Mobile eliminates free unlimited LTE perk for Canada and Mexico travelers

Beth Cruz
October 16, 2017

The company T-Mobile unveiled that from November 12, it will bind the unlimited LTE data to 5 GB monthly at the time of traveling to United States neighbors.

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. There is no mention if it's temporary or permanent but T-Mobile will need to work on some issues first.

Although possibly unrelated to T-Mobile's decision to limit data consumption, the carrier is also rumored to be "very close" to completing merger talks with Sprint by the end of the month. Now, wherever you call, wherever you travel in Mexico & Canada, your phone just works- like at home. Starting on 12 November, the LTE speed will drop to 256Kbps for Oneplus users and 128Kbps for other users after the daily limit has been reached. That's not bad at all but we know there are people who will be annoyed by this decision.

After years of floundering, T-Mobile has become a real threat to Verizon and AT&T by offering options that the latter carriers didn't.


The company said that less than than 1 percent of people with Mobile Without Borders travel to Mexico and Canada and use more than 5GB a month, indicating the cap will have little impact on its customers.

The change comes into effect on November 12, 2017, and hits customers on T-Mobile One, One Plus, Simple Choice, and legacy rate plans. For T-Mobile One customers, the One Plus worldwide option can be added for an extra $25 per month, and that'll get you unlimited high-speed data when venturing across the border. Either way, T-Mobile says that less than 1 percent of users who travel to either country use over 5GB in a month.

For more information on the upcoming change and a list of related FAQs, check out T-Mobile's dedicated webpage on the matter.

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