T-mobile turns on DNS hijacking on its network

I noticed today that T-mobile decided to play the DNS hijacking game with smartphones. If you enter a URL into the browser on your phone, and the domain does not exist, then T-mobile redirects you to a page filled with advertisements.

This practice violates a basic internet protocol, is distracting, wasteful of users' data allowance, and is misleading (because users may think that they are looking at the actual page they requested, when in fact the page does not exist).

Comcast started doing this a few years ago, and ended up backing off. Let's hope T-mobile will see the light. Call them or write to them, and ask them to stop.