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Unable to view TRW on Android devices
« on: July 29, 2018, 11:41:58 PM »
Since noon on 7/23, I've been unable to load or view TRW on either my phone using T-mobile 4G or my Galaxy Wifi tablet . I keep getting errors saying that the "webpage is not available"... "site is temporarily down or permanently moved" ... No problem with using the home computer though. Any ideas on what happened?
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Re: Unable to view TRW on Android devices
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2018, 12:02:51 AM »
On my Android right now.

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Re: Unable to view TRW on Android devices
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2018, 12:15:43 AM »
I just tried restarting both devices - TRW came up briefly on the phone, but wouldn't load and got the error again. The tablet still has locked out TRW - no change. It's using the Wifi version of the same Internet service that I'm typing on right now . Tried the wife's Android phone - TRW came up no problem...sigh...no idea ....
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Re: Unable to view TRW on Android devices
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2018, 12:30:29 AM »
Didn't net neutrality start up recently?

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Re: Unable to view TRW on Android devices
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2018, 12:40:31 AM »
Not intending to be a Gloomy Gus here, but your attempt after restarting the phone where it briefly appeared and then getting the error page sounds like some manner of redirect or hijack malware. Did you recently load a new app? Otherwise, I don't know squat about Android, so can't lead you to a solution. Good luck.
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Re: Unable to view TRW on Android devices
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2018, 12:54:46 AM »
The phone image that I get briefly of TRW is from 7/23 . Even with flushing the cache its still there. Haven't downloaded any apps or gone on unsecured sites or done anything different . The interesting thing that the tablet has the same issue . No issues with accessing any other site on either device.
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Re: Unable to view TRW on Android devices
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2018, 12:58:09 AM »
Try incognito mode.

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Re: Unable to view TRW on Android devices
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2018, 01:06:00 AM »
Try incognito mode.

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Tried that - no difference. I've been doing this using the default Internet app on both devices. I just tried accessing TRW via Chrome and both work just fine - so it has something to do with that.
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Re: Unable to view TRW on Android devices
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2018, 01:50:15 AM »
The default app is a version of chrome, but it is ran though whoever makes the device. I stopped using my "internet" button years ago and use chrome now.

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Re: Unable to view TRW on Android devices
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2018, 09:23:14 AM »
This reply was written on my Android 6 tablet.   I can also read TRW just fine on my Android 8 phone.  I use Chrome browser, not the garbage provided by the device vendor.
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Re: Unable to view TRW on Android devices
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2018, 07:54:02 PM »
I’m not sure what this could be, besides odd vendor-specific broken browser code.

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Re: Unable to view TRW on Android devices
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2018, 08:18:08 PM »
Try using Wi-Fi, it might be an issue with the mobile phone provider's routing.

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Re: Unable to view TRW on Android devices
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2018, 09:29:07 PM »
Didn't net neutrality start up recently?

Nah, it ended.  ;)

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Re: Unable to view TRW on Android devices
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2018, 10:26:55 PM »
Thank for the suggestions on this. I reached a dead-end , so I just resorted to using Chrome to access this site. It works better anyway.
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