The Social Proxy Review

Are you looking for quality 4G mobile proxies for social media automation? Check out today’s review and see if this provider is the one you’re looking for.

THE SOCIAL PROXY REVIEW

Overall Rating

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The Social Proxy is still in its infancy in the proxy market, but despite that, it does offer plenty. While it is not a perfect provider, our review should give you an insight into the services and if you should purchase proxies from here or not.

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If you already researched mobile proxy providers, there is a big chance that you didn’t run into The Social Proxy. The reason for it is that this is a relatively new service and it still hasn’t managed to prove itself to the world. When we compare this Israel-based company with some of the more reputable providers, we see that it’s not on par, at least not in the list of locations. The good news is that it offers quite a lot of advantages that make up for that.

The Social Proxy Homepage Overview

In this review, I’ll be looking at The Social Proxy, or TSP, as I’ll be referring to it throughout the article.

Considering that TSP is relatively new to the market and despite that, some aspects of it could be found helpful. On the one hand, they offer 4G proxies only, meaning that speeds and latency shouldn’t be an issue. As a bonus, the proxies are “designed” to be used for social media when you need to use a proxy anonymously. In terms of the proxies, TSP offers IP addresses from Austria, Israel, and the UK. A slight downside is that the number of proxies is unknown, but the good news is that you get unlimited bandwidth, unlike most of its competitors.

Pros
  • Reasonable price
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • 4G proxies
  • Robust API
Cons
  • Authentication only with username and password
  • Only 3 locations available
  • There is only email support

Proxy Types, Features, and Pricing

TSP is a proxy provider that deals with only social media proxies, and all of them are mobile. The advantage to this approach is that regardless of your activities, the social media sites will see you as a regular user on a mobile device. Even though the proxies are advertised as social media ones, there is no limit on using them for other activities.

Price-wise, there isn’t much to talk about. The pricing structure is based on the proxies’ location, and since you get everything that TSP offers, there is only one price package per location. Daily packages would have been nice, but considering that even some of the more prominent players in this business don’t have them, it’s not a significant drawback. As for the set of features, they are identical regardless of the location. All IP addresses come from real users, offering you a perfect way to use them on social media without detection.

The Social Proxy Price and plan

One thing we don’t see everyday with mobile proxy providers is the unlimited bandwidth. TSP has no limitations on the traffic you use. When you combine that with the reasonable price and unmodified 4G connections, you are looking at a good recipe for the perfect social media proxy provider.

Something that surprised me in regards to TSP was the free trial and refund policy. You can reach out to them and get access to a trial proxy for you to test out. On top of that, if you purchase a monthly subscription, you can still ask for a refund. There is a 3-day moneyback-guarantee, offering a diversity that is not seen with many other proxy providers.

Location of Proxy Servers

As mentioned, TSP doesn’t have tons of available locations like some of the other providers that I’ve reviewed in the past. You can get proxies only from Austria, Israel, and the UK. The number of proxies is not disclosed, and they rotate randomly, so there’s no way to tell how big the pool of IP addresses is. Overall, this is the weakest point of TSP, but considering that Austria wasn’t on the list about a month or two ago, I expect the number of locations to increase in the future.

Ping and Speed Test

One of the biggest issues that most people had with proxies is speed and latency. Regardless of what you need them for, slow speeds or higher latency will slow down your work. Regarding speeds, if they are lower, less traffic will be able to go through the proxy each second. For latency, it’s the time it takes for the packets to reach their destination, so higher latency means it will take more time.

Since TSP has mobile proxies, I don’t expect speeds like datacenter ones, but I still did a test. I ran one speedtest on our VPS to set the baseline and then did a few more using TSP proxies.

Speed tests with The Social ProxyDetails of the speed test
IPs of Rotating ProxyPingDownloadUpload
45.76.227.176(No Proxy )2141.72347.73
185.69.144.7140
10.89
9.37
85.255.233.351404
9.21
4.27
148.252.128.61155
7.25
4.29
185.69.144.46
155
9.89
1.04
148.252.128.13
157
10.57
4.16
85.255.235.129
149
6.94
14.68
185.69.144.10
147
5.32
12.66
85.255.235.100
136
10.6
6.13
85.255.233.69
151
13.55
8.31
85.255.237.134
153
11
16.19

