What happen to Yahoo on the iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by peidon, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. peidon macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2006
    Everytime I go to www.yahoo.com. I get redirected to the Mobile version. Anyone know how I can get back to the "full" Web version?
  2. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    Hmmm. Apparently we aren't welcome at their full site anymore. Use Google. They provide a "classic" link to get to the full screen version.
  3. tkidBOSTON macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2005
    The Hub of the Universe
    A lot of sites are deploying "optimized" versions for the iphone. If you don't like it, you should use their customer feedback options to let them know you still want access to the full blown sites.

    Of course, I'm sure there must be a way to get there, even if yahoo doesn't send you there.
  4. redshovel macrumors 6502


    Nov 19, 2007
    yell.com is another site that directs you to a mobile version with no method of getting to the full. Very annoying and defects the purpose of the iPhone and other full HTML phones
  5. ktemkin macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2007
  6. kfordham281 macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    Try going into a page somewhere else on the Yahoo site and see if it switches to the mobile version. I like the way Google does it, they have a link back to the none optimized version. I wish more websites did that.
  7. chr1s60 macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    I noticed this too and it kind of pisses me off. I also noticed that nfl.com has started to do the same thing. The nice thing about the iPhone is that it can view the real versions of a page, so why should we be forced to the mobile versions?
  8. snook911 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    wow, when did this happen. I go to yahoo at least a couple times a day but not anymore. That mobile site is terrible. I am going to try and e-mail customer service and see if there is a way to stop that from happening.
  9. wakka092 macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2007
    This happens because the websites read the phone's ISP, not the bowser itself.
  10. madfresh macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I'm sure it reads the IP not ISP.
  11. Templex macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Actually it reads the user agent string.
  12. Illinoisemakers macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2008
    That mobile version sucks. I use yahoo for Fantasy Football and the look of it through the mobile site is horrible. I did find the regular version of yahoo sports and fantasy sports by googling yahoo and choosing sports under the first link. I haven't found a way to get to the regular yahoo home screen. If anyone does please share.
  13. nickspohn macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
  14. xanatos macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2007
    Same thing here and it sucks can't even use yahoo answers my favorite site to waste time on

    Typed on my iPod touch
  15. gotzero macrumors 68040

    Jan 6, 2007
    Mid-Atlantic, US
    I just gave up and moved on. The mobile page is pretty useless.

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