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Mobile puts a cap on high-speed data roaming in Canada, Mexico

13 October 2017

After unveiling a new "Mobile Without Borders" deal in 2015 to all ONE and ONE Plus customers, you've been able to enjoy that oh so sweet LTE data overseas in Mexico and Canada. For example, T-Mobile limits the amount of guaranteed full-speed LTE data its subscribers can use during a billing period to 50GB. There is no mention if it's temporary or permanent but T-Mobile will need to work on some issues first. The company is trying to "prevent usage beyond the intent of the product" with the new 4G LTE limit.

T-Mobile has stopped its unlimited data packages in Canada and Mexico, and slapped a cap on its LTE data. Once that threshold is reached, the carrier may prioritize (throttle) data speeds during periods of congestion. That's not bad at all but we know there are people who will be annoyed by this decision.

"Mobile Without Borders is an incredible benefit and allows customers to stay connected when traveling in Canada and Mexico".

If you are on a USA high-speed plan with 4GB data or 6GB data per month, you will get only 2GB data when you are in these countries.

- John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile in 2015.

The change applies to T-Mobile ONE Plus, Simple Choice, and legacy customers. This plan was offered only for United States citizens with a One or One Plus Mobile. T-Mobile says it will throttle the customer to 128Kbps with the exception of T-Mobile ONE Plus customers, who will receive 256Kbps speeds.

T-Mobile has made this change which will only affect one percent of the people traveling to Mexico and Canada. Meanwhile, T-Mobile recently added free unlimited Netflix streaming to most of its T-Mobile ONE and T-Mobile ONE Plus plans, and it confirmed that its subscribers won't see any increases to the cost of their plans when Netflix's rate hike takes effect next month. After the users have exceeded 80% of the 5GB limit, they will be sent an alert message from T-Mobile.

Mobile puts a cap on high-speed data roaming in Canada, Mexico