Why am I being billed for Elastic IP addresses when all my Amazon EC2 instances are terminated?
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I terminated all my Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, but I'm still billed for Elastic IP addresses. The Amazon EC2 On-Demand pricing page says that Elastic IP addresses are free. Why am I being billed?
An Elastic IP address doesn’t incur charges as long as all the following conditions are true:
The Elastic IP address is associated with an EC2 instance.
The instance associated with the Elastic IP address is running.
The instance has only one Elastic IP address attached to it.
The Elastic IP address is associated with an attached network interface. For more information, see Network interface basics.
Note: If the address is from a BYOIP address pool, then you're never charged for that address.
You're charged by the hour for each Elastic IP address that doesn't meet these conditions. For pricing information, see Elastic IP addresses on the Amazon EC2 pricing page.
To see the Elastic IP addresses that are provisioned to your account, open the Amazon EC2 console, and then choose Elastic IPs in the navigation pane.
Note: When you release the IP address, it might be provisioned automatically by another AWS account. You might be able to recover that same Elastic IP address again later, but only if no one else is using it.