Frequently Asked Questions

We have gone above and beyond to make Proxidize as simple to understand and use as possible, but we still know that you might have many questions. We hope to have all your questions answered here.

4G mobile proxies are a type of residential proxy that’s created from mobile carriers. 4G mobile proxies have a much higher trust score than  data center or regular residential proxies and are therefore unlikely to get banned.

4G mobile proxies are a high-quality and very reliable type of proxy, especially when you build them yourself.

We share more technical details in this blog post

Building your own 4G mobile proxies has numerous advantages over buying a proxy service. In short, you are getting higher quality proxies at a much lower price.
 
Proxy sellers are hosting devices for you and charging you a premium for it. But with Proxidize, building 4G Mobile Proxies does not require any technical knowledge anymore, so you can just build them yourself and cut the middleman. This makes using proxies much cheaper for you, especially in the long term.
 
You are in full control over the hardware used and can make sure that you are getting the highest-quality proxies out there.
 

Yes, 4G mobile proxies can be used for any purpose no matter what. Because of their rotating IP characteristic, they are a popular option for web scraping, web automation, social media account management, and many other use cases.

To get started with Proxidize and make your first mobile proxies, you need to follow 2 simple steps:

  1. Get the hardware from https://proxidize.com/pricing/
  2. Follow the instructions on https://proxidize.com/getting-started/

No, you don’t need any technical knowledge to use Proxidize at all. Proxidize is easy to use and can be managed via our Proxidize software.

Yes, Proxidize can be used in any country around the world.

You can build 4G mobile/residential proxies with Proxidize in any country where you host the hardware. If you want 4G mobile proxies from the USA you will need to have your hardware there.

Sometimes, you can use mobile IPs from a different countries by getting SIM cards from that country, but this doesn’t always work.

With Proxidize you can create HTTP or SOCKS residential/mobile proxies in less than a minute once you have the hardware.

For multiple reasons, mainly:

  1. It’s not possible to connect to the proxy through the mobile network as all the ports would be closed since it’s a CGNAT IP.
  2. The proxy would consume twice the amount of data since both incoming and outgoing connections would pass through the SIM card connection.
 

We do plan to support this feature where you do not need a router for the Enterprise plan

Here’s a full explanation of why it would consume twice the data:

 

When sending a packet from a device connected to a Proxidize proxy, it has a path like this:

Device > Router > Proxidize Box > Dongle > Web

And this the response will come:

Web > Dongle > Proxidize Box > Router > To your device.

 

This way, 2 packets pass through the router and 2 packets pass through the dongle. In both cases, it’s the original packet + the response.

 

If we didn’t have the router, this is how it would look:

Device > Dongle > Proxidize Box > Dongle > Web

And the response would be:

Web > Dongle > Proxidize Box > Dongle > To your device

This way, the same packet passes 4 times through the dongle, making it consume twice the amount of data.

You can create an infinite number of proxies from any dongle but you only get 1 dedicated IP address at a time. So if you create 2 proxies from the same dongle, these 2 proxies will share the same IP making them shared 4G mobile proxies.

Please note that the shared proxies feature is only included in the Enterprise plan.

There’s a software limit of 200 threads per proxy. Enterprise users can access infinite threads.

The IP change can be changed every minute, but keep in mind that the proxy will be down for 5-30 seconds when the IP is changing.

The name Proxidize originates from combining the 2 words “Proxy” plus “Oxidize”.

To avoid confusion, our service is not called “Proxydize”, and never was.

No, IPs are distributed from the carrier in a queue on a city or state level. So, a city would get hundreds or thousands of subnets and you’ll always get a random IP from this pool of IPs. This is the same reason why it’s impossible for the IP to not change when performing a rotation, except when you have a static IP from the carrier.

This practice is an industry standard done to protect the privacy of the end user as giving every tower a known subnet or pool of IPs will make the user’s location known to anyone who has their IP.