How do I stop being directed to mobile websites?

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Torinate

Member
Bronze
Sep 19, 2009
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#1
I really dislike being pushed to mobile websites. At best they're lackluster and poorly designed. At worst, only a tiny bit if information and absolutely no functionality. The latest is Kalahari Resorts. I can't even book a room or contact them! Even when I choose the full site, I get pushed back to the horrible mobile site.

Is this an issue with my phone, terrible programming, cell companies or exactly what or why?

Is there a way to fix this?

I really don't think I should have to settle for crappy mobile sites...

Thanks

Any help is appreciated!
 

Napoleon PhoneApart

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Senior Moderator
Jun 19, 2007
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#2
Without being jailbroken you'll need to use a third-party browser from the App Store such as Atomic Browser or Perfect Browser. A lot of the third-party browsers let you change the user agent, which identifies the browser to web sites as a desktop browser.
 

Bennyboy

Genius
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Jul 21, 2010
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PA
#3
I use Skyfire for that. The Italian sport gazzetta wasn't working on my iPhone, I had to pay up for content, no way I'll pay for something that's free on my computer.
And with Skyfire you can watch flash content.
 

Torinate

Member
Bronze
Sep 19, 2009
325
7
18
#6
On most mobile sites there is a link at the bottom of the site to be re-directed to the full site.
The unfortunate thing I find, I'll gomto
The full site and as soon as I click another page, I get redirected back to the mobile site. Frustrating to say the least!

Skyfire is very patty and slow for me.

I'm jailbroken already.

I'll look into other browsers as well I guess.

Thanks

Torinate
 

Napoleon PhoneApart

Moderator
Senior Moderator
Jun 19, 2007
33,433
4,529
113
Upper Marlboro, MD
#7
The unfortunate thing I find, I'll gomto
The full site and as soon as I click another page, I get redirected back to the mobile site. Frustrating to say the least!

Skyfire is very patty and slow for me.

I'm jailbroken already.

I'll look into other browsers as well I guess.

Thanks

Torinate
If you're jailbroken, get User Agent Faker from Cydia and the SBSettings toggle for it.