LAS VEGAS--T-Mobile US MVNO Solavei plans to launch a loyalty card program that will allow customers to obtain 2-15 percent discounts from participating retailers as well as additional savings through the company's tiered membership structure. Solavei plans to launch the offering sometime in September.
T-Mobile USA MVNO Solavei will offer nano-SIM cards that are compatible with Apple's iPhone 5 and other high-end smartphones. The offering will pair those devices with Solavei's unlimited prepaid service.
T-Mobile USA MVNO Solavei is offering U.S. customers a chance to buy the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone at least a month before any other U.S. customers. The catch, however, is that the device is unlocked and will cost $999.
T-Mobile USA MVNOs Ready SIM and Solavei confirmed that they will start offering LTE service once T-Mobile launches its LTE network later this year.
Unlike traditional operators that are extremely hesitant to talk about new services until they are live and launched, many new MVNOs seem to relish providing the media with details of their planned offerings months before they are real.
Solavei today said it now counts more than 65,000 "members" on its service. The T-Mobile USA MVNO also said that it has paid out more than $1 million in commissions to its customers.
T-Mobile USA MVNO Solavei has so far racked up 30,000 "members" during the first two weeks its service has been available.
Solavei, the mobile virtual network operator founded by former Motricity CEO Ryan Wuerch, launched today with a $49 unlimited voice, text and data plan. The MVNO, which rides on T-Mobile's GSM network, said it has more than 25,000 customers who will promote the service to their friends, family and colleagues and earn cash in the process.
UltraMobile appears to be gearing up to launch an MVNO service riding on T-Mobile USA's network that promises to offer prepaid unlimited talk and text and 1 GB of high-speed data for just $49 per month. The launch would put UltraMobile in an increasingly crowded market for MVNOs that includes TracFone, Ting, Jolt Mobile, Solavei and others.
With the recent launches of companies such as FreedomPop, Republic Wireless, Ting, RingPlus, Solavei and more, there seems to be a growing number of mobile virtual network operators in the U.S. wireless market. Most of these companies are promising inexpensive mobile data and voice services, often at a fraction of the cost of similar services being sold by traditional operators.