More About Solavei

 
What exactly is Solavei?
Solavei is the industry’s first social commerce company, and has partnered with industry leader, T-mobile, to provide a nationwide 4G unlimited talk, text, and data cell phone plan -at the low cost of $49 per month. Solavei headquarters are located in Bellevue, Washington.

 

How does Solavei work?
Solavei relies on its customers for advertising – it’s all word of mouth. So instead of paying Madison Avenue, Solavei pays its customers! Solavei compensates each Member that refers family and friends.

 

Is there a contract?

Nope! Starting in late August and September, Solavei will offer a no contract cell phone plan with Unlimited Talk, Text, and 4G Data for $49 per month. You can discontinue service at any time.

 

And what about customer service?
All customer service inquiries will be handled by Solavei’s own Service Center that will be located in Salt Lake City, Utah. No outsourcing calls to other countries!

 

Where can I sign up?
Solavei is currently in a pre-launch phase until the official launch date. Request a NO OBLIGATION invite below, so you can pre-register before the launch date. You must be invited by a Member.

 

Why do I need an invite?
Solavei is still in prelaunch mode. If you want to get in now so that you can begin to spread the word and send invites of your own, you must do so  – via an invite!  Otherwise, you have to wait until Solavei launches officially near the end of September.

 

What’s the big deal?  Why would I do this?
First off, to save significant money on your cell bill.  Next, maybe you’d like to refer a few friends and get your cell bill PAID.  Beyond that, maybe you’d like an income generating opportunity and would like to go about referring folks in a more directed, purposeful way.  It’s all up to you!  Snag your Solavei prelaunch invite by filling out the box below. Invites are processed at least a dozen times each day. If you don’t receive an invite after a couple of hours, please check your spam box!

 

Which Phones Are Available?

Any unlocked GSM phone can be used or take a special offer on Solavei Phones: The HTC One S, HTC Wildfire & ZTE Origin. Nifty Choices for Members

Solavei has got to be the coolest company ever giving Members three smart phone choices, along with the Bring Your Own Phone option.  Click Here for BYOP

Option 1 is the HTC One S at a price of $529.  Yes, it’s an expensive phone, but it’s also a beaut.  Here’s a link to the specs and reviews:

Option 2 is the HTC Wildfire at a price of $249.  Here’s a link to the specs and reviews.

Option 3 is the ZTE Origin at a price of $159.

As I understand it, the Origin is a totally new phone and I *think* it will be only available to Solavei members.  Here are the specs for that since they are impossible to find elsewhere!  🙂 BTW, I had the Origin in my hand at the prelaunch meeting in Seattle.  For those that care about aesthetics, the back of the phone is covered a very attractive midnight blue metallic – it’s very dark, not overtly blue.  Looks NICE.

Is this a Netw ork Marketing Scheme?

While this may appear to some as a pyramid or MLM scheme it is not.  While it has some resemblances of an MLM in that Solavei is relying on person to person advertising instead of traditional advertising there are clear differences.  Most MLM companies want you to purchase vitamins, some drink or candles…there is always something you have to buy each month in order to keep going.  Solavei isn’t requiring its member to buy any products….simply allowing them to save money on cell phone service.  The best way to look at it is how similar it is to Groupon or Living Social.  These are also member based companies which offer deep discount to those that sign up.  Once you purchase a product or service from Groupon or Living Social then you have the ability to share your find to your friends on Facebook.  If you do a good job at telling people about your purchase you can be rewarded with receiving your purchase for free.  This is what Solavei is doing…driving down the price of cellular service for its members and rewarding them for telling friends.

 

EXECUTIVE TEAM:

Ryan Wuerch – Founder & CEO: 

Ryan is a seasoned and proven leader with experience including roles as CEO, chairman, and key visionary. Prior to founding Solavei, Wuerch founded Motricity, a mobile data services company that he grew into a publicly traded enterprise worth $1 billion, creating significant investment returns for investors. He served as president for Learning 2000, Inc., an education software company, from 1998 to 2001, and as senior vice president of ShapeRite, a nutritional supplement manufacturer, from 1995 to 1998. He was named the 2010 Pacific Northwest and 2005 Carolinas Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Wuerch’s current board positions include the Miss America Organization and the Washington Roundtable, a nonprofit public policy organization composed of Washington State chief executive officers. In addition, he is an ambassador for the Internet Innovation Alliance in Washington D.C.

  • Allyn Hebner – Head of Finance  (Former chief accounting officer of T-Mobile and CFO of Motricity)
  • Rick White – Head of Legal and Policy  (Former U.S. congressman, attorney at Perkins Coie, CEO of Technet)
  • Jim Ryan – Head of Products  (Former head of Mobile Data Services of AT&T, Sprint, O2, CSMO at Motricity)
  • Jose Rojas – Head of Operations  (Former JPMorgan Chase Payments executive, McKinsey & Co., U.S. Army aviator)
  • Maria Pinchevsky – Head of Member Experience  (Former VP of customer service at T-Mobile)
  • Stan Simpliciano – Head of Mobile Network Services  (Former T-Mobile head of MVNO/M2M, Naval aviator)
  • Larry Wallace – Head of Corporate Development  (Former VP of Global OEM and OS Services at Motricity)
  • Jason Genthner – Head of Corporate Communications  (Former communications executive at Dr Pepper Snapple Group)
  • Jason McKinnis – Head of Marketing and Brand  (Former head of brand and marketing communications at Motricity, Infospace)

BOARD OF ADVISERS & INVESTORS:

  • Sue Nokes, SVP of Asurion, former COO and CCO of T-Mobile
  • Jon Miller, Chief digital officer of News Corp, former chairman and CEO of AOL
  • David Limp, VP of Amazon, former CSO of Palm and Liberate
  • Brian Turner, Former CFO of Coinstar (Redbox), RealNetworks, and Bsquare
  • Roland Van de Meer, Managing director of Fuse Capital, former founder and managing partner of ComVentures
  • Brian Long, Managing partner of Atlantic Bridge Capital, founder of Parthus Technologies
  • David Burnett, Managing Member of Bright Rivers Capital, on the board of the Joshua Green Corporation
  • Eddie Lazarus, Former chief of staff of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), attorney Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

 

 

 

So what you waiting for?  You can’t lose!