Mobile puts a cap on fast mobile data

The change applies to T-Mobile ONE Plus, Simple Choice, and legacy customers. Once that date arrives, T-Mobile will cap the amount of high-speed mobile data its customers can use while in either of those countries.

T-Mobile customers can track their LTE usage in Canada and Mexico by dialing the short code #WEB# on their phone. T-Mobile added a perk called "Mobile Without Borders" back in 2015 that allowed anyone with a ONE or ONE Plus plan to use full-speed LTE data while roaming in Canada or Mexico. While 5GB is a healthy amount for a short trip, it's still going to change your behavior - you may end up using hotel WiFi when you can instead of relying exclusively on cellular data. According to T-Mobile, less than one-percent of its customers with Mobile without Borders actually travel to Mexico or Canada and use over 5GB of data while visiting.

If you run out of data, the speed will be reduced to as low as 128 Kbps. The subscribers can approach unlimited LTE by adding One Plus worldwide but it would cost you $25 monthly on the top of your base plan.

If you are on a high-speed plan with 10GB data per month, you will get only 4GB data.

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

If you have 10GB high speed data total and use 2 GB the United States before heading over the border, then you still only have up to 5GB high-speed data in Mexico and Canada combined.

One of the things that helped T-Mobile to grow so fast was the reintroduction of unlimited data plans. After the users have exceeded 80% of the 5GB limit, they will be sent an alert message from T-Mobile. "In order to prevent usage beyond the intent of the product, we implemented a limit on the amount of monthly 4G LTE data".

The users can access to less data if they aren't subscribed to an unlimited plan, for example, a customer with 6 GB cap will only have 4 GB to utilize in overseas in case the 2 GB has already consumed. Is 5 GB more than enough anyway?

  • Joey Payne