As you probably already know, the Blackberry Z10 is currently only available in Canada and the UK currently. We won’t be able to get our hands on the Z10 here in the U.S. until a little later this year. Unless you decide to activate service through Solavei, the first company to provide the Z10 in the States.
That’s right, Solavei is offering US consumers the opportunity to own a Blackberry Z10 right now, but there’s a catch, you have to buy the device unsubsidized and at its full retail price. If you’re wondering just how much that’s going to cost you exactly, we’ll get to that.
Solavei is a third party service provider, or virtual operator as many call it, that uses T-Mobile’s existing network (GSM/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA+) in the US. As a wireless package, they offer unlimited voice, SMS and data for just $49 a month, without requiring you to sign a contract or service agreement. It’s a brilliant service for folks who just want a commitment free wireless plan. Solavei will even give you credit, deals and discounts if you can sign up a few friends for the service too.
The real drawback is that you have to buy your phone at full cost. Of course, if you already have an unlocked device that’s okay too. Solavei will accept unlocked phones, as well.
Thanks to a partnership with GSM Nation, Solavei is currently offering the Blackberry Z10 to US customers. If you want one, it’s going to set you back $999, but at least you’ll save money through the wireless service, right?
The good news is that if you get enough friends to sign up, you can get your wireless service free. So that initial $999 cost of the Z10 may not be so bad after all, provided you get enough friends to sign up.
At its simplest, the plan allows members to earn $20 per month for every three members (called a “Trio”) they or someone directly connected to them signs up for mobile service. When members have three Trios, the income generated is greater than their monthly plan cost of $49, essentially making their mobile service free. The more members in a person’s network, the more income earned.
As for alternate devices, Solavei also offers the ATIV S for $605, the Galaxy SIII for $575, the Nexus 4 for $405 and the Ascend P1 for $391. Obviously, they have a larger variety of devices available, but again you’ll have to pay full price for them.
What do you think? Is the allure of owning a Blackberry Z10 early, enough to pay $1,000 for it? Does anyone out there have service with Solavei already? Share it all in the comments below.
I’ve also included the full press release from Solavei, just in case you want to see such things.
SOLAVEI LEADS MARKET AS FIRST U.S. WIRELESS SERVICE PROVIDER TO OFFER BLACKBERRY Z10
With its $49 No-contract Unlimited Voice, Text and Data Mobile Service on a Nationwide 4G Network, Solavei Announces the Early Availability of the Newest Blackberry Phone
BELLEVUE, Wash. (February 8, 2012) – Solavei®, an affordable contract-free mobile service provider, today announces the advanced availability exclusively to its members for immediate purchase of the Blackberry Z10 through its retail partner GSM Nation. Solavei Members can be the first to own the newest Blackberry handset before any other carrier or MVNO in the U.S.
One of the most anticipated new phones for 2013, the Blackberry Z10 was only available in Canada and the UK – until now. Due for widespread availability in mid-March, the Blackberry Z10 boasts a high-resolution LCD display, 4.2 inch screen, the brand new Blackberry 10 operating system and onscreen keyboard. Consumers and experts alike are anxiously awaiting the phone’s mass-market arrival, but for Solavei Members, the wait is over.
“We believe in giving our members access to the latest phones and wireless capabilities,” said Ryan Wuerch, founder and CEO of Solavei. “Solavei not only gives its members the opportunity to pay less for unlimited mobile service, but even the opportunity to earn income by sharing Solavei with others.”
Launched on September 21, 2012, Solavei has already attracted more than 120,000 members nationwide to take advantage of the only mobile phone service offering a $49 per month unlimited voice, text and data plan, along with the unique opportunity to earn recurring monthly income by sharing with friends and family through its social commerce platform.
Instead of spending millions of dollars on advertising for brand awareness or using retail stores to distribute its services, Solavei relies on its members to share the service and directly compensates them for their efforts. The members using Solavei’s contract-free mobile service act as the greatest form of advertising and distribution. Members enroll new customers by sharing through word-of-mouth and personal social media connections. In its first four months, Solavei paid out more than $5 million in member commissions.
To learn more about Solavei and enroll, visit Solavei.com, and to purchase the Blackberry Z10 visit GSMNation.com/Solavei.
How Solavei Works
Solavei is a cost effective mobile phone service with no obligation to share or sign up others. Members who choose to share the Solavei Mobile Service with others through its social commerce platform can use the money to offset their monthly bill and even have the opportunity to generate recurring monthly income. At its simplest, the plan allows members to earn $20 per month for every three members (called a “Trio”) they or someone directly connected to them signs up for mobile service. When members have three Trios, the income generated is greater than their monthly plan cost of $49, essentially making their mobile service free. The more members in a person’s network, the more income earned.