RSocks Proxy & VPN Service Review 2022

by Dan Goodin
09 Nov 2021

Free and paid residential, private dedicated, shared, and mobile proxies + VPN service and proxy checker.

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Comment: Rsocks offers functional proxies and affordable packages for every use case.

Users feedback 4,6
Network stability 4,5
Price 4,1
Support 4,2
Proxy Functionality 4,2
Experts evaluation 3,4
Network stability 3,8
Price 3,5
Support 3,8
Proxy Functionality 3,4
proxybros.com rank 4
How we score?

When analyzing the proxy, we have conducted in-depth research that helped us reveal all the strong and weak points of the service. Considering expert opinion and customer feedback, our pros studied the range of options and, finally, tested the service.

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How we score?

Characteristics

IP types
  • IPv4
Founding date
01 Jun 2016
Domen registration date
06 Jul 2015
Languages
  • English
  • Russian
  • Chinese
Countries
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • US
  • Brazil
  • India
  • UK
  • +11 More
Proxy types
  • Residential Proxies
  • Mobile Proxies
  • Shared Proxies
  • Private Dedicated Proxies
  • Free Residential Proxies
  • VPN Service
Protocols
  • SOCKS4
  • SOCKS5
  • HTTP
  • HTTPS
  • SOCKS4A
Pool of IPs
Over 13 million proxies
IP Rotation
Yes
Personal Dashboard
Yes
Partner program
Yes
Free Trial
Yes

“You may access some proxy or VPN plans for the evaluation purposes under the Trial (cost-free) use. Conditions and options of Trial use are described in RSocks Personal Profile. Trial access is granted only once and for one type of service only after the review of the user’s application is sent to the Support. Trial use cannot be paused. RSocks team makes the decision on the approval of applications and may refuse access to Trial without explanation.”

Payment Types
  • Bitcoin
  • Webmoney
  • Debit card
Integration
  • Direct
  • Backconnect
Refund Policy
Yes, 24 Hours Money Back Guarantee
Official Communities
Other Features
  • Proxy Checker
  • VPN apps
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Free trials and test packages
  • Targeting: Country, carrier (mobile)
  • Whitelisted IPs
  • Supported protocols: HTTP, HTTPS, SOCKS4, SOCKS4a, and SOCKS5
  • Thematic packages for Twitch, YouTube, and Email
  • Largest mobile IP network with unlimited traffic
  • Ability to work through common VPN or VPN + chain of connections

RSocks has managed to provide customers with a huge variety of proxy service solutions, and yet for some users, this variety might appear a bit confusing. Excellent support service and free trials (when offered not in exchange for public positive feedback though) contribute to high ground. This provider is a pretty expensive player of the proxy market yet compensates it with unique offers and good quality of IPs. 

Feature-Set and Guidance

  • Supported protocols: HTTP, HTTPS, SOCKS4, SOCKS4a, and SOCKS5
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • 24-hour technical support available in three languages through diverse communication channels
  • Free trials and test packages
  • Top-notch VPN service with a no-logging policy
  • Targeting available by country or carrier (mobile)
  • A diversity of various payment methods
  • User-friendly dashboard for proxy management + Proxy checker
  • 24-hour money-back guarantee

Eastern European VPN and proxy service Rsocks that operates since 2016 and is known for its flexible plans, responsive customer service, and versatile business practices. The company resells others’ proxy networks connecting and repackaging their products as it fits. The price range varies from $10 per 20,000 IPs to hundreds of dollars per high-performance residential IPs. Customers can rent Rsocks proxies not only per month but for a day or even an hour. And there actually is a choice to pick from as their residential proxies have 70 different packages that have been developed for various tasks! 

Their main strength is unlimited bandwidth which is the most appropriate for residential proxies yet might somehow impact the quality. Another noteworthy advantage of this service is the feature to pause plans according to your needs.  

Despite some controversies that we will discuss later, this provider focuses heavily on customer experience. In particular, their website is available fully in three languages. Their choice of payment methods is impressive and includes some unconventional ones like cryptocurrencies for instance. And, to top it all off, they have multiple customer service representatives that speak three languages (English, Russian, and Chinese) and are available for you 24/7. 

Keeping to the point, the company provides HTTP, HTTPS, and SOCKS5 proxies and as for the non-residential proxy servers, they are premium fast. Probably that is the reason for their pricing to appear far from cheap. In fact, we could state that Rsocks proxies are expensive! However, the company encourages users to check their free trial options, the duration of which depends on the type.

