Mobile Proxies Today
Mobile Proxies Today
A proxy connection is an effective online security instrument, as it helps a user shield his or her personal data against unsanctioned access. A proxy server is an intermediary device (a server, PC, mobile device, etc.), which processes data flowing between the user’s device and those hosting requested Internet resources.
Today, proxies are popular worldwide and pretty much relied on by individuals and companies seeking to protect corporate and/or confidential information. There are a number of types of proxy connection (datacenter, residential, mobile, etc.) serving a variety of purposes, such as:
- Anonymity (a user’s IP address is hidden behind the proxy’s);
- Access to geo-restricted or politically censored resources;
- Social media marketing (running multiple accounts);
- Ad verification;
- Protection against cybercrime.
Right now, there are tons of proxy providers around the globe working to satisfy users’ multiple needs. The types of proxies mentioned above differ in the degree of security and privacy. Mobile proxies have proved to be the most trustworthy and reliable ones. Let’s see why.
What is a mobile proxy?
As said above, a proxy is an intermediary device, which passes data between the user and a target server. A mobile proxy is a mobile device (a smartphone or a tablet) owned by a regular user, which is connected to the Internet and through which data is forwarded and returned to the user, who requests information.
Mobile (cell phone) proxies use a pattern that is in many ways similar to residential proxies. They use devices owned by real users connected to particular mobile network operators. Once a user connects to the Internet via a mobile proxy, his/her real IP address is masked behind the proxy’s IP address. As a result, a target website will see the proxy’s IP address, not the user’s real one.
Mobile proxy server networks use 3G/4G/5G connections, which are assigned to mobile devices by mobile network operators (unlike residential proxies, where connections are assigned to devices by ISPs). Devices change every time a user goes offline, or at a set interval of time, and every next connection uses a different IP address. This adds quite a degree of anonymity and makes it hardly possible for target websites to trace users’ connections.
How it works
Mobile network operators use the NAT (Network Address Translation) technology, which enables the use of a single IP address by a large number of devices. The technology solves the problem of shortage of IPv4 addresses, as the number of these fails to keep up with the booming number of smartphone and tablet users.
Even though crowds of users access websites from the same IP address, this type of IP is the most trusted by websites, social media, etc. They do not block these IPs, because blocking one would mean blocking thousands of users and therefore losing a good amount of traffic. Contrary to that, once a website spots a datacenter IP address, the administration will ban it right away, because datacenter IPs have pretty much fallen into disrepute due to a high incidence of fraud and cybercrime.
Connect to a mobile proxy with AIRSOCKS
AIRSOCKS is an advanced and increasingly popular mobile proxy network. Over the few years, it has built a huge pool of users and now encompasses a group of countries: Russia, Ukraine, Great Britain, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, and the United States. There are countless real mobile proxy servers throughout these countries, to which we can connect you right now.
Your IP address will change at a set interval of time as you choose. Upon your request, we will group your proxies by country, by city or by mobile network operator. Finally, you can set traffic limits and some other parameters to ensure maximum security and anonymity.
Although mobile proxies are among the most expensive ones, we strongly recommend that you use our service. We provide stable connections at affordable prices compared to many other networks. In case with mobile proxies, the quality of connection depends on the stability of cell phone connection.
Why avoid free proxy networks
There are numerous offers in the Internet to join so called free mobile proxy networks. However, just a little insight into how it works makes it clear that it is hardly possible to run a high quality service without charging users.
Providers do need to acquire devices and hire qualified web developers to ensure a stable connection. This does take some investment, which must be recouped. Users, who allow others to use their devices as proxy servers, should enjoy some benefits, like, for example, an opportunity to use a premium or ad-free version of an app. All this is huge work on the part of developers, which has to be compensated.
Proxy network specialists have to monitor the work, manage issues, which may arise quite suddenly, and stay in touch with the audience day in and day out. This is just another tremendous share of work, and it is not free.
These are the reasons why a good mobile proxy network cannot be free. If you have encountered such an offer, most likely, it was posted by an unethical provider trying to disguise and sell poor quality datacenter or even blocked IPs. Getting involved with such a proxy can cause you a lot of trouble and actually cost you more than connecting to a reputable and affordable proxy network, just like AIRSOCKS. We do not use potentially failing equipment (modems), like many mobile proxy networks do. Instead, we use advanced servers relying on complex algorithms that provide access to our customers on a round-the-clock basis.