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dcfella
05-17-2006, 07:30 PM
This is weird. I've always had my homepage set to google.com since I bought my 8700g the day it was released. For the past 2 days or so, everytime I click on the browser home key, it goes to Google Canada instead. I tried to manually type in "www.google.com" in the url and it still went to Google Canada. I live in Maryland! Any ideas why this is happening?

NumNums
05-17-2006, 08:43 PM
we're invading :)

Stinsonddog
05-17-2006, 08:48 PM
Wirelessly posted (8700c: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0) BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

Wierd but please search and you will find a link for a no country redirect url to use.

KonTiki
05-17-2006, 09:20 PM
Use http://www.google.com/ncr which is the no country redirect webpage for google.

BERDucky
05-17-2006, 09:27 PM
have you tried clearing your cache?

Ms. Mavis
05-18-2006, 07:54 AM
dcfella, I'm in Maryland also and I also get the Google Canada. Use the last 2 posts and you'll be allright.

dcfella
05-18-2006, 09:25 AM
Thanks guys. It's not really a big issue to me anyways, just curious as to why canada pops up since it never did before.

purephase
05-18-2006, 09:34 AM
Google uses your IP address to determine country location. It looks like a specific block is being assigned as Canadian when it's not. You should notify Google about it.

jungleland
05-18-2006, 09:49 AM
I have had the same thing too, I think every now and again, the server we connect from is based in Canada, which makes sense...

trinybwoy
05-18-2006, 10:56 AM
yes, i too experince this; i live in newark NJ.

strongergodzilla
05-18-2006, 12:19 PM
ive experienced this too and im in los angeles, ca!

Tim Koltek
05-18-2006, 03:36 PM
Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

I believe all BB traffic (IP) is routed throgh Canada which seem not only inefficent but probably adds latency. Is "no country redirect" the same as Google USA or somehow more generic?

Tim Koltek
05-18-2006, 03:44 PM
Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

I believe all BB traffic (IP) is routed throgh Canada which seem not only inefficent but probably adds latency. Is "no country redirect" the same as Google USA or somehow more generic?