Signing Up for an AWS Account and Pricing
Before you can use AWS CloudFormation or any Amazon Web Services, you must first sign up for an AWS account.
To sign up for an AWS account
Open http://aws.amazon.com/, and then choose Create an AWS Account.
Follow the online instructions.
Part of the sign-up procedure involves receiving a phone call and entering a PIN using the phone keypad.
AWS CloudFormation is a free service; however, you are charged for the AWS resources you include in your stacks at the current rates for each. For more information about AWS pricing, go to the detail page for each product on http://aws.amazon.com.