T-Mobile has generously offered mobile data across borders from 2015 under its “Mobile Without Borders” offer, wherein the U.S. customers could avail texting, calling and 4G LTE data in Canada and Mexico at no extra cost. However, the company is in no mood now to offer unlimited data to their customers, and has decided to cap the monthly limit to 5GB on LTE data.
Explaining its decision, T-Mobile says the limit is put to curb the usage beyond the intent of the product. After 5GB is consumed, the speed will slow down to 128 kbps. T-Mobile also noted that less than 1% of the customers opt for Mobile Without Borders, who travel to Canada and Mexico. Further, out of this, less than 1% of customers use over 5GB data per month. So, very few would be affected by the change.
Those who are without an unlimited plan will get less data. Also, the capped plan users would not be able to use the leftover data in Canada or Mexico, but it will be carried forward. Subscribers, however, need to pay $25 for getting unlimited LTE by subscribing to T-Mobile’s ONE Plus International. The change comes into effect on November 12, 2017.