- Published: Thursday, 02 May 2013 15:53
So, I work with SIP phones all the time and I got a Snom 300 phone to test the other day.
When I powered it up and logged in to the Web UI the first thing I noticed was that there seemed to be tracking code in the website of the phone!
You can see what I mean with the below picture
I have reached out to Snom to find out what was going on and the first reply I got from them was very discouraging.
@madhatt159 Your phone just tries to get the newest Firmware version from our provisioning server. There is no tracking.
5/2/13 6:20 AM
So, They state up front that there is no tracking however you can see from my screenshot that there clearly is google analytics code on the site.
In fact here is a screenshot of the actual code
The UA number used is 1331074
And if you google around a bit you'll find the following website which shows this same UA code used by Snom.com
here's a screenshot.
I am still waiting on replies from Snom regarding this and will post and update once I have one.
UPDATE #1 - 5/3/2013
My last tweet was replied to by Snom.
5/3/13 8:55 AM
UPDATE #2 - 5/3/2013
After speaking with the good folks on the Asterisk IRC I foudn out that I can disable this tracking by disablein "Advertising" in Prefs.
After disabling the Snom Ad banner, no more tracking code is found. Therefore I believe what is going on is that the website that the banner lives on is the one actually using analytics code and NOT the phone itself.