Their services are trustworthy and safe, that is why they have a refund policy to ensure customers that even if any service does not meet their needs, they will get back their money within a specific period of time.

And as for the already mentioned controversies that we will discuss in our Rsocks proxies review, they relate to some more shady areas of usage in general and to customer reviews. 

For example, how often have you encountered proxy providers that sell packs, particularly for mailing? Not that often, right? 

Another point at issue is their mechanism to advertise itself on Trustpilot by suggesting free trials in exchange for good feedback. Sounds disputable, doesn’t it?

However, let’s first examine Rsocks proxy services deeper and get back to the issues a bit later so that you could judge for yourself whether or not it is the best solution for you.

Residential Proxy

Residential proxies are regular IP addresses released by internet service providers. This provider states that it has 3 million proxies online, although spread out across multiple plans. Even though some of the pools might look small, they are steadily updated every few hours. Or, in case you pick one of the rotating plans, then the pool updates every few minutes. What’s great is that the site displays the number of online devices for routing your request to at any given timeframe. Their residential proxies are available in the United Kingdom, Malaysia, United States, Russia, China, and Ukraine.

You can opt for this type if you require multiple medium residential IPs and if you need to use a lot of traffic. Feel free to use it for social media automation and large-scale web scraping. They can also be used for Ads verification and SEO auditing among other things.

To remind one more time: the functionality is distributed throughout packages. Therefore, if you need Rsocks proxies in one location, you purchase a specialized plan. But in case you require more, consider buying a Mix plan and using the Rsocks proxy checker app. This might appear inconvenient for some users, though, let alone the unavailability of ASN or city targeting.   

The same goes for IP rotation – you mostly get one set with little impact over it. Some packages refresh up to 30% of IPs within an hour, while others rotate them all every 10 minutes. A plan with every connection request rotation is unavailable, either. 

RSocks Mobile Proxies

These are the IP addresses of mobile devices on a cellular connection. Unlike residential proxies that are borrowed from real people, mobile ones are hosted at mobile phone farms or USB dongles. 

Given that you get only one access address, mobile proxies do not accommodate multiple connection requests. However, you can use them for managing e-commerce, social media, and ad accounts. 

What’s great is that the company provides probably the greatest diversity of non-P2P mobile IP providers. Their proxies encompass 72 cities in 39 countries, mainly focusing on the US. Although several non-US countries provide multiple locales to select from, too.  

When buying a plan, you can choose a carrier. Besides, there are three rotation settings: you can set it for every 5, 10, or 30 minutes. Like other similar services, this one is available with unlimited traffic. 

Considering that you share a mobile device with other users, it can confine its responsiveness and restrict the number of threads available to make to 30. However, if that is a problem for you, then opt rather for the option of renting a private device. It will unlock both rotation intervals and parallel connections. Also, you can purchase a Multiport service that basically provides access to all mobile proxy servers if one location is not enough for you. 

Exclusive Proxy

This is considered Rsocks best proxy that the company claims to be the most performant one. It contains a pool of 8 million residential proxies that are real people devices’ IPs. Given their limited traffic and a higher price, you can use those when regular residential proxies are not enough. It concerns cases when you are not capable of accessing strict targets reliably or encounter too many connection errors.  

The exclusive Rsocks proxies encompass all countries and have such location filtering options as specifying a country and ASN. With them, you can generate up to 50,000 ports, and this number seems to be the most on the market, plus upgradable caps threads at 500. The setting that you are unable to influence somehow is the rotation – it is done every 15 minutes.  

Datacenter Proxy

These are IP addresses that are generated in a data center. Even though the company does not mention it directly on the website, these Rsocks proxies are semi-shared. It means that you will be using them with other people although fewer ones compared to the Shared plans. 

You can use them for mainly automated access to quite unprotected targets. The datacenter IPs are generally more stable than shared ones and definitely work better. However, do not expect this Rsocks proxy to function perfectly with strict websites and, moreover, the company sells them in bulk. Keep in mind also that the Datacenter plans are for white-hat use cases only. It means neither mailing nor hacking. 

As for the locations, you can choose from 5 US cities and 14 European countries.

