BlackBerry Z10 Solavei

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said last month that the full-touch BlackBerry Z10 isn't expected to start hitting U.S. carriers until mid-March, but anyone that needs their BlackBerry 10 fix sooner can now get it, provided that they're willing to pay. Solavei, a T-Mobile MVNO, announced this morning that it's giving customers the first opportunity to buy a BlackBerry Z10 in the U.S. thanks to its partnership with GSM Nation. The Z10 is available for purchase in unlocked form for $999. No one ever said that early access comes cheap, right?

While AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon have all announced plans to offer the BlackBerry Z10 here in the U.S., none of them have revealed exactly when they'll begin selling the phone. So far the only timeframe that's been given is the aforementioned mid-March window that BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins revealed last month. That means that anyone waiting to pick up a Z10 from one of the big four U.S. carriers will be waiting around another month to do so. Customers that don't feel that they can endure that wait can buy a Z10 from GSM Nation today, with new orders expected to ship within 24-48 hours. 

Solavei originally launched in September 2012, and it offers $49 plan that includes unlimited talk, text and data using T-Mobile's HSPA+ network. Along with that $49 rate plan, the operator's other big feature is that it pays its users a commission for getting others to sign up. For example, Solavei pays a customer $20 per month for each Trio of users that he or she refers. Solavei says that it's currently home to more than 120,000 subscribers and has paid out over $5 million in commissions to date. Are any of you already signed up for Solavei's service?



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.

