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T-Mobile Mobile Without Borders Now Comes With a Data Cap

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Back in 2015, T-Mobile launched a feature called Mobile Without Borders. According to the Uncarrier, the feature gave its customers a chance to use 4G LTE data when they are traveling to Mexico or Canada.

Today, however, T-Mobile has announced that a big change is coming to its the feature.

Starting November 12, T-Mobile customers under T-Mobile One, Simple Choice North America, and other qualified legacy plans will get unlimited talk, text, and up to 5GB of 4G LTE data in Mexico and Canada. Once that 5GB data allotment has been consumed, the data will be throttled at 128Kbps or 256Kbps on T-Mobile One Plus.

The change also affects customers under the T-Mobile One Prepaid plan, which includes Mobile Without Borders, as well as T-Mobile Simply Prepaid, and MetroPCS plans with the $5/month Mexico + Canada Unlimited add-on.

The reason why the Uncarrier decided to make this change is to "prevent usage beyond the intent of the product." As explained by T-Mobile, less than 1 percent of customers who travel to Mexico and Canada consume over 5GB of data every month.

How do you feel about T-Mobile's announcement?


Source: TmoNews

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  1. The Uncarrier is sliding into a Carrier, which will be widely cheered by the Carriers!

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  2. It couldn't last forever.... not surprised

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  3. Well......T-Mobile customers are at least getting Unlimited data in Canada, a feature that does not exist to Canadian customers of Bell, Telus and Rogers.

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  4. I'm surprised that unlimited feature ever even existed. We spent a month camping our way across Canada, last year, and we streamed an awful lot of video along the way. I know they didn't make any money on us that month.

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  5. Dang... I used my mobile hotspot a ton in Mexico while traveling this year. I'll have to be budget my use on future trips.

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  6. The nickel & dimeing is really amping up with TMO. Raising prices on Metro, capping this deal. They're "catching up" to the other carriers.

    And $25 for a SIM card? Wow...

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  7. Sounds like some sprint merger harmonization is coming.

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  8. Makes you wonder once the 600mhz is totally built out, if they will starting capping it. Say you get to a certain amount it drops you back down to 4g lte speeds.

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    1. 600 Mhz is LTE, not 5G. 4G LTE is as fast as it gets currently, so how can speeds go *down* to the fastest?

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    2. Im saying once Tmobile launches 5g in the U.S.

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    3. That's Tmobile goal is to have 5g by the end of the year dude. Where you been?

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    4. T-Mobile's 5G by the end of the year is pure marketing. There is currently no standard for 5G, it's not a real technology yet. 4G LTE is capable of 1 gigabit per second speeds. 5G, when it evolves would need to be substantially faster. 10 gigabits per second has been proposed as the goal of 5G.

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    5. What's the point of 10 gigabit 5G when my 1 gigabit LTE speeds dropped from 22mbps to 16mbps over the past few months?

      Or rather, how will a higher ceiling keep my mobile data speeds from hitting the floor?

      What we need first is a guaranteed minimum speed.

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  9. So the people using the product as described get screwed over, all because they violated unwritten standards that they were just supposed to know.

    And of course, they won't be grandfathered into the plan they paid for because A BLOO BLOO MUH ROAMING COSTS.

    Stay classy, T-mobile.

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  10. America is ruled by Corporation for only Corporations!

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  11. This is simple...they had to do this. People in canada were able to sign up there and get unlimited data what they could not get locally. All whiel in rooming. We don't want tmobile to fail because of canadians or mexicans

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    1. 50% of use has to be in the US or Metro will cut you off. That makes the plan a non-starter for most residents of Canada or Mexico. The roaming data cap is purely a cost cutting move.

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