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Operator not allowing HTTP(S)

 
Michelle de Beer
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I heard that a few operators do not allow midlets to connect using HTTP and/or HTTPS outside of their own network, but here in Sweden, we don't seem to have that problem, yet.

As I recall, there are some operators in the USA and I believe 3 (the operator) in Britain who have done this.

Does this happen a lot and who are doing it?

Also, are there cases where the operator allows HTTP connections, but block HTTPS?

Any thoughts?
// Michelle
 
Sachin Dere
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guys,
same is the case in malaysia.Some operators do not even allow Midlets to access HTTP rest everything is fine...whats the solution for this?
 
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There isn't really a solution to this one. All web/http transactions must go through your operator's gateway to the internet. This means that they can control exactly what you can view. Some operators exclude sites which is usually okay, but some only allow you to access a select few sites that they permit. They do this to force the user to their sites which they hope will increase their revenues since you can only buy, for example, ringtones from them.
 
Michelle de Beer
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Please join my simple country survey on this issue.

In your country, how many operators do you estimate that do not allow HTTP(S)? 20%, 50%, 80%?

Accessing with browser vs midlets
Do you think there are, or have you experienced any difference in accessing pages/domains using the built in browser or using midlets?

// Michelle
 
Sachin Dere
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In Malaysia :
Network HTTP Access HTTPS Access
Digi Yes(Sometimes) NA
Celcom Yes(Sometimes but NA
never in N6600)
Maxis Always NA
 
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