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T-Mobile to eliminate unlimited LTE roaming in Mexico and Canada next month

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Less than three years after introducing the "Mobile without Borders" program that offered unlimited LTE roaming in Mexico and Canada, T-Mobile has decided to reduce this amount of full-speed LTE data to just 5 GB.
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Back in the summer of 2015, T-Mobile's "Mobile without Borders" program helped the Un-carrier to quickly gain quite a few new customers. Sadly, this deal that provides unlimited calling, texting, and LTE data is expected to become far less appealing in about a month.

Starting November 12, T-Mobile plans to adjust the "Mobile without Borders" deal by adding a limit to the amount of full-speed LTE data provided as part of this program. Once the 5 GB limit is reached, T-Mobile ONE customers will have to live with a 128 kbps limit, while those on T-Mobile ONE Plus will get 256 kbps. In both cases, the speed provided is enough to check some emails or to browse light websites without large images or embedded movies, but streaming video content or using video messaging services is out of the question.

In addition to the customers using a T-Mobile ONE plan, those still with the older Simple Choice plan will be affected by the changes to the "Mobile without Borders" deal as well.

According to T-Mobile, the reason for this change is that under one percent of all "Mobile without Borders" customers travel to Mexico or Canada and use more than 5 GB of LTE data while there. The 5 GB data allotment is refreshed every billing cycle, but those few users who need more full-speed LTE data while traveling to Mexico and Canada can grab the ONE Plus International deal that will keep them in the realm of unlimited LTE data for US$25 extra per line each month.

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Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5457 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2017-10-13 (Update: 2017-10-13)