Mobile Limits the Data Usage in Canada and Mexico to 5 GB

The idea of Mobile Without Borders is to allow those on a valid T-Mobile plan to take advantage of calling, texting, and using data in Canada and Mexico without restrictions. This is for those using the high-speed data in Canada or Mexico.

T-Mobile has done a lot over the years to back-up its claim of being an "Un-carrier", offering perks and options that big rivals Verizon and AT&T don't come close to.

That was a pretty big deal back then, but now T-Mobile is looking to drawback its Mobile Without Borders perk by capping users data speeds after 5GB of data is used at 4G LTE speeds while in either Canada or Mexico. It's not unlimited LTE but it appears subscribers have been consuming large amounts.

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


If you really need more than that data, you can still purchase high-speed global LTE data for an additional $25. "In order to prevent usage beyond the intent of the product", according to T-Mobile. While 5GB is a healthy amount for a short trip, it's still going to change your behavior - you may end up using hotel WiFi when you can instead of relying exclusively on cellular data. We all know that "unlimited" really isn't unlimited though and when the T-Mobile One plan debuted it had a cap of 32GB of use per month before data prioritization. You can also check overall data usage by dialing the short code #WEB# on your device.

The change affects all customers on T-Mobile One, Simple Choice, and legacy rate plans. After the users have exceeded 80% of the 5GB limit, they will be sent an alert message from T-Mobile.

As for why T-Mobile is making this change, it wrote "Mobile Without Borders is an incredible benefit and allows customers to stay connected when traveling in Canada and Mexico".

  • Kara Saunders