I am switching Internet and phone provider from Bell. They keep hijacking my browser sessions to display a message telling me to call a 1-800 number to talk about options.
For one thing, I called and asked about options before I decided to switch, and they wouldn't make a reasonable adjustment.
But I am really bothered by the browser session hijacking. They have no right to intercept my web browsing session with their ads and I am really pissed off that they think this is a reasonable thing to do. It just makes me less likely to ever do business with them again. When my TV contract with them expires I am going to switch that as well.
Thanks that is an interesting idea. I've already got DNS configured to Google in the Connection Hub. Maybe Bell isn't using DNS to hijack sessions? This is a work laptop and I can't administer it, but I can just put up with it for another week. The hijacking seems to have stopped for now anyhow.
I've seen that happen with Amazon as well. Everything I looked at on Amazon started popping in ads up on other sites. It's somewhat disconcerting but I understand the technology involved. I've installed Do Not Track Me and clean tracking cookies fairly regularly. Ad blockers just hide the tracking but don't stop it.
Google's tracking ID can be reset as well. Companies like Google are becoming much more sophisticated with their tracking. They don't rely on cookies or other things that can be easily erased. Their tracking ID is more pervasive and more resilient to typical cleaning measures. Having the same Google login ID across browsers, email clients and operating systems gives them a much broader picture of a person's activities.
It sure did not look like a targeted ad. The page had a Bell HTTP address and was displayed when I attempted to access a non-Bell web site. It only appeared a few times when I first started up my browser.
can someone help me about that wgp bell thing .... i can access alot of site but somehow there s sum i cant go on and pop me that page for registring that damn home hub 2000 ..... to be sure to have an answer from some one hit me on my email [email protected] . im pretty sure i wont be able to log back in here it will happen the same pop up wgp thingy thanks in advance .