Mobile kills unlimited data usage when traveling to Canada and Mexico

Less than 1% of people with this benefit travel to Mexico and Canada use over 5GB a month. That's thanks to the company's Mobile Without Borders perk, which was implemented in 2015.

Once you reach the new 5GB limit of high-speed data in Canada and Mexico (or your high-speed data allotment is reached, whichever comes first), connection speeds will be throttled to just 128kbps, or 256kbps for T-Mobile One Plus customers.

The users can access to less data if they aren't subscribed to an unlimited plan, for example, a customer with 6 GB cap will only have 4 GB to utilize in overseas in case the 2 GB has already consumed.

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It's not shocking that T-Mobile would do this. 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.

The Mobile Without Borders service first appeared as part of T-Mobile's Simple Choice plan in 2015, and it came as an extension to the company's worldwide roaming incentives. The move affects all customers on its T-Mobile ONE, Simple Choice North America, or legacy rate plans with roaming.

In a statement, T-Mobile framed this change as a way to "prevent usage beyond the intent of the product". You can also check overall data usage by dialing the short code #WEB# on your device.

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If you fall into that 1 percent, however, you can add the T-Mobile One Plus International option to your plan for $25 per month. After the users have exceeded 80% of the 5GB limit, they will be sent an alert message from T-Mobile.

The plan is named 'Mobile Without Borders' and it lets the customers be connected even while they travel to Mexico and Canada.

You can find out more details about the latest Uncarrier offering from T-Mobile over at their website at the link below.

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