2800000 loads on top.
In total I get 28000 + 2800000 = 2828000 for free each month.
Is my understanding correct?, hence I do not have to pay since Google already provides sufficient usage?
I use mmm-google route and while It should be sufficient under the free credit they give you . I was alarmed to find my actual usage much higher than I thought ( something like 500 requests in a few days) I use mmm-schedular to have the google module refreshed more frequently in the morning ( when I would be looking at it most likely) than in the afternoon and evening ( when I am usually not even in the house)
hope that helps
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It is my understanding that for $200 you get 28.000 calls (hence monthly $200 credit equivalent free usage).
As you get a monthly free credit of $200, you get those for free.
There is a price calculator link on the site where you can calculate things.
You can put a quota to make sure you will not go over the ‘free’ amount.
The statistics provided are very detailed, so you can monitor your usage very easily.
Now I received feedback from Google, that confirms 28,000 MagicMirror map loads each month based on the $200 credit:
interesting as I have a 300 dollar credit not 200 and it looks like its for the entire year!