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IP location showing incorrect location (wrong country!)

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2: Seeker

For some reason our IP location is showing as India.

 

I first discovered the issue when contacting NowTV support re an issue with their app not playing downloads offline. They told me my location was showing as India therefore the downloads wouldn't work - being only for UK etc. I was a little sceptical until I happened to be on the WhiteStuff website later that day, and it asked me if my location was correct as India!

 

Doing a quick search online to see what my IP address was, brought up only about 1 website showing my IP organization as 'Vodafone India', the rest all show it as a UK IP address.

 

I then discovered the Sky Store website was showing no options to buy or rent films, as they're 'only available in the UK'.

 

After contacting Vodafone, they did something which sorted the SkyStore issue and removed the location query from WhiteStuff.com. Having thought it was sorted, I've just spotted on my Twitter page a promoted advert by 'Samsung India' and below that on my 'Who to follow' list it's reccomending 'MumbaiPolice'! The NowTV app is also still not playing the downloads offline (not sure if it's a related issue).

 

I've done another check for ISP online and have found two more websites showing our IP address as being in India.

 

Any ideas why this is happening? I don't understand why most websites are showing the IP as UK and only a few as India.

 

: )

 

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@mister_b This seems really strange 😕 I appreciate how frustrating this must be when messages are populating whilst browsing the internet, regarding your IP address and this showing as India. So this can be investigated and escalated if needed, please contact our team via Facebook at Vodafone UK, or get in touch on Twitter using the handle @VodafoneUK. Don't forget to include the link to this thread, along with your username.

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2: Seeker

I know this about a month old, but ive been having the same problem for months. it was resolved at the end of june, at apparently a cost of a chunk of out download speed, but has since reverted back to india. I got a call from support today, saying thirdline had reported no problem, IP reports to be from swindon (no where near me) and that its my other services fault. Ive asked for a fixed ip to see if that can help resolve but i dont hold hope. Any luck your end?

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It's down to the third-party databases that content providers use to tell them your location based on your IP address.

 

I'm in the North East of England but currently, my IP address is a Vodafone one that's allocated in these third-party databases to Belfast Northern Ireland.  As such without intervention, I can stream everything from RTE at the moment, but I've not found anything that I can't stream that I normally could.

 

All you can really do with this at the moment is complain to the content providers as it's an issue with the data they are using and not Vodafone.  It's a problem that is going to continue at least until Vodafone switch to the IPv6 protocol (which they are trialling - somewhat incompetently as those of us with third-party routers can occasionally catch IP6 addresses)!

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@Webby1964 We can look into this further and see what options we have available to fix the IP address for you. Please get in touch via Facebook at Vodafone UK, or contact us on Twitter using the handle @VodafoneUK.

Alternatively, you can speak to an adviser using Live Chat. Please also provide a link to this thread, along with your username; this will save time and we’ll be able to help you quicker.

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