Automating IP cycling on mobile networks for profit (a pair of socks)
The folks over at IPinfo.io have a Halloween contest going on (you feed them some real IPs and some GPS data) and in return, you have a chance to win some merch and stickers.
they expected some tech-savvy people to jump on this so it’s a lottery system, just submitting an IP will make you eligible to win stuff, not the quantity.
So yes, a small automation got me a pair of IPinfo socks 😅
NOTE: I’m trying to play fair here, you could just use proxies and forge the requests, but that’s a tad unfair
I jumped on the opportunity to automate this with my iOS device, but I quickly ran into the issue that people needed to reach me, and being in airplane mode isn’t the best way to be reached, so I got hold of a Pixel (7a) phone and continued my automation over there.
On this page
Pretty straightforward, turn airplane mode on, turn it back off, and wait for the provider to assign you an IP (in my case that’s 11 seconds on an iPhone 13 Pro) then open the IPinfo app (in case it crashes).
repeat this forever
On Android, I’m using Automate with a similar flow,
I’ve purchased a Pixel 7a and a eSIM, and connected it to power, close to a window.
NOTE: interesting how the Pixel needs half the time to acquire cellular connectivity
here is the source in .flo format 7 save it as .flo, and then you can import it, or rebuild it based on the screenshot!