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David King
David King Don't think so. I am happy with my Nexus 4.
Joel Diaz
Joel Diaz Sure if it transforms to a car I can drive and back to a phone. Hell yeah!
Josef Ruiz
Josef Ruiz Wow thats damn expensive.. Talent Trust - Offshore with a difference
Louis Agresti
Louis Agresti I would maybe pay 1 dollar
Herbert Salamánca Ramos
Herbert Salamánca Ramos BB is joking, the cheaper Lumia 920 even showed z10 who's the Boss! Not even close.
French Twist
French Twist No. But I'll beta test it for free! :P
Luis Robles Figueroa
Luis Robles Figueroa Never had and never will. No matter if it has gold.
Rohit Sakhrani
Rohit Sakhrani Nope
Jude Fils-Aime
Jude Fils-Aime THAT'S A B.S. PRICE someone just want some money really bad. i mean the iPHONE IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE OVER PRICE PHONE EVER
Steven Quacoo- Dorby
Steven Quacoo- Dorby No
Jose Pablo Islas
Jose Pablo Islas No
Robert Payison
Robert Payison Ppl they aren't forcing you to buy it...an my answer is yes
Arturo Atherly
Arturo Atherly There r better phones for $300 out there. Blackberry hasnt proven anything YET!!! Before they lost their balls...they offered crap, what makes this ??phone?? any better???????
Trinity Kolarova Hoodrich
Trinity Kolarova Hoodrich #unmarketable
Trinity Kolarova Hoodrich
Trinity Kolarova Hoodrich why a thousand when u can get similar products at $100
Mark Belkowski
Mark Belkowski i wouldnt pay $1000 for any phone or tablet.
Jeff Seaver
Jeff Seaver If Blackberry think can get back to Market with $1,000 phone then they wrong. Why want to be thigh up to BB service with many already out and can not communicate. When now everyone Owen iPhone or Android phone, it is too late even sell their phone $500
Humza Ahmed
Humza Ahmed Are those the prices BlackBerry are aiming for to get themselves away from being totally bankrupt?
Javier Sanchez Ojeda
Javier Sanchez Ojeda Hell no !
Jayesh Gar
Jayesh Gar lol lol are you fucking joking people buy bb coz its cheap its liek 89 pounds for a bb
Brandon Little-spoon Levesque
Brandon Little-spoon Levesque Is that a serious question -_-
Duncan Wynn Jr.
Duncan Wynn Jr. The Z10 is awesome but no , I want the q10 . For $1000 I could buy an 808 and a Nokia 700 for BU and extra batteries plus a car holder and still have change left !
Andy Magnin
Andy Magnin Here in Argentina you pay that for a phone
Rich Bridges
Rich Bridges I wouldn't pay $10 for a Blackberry, let alone $1000. To each their own though.
Ken Scott
Ken Scott Not that one...
Kay Yon
Kay Yon Do they really think their new phone is "all that"? Please. Don't get too cocky now, Blackberry.
Krzysztof Jakubowski
Krzysztof Jakubowski a grand? srsly? "go home, BlackBerry, you're drunk."
Steve Johns
Steve Johns Hell no not on a blackberry. maybe for like tablet or computer?
Nathan Parks
Nathan Parks Sure but it would have to be worth it. 1080 screen, battery that'll last a week, camera that replaces my powershot, never lag and an os that suits my needs
Terry Knab
Terry Knab Not on an MLM ;)
Deborah De Boer
Deborah De Boer I'm part of Solavei, the nice part is you can shop for your own phone. :) I would never ever spend that much on a phone...gaming computer maybe but you would be getting so much more.
Brent Legendre
Brent Legendre this kind of garbage kills the fan base
Eric Kroh
Eric Kroh really..whatta bargain!...lmao
Brandon Le
Brandon Le For $999? Unless it can teleport me anywhere on Earth in a second, hell no.
Faustine Enitsuaf
Faustine Enitsuaf Lol.. that could buy me a 16GB Note 2 and an iP4s then update it to IOS 6.1
Jim Sowell
Jim Sowell A thousand dollar smartphone? Does it cut the grass and wash the car? That'd be the only way I'd drop that kind of cash for one.
Rafa J. Torres
Rafa J. Torres nope
Wayne S. Edwards
Wayne S. Edwards Not for any smartphone....
Jorden Philip Taylor Jr.
Jorden Philip Taylor Jr. If I were a baller right now, yes. The Z10 is the only phone out right now whose current operating system plays Adobe Flash flawlessly.
Nick Koval
Nick Koval Only if the phone makes breakfast. Changes the engine oil. And washes the car and mows the lawn
Chris Roberts
Chris Roberts FUNNY But we all still know that there will be someone stupid enough to do it!!!!!
James-truth Wren
James-truth Wren NOPE!!!!!
Ray Silva
Ray Silva LMAO! What a joke!
John Jackson
John Jackson If it was a 7 core ,1080p display 5.5 inches display and 5 GHz maybe
Mark E
Mark E If anything they should pay me $999 and give me the phone to try because that's probably how bad of a fail RIM made this device...
Silver Ochoa
Silver Ochoa Hell no!!
Alan Holmes
Alan Holmes No....once the market proves that it will take that type of price structure in mass every phone will cost that.
Shannon Rae Beauford
Shannon Rae Beauford Not for a blackberry
Abram Wenevermet Dennis
Abram Wenevermet Dennis All phones are pretty much outdated within 6 months - one year so why throw away the money.
Devin Vosburgh
Devin Vosburgh And they are foolish too...lol
Danillo Francisco Cabrera Evangelista
Danillo Francisco Cabrera Evangelista welcome to Southamerica
Lauren Ashley Nash
Lauren Ashley Nash No.
Abram Wenevermet Dennis
Abram Wenevermet Dennis Not for any phone.
Kevin Hsu
Kevin Hsu for a bb device? no way jose
Marcelo Gutemberg DeSouza
Marcelo Gutemberg DeSouza Thats what other countries like Brazil pay for an Iphone....
Abram Wenevermet Dennis
Abram Wenevermet Dennis Hell no.
Adam Scherzer
Adam Scherzer I never thought I'd spend $200 or more on a phone years ago, so.. NO. lol. I don't see myself having that much disposable income anytime soon.
Mircea Dumitrache
Mircea Dumitrache Yes, on a Sony (Xperia Z for eg), Samsung, iPhone, but not on a BB... not even 5 $ :))
Heather Alys Alexis
Heather Alys Alexis Not for a blackberry
Ramon Rivas
Ramon Rivas I'd rather get a nexus 4,7, and 10 with that money lol
Rob McGrady
Rob McGrady If it was also a car starter android 5.0, came with a year of free service
Dimitri Charmy Mikhael Margaronis
Dimitri Charmy Mikhael Margaronis Joke of the day!
Muhammad Sumair Saqib
Muhammad Sumair Saqib nothing special in it just for 1000$ ...nice
Raghav Tankha
Raghav Tankha Better phone in the sony xperia z coming up
Rashon Branch
Rashon Branch It better tell me where the nearest drug dealer at.
AJ Nexus Hysaj
AJ Nexus Hysaj Never! With 1000$ i can buy Nexus 4, Nexus 7& Nexus 10!
Theresa Chadwick
Theresa Chadwick Hell 2 tha NAW!
Alfonso Manuel Avalos
Alfonso Manuel Avalos Haaaha
Matt Cude
Matt Cude If I had the money and I wanted the phone sure, but neither of those are true at the moment.
Omar Falk
Omar Falk Lol such a high price for a crappy phone? Sorry I think I'll keep my Galaxy Note 2
Cam Steward
Cam Steward If it wipes my ass for me, then maybe...
Clint Gamache
Clint Gamache A million other things id spend a grand on than a Blackberry....
Jaime Espinoza
Jaime Espinoza That's a "Hell No!"
Javier Delgado
Javier Delgado HAHAH ouu sorry...999?? LMAOOO
Justin Alan Smith
Justin Alan Smith FAIL LOL
George Millhouse
George Millhouse ON A BB???? LOL no lol
Rachel Hendricks
Rachel Hendricks ...lemme think on that a second. Uh. No.

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