IP (NO PROXY):  45.76.227.176

Speed test without proxy with Thesocialproxy

IP 1: 85.69144.7

Thesocialproxy ip 1 speed test

IP 2: 85.255.233.35

Thesocialproxy ip 2 speed test

IP 3: 148.252.128.61

Thesocialproxy ip 3 speed test

IP 4: 185.69.144.46

Thesocialproxy ip 4 speed test

IP 5: 148.252.128.13

Thesocialproxy ip 5 speed test

IP 6: 85.255.235.129

Thesocialproxy ip 6 speed test

IP 7: 185.69.144.10

Thesocialproxy ip 7 speed test

IP 8: 85.255.235.100

Thesocialproxy ip 8 speed test

IP 9: 85.255.233.69

Thesocialproxy ip 9 speed test

IP 10: 85.255.237.134

Thesocialproxy ip 10 speed test

Looking at the results, some may think that they are not good enough. While they don’t reach speeds as high and latency as low as some datacenter proxies I’ve tested in the past, things are not that bad.

One thing that was a bit concerning was the abnormally high latency on the second proxy and the upload test on the fifth proxy that didn’t complete the run. If we put those isolated cases aside, the speeds are decent, and during the testing, I didn’t encounter any serious lags, like with other mobile proxy providers.

While 4G speeds are much higher than these, keep in mind that we are talking about proxies. Mobile and residential ones will hardly reach the speeds they have at their source.

Geolocation/ISP test

People who need proxies from a specific location will need to rely on the provider’s claims that the IP addresses are from there. Since I only purchased the UK packages from TSP, I could only test those, but I believe that the results should be similar across the board. Below are the results I got.

ISP Test with Social ProxyDetails of the ISP Test
IPs of Rotating Proxy Hostname/IP ISP/ASN Country Type
45.76.227.176(No Proxy ) 45.76.227.176.vultr.com AS20473 – AS-CHOOPA United States Hosting, proxy or bad IP
185.69.144.7 185.69.144.7 AS5378 – Vodafone United Kingdom Good IP (residential or business)
85.255.233.35 85.255.233.35 AS25135 – VODAFONE_UK_ASN United Kingdom Good IP (residential or business)
148.252.128.61 148.252.128.61 AS25135 – VODAFONE_UK_ASN  United Kingdom Good IP (residential or business)
185.69.144.46 185.69.144.46 AS5378 – Vodafone  United Kingdom Good IP (residential or business)
148.252.128.13 148.252.128.13 AS25135 – VODAFONE_UK_ASN  United Kingdom Good IP (residential or business)
85.255.235.129 85.255.235.129 AS25135 – VODAFONE_UK_ASN  United Kingdom Good IP (residential or business)
185.69.144.10 185.69.144.10 AS5378 – Vodafone  United Kingdom Good IP (residential or business)
85.255.235.100 85.255.235.100 AS25135 – VODAFONE_UK_ASN  United Kingdom Good IP (residential or business)
85.255.233.69 85.255.233.69 AS25135 – VODAFONE_UK_ASN United Kingdom Good IP (residential or business)
85.255.237.134 85.255.237.134 AS25135 – VODAFONE_UK_ASN  United Kingdom Good IP (residential or business)

IP 1: 185.69.144.7

Thesocialproxy ip1 isp test

IP 2: 85.255.233.35

Thesocialproxy ip2 isp test

IP 3: 148.252.128.61

Thesocialproxy ip3 isp test

IP 4: 185.69.144.46

Thesocialproxy ip4 isp test

IP 5: 148.252.128.13

Thesocialproxy ip5 isp test

IP 6: 85.255.235.129

Thesocialproxy ip6 isp test

IP 7: 185.69.144.10

Thesocialproxy ip7 isp test

IP 8: 85.255.235.100

Thesocialproxy ip8 isp test

IP 9: 85.255.233.69

Thesocialproxy ip9 isp test

IP 10: 85.255.237.134

Thesocialproxy ip10 isp test

There is no question about it; all IP addresses that TSP gave me were legit. All are identified as good IP addresses from the UK. I’m not sure if all the proxies, in general, are from Vodafone or not, so you will need to reach out to TSP on that if you need them from another provider.

IP Compatibility Test

This is the real test about how good TSP’s social media proxies are. Some websites don’t allow proxies to access them, and often, people have problems with that. The regular test consists of several social media sites and a few others, giving me an excellent opportunity to test if these are good all-round proxies.