Personal Proxy

In this case, you get one IP address for your individual use. It will come in handy for anonymous browsing, gaming, and other use cases where you just need to change your IP address. You can get a private data center or shared IP from one of the 50 countries available at Rsocks. An impressive number, isn’t it?

The price is not that cheap – $5 per month, therefore it seems like there is no reason actually for opting for it over a VPN or something like that. A shared proxy, by the way, is only 40 cents per month, so… Let’s get straight to it. 

Shared Proxies

As the title implies, these IP addresses are used by many people simultaneously. Shared proxies are similar to free proxy lists yet involve stricter filtering. All the ports are open, thus Rsocks provides no guarantees about these IP addresses. In its turn, it entails the need for spending some time on filtering operating IPs with Rsocks’ Proxy Checker or leaving it to chance. 

Shared proxies are commonly used for smaller-scale web scraping projects where the quality of IP does not play a significant role. Therefore, if you are on a budget, this option could be the right choice for you.

RSocks VPN Service

Nowadays, the need to stay anonymous in the internet world is only increasing. Rsocks has a keen sense of the pulse of it and, thus, is one of a few companies on the market that provides a VPN service, too. That way, your internet connection will be even more encrypted. Their VPN supports OpenVPN, PPTP, IPsec, and VPN+Tor. With this service, you will get fast not logged internet access.

In simple words, you can use the Rsocks VPN service to remain anonymous online for various privacy reasons. It will enable you to access various geo-restricted websites while keeping yourself anonymous.

In comparison with other providers of VPN services, the Rsocks plan is competitively cheaper (the price starts from $9.9 per month), not to mention quite good speed. Add their maximum safety, support of Torrent, P2P, VoIP, and security of the data, and you will get a really fair deal.

Usability

At Rsocks, to create an account, you will be required to provide a username, password, email address, and a way to reach you over any communication channel like Skype, Telegram, or QQ.

Having logged in, you will be directed to the dashboard where you will be able to conveniently buy, configure, and monitor the status of your Rsocks proxies. For purchasing a plan, you will need to deposit some money into a wallet. You can do so by one of the payment methods from their long list of options available. The dashboard is also helpful with starting a live chat with their customer support agents or opening a support ticket. And although the dashboard is pretty well-made, it does have some drawbacks.  

In particular, it lacks usage statistics as well as any type of visualizations which makes troubleshooting kind of questionable. However, most Rsocks plans have no traffic limits, therefore tracking is not that required in general. But the one that does have it (Exclusive Proxies, to be precise) is outfitted only with a basic counter of the remaining traffic. 

The entire proxy setup must be done in different tabs allocated for specific plans. Normally, the first thing you do is whitelist an IP address. Then you select from several settings in a widget and export the ultimate proxy list. 

And the last noteworthy mention here is a notification center that informs about billing matters (if any) or simply updates with news via Telegram or email.  

Customer Service

The support team, that speaks multiple languages, is something that Rsocks takes pride in. And it is great indeed and capable of helping you with anything 24/7 with an average reply time of several minutes. On the website, you can contact them via live chat or tickets. As for other communication channels, the list includes Jabber, Skype, Telegram, WeChat, QQ, and even ICQ. 

At the time of writing this Rsocks proxies review, there were 848 comments on TrustPilot, 84% of which have marked the provider as Excellent, resulting in a total score of 4.6. 81% of negative Rsocks proxy reviews were reacted to during 2 weeks, though, which is not quite responsive. 

As we have already mentioned, the company offers free trials to users in exchange for positive feedback, which we find pretty unethical. However, claiming that all comments on such a trustworthy platform are like those would be incorrect. It is a mix of both rather. And as for the feedback from real users, check these, for instance: 

Performance Testing

Ping & Speed Test 

If you are somehow familiar with web scraping or crawling, you then are aware of how much ping and speed are important aspects. Low ping and high-speed connection are crucial. The speed of the proxies defines how much data can pass from the server. Whereas the latency determines the response time of the server. 

Considering the above, we have tested the residential proxy from Rsocks. For that purpose, we have applied one of the most trustworthy and widely used speeds calculating online apps. Having compared our internet speed prior to using proxy and after using it, we must admit that the results appeared quite satisfactory. 

Geolocation / ISP Test 

At Rsocks, the choice of locations to select for residential proxies is rather limited. After testing their US residential proxy plan and checking their types of IPs, we found out that two of the addresses were datacenter IPs. Thus, most probably, there can be more data center IP addresses than we initially were informed of. 

