In 2015, T-Mobile launched its Mobile Without Borders plan which made it a more appealing choice for travelers and businessmen traveling to Canada or Mexico frequently.
It's not shocking that T-Mobile would do this. T-Mobile is known to give the North American customers complete access to LTE beyond their nation's borders. However, it looks like the wireless carrier will be falling in line, as it is downgrading one of its benefits that it started almost two years ago called Mobile Without Borders. This was intended to provide the same LTE data limits when roaming in North America as when using LTE in the United States, and when combined with T-Mobile's subsequent Unlimited plan, this meant unlimited LTE data when traveling in Canada and Mexico.
Customers will now have a maximum LTE data limit of 5 GB in Mexico and Canada, after which they will be reduced to Simple Global speeds, meaning up to 128 kbps for most plans or 256 kbps with T-Mobile ONE Plus. All the same, this does limit T-Mobile's appeal to jetsetters. "In order to prevent usage beyond the intent of the product, we implemented a limit on the amount of monthly 4G LTE data", the carrier explains on its FAQ page.
T-Mobile has put the brakes on their popular North America voice and data plan, which offered American customers unlimited LTE roaming in Canada and Mexico.
Rather than being able to enjoy unlimited 4G LTE while roaming to those countries, customers will now have a limit of 5GB of LTE data.
Less than 1% people who use this service of T-Mobile travel to Canada and Mexico and more than 5GB in a month's time. "Mobile Without Borders" was actually an extension of T-Mobile's global data roaming free services that were introduced in 2013. You can also check your LTE data usage with a shortcode #WEB# from your mobile.
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