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Social commerce company offers contract-free cellular service

Solavei, a social commerce network, is on the mission of making everyday commerce less expensive for people, including lowering monthly cellular bills. For an incredibly low $49 per month users get unlimited calls, texting and data services, which I know beats my Verizon bill by more than half.
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Solavei launches Marketplace loyalty program

Solavei launched its Marketplace program giving its users access to offers and discounts from 16,000 large and small retailers nationwide, including a majority of the top 30 largest U.S. retailers. Solavei’s new Marketplace service represents an expansion of the company’s commission-based business structure into the retail realm. The MVNO, which launched a year ago, encourages its users to sign up additional customers to the service by giving its customers $20 per month for every three new customers they sign up to the Solavei wireless service. Those payments are made through a Solavei-branded Visa debit card.
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Trusting peers and peer networks more

Solavei is using a social networking approach, an industry first. They are capitalizing on the shift in trust from figures of authority (e.g., large brands) to peers and peer networks. In just nine months since launch, Solavei has more than 100,000 active monthly mobile service members and paid over $11 million to its members for sharing with their friends.
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Testing Solavei

I’ve been using a Solavei device and SIM for several weeks now and it’s been a mostly trouble-free experience. Network performance and coverage matches what we’ve seen on T-Mobile here in San Francisco, with excellent HSPA+ data speeds…I’d recommend Solavei.
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Solavei’s no-contract wireless plan can save (or pay) you cash.

Some readers are more than ready for a new phone, but some are happy with the phones they have. They’re wondering if they can save money by bringing the phones they already own to another carrier for a pay-as-you-go plan. The answer is yes, you can save significant money bringing your own phone and shopping for service. Solavei offers unlimited talk, text and data for just $49 per month. That’s cheap enough to get my attention. … Bottom Line: Good coverage, inexpensive, good amount of high-speed data included, potential to earn cash from referrals. As an inexpensive, unlimited pay-as-you-go service, Solavei is a solid choice.
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Newsweek

Solavei to launch Marketplace loyalty payment program in September

Solavei to launch a loyalty card program to allow customers additional savings and represents the next major phase of growth for Solavei … In just 8 months since launch, 180,000 members have joined with more than $10 million paid in membership commissions. Solavei is on track to generate $100 million in revenue by the end of 2013.
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Solavei offers unlimited, no-contract phone service for $49 per month

I think the big appeal will be to post-contract users like me who want the same (or at least comparable) service for less money. In fact, there’s the potential to make it much less: Solavei offers a reward program that can lower or eliminate your entire bill, or even put extra cash in your pocket.
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MVNO Solavei, With Its Pay-the-Customer Model, Is Growing

As T-Mobile, with its recent acquisition MetroPCS, moves ahead with its plans to aggressively pursue prepaid subscribers and what it calls the “value market,” it has a growing competitor in Solavei, a somewhat new and definitely unusual prepaid carrier that operates as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) on T-Mobile’s 4G network.
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Newsweek

Solavei: Redefining Commerce for the Social Age

I am not looking to turn a few people into millionaires. I want to empower millions of people to become thousandaires… And I believe that the way to do so is by making commerce less expensive and even profitable for everyone involved.
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The Key Factors Leading to the Success of MVNOs

With the high volume of low-cost phones now available to the public, there is an increase in the number of consumers who are able to purchase and sustain a monthly mobile phone bill. Now, they are looking for options as traditional carriers continue to change their data offerings and add hidden fees to their wireless bills.
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Newsweek

Six Tips to Make College Life More Affordable

Traditional mobile phone plans typically lock you into a contract for two years and charge exorbitant monthly rates, often with surprise overage charges. To decrease monthly phone expenses, consider a prepaid, contract-free plan such as Solavei.
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T-Mobile USA Announces Major 4G Coverage Expansion in 14 Markets, Solavei MVNO Targets iPhone Users

Alongside T-Mobile’s announcement, mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Solavei, which operates using T-Mobile USA’s network, has officially launched a major push to attract iPhone customers.
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Newsweek

Sharing mobile wireless networks

Solavei pays a user $20 a month for every three people the user enrolls in the company’s $49-a-month unlimited voice, text and data plan.
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Mobile Telephone Startup Solavei Avoids Ads, Relies on Customers for Sales Leads

The rewards can be great. Solavei users who tell friends about the company through word of mouth or social media have the opportunity to get cellular service for free—and to earn additional money.s.”
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Solavei starts carrying nano-SIMs for iPhone 5 nomads

If you’re after an all-you-can eat mobile deal, and have a large group of friends, this could be a nice little earner… those who want to use an unlocked iPhone 5 in the US beyond AT&T have had relatively few places to go for an exodus. It’s time to add a third to the short list: Solavei is now carrying nano-SIMs for its T-Mobile-based virtual network.
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Newsweek

Start-Up Solavei Takes Cellphone Marketing to a Whole New Level

Solavei offers more flexibility in smartphone selection [than other prepaid carriers]. You can…bring your own unlocked GSM smartphone to use with the service, including the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S III.
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The best smartphones for prepaid plans

Prepaid plans provide the same access to carriers’ voice and data networks, but without the contract (or steep penalties if you leave before your two years are up)…
Now you can also get the iPhone 5 from Solavei, which is a relative newcomer that uses T-Mobile’s 4G network.
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Business Wire

Solavei Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary with Launch of Solavei Marketplace Shopping Offering

The Solavei social commerce network enables individuals to easily sign up, save money on primary goods and services and earn money when referring their friends and family through the Solavei platform. Solavei customers receive direct economic benefit for introducing Solavei to their friends with money earned directly deposited onto their Solavei Card.
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