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Mobile eliminates free unlimited LTE perk for Canada and Mexico travelers

Mobile eliminates free unlimited LTE perk for Canada and Mexico travelers

After years of floundering, T-Mobile has become a real threat to Verizon and AT&T by offering options that the latter carriers didn't.

One of T-Mobile's more generous offers was born out of its "Mobile Without Borders" plan.

The company said that less than than 1 percent of people with Mobile Without Borders travel to Mexico and Canada and use more than 5GB a month, indicating the cap will have little impact on its customers. 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 recently announced that, from 12th November, it will top the no-additional-charge LTE data to a maximum of 5GB every month while you're going to the US' neighbors. The service was meant for T-Mobile users with the Simple Choice Plan which was back then a plan that came with unlimited talk and message service but the data was pretty expensive. While the plan previously accommodated for unlimited data, now the carrier will be limiting that to just 5GB.

That roaming data was specifically for Mexico and Canada.

In a statement, T-Mobile framed this change as a way to "prevent usage beyond the intent of the product". 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). You can also check overall data usage by dialing the short code #WEB# on your device.

T-Mobile not only has one of the best prices of all carriers, it has some great benefits to plans as well.

The Mobile Without Borders service first appeared as part of T-Mobile's Simple Choice plan in 2015, and it came as an extension to the company's global roaming incentives.


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