Solavei changes plans, adds more high speed data
Update November 5, 2015: Solavei’s $29, $39 and $49 unlimited plans now include unlimited data with first 500MB, 2GB and 4GB at high speeds in addition to unlimited talk and text, domestic and international. The $24 plan still includes only unlimited talk and text, both domestic and international. Also, the $39 and $49 plans are $10 off for the first three months for new activations until December 31, 2015.
ORIGINAL: T-Mobile MVNO Solavei has recently added more high speed data to its plans. Its $29 unlimited plan that used to have unlimited talk and text (domestic and international) only, now includes 100 MB of high speed (4G LTE) data. The $39 unlimited plan includes 1 GB at high speeds while the $49 plan offers 3 GB of high speed data. Unlimited talk and text only plan is also available but now at a lower price, $24 per month.
After these changes, Solavei monthly service plans include:
- $24 monthly plan – unlimited talk, messaging (SMS/MMS) and international SMS
- $29 monthly plan – unlimited talk, messaging (SMS/MMS), international SMS and data with first 100 MB at 4G LTE speeds
- $39 monthly plan – unlimited talk, messaging (SMS/MMS), international SMS and data with first 1 GB at 4G LTE speeds
- $49 monthly plan – unlimited talk, messaging (SMS/MMS), international SMS and data with first 3 GB at 4G LTE speeds
After high speed data allotment is used up, Solavei throttles data speeds until the next monthly cycle. Customers can add unlimited international calling to 59 countries including Canada and Mexico landlines and 200 minutes to mobile phones in Mexico for $5 per month. Solavei is known for paying to its existing customers for bringing new ones to its service. In June 2014, Solavei has filed for a financial restructuring under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Although every improvement is a positive for customers, still, there are better offers currently on the market. T-Mobile MVNO Ultra Mobile offers 1 GB at 4G LTE speeds for $29 per month (Solavei 100 MB). For $35 per month, AT&T’s Cricket offers 2.5 GB of 4G LTE with auto pay, same as Sprint’s MVNO Boost Mobile. For $45 per month, Cricket (Auto Pay) and Boost offer 5 GB of 4G LTE and for $50 per month, T-Mobile owned MetroPCS offers promotional unlimited plan with unlimited 4G LTE data.