Google Cloud Platform has been touted as being free forever. However, this is not the case. It is a subscription-based service that grants users access to Google’s suite of cloud computing services.
The pricing model for the Google Cloud Platform is based on the number of cores, memory, and instances that a user uses. See example below:Fortunately, Google is offering a 90-day, $300 Free Trial. This is great to explore and evaluate Google Cloud and Google Maps Platform products and services.
You can find out more about Google Cloud Platform Free Trial here.
Additionally, there is a Free Tier that grants users a 5GB of cloud storage and has a specified free usage limit on every service of Google Cloud Platform. Furthermore, users can create their own custom pricing plans.
You can visit Google Cloud Free Program to browse free tier resources.