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Solavei Offering BlackBerry Z10 for $999

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Feb 11, 2013, 8:34 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Feb 11, 2013, 8:38 AM

Updated: Added details.

Prepaid provider Solavei today announced the immediate availability of the BlackBerry Z10 for Solavei members. The Z10 can be purchased from Solavei's retail partner, GSM Nation, for $999. The Z10 will not reach other U.S.-based carriers until the middle of March the earliest. Solavei is an MVNO that uses T-Mobile's network. It offers unlimited voice, messaging, and data for $49 per month.

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Feb 13, 2013, 10:36 AM

Blackberry services?

Can you even get them(messenger,email etc) with Solavei service?

Feb 11, 2013, 3:25 PM

They say it's not technically a pyramid scheme!

Their head dude says they obey all of the laws for multi-level marketing. I'll assume that they do.

Well, just because something is legal does not mean it is not a pyramid scheme in the functional sense (in fact, pyramid schemes are not illegal by their nature, and specific laws have to be written to try to define what is naturally just a bad idea).

So is it? I don't know, but this option looks suspicious:

A Social Member Without Service chooses to participate ONLY in the Compensation Plan and does not use Solavei Mobile Service. Social Members Without Service must pay an annual fee of $149 to participate in the Compensation Plan. »

One of these "witho...
Are you sure Bernie Madoff or his sons are not running Solavei out of their prison cells?
you do not make money if you sign up somebody and they do not get wireless service. you only make money on the cell service. basically you make $6.66 for each person that gets wireless service.
as interesting as this all is, and i say that without sarcasm of any kind, what in the world does this have to do with buying an over priced phone?

Feb 11, 2013, 10:26 AM

Well... least it's not $1000.00. $999 sounds so much better to me. I might just buy one.

Of course I will need to take a second mortgage out on the house to buy a phone, but hey, it's worth it. Shocked

John B.
When a phone costs as much as paying off your car for half a year, you know it is overpriced.

Just sayin'
We used to have to pay these prices two decades ago for the privelege of owning motorola microtacs and transportable phones that were as big as briefcases.
The equipment got better, but pricing has held with these guys.
Solavei...adopting the Apple ...

Feb 12, 2013, 12:34 AM


I think I'll take the $145 Nokia 500 Fate I see on the same page.
T Bone

Feb 11, 2013, 9:52 AM

That's a ridiculous price for ANY phone....

Anyone who would actually pay that has more money than sense...
*cough* 64 GB iPhone 5 *cough*

You're completly right - NO device is worth that much. I thought apple products were overpriced. My buddy paid about $300 for his Z10, on a 3 year contract. Let me tell you - after he let me use the device for about ...
Hhahahahaha. At that price might as well buy a 128GB iPad with a Retina Display why waste your money on a Z10 right now sigh.

Feb 11, 2013, 10:09 AM

Talk about Free Advertising

Smart move on Solaveis part. Now everyone will know Solavei.
Seems like they're the only MVNO that has higher data cap... 4GB/month then slow you down isnt bad compared to other ones out there that only give u 2.5GB/month.
They will know them as the company that charges outrageous prices for phones....which can't be good way of attracting customers.

Feb 11, 2013, 1:11 PM

Memo to Self

Find out why a Blackberry cost $999. What does it do so great that it will cost $1000. That is 4 car payments.

Feb 11, 2013, 8:36 AM


No blackberry will ever be worth a thousand dollars
Does this include one year of unlimited service with the phone purchase?
No phone of any kind is worth $1999, unless maybe it included the ability to print your own money.
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