VM will not correct it. WAN IP addresses are a lottery and very rarely accurate. I too was given a new IP recently and now apparently I am domiciled in Lewisham ... thankfully I actually live in leafy Surrey.
Virgin Media changed my WAN IP address recently. Unfortunately sites that use it to access my location are now told I live in Yorkshire rather than Norfolk.
Would VM correct this please.
There's nothing for VM to correct. It's the geo-location companies holding old info on where it was last seen. As you browse about etc (and keep bluetooth+WiFi on) those companies will eventually realize their info is old and update their database.
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Geolocation is based upon assumptions. While it works well most of the time some of the assumptions it's based on are poorly thought out.
That an IP address will always be used WITHIN the borders of the assigning internet authority.
While this holds true for a good many situations it's not 100% true. For example I have an IPv6 address assigned to HE.net by ARIN - who handle North America and Canada.
Two Geo-IP providers still locate the IPv6 subnet in the US although another does correctly locate me in the UK
That similar IP addresses will always be given out in the same area and will always remain within that area. While this can be true there is no formal standard that dictates this. IP addresses are not allocated by area in the same way that phone numbers are.
While Geo-IP is fairly accurate for a good portion of the time it's by no means 100% accurate even at the country level.
According to Geo-IP providers I am currently in.
One is fairly accurate but the other two are well out.