Solavei knocks down off-contract BlackBerry Z10 pricing to $689

What, you weren't willing to pay $999 for one? 

BlackBerry Z10 at Solavei
By Simon Sage on 12 Mar 2013 11:46 am EDT
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Solavei, an independent no-contract service provider in the U.S., has recently dropped the price of their BlackBerry Z10  for the bleeding edge early adopters out there. Americans that just couldn't wait for the BlackBerry Z10 may have already taken a bite at Solavei's offer, while many others likely weren't able to stomach the original $999 pricetag. Well, maybe $689 is more your speed. 

Most folks are likely willing to wait until next week when the Z10 launches on AT&T, complete with subsidy, but for those that are going to be buying their device outright anyway, you might as well get a week of bragging rights in the process. Interested? You can get started on ordering a BlackBerry Z10 from Solavei here. You can get a plan that's $49/month for unlimited calling, texting and data. Sounds a little too good to be true, eh? Any takers? How many of you Americans already have a BlackBerry Z10 early? Where did you pick it up? 

 

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Solavei knocks down off-contract BlackBerry Z10 pricing to $689

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Couldn't wait...got an unlocked Telus Z10 on Ebay and am sooo happy! People I show are very impressed...including the surprised AT&T store folks. My 9810 served me well for too long, but I couldn't be happier. I even was pushes the ATT OS update yesterday!

Posted via unlocked Canadian BlackBerry Z10 on AT&T

This is still fishy. Solavei the first "carrier" in the United States to offer the Z10, yet BlackBerry has no comment.

$632 in Nigeria! BlackBerry's main dealer out here a company called SLOT sells the black one for $632 and the white one for $664! Well that was last week, prices can get pretty low out here, could never understand it....

I thought white was for Verizon only? These phones, if bought would only be used for ATT in the states, correct? (or solavei... obv)

Solavei uses the T-Mobile network.

Assuming the specific model they are selling supports T-Mobile HSPA+, it should be totally usable on Solavei, T-Mobile, ATT, etc...

The real question is what it has for LTE band support...

Just wait until the analysts distort this to mean that they are not selling and they need to bring the price down to promote interest...

Posted via CB10

Price difference is mainly taxes and currency differences (and risks associate with that currency). Demand is part of it, but demand is pretty high most places compared to supply. Once the US market turns on, BB won't be able to keep up with demand and there will be shortages for a few weeks. At least that is my prediction (and as a shareholder, hope).

Prior to this, I was going to hold off on the Z10 for a while. But, if T-Mo sells it for anywhere near the Att (off-contract) price I will most likely buy on day 1.

T-Mobile is known for pricing their devices higher off contract than the competition. We shall see.

I bought mine from Solvaie in the beginning of February for $1018 and honestly I don't regret it at all. It will be nice for every one else now to enjoy it so I'm happy it's coming soon for every one

I bought a z10 from them in person for 999.00 but they gave me a 80 dollar discount.
If I wasn't already happy with T mobile, I would have added their plan as well.

Very nice people.

Posted via CB10

Picked up two unlocked Z10s from Canada a week after the launch and haven't looked back! Looking to upgrade friends and family with the upcoming AT&T launch.

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I wonder if i buy this today will i get it before friday? The reason is because im leaving the country friday morning and im located in usa connecticut..

I'm In SoCal and I picked up my Z10 from a guy off craigslist for $500! He himself purchased it off ebay for 550 but decided to stick with his iphone, his fail, but my WIN :D i actually picked up a solavei plan and haven't looked back. I get 4G literally everywhere I'm at, unlike sprint who I had before this and never got 4G from them anywhere...solavei definitely paid off and I'm enjoying my Z10 so much. hopefully going to buy one for the lady pretty soon! If any of you have questions about the model numbers compatability and or the solavei plan then just PM me!!

Posted via CB10

He said Solevei.. which people are saying runs on Tmo towers. Im on Simple which is Tmo towers and getting great HSPA+ speeds

Solavei runs off of T-mobile towers. and yep i get LTE literally everywhere....well in socal San diego that is...

I bought a white unlocked Z10 through gsmnation yesterday for the same price. Will be using it on T-Mobile. I could have waited but but I wanted the white one and two more weeks probably would have killed me.

Which model stl**/rff** is the one from Solavei? Reason I ask is I'm on Tmobile USA and want a white z10 and it seems like verizon is getting the white z10 first. Thanks.