Mobile puts 5GB cap on high-speed data in Canada and Mexico

T-Mobile has announced its latest Uncarrier initiative which is called "Mobile without Borders", the company is doing away with extra call charges across North America.

After you hit the 5GB cap (or less for some legacy plans), you will continue to get unlimited data; it'll just be very, very slow data.

T-Mobile is going to limit LTE data further, and starting next month customers with T-Mobile ONE and ONE Plus plans only get 5 GB of guaranteed LTE data in Mexico and Canada.

If you have 10GB high speed data total and use 2 GB the USA before heading over the border, then you still only have up to 5GB high-speed data in Mexico and Canada combined. 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. T-Mobile says it will throttle the customer to 128Kbps with the exception of T-Mobile ONE Plus customers, who will receive 256Kbps speeds. "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)". For example, if you use 2GB of LTE data in Mexico or Canada during March, you'll have 3GB remaining.


In a statement, T-Mobile framed this change as a way to "prevent usage beyond the intent of the product". For those with old capped plans of 5GB or less, there's no change to the limit. The company will also send you an alert when you've used up 80 percent and 100 percent of your LTE data.

Also, you may have less data to play with if you aren't subscribed to an unlimited plan.

If you have any more queries on the change and how it will reflect on your mobile usage, you can check the dedicated T-Mobile FAQ page to get all the answers.

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