Pricing/plan update coming December 1st: IBM Watson Text to Speech service
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  • Description
    Effective December 1, 2018, we will be removing the free tier from the Standard plan for the IBM Watson Text to Speech service. The change involves the 1 to 1,000,000-free-character tier in the Text to Speech service. Moving forward, you will be directed toward the Lite Plan to gain free access to the Text to Speech services. For more information on the Lite plan, see our blog article entitled, Watson Speech to Text and Text to Speech have released Lite Plans!

    Why are we implementing this change?
    Currently, other IBM Watson Cloud Platform services reserve their Lite Plan for free access and their Standard Plan for paid access. We will implement this change to retain Lite Plan and Standard Plan uniformity across IBM Watson Cloud Platform services.

    Note: With the Standard plan, you will still have access to all of the features and functionality that you currently have. This functionality includes our Language and Acoustic model customization capabilities, which are not available in the Lite Plan. To learn more about all of our pricing plans available in IBM Cloud, visit our pricing page for the Watson Text to Speech service. The details for our Standard pricing plan will be updated on December 1, 2018.

    This information originated in the Pricing Update for IBM Watson Speech to Text and Text to Speech article within the IBM Cloud platform blog.