For example, T-Mobile limits the amount of guaranteed full-speed LTE data its subscribers can use during a billing period to 50GB.
12, T-Mobile will limit your 4G LTE data to 5GB per month while you're in Canada or Mexico, the company has announced.
"Mobile Without Borders is an incredible benefit and allows customers to stay connected when traveling in Canada and Mexico", T-Mobile said. Once the cap is reached, you will be switched to Simple Global speeds only. 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.
It's not shocking that T-Mobile would do this.
T-Mobile offered Mobile Without Borders Un-carrier plan which introduced free calling texting and LTE plans for travelers in Mexico, Canada, and US.
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.
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. However, Canada and Mexico were special cases where you'd get full-speed LTE data on most plans.
Beginning July 15th, calls to, from and between the U.S., Mexico & Canada - whether mobile or landline - are included in our latest plans at no extra charge.
Do you think this is an unfair move from T-Mobile? Instead of having unrestricted LTE data in Mexico and Canada, you only get a maximum of 5GB.
The best Unlimited Plan crown has been fiercely contested in 2017, with many carriers launching new offers to try and one-up each other. You can also check your LTE data usage with a shortcode #WEB# from your mobile.
You can find out more details about the latest Uncarrier offering from T-Mobile over at their website at the link below.