There are lots of ways to get FaceBook on your phone. As you all know, we have a dedicated app for it but if you want a different way to view it you can go to a few different sites on your phone. There’s facebook.com, m.facebook.com, touch.facebook.com (which replaced iphone.facebook.com) and lite.facebook.com. You actually get different views and options depending on the version you go to (and the browser you are using). Iris used to bring up the iPhone page for example and some browsers will redirect from Facebook.com to the m.facebook.com site. Facebook Lite (lite.facebook.com) has been getting a lot of news lately and is noted as being faster and better than the regular version. While that may be news to you, there’s even more news here. Turns out that AT&T is blocking you from accessing the site from your phone. Just try it – 404 error. OK, want to go to it? Two options- turn on wifi and bingo you’re there or disable the AT&T hidden proxy and bam…site loads. And yes, restore the proxy and 404 error comes back. Why is AT&T doing it? No idea [insert conspiracy theory here].

So the lines are open. Which version of Facebook is your favorite on your mobile and why is AT&T blocking lite.facebook.com?

By the way, the XDA thread is here where they first made the correlation between carrier and Facebook lite.

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  1. Seems to be working now. Before it started working I went down to my local AT&Tstore to ask them what was going on. First they blamed my phone and said they were not blocking lite.facebook.com. Then when I got them to try it on all their powered up WM phones, including their “beloved” iPhone, they began to run around like crazy trying to figure out what was wrong. It was a site to see!

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