IPs of Rotating Proxy Instagram Pinterest Ticketmaster Craigslist Nike Adidas
45.76.227.176(No Proxy ) X
185.69.144.7
85.255.233.35
148.252.128.61
185.69.144.46
148.252.128.13
85.255.235.129
185.69.144.10
85.255.235.100
85.255.233.69
85.255.237.134

All proxies I tested pass with flying colors, which should not be a surprise. Mobile proxies are the best way to remain anonymous while getting access to some of the stricter sites. Despite that, I have witnessed IP addresses from some providers with bold claims that didn’t perform as advertised. Luckily, that’s not the case with TSP, and it gets a perfect score. Each IP address was able to access each of the six sites I use as a benchmark. As you can see, I even managed to open up Nike, something I cannot do with the VPS.

Feature

Unlimited Bandwidth

I’m starting off with this as it was the biggest surprise I had in regards to TSP. Mobile proxy providers rarely offer packages with no limit on the traffic, but TSP does. It doesn’t matter which location you go for; each package comes with this feature.

4G Proxies Only

As the popularity of mobile proxies increases, so does the number of providers offering them. Unlike its competitors that provide 3G and 4G proxies, TSP only has 4G IP addresses. As a result, you can get decent speeds with a relatively average latency.

Free Trial and Refund

One thing I have to praise TSP for is the free trial and refund options. First, you can ask for a free proxy to test it out and see if it can live up to your standards. After that, if you decide to pay for a subscription, you have 3 days to play with the proxies. If you feel that they don’t work as you thought they did, you can ask for a refund. This is not something you see every day with other proxy providers.

API integration

This is a feature that comes standard with almost all proxy providers. TSP offers robust API integration, enabling you to use the proxies with other services. There are tons of options like getting IPs, rotating them, setting rotation duration, and much more.

Ease of Use

One of the biggest issues that some users face regarding using proxies is the ease of use. While many of them have been making tweaks to improve the user experience, I feel like TSP doesn’t need to.

Even though, at first glance, the dashboard may feel cluttered, but after a few minutes, you’ll figure out which is which. I wouldn’t say that it’s the simplest and easiest service to use, but you shouldn’t have any problems figuring things out.

How to authenticate

One thing I don’t really like about TSP is the authentication because there is only one way to do it – with a username and password. Even though this is an excellent solution for people who change locations often and need proxies, it can get tiring if you’re using them from home.

Social Proxy authentication

Regardless of that, getting all the required information to authenticate your sessions is easy. From the left navigation panel, head over the 4G/LTE Proxies. In the list, you will have all subscriptions and the credentials to authenticate. If you leave the rotation field blank, you will have a sticky session, meaning that the proxy won’t rotate.

Our Editor’s Verdict

I don’t often have many positive things to say about a new proxy provider, but for TSP, I’m willing to make an exception. There are some things that I didn’t like too much, but the positive outweighs the negative sides, which is why I say that this is a decent mobile proxy provider.

Usability

The advert for TSP is that it’s a mobile proxy provider offering 4G proxies for social media. While that is true, using these proxies for other aspects like scraping or brand recognition is also an option. Keep in mind that they are not perfect, and in some instances, you may struggle, such as streaming. There is no question about getting access to any streaming service, but the speed and latency are not the best for that use case.

Pricing

The prices are not the cheapest, but far from the most expensive. TSP managed to average out the prices, and while they may not seem attractive on their own, combining them with some of the other features makes it a very good deal.

Reliability

To be honest, I didn’t have months or years to play around with the TSP’s proxies. During the time I was testing them, apart from the failed upload test in the speed test section, I didn’t encounter any serious problems. Things were stable and relatively smooth.

Support

I’m not a huge fan of companies with limited contact options, and that’s the case with TSP. If you are not a customer, your only option is to reach out via their email address. For customers, you can open a ticket, and the procedure is similar, email-like communication.

Despite getting relatively swift responses, I would have like to see more options to reach support. Also, one thing that some of TSP’s competitors do fairly well is an FAQ or guide section. It would help a lot with new-comers in the proxy world.

Our Verdict

TSP is a proxy provider that I can recommend to most people, as long as they have a need for it.

Even though you only get a handful of locations and no info on the number of proxies, there are still many positive sides. The unlimited bandwidth, combined with the robust API and reasonable price, make TSP a very attractive offer.

In most cases, The Social Proxy is an excellent mobile proxy provider for social media and many other applications. The speed and latency are not the strongest suits, so for streaming or moving a lot of traffic around, you may need to look elsewhere.

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