Mobile Limiting High-Speed Data in Canada, Mexico to 5GB

Mobile Limiting High-Speed Data in Canada, Mexico to 5GB

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.

T-Mobile has done a lot over the years to back-up its claim of being an "Un-carrier", offering perks and options that big rivals Verizon and AT&T don't come close to. 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. After the users have exceeded 80% of the 5GB limit, they will be sent an alert message from T-Mobile. The data services wouldn't be stopped after 5 GB however the 128 Kbps speed that you would get would make it impossible to use the data service.

Starting in November, there will be a new limit added to the carrier's T-Mobile ONE and T-Mobile ONE Plus plans. The move affects all customers on its T-Mobile ONE, Simple Choice North America, or legacy rate plans with roaming.

Well, that will no longer be the case beginning next month. This was intended to provide the same LTE data limits when roaming in North America as when using LTE in the USA, and when combined with T-Mobile's subsequent Unlimited plan, this meant unlimited LTE data when traveling in Canada and Mexico. After you hit that 5GB data limit, you will be throttled to barely usable 128Kbps speeds, or 256Kbps for T-Mobile One Plus subscribers (this speed will still allow you sending texts on Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp, but little else).

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Additionally, those with topped plans can never again utilize their Data Stash while in Canada or Mexico.It's not surprising that T-Mobile would do this.

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.

The company went on to say that "less than 1 percent of people with this benefit travel to Mexico and Canada use over 5GB a month".

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