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Top 5 Residential Proxy Providers 2020

mikecolop profile image Mike Updated on ・3 min read

Residential proxies or residential IPs are considered to be more anonymous due to the fact that they have direct association with an ISP thus making them less likely to be detected by websites. So these proxy servers are preferred if you need higher anonymity than data-centre proxies could provide. Either you are creating various Instagram accounts, managing a business or gathering information, residential proxies is the way to go.

I have dived into the world of residential IP proxy providers in order to find the best services out there for everyone. Here is my list of top-notch providers for 2020:

1.Oxylabs

Oxylabs right now is one of the biggest suppliers of residential proxies, having more than 70M+ IP addresses all around the world. You can also conveniently filter everything by country, city or ASN, which allows you to get the best suited proxies for your project. By a “Proxy Market Research 2020”, Oxylabs comes in first place for best proxies for SEO, best proxies for data scraping and best proxies for data aggregation.
Additionally, why Oxylabs is my #1 right now, is the self service option they added to their residential proxies section, which makes them easily accessible. Wanted to try out Oxylabs for a while, but the idea of contacting sales team was putting you off? No more of that. You can now buy their residential proxies instantly, using various payment methods. This fast checkout self-service was added last week, and so far seems like the best update they could to to their webpage. 

Edit: I have found a discount code in one of the coupon pages, so if you use “COUPONIT” you can get 10% discount on residential proxy plans.

2.Smartproxy

Smartproxy focuses mainly on small & medium businesses, though Smartproxy has enough features and location coverage to draw larger customers. They have 40M+ residential IPs, and proxies in over 195 countries. By a “Proxy Market Research 2020”, Smartproxy came first in best proxies for Application Development and Localization, Best Proxies for Ad Verification and Best Proxies for Market Research. You can see that the company is growing fast, and their reviews online are describing them as one of the best services for their price range. 
Also, compared to other providers, Smartproxy has released Chrome Proxy Extension, that is really easy to use and allows you to access residential proxies.
Edit: I posted this article on Medium, and person in comments suggested to use code 'SMARTPRO' for 20% discount

3.Geosurf

Geosurf is one of the oldest proxy providers that there is on the market, and they still keep their quality high. In 2020 Proxyway service awards they won as the Most Efficient Provider. This provider seems to target both enterprise customers with marketing use cases as well as smaller businesses, most notably sneaker resellers. This is why they have a huge selection of city locations available - you can choose from around 1,700+ cities. Even though their proxy pool is smaller, compared to other companies, they still have more than 2.5M residential IPs.

4.Netnut

Netnut is a really special case in this list. It differentiates itself with ISP-issued residential proxies and an in-house infrastructure, which allows to combine speed and stability of data center proxies with the anonymity of residential IPs. On the other hand, it means fewer locations. So you can expect around 50 location and around 0.5M residential IPs.

5.Stormproxies

Stormproxies is the most affordable services in this list. At the moment, they have proxies mostly in Europe and US, so if these are your targeted locations, you are lucky, that being said, the provider seems to have the most presence in the US. Right now, they offer around 40000 residential IPs. However, limited location coverage and a small proxy network makes Stormproxies less suitable for demanding or location-sensitive projects.

While the data gathering is still being done with data-center IP proxies, there is no better time than stepping out of the tunnel vision and investing into a more successful proxy type — Residential IP.

Originally this article was posted on Medium.

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crash37

Has anyone tested fusionproxy.com? It looks quite attractive

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Nick

Fusion Proxy is a very poor service, doesn't work and yes I've configured it correctly, can't connect to websites at all. Looks like other people having same issue. Customer service none existent, they don't get back to you. I asked for a refund and was ignored. Submitted a Paypal case and still failed to get my money back. They couldn't be bothered to get back to me (their customer) to help resolve the issue. Don't be fooled by their website, they're a massive CON.

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Charles

Very poor service! I tried but did not work at all. I contacted them for refund. No response!

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Charles

Very Poor Service. They just want to charge you money. No responsive!

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crash37

I've been using them in Zennoposter with different schemes (Sneakers, Instagram) since the end of June and everything works great. Support offered that with a longer subscription I received more GB of Bandthwidth than in the packages on the website. Throughout August I used over 240GB, here is the screen: i.ibb.co/sJz2QNg/fusionproxyscreen...

Perhaps you are misconfiguring something? You need to enter an authorized IP address for each package separately in the FusionProxy panel. The IP rotation is fast. It is truly resident and that suits me. The price is very attractive vs. for example Luminati services.

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Charles

I contacted them twice. However, they didn't reply to me about my questions. They just replied to Paypal about the money issue :(

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crash37

I became interested in the topic and wrote a request and inquiry from another email. I received an answer after 1 hour and 12 minutes. I also received a new trial account that I asked for, proxies work just like in my main account.

Here is the screen of the new account: img.imageupload.net/2020/09/21/fpr... (of course I've already changed my password from screen ;])

I don't know what the point is, but maybe your messages don't reach them? Besides, it's impossible that they don't work, and I don't know why you're asking for a refund if you bought them yourself.

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Charles

The service couldn't satisfy my project requirements. Then I contacted them on how to solve the issue. However, I didn't receive any response. I had to ask for full refund. In addition, they claimed they didn't provide with the trial service again on their website. So I had to take the risk to pay for the service. I don't know how you can do it.
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crash37

I simply asked on priv if I could get a trial account and received it. In previous posts you have written that proxies do not work, or maybe they do not work just for your specific needs, which can be misleading. In my opinion they have some of the best response times on the web! There is no refund information on their website and this is an international service so maybe you're asking for something you don't deserve.

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Charles

I had waited their response for more than 2 business days before disputing the transaction on paypal. They have claimed no trial accounts on their website (see the attached screenshot in my previous comment). How should I ask them before paying for the service?

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crash37

There is information on the site that there are no trial accounts, but if you write an email you can see that you get them.

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johnny catsville

i think there`s another one you can add in that list - soax.com

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Fred Holdren

Nice share! I would think Luminati and proxybot are also worth to list as the top also, and you can read the in-depth guide here,
privateproxyreviews.com/residentia...

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Pets Seeker

You Forget to mention luminati as it's best Residential Proxy provider at this time

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IPRoyal.com

If you want lower price, but still decent quality Residential proxies you can try our new Residential proxies here: iproyal.com/residential-proxies/

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speedproxies

For good quality residential proxies you could try out residential proxies here: speedproxies.net/residential-proxies