October 14, 2017
T-Mobile is drawing the curtains on one of its most generous plans. T-Mobile will be shutting down free unlimited LTE service for people traveling to Canada and Mexico. Right from next month, T-Mobile will be putting a 5 GB data cap on LTE usage when traveling outside the US in North America.
T-Mobile explained the cut on its page. “Mobile Without Borders is an incredible benefit and allows customers to stay connected when traveling in Canada and Mexico. In order to prevent usage beyond the intent of the product, we implemented a limit on the amount of monthly 4G LTE data.”
“Less than 1 percent of people with this benefit travel to Mexico and Canada use over 5GB a month.” With this, it’s significantly clear that T-Mobile is indeed cracking down on a specific type of customer.
The Mobile Without Borders was first launched way back in 2015. It was first launched for customers of T-Mobile’s Simple Choice plan, which is the name of the old plan tier that came with unlimited talk and text but hard ceilings on data usage.
Yet, the users/travelers will still be getting the 5GB LTE. But it’s expected to soon be throttled to the near-unusable “Simple Global” speed tier, or about 128 Kbps. However, T-Mobile One Plus customers get 256Kbps. You can be the judge of which is better!