I'd used a similar technique with, for example, the Verizon Jetpack data hotspot in the past. Just occurred to me that this also works with most smartphones: Most smartphones have an option to turn into a mobile hotspot, which you can connect to from a desktop. Turning a [phone off and then on again changes the IP address of the data connection (for many phones). EDIT: Toggling airplane mode on and off seems to work as well and is substantially faster. Congratulations. You can connect to a bunch of quality residential proxies now. Importantly, the pool of IP addresses is actually a decent pool of IPs, not massive data-center junk. You get actual, decent IP addresses that real humans would actually use. Useful for sites that have a decent spam filter. Plus, you probably already have a phone that can do this, so it's basically free. Note: This only works for a phone's data connection; does not work if your phone is connected to a local wifi network (in case that wasn't clear).