T-Mobile is one of those carriers that like “breaking away” from its competition by coming out with a pretty good sale or coming up with a major perk that other carriers don’t dare to do. One of the Un-carrier perks that came out back in 2015 was allowing T-Mobile customers to call and travel to Mexico and Canada while making phone calls and using data at no extra charge.
That was a pretty big deal back then, but now T-Mobile is looking to drawback its Mobile Without Borders perk by capping users data speeds after 5GB of data is used at 4G LTE speeds while in either Canada or Mexico. Even though customers on T-Mobile ONE, Simple Choice North America, or legacy rate plans with a qualifying feature will still be able to get unlimited talk and text, their data will, unfortunately, slow down after hitting their allotted data. After users have hit their 5GB, data speeds will drop to either 128kbps or 256kbps depending on the rate plan.
T-Mobile explains why they’re making this change below:
Mobile Without Borders is an incredible benefit and allows customers to stay connected when traveling in Canada and Mexico. In order to prevent usage beyond the intent of the product, we implemented a limit on the amount of monthly 4G LTE data. Less than 1% of people with this benefit travel to Mexico and Canada use over 5GB a month. After 5GB of high-speed data is used in Mexico and Canada (or your high-speed data allotment is reached, whichever comes first), customers will stay connected with unlimited data at Simple Global speeds (up to 128kbps for most plans or 256kbps with T-Mobile ONE Plus).
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