Mobile Caps Roaming Data In Mexico And Canada Starting November 12
Oct 14 2017
Traveling to Canada or Mexico as a T-Mobile customer previously meant having unrestricted access to your high-speed 4G LTE data, just like you would at home.
Starting on November 12th, T-Mobile is altering its "Mobile without Borders" program for all customers on One, Simple Choice, and other legacy plans with roaming. Meanwhile, T-Mobile recently added free unlimited Netflix streaming to most of its T-Mobile ONE and T-Mobile ONE Plus plans, and it confirmed that its subscribers won't see any increases to the cost of their plans when Netflix's rate hike takes effect next month.
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.
T-Mobile has stopped its unlimited data packages in Canada and Mexico, and slapped a cap on its LTE data. What happens if you reach that 5GB limit? The users would not run into overages but they will have to compromise with the speed as it'll automatically slow down the speed to 128 Kbps on being exceeding the given high-speed allotment.
For example, if you have 4GB high-speed data total and you use 2GB in the USA, you have another 2 GB high-speed data to use in Mexico and Canada. However, when you get billed again, it'll go back up to 5GB. We all know that "unlimited" really isn't unlimited though and when the T-Mobile One plan debuted it had a cap of 32GB of use per month before data prioritization. "In order to prevent usage beyond the intent of the product, we implemented a limit on the amount of monthly 4G LTE data", T-Mobile wrote on its support site. This plan was offered only for U.S. citizens with a One or One Plus Mobile.
The best Unlimited Plan crown has been fiercely contested in 2017, with many carriers launching new offers to try and one-up each other.
While 5GB might suffice for a short trip, it is definitely not enough for long trips.