With that being said, Rsocks failed to pass our ISP test.

IP address compatibility Test 

This is one of the most important tests that put the proxies up against several stringent websites. We are well aware of how to sniff out proxies, hence this is the most illustrative proof of whether or not proxies are of good quality. 

And the result is as follows: Most IPs from the rotating proxy package failed to access several websites that are most commonly used. Yep, too bad, but they did appear almost useless. 

Pricing

Residential packages’ prices very much depend on the duration and type. You can purchase plans for an hour, day, week, or month. Let’s say, the very first plan on the roster is Mix Pro which provides 500 threads and 10,000 IPs for $10 an hour or $650 a month.

As for Mobile proxies, there are day, week, or month plans available. The price of daily access depends on the country and varies from $3 to $5. Monthly access might cost $40 for Eastern Europe or $100 for the US. For your information, some other mobile proxy providers generally charge about $80 for monthly access.

The Multiport plan costs $25 per day or $240 per month which is expensive, yes, but not so many companies out there can get you that variety.

If you decide to go for Datacenter proxies, you will get a large list of static IPs in the area that you have chosen and usually in packs of 1,000 proxies. All plans (except for one) cost $99 for 1,000 proxies and 500 threads each.

In case you opt for the Shared proxy plan, you will get a list of 10,000-20,000 static IPs from 136 countries currently available. For this, be ready to pay either $3 per day or $10 per month. Yes, it is really that cheap but mind the quality – it is far from great. In fact, paying the same price could get you 10-15 shared data center IP addresses from private sources.

No surprise that their Exclusive proxy is the most expensive product they have to offer and it is charged by traffic. However, having compared prices with other providers’ costs on the market, we must admit that, at Rsocks, exclusive proxies are pretty affordable. 

Considering that here plans plateau at 100 GBs, we conclude that the company targets small businesses and individuals more than large enterprises.

Final Verdict

RSocks proxy provider offers solutions for nearly any kind of customer. And we mean it. Everyone for any purpose intended will be able to find a plan here. You can pick from penny-pinching shared proxies and semi-shared data center ones to premium residential IP addresses. Any protocols for any use cases included. 

In the past, one could encounter some negative feedback comments on the quality, though. In some cases, users initially had too high expectations while in others, the quality indeed appeared too mediocre, especially given higher prices compared to other providers. However, Rsocks proxies become better from year to year and now their Exclusive plan is one of the best on the market. 

Free trials as well as buying packages for a short while could help you make up your mind without putting your budget at risk. The customer support is superb, and the entire presentation gives a strong impression that this company really cares about user experience (and your money, too). 

RSocks has been in business for years, it continues to grow steadily, and we do conclude that going with this provider will help you manage large short-term projects with many unlimited-traffic IPs. 

What is RSocks, anyway?

In brief, it is a cross-platform proxy checker. In addition to the multiple proxy plans it offers, the platform also enables you to filter the list of proxies by helpful specs like speed, location, and inclusion in public spam databases.

Does the RSocks restrict the content to use with a proxy?

The company itself does not impose any restrictions. However, they expect their users to comply with the laws and regulations that are applicable in their locations, in proxy locations, and locations of the devices in use.

Does RSocks share their users’ private data with anyone?

For complete information, please visit the company’s Privacy Policy page of the website. Yet, in brief, they do their best to secure the private information of their users and not share it with others. By way of digression, they may share and use aggregated data for various means.

How can I request a refund in RSocks?

You can do so by contacting the company’s customer service support, although it does not relate to the Exclusive Mix line proxies. 
$50 is the minimum amount of a refund which is usually issued with the payment system’s fees deducted.
Keep in mind that non-refundable picks are hourly/daily packages, personal proxies, as well as Twitch, Rotating, and YouTube weekly packages. 
Datacenter proxy packages are available for a refund within one hour after activation.

Why use a proxy service in general?

Rsocks proxies are useful in cases when you need to collect accurate online data, run valid tests on a medium to large scale, or gather unlimited price and product data from e-commerce. Using a Rsocks proxy will allow you to do different types of operations without being identified, blocked, or misled. This is the fastest web scraping method and, in addition, Rsocks suggests other benefits like maximized uptime, high-speed operations, and outstanding customer support.

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