New T-Mobile MVNO Solavei introduces $49 unlimited plan, pays customers for bringing new ones
With 25,000 customers already using their service, new T-Mobile MVNO Solavei has been officially introduced to the prepaid market. Solavei is using T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network, offers $49 unlimited plan with unlimited talk, text and data and has a rather unique way of promoting their service.
Customers, who bring new customers to Solavei, actually, for every three of them, which carrier calls a “Trio”, can even earn money. They can earn $20 per “trio” and more as their network of referrals continue to grow. Regarding handsets, users can bring their own unlocked GSM phones or can buy one from Solavei. Right now, users can choose from the HTC One S available for $529, the HTC Wildfire for $249 or the ZTE Origin for $159.
New T-Mobile MVNO Solavei has also plans to offer 4G LTE ones T-Mobile deploys it. T-Mobile plans to begin deploying 4G LTE in 2013 and expects to complete it by the end of next year. So, Solavei could be a good alternative to those who have T-Mobile’s coverage, since they offer unlimited service for $49 per month, Bring Your Own Device support and eventually will offer LTE access ones it’s available from T-Mobile.
Prepaid users nowadays have many alternatives to choose from. Many mobile virtual network operators are trying to change the way of how big providers work. MVNO’s like Ting or Republic Wireless are worth of considering since they have the same aspire, to show people that they can talk, text and use internet without spending the fortune every month, with much more freedom. Both are Sprint’s MVNOs but each has the unique way of operating.
Ting offers a unique way of creating plans according to users exact needs. That way, they are trying to make users pay only for what they use. They are also working on offering LTE while Bring Your Own device, that allows most of Sprint phones, will be available in fourth quarter of this year.
Republic Wireless, on the other hand, works on offering unlimited talk, text and data for just $19 per month plus tax, by relying on WiFi whenever possible and on Sprint’s network only when it’s not. Its service is not available yet, it’s in beta testing phase. They offer only two handsets, LG Optimus One and Motorola DEFY XT, since they need to be implemented with new Wi-Fi to cellular handover technology that provides smooth Wi-Fi-to-cellular transition.
Comparing to Ting and Republic Wireless that are running off of Sprint’s network, new T-Mobile MVNO Solavei offers competitive and rather affordable unlimited talk, text and data plan for $49 and will offer LTE by the end of the next year. What’s unique in how Solavei operates is paying its customers for bringing other users, which is how they got, in the first place, to the number of 25,000 subscribers before they have even launched. “In three weeks of Beta testing, we’ve enrolled more than 25,000 new members and demonstrated the breadth and scalability of our systems,” said Ryan Wuerch, founder and CEO of Solavei.