Mobile Limiting High-Speed Data in Canada, Mexico to 5GB

T-Mobile is about to add a new limit to its unlimited plans

T-Mobile getting rid of unlimited LTE roaming in Mexico and Canada on November 12

The company T-Mobile unveiled that from November 12, it will bind the unlimited LTE data to 5 GB monthly at the time of traveling to U.S. neighbors. After burning through 5GB, your speeds will drop to just 128kbps (or 256kbps if you have a T-Mobile One Plus plan).

T-Mobile customers can track their LTE usage in Canada and Mexico by dialing the short code #WEB# on their phone.

T-Mobile is taking back one of its perks for travelers: large amounts of LTE data when roaming in Canada and Mexico.

In case you are in a plan with data stash, which allows you to accumulate data, the data will not be usable in Canada or Mexico anymore.

Note that you can get unlimited LTE in Mexico and Canada by adding One Plus International to your account, but at $25 a month, that option isn't exactly cheap. You can use your remaining 3GB high speed data when you return to the US.

Customers will now have a maximum LTE data limit of 5 GB in Mexico and Canada, after which they will be reduced to Simple Global speeds, meaning up to 128 kbps for most plans or 256 kbps with T-Mobile ONE Plus.

T-Mobile subscribers got some fantastic news earlier this week. Starting on 12 November, the LTE speed will drop to 256Kbps for Oneplus users and 128Kbps for other users after the daily limit has been reached.

T-Mobile has announced its latest Uncarrier initiative which is called "Mobile without Borders", the company is doing away with extra call charges across North America. It was also a good option if you lived in Mexico or Canada and wanted to avoid your local carriers.

We already know that T-Mobile's unlimited plans have limits, just like they do at every other wireless carrier.

T-Mobile says that this change was made to "prevent usage beyond the intent of the product"; reading between the lines likely means that customers were costing the company too much money on the roaming networks. Is 5 GB more than enough anyway?

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