Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

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

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

T-Mobile had been offering global roaming data to most of its customers for free, in an effort to attract customers from other networks since 2015 under the plan, "Mobile Without Borders". This move isn't surprising when you consider T-Mobile is pushing unlimited plans more aggressively than it was in 2015. The feature was and still is available to certain T-Mobile subscribers, but that will be changing on November 12. 12, the company will put a 5GB limit on 4G data and speed will be reduced thereafter.

T-Mobile is going to limit LTE data further, and starting next month customers with T-Mobile ONE and ONE Plus plans only get 5 GB of guaranteed LTE data in Mexico and Canada. Once that date arrives, T-Mobile will cap the amount of high-speed mobile data its customers can use while in either of those countries. This plan was offered only for United States citizens with a One or One Plus Mobile. However, the company says the data cap has now been imposed in an effort to "prevent usage beyond the intent of the product".

On November 12, T-Mobile will be adjusting the initial Mobile without Borders offer so that customers will only have access to 5GB of LTE data when traveling overseas in Mexico or Canada. "Less than 1% of people with this benefit travel to Mexico and Canada use over 5GB a month". Check out the chart above to see how this will affect different plans.

T-Mobile has made this change which will only affect one percent of the people traveling to Mexico and Canada.

The mobile carrier has announced that you can now call anywhere in the US, Canada and Mexico and you will not be charged any extra, the calls will be part of your plan. After using the 50GB of LTE data you'll likely be slowed down to a crawl, especially during the more congested hours.

Again, One plans still have unlimited LTE data in the US.

If you have any more queries on the change and how it will reflect on your mobile usage, you can check the dedicated T-Mobile FAQ page to get all the answers.

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