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How To Access Blocked Websites From Your Mobile

By - On 24 July 2009 18 Comments

I am currently in Dubai and the first roadblock that I hit when I landed here was the sheer ammount of blocked websites on the internet. I could not open ‘Truphone‘ from my mobile to recharge my account, then I couldn’t log into ‘Orkut‘ to connect with friends and this list increased with time as I tried more and more websites.

Access Blocked Websites

Needless to say this was unacceptable and since  most proxy websites and servers are blocked too it quickly became a pain.  Then I hit on the idea of using proxy based web browsers like Opera Mini and Skyfire that not only gave me access to all of these blocked websites but were also faster and saved on data, useful when roaming.

Access Blocked Websites

As you can see I have ‘Orkut’ open on my N97 using ‘Opera Mini’ while it was blocked using the inbuilt browser, screenshot above. Unfortunatley, Skyfire is not currently compatible with S60 5th Edition devices like the N97 but on my E71 I have the option of using both Opera Mini and Skyfire.

So the next time you see a blocked website, open any of these softwares ard surf away!

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  • manojlds said:

    And i suppose the jar version of Ucweb would do the trick as well..

  • Relton said:

    Its funny that even orkut was blocked? strange but why!

  • Vaibhav Sharma (author) said:

    I have no clue mate. Even Flickr is banned while YouTube isn’t! :)

  • Vaibhav Sharma (author) said:

    manojlds, possibly although I haven’t tried it personally.

  • Xuggs said:

    Welcome to Dubai.. all the server side processing browsers like skyfire, opera, ucweb etc are damn slow from Dubai. The ISP blocks everything around here.. EVERYTHING!

  • Tom said:

    Hi all

    why don’t you try this website:

    http://www.OpenBlockedWebsite.com
    (Open Blocked Website .com)

    It’s easy name to remember .. fast .. easy to use .. and has no annoying ads

    enjoy

  • MiMi said:

    I still haven’t managed to get around the GFW of China on my mobile. Even these are blocked and I can’t get to my VPN’s server from my mobile either! So frustrating. Would love to hear any other ideas or success stories.

  • ali said:

    it WORKS!! amazing..and you know..opera mobile when you turn turbo on its supposed to work just like mini..but it doesnt :(

  • mahmood said:

    how to set proxy in opera browser
    i have E71 mobile. before skyfire working but now not work.
    showing msg country restriction.

    so plz tell me how to set proxy in opera broswer to open block websites.

    thx

  • Michael M said:

    Use this free proxy website to unlock Facebook, Orkut, YouTube, MySpace, Hi5, Bebo etc or any blocked website from work and school.

    http://www.MaverickEyes.com

    No need to install any software.

    Its fast and easy to use.

    Enjoy.

  • pokkir said:

    kooooo

  • ali said:

    u

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  • abdulkareem said:

    i want open file

  • maheen said:

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  • Ras said:

    I use this on my iPhone from Dubai: http://www.sunvpn.com

    It`s faster than the proxies I tried and unblocks all sites.

  • Sultan said:

    I don’t know what’s problem

  • Mark Ackley said:

    I am using Hotspot Shield Free VPN to Access all blocked websites and to surf anonymously.It encrypts network traffic, secures your web surfing sessions, stands guard against malware and protects your privacy while you surf the internet anonymously.

    Check it out here: http://www.hotspotshield.com