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Mobile puts 5GB cap on high-speed data in Canada and Mexico

16 October 2017, 01:01 | Ricardo Garza

T-Mobile puts 5GB cap on high-speed data in Canada and Mexico

T-Mobile cuts LTE roaming in Canada and Mexico to 5GB

After years of floundering, T-Mobile has become a real threat to Verizon and AT&T by offering options that the latter carriers didn't. The carrier did state that "less than 1% of people" on the plan used over 5GB a month when traveling.

One of T-Mobile's more generous offers was born out of its "Mobile Without Borders" plan.

The plan is named 'Mobile Without Borders' and it lets the customers be connected even while they travel to Mexico and Canada.

If you really need more than that data, you can still purchase high-speed worldwide LTE data for an additional $25.




Looking at the general scheme of things, this limitation will affect heavier users, but if you go on a vacation for just a few days, you should be fine with the 5GB data allowance. If you pass your 5GB allotment, you'll be throttled, with speeds restricted, allowing up to just 128kbps, or 256kbps, if on the T-Mobile ONE Plus plan. One of them, however - free unlimited LTE data for travelers to Canada and Mexico - is getting eliminated and replaced with a capped LTE allowance. One subscriber can attach unlimited LTE by including One Plus International, however, that is another $25 every month over the base plan.

The mobile carrier said that it wants to improve and make a decision to "prevent usage beyond the intent of the product". And, when you're in Mexico & Canada, you'll use 4G LTE data straight from your Simple Choice 4G LTE data plan.

T-Mobile says that this change was made to "prevent usage beyond the intent of the product"; reading between the lines likely means that customers were costing the company too much money on the roaming networks.

For more information on the upcoming change and a list of related FAQs, check out T-Mobile's dedicated webpage on the matter.



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