Solavei now offering BlackBerry Z10 to U.S. customers for $999Alex Wagner - Senior News Editor
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?
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.