Mobile cuts LTE roaming in Canada and Mexico to 5GB

T-Mobile Will Limit LTE Roaming in Canada and Mexico to 5GB starting November 12

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

That's a pretty sweet deal indeed, but now we have some bad news from T-Mobile: Beginning next month, there will be a new limit added to one of the perks for the company's unlimited plans.

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. What happens if you reach that 5GB limit?

12, T-Mobile will limit your 4G LTE data to 5GB per month while you're in Canada or Mexico, the company has announced.

According to T-Mobile less than one percent use more than 5 GB of data on their trips overseas. T-Mobile says it will throttle the customer to 128Kbps with the exception of T-Mobile ONE Plus customers, who will receive 256Kbps speeds.

If you run out of data, the speed will be reduced to as low as 128 Kbps.

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. "In order to prevent usage beyond the intent of the product, we implemented a limit on the amount of monthly 4G LTE data", T-Mobile wrote on its support site.

"Less than 1% of people with this benefit travel to Mexico and Canada and use over 5GB a month", it said.

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. You can also check your LTE data usage with a shortcode #WEB# from your mobile. You will get unlimited amount of data but after a certain cap the service provider will slow down the connection or throttle. In case you do not want to pay the extra fees to T-Mobile, you can purchase a new SIM card if you are in these countries for a longer duration of time, however, you would have to manage with a different number.

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