THIS THREAD IS FOR THE REVIEWS ON PRIVATE PROXY PROVIDERS ONLY Okay, this thread is made out of my experiences (mostly bad) from the Proxy providers here in BHW. I don't know what is up because it seems like each one of them (or at least those whom I have tried getting proxies from) is getting their proxies from 1-2 Proxy resellers. Why? Because almost all the proxies die within the first week and pretty much do not live up to the hype that is set up by the service owners. You may agree, you may disagree but this is strictly ONE MAN'S OPINION and I am exercising that right to post a thread here in order to guide others so here goes my review. 1. IPXPRT's NewIPNow.com - here is the thread Communication - 9/10 Communication was pretty good but I usually have to wait more than 24 hours to get a reply (sometimes more than 48 hours, which is understandable because it's a weekend). Quality Of Proxies - 9/10 Each proxy was medium-fast and was in different subnets (probably 4 or 5 different subnets per 20 proxies which is an admirable). Lifespan Of Proxies - 2/10 Proxies keep dying in 5 - 8 days. You have to be ready always to contact support as the proxies keep dying. They sometimes gives you a fresh list only to find out 50% are dead from the new list. 2. unr3al's Fully Anonymous Private Proxies - thread here Communication - 10/10 Took 48 hours before they contacted me after I asked for a refund because of below... (However the plus side is that they immediately gave out a refund upon request) Quality Of Proxies - 1/10 Each proxy was dead from the beginning. Didn't bother anymore asking for a new list because this signals that they do not value their customer's time at all. Lifespan Of Proxies - 1/10 Each proxy was dead from the beginning. Didn't bother anymore asking for a new list because this signals that they do not value their customer's time at all. 3. ProxyBlaze's High Anonymous Elite Private Proxies - thread here Communication - 1/10 When I ordered, it took around 36 - 48 hours before I got my list of proxies. I contacted them now asking for the proxies but it is really taking awhile before I get a new list. Based from the comments of others, 3 - 5 days is the usual turnaround time for a new list (which means you're losing out 10% - 15% of the days of your monthly subscription everytime a list is down). Quality Of Proxies - 2/10 I'm giving an additional 1 point because at least the proxies are not dead. Out of the 10 I have ordered, 2 of them are alive but these 2 were slow. All of the proxies are from the same A block, B block and C block. The only difference is the D block and almost all have 3 digits too. That's a huge footprint to be honest. Lifespan of Proxies - 1/10 A day after I used the proxies, they were dead. Wow. 4. faster's Squid Proxies - see thread here Communication - 8/10 It would take 2-3 days before a new list is given. Probably because of a weekend or something so I'm not sure. However, I would have given a 10 if they would explain to me why a proxy or two would die every single day after I would receive a new list. It seems other people use it, I do not know. Quality of Proxies - 10/10 For the 4 I have tried, this provider gives out one of the best proxies when it comes to the speed and diversity of proxies so I can't argue with that. Lifespan of Proxies - 4/10 They die fairly quickly. I think in the original post it says every 2-3 weeks but in reality, the proxies die every 6 - 10 days. You have to request a new list every time this happens. In 1 month, 3 lists died (the list that took long to die was around 12 days -- almost 2 weeks). CONCLUSION I have yet to find a reliable proxy provider to be honest. It seems almost all the providers give out temporary proxies and it is becoming annoying. Most of the providers have started their service on 2009 - 2010 so it would be expected that in their 2-3 years of service, they would have been able to find quality proxies but this isn't the case. Up to this day, I am in search for reliable & TRULY private proxies that can withstand the test of time. If you have found a good one, I would definitely consider it. If it's good, I would add it here. If it's bad, I'll post a bad review here. Feel free to contend against my reviews or to agree with them, AGAIN, this is based from my personal experience and I'm pretty sure a few have different opinions.