T-Mobile recently added free unlimited Netflix streaming to most of its T-Mobile ONE and T-Mobile ONE plus plans, and while the deals are great, there is going to be a new limit set in place. The Netflix benefits will stay there, but something else is being taken away.
Beginning in November, there will be a new limit added to the carrier’s T-Mobile ONE and T-Mobile ONE Plus plans. Remember the perk “Mobile Without Borders” that the company added back in 2015? It allowed anyone with ONE or ONE Plus plan to use full LTE speeds while roaming in Canada or Mexico.
It appears that this perk is going to suffer. Beginning next month, subscribers will now get just 5GB of guaranteed full-speed LTE data before their speeds are throttled. Speaking in terms of more details, T-Mobile ONE Plus plan users will see their data speeds slowed to 256Kbps, while T-Mobile ONE subscribers will have their speeds reduced to 128Kbps (yikes!).
“Mobile Without Borders is an incredible benefit and allows customers to stay connected when traveling in Canada and Mexico. In order to prevent usage beyond the intent of the product, we implemented a limit on the amount of monthly 4G LTE data,” T-Mobile stated on its support site. “Less than 1% of people with this benefit travel to Mexico and Canada use over 5GB a month. After 5GB of high-speed data is used in Mexico and Canada (or your high-speed data allotment is reached, whichever comes first), customers will stay connected with unlimited data at Simple Global speeds (up to 128kbps for most plans or 256kbps with T-Mobile ONE Plus).”
The new limit is set to take effect on November 12th. While this new limit won’t be a deal breaker for most, it does sting a little to have a benefit taken away. But that’s the price to pay when you’re keeping with your unlimited Netflix streaming.