I followed the directions to create a FREE tier subscription, but the portal is showing ‘Azure Subscription 1’. The price for my VM is $70.08 a month; NOT good. Why do I not have free tier subscription?
You could try creating a new account (email address)
Who is eligible for the Azure free account?
The Azure free account is available to all new customers of Azure. If you’ve never tried or paid for Azure before, you’re eligible.
Make sure you are following the link saying "start free" on https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/ in an incognito/InPrivate browser instance. This will make sure there is no existing MS account already registered in the browser. Then use an email address that is 100% certain to not already be in the MS system. You can create a new free email account at outlook.com or mail.google.com.
This should work (I just tried it again).