Beginning this November 12 T-Mobile is limiting their free data to 5GB while traveling outside the United States in North America.
When the new cap kicks in, some customers traveling to Canada and Mexico might want to know how they're doing with their data. The T-Mobile One users can purchase the high-speed worldwide LTE access an added rate of $25 for a month.
T-Mobile is one of those carriers that like "breaking away" from its competition by coming out with a pretty good sale or coming up with a major perk that other carriers don't dare to do. However, it looks like the wireless carrier will be falling in line, as it is downgrading one of its benefits that it started almost two years ago called Mobile Without Borders. It's not unlimited LTE but it appears subscribers have been consuming large amounts.
In a statement, T-Mobile framed this change as a way to "prevent usage beyond the intent of the product".
In 2015, T-Mobile (subsidiaries of the German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom AG) broadcasted its Un-carrier movement called "Mobile without Borders" under which unlimited calling, texting was offered to the customers and LTE date to Canada and Mexico that has been a tempting alternative for most of the travelers.More news: Amazon Debuts (Parent-Controlled) Shopping Accounts for Teens
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". You can also check overall data usage by dialing the short code #WEB# on your device.
The change comes into effect on November 12, 2017, and hits customers on T-Mobile One, One Plus, Simple Choice, and legacy rate plans.
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.
You can find out more details about the latest Uncarrier offering from T-Mobile over at their website at the link below.