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Checking Out URLs with Virgin Canada

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This post is pertanant only to people with mobile phones on the Virgin Canada mobile service.

I learned something interesting when I tried to send myself a link to check out with my phone—It won’t work. Well, not without a little playing around with anyways.

It turns out that all successful URLs served on my phone are being run through a Vmobile proxy. If you tell your mobile browser to “show URL”, you’ll see something like this:

Shameless self-portrait, with mobile proxy demonstration.

Shameless self-portrait, with mobile proxy demonstration.

(Having uploaded the example image, I realize now that it’s difficult to see the address next to my semi-smirking face.) The full address that allows me to see m.google.com is http://proxy.vmobile.ca/ph/m.google.com/

What does that mean?

Any web address that you want to view on your Virgin Canada mobile needs to be prefixed with:
http://proxy.vmobile.ca/ph/

Just make sure you drop the http:// part of the web address you want to check. Happy mobile surfing, Vmobile subscribers!

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