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

T-Mobile Mobile puts 5GB cap on high-speed data in Canada and Mexico
Theresa Hayes | 13 October, 2017, 19:37

Only 1% Users Affected With This Plan - T-Mobile 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. T-Mobile is rolling that feature back and limiting LTE to 5GB per month in those countries.

After you hit the 5GB cap (or less for some legacy plans), you will continue to get unlimited data; it'll just be very, very slow data. After burning through 5GB, your speeds will drop to just 128kbps (or 256kbps if you have a T-Mobile One Plus plan). Still, it appears T-Mobile has some issues to work out, this time around being trouble with how much data its customers are using when roaming overseas.

Go from NY to Canada, or from California to Mexico; it's just like going from Idaho to Texas, from Georgia to Kentucky. T-Mobile says it will throttle the customer to 128Kbps with the exception of T-Mobile ONE Plus customers, who will receive 256Kbps speeds.

In a statement, T-Mobile framed this change as a way to "prevent usage beyond the intent of the product". This plan was offered only for U.S. citizens with a One or One Plus Mobile.

Also, you may have less data to play with if you aren't subscribed to an unlimited plan. For those with old capped plans of 5GB or less, there's no change to the limit.

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.

T-Mobile has stopped its unlimited data packages in Canada and Mexico, and slapped a cap on its LTE data.

For example, if you have 4GB high-speed data total and you use 2GB in the United States, you have another 2 GB high-speed data to use in Mexico and Canada.

T-Mobile subscribers got some fantastic news earlier this week.