… because everything gradually goes to this.

First of all. Where to buy mobile proxies?

This is a fairly new topic and there are not so many mobile proxy providers at the moment. But even now there are already quite good providers that provide high speed and security.

For example I’m using LTESpace.

You can choose 3 types of proxies:

  1. Shared (~ $9)
    • Up to 5 channel users
    • IP change every 2 minutes
    • Port with wait when changing IP (up to 5 seconds)
  2. Private with waiting (~ $45)
    • Private channel, for one user only
    • The frequency of IP change at the discretion of the user
    • The possibility of forced change of IP on request to the API
    • Port with wait when changing IP (up to 5 seconds)
  3. Private without waiting (~ $90)
    • Private channel, for one user only
    • The frequency of IP change at the discretion of the user
    • The possibility of forced change of IP on request to the API
    • Port without waiting for IP change

I’m using Shared and all works well for me and my 15 accounts.

I heard that on a private proxy you can keep about 50 accounts. It’s a public proxy about 15-20. But it all depends very much on your actions, that is, you need to test it yourself.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: We released connection break adaptation for mobile proxies (Network Exceptions Mod), this is a must-have mod for Nextpost and mobile proxies compatibility.

Mobile proxies

Mobile proxies are becoming increasingly popular and common. However, the number of issues related to the efficiency of their use is growing. How useful is it to use mobile proxies and why are they the last chance to avoid modern blocking mechanisms in social networks? We will understand together.

To identify and block bots, modern social networks use complex algorithms. Each platform has its own. But in general, these algorithms allow services such as Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, VK and even Avito to instantly identify and block bots.

The basis of the algorithm is a multi-level verification of fingerprints of IP addresses. Each level is subjected to a thorough check:

  • On the network check IP, OSFingerprint, MTU, BlackLists;
  • On software – Canvas, WebGL, Cookie, Fonts, Audio Fingerprint, etc;
  • On the behavioral, account activity is analyzed, determining how similar the behavior is to the actions of a real person. Account behavior is compared with the average data of multiple users.

The algorithm is designed in such a way that in no case does not block live target visitors. After all, the loss of a real user entails a loss of profit.

The first step is to check the IP address. You can bypass it only when using proxy servers.

It is noteworthy that the system can block the usual IP addresses of the proxy without harming the main target audience.

What is the reason? The fact is that regular proxies use the IP addresses of cloud services or hosting providers for work. The owner of such addresses can not be a regular user, so the service easily analyzes the data, filters them and blocks the address or lowers the trust to accounts with such addresses.

If we are talking about blocking mobile proxies, the addresses are allocated by the cellular operator. Consequently, if the mobile address is blocked, then this will certainly affect ordinary users. After all, they use the IP address belonging to the pool (range) of addresses of the mobile operator.

Unfortunately, the addresses of mobile operators are insignificant. Millions of users use several thousands of IPv4 addresses transmitted to cellular devices via NAT.

And now the most interesting thing: social networks do not block the IP address from the mobile pool, since blocking proxy users will lead to the loss of the real target audience using the same addresses. Consequently, trust accounts in this case above.

The use of mobile proxies allows you to avoid blocking by IP on the website of any social network or a large portal with large mobile traffic.

Number of available IP addresses

Another difference from the usual proxy mobile – static. The acquisition of the usual proxy involves the purchase of a list of addresses (or one of the list). As soon as the service calculates you, instant blocking will follow. Use a proxy in the future will be impossible.

Mobile proxies are different. They change dynamically, allowing users to constantly use different addresses. You pay for the full access to the pool operator, which may be several thousand addresses. And this means that for as little as $ 10- $ 12 (this is exactly the average cost of one public mobile proxy, issued for 3-5 people), you get access to thousands of addresses.

Changing the external address of the mobile proxy used to work with sites or social networks, occurs by time or invoking a link (API). Only the address of connection to the proxy, which you register in the program, remains unchanged. Thanks to this feature, it is much easier to work with the service.

Are mobile proxies reliable and how long do they live?

The life of ordinary proxies is unpredictable. They can die almost immediately after the acquisition, since in view of the static nature of the addresses immediately fall into the ban. Users have to deal with the restoration of the performance of the proxy, distracting from the main work.

Due to the dynamic change of addresses, mobile proxies live much longer. With their help, you can easily bypass the sanctions from major portals, sites and continue to work effectively.

Who is the owner of the address?

One way to detect unwanted IP addresses is to check whether the address belongs. The system checks whether the address belongs to: a regular user or a company, a corporation or a data center.
Usual proxies are characterized by the use of addresses belonging to data centers. Therefore, individuals cannot own these IP addresses, so the chances of blocking increase.
In the case of mobile proxies, everything is different. Here, user addresses are used, which prevents the system from determining automated actions during the IP address verification stage.

Determine the operating system proxy and check User-Agent user

One of the verification steps is to determine the operating system footprint at the TCP / IP level (The technology is called POF, Passive OS Fingerprint)
When connecting to the site, normal proxies leave a Linux footprint, since they are made on this OS. The imprint differs from the usual behavior of users using the User-Agent as the header from the operating systems Android, OSX, Windows. Needless to say that when a difference is detected, the blocking of accounts will follow immediately?

Using mobile proxies, you eliminate the possibility of discrepancies between the User-Agent and the Passive OS Fingerprint fingerprint at the network level. The system will not detect a substitution, which will continue to work on the web.

Cost

Buying ordinary proxies will cost about 50 cents – $ 2 per piece. But you must remember all the flaws described above.
Choosing a dynamic mobile proxy, you yourself reduce the cost of the purchase, because for the specified amount you get access to several thousand addresses. As a result, the IP price drops to 0.02–0.04 cents / unit.

Mobile proxies maximally simulate the behavior of real users on the network, which eliminates the possibility of blocking due to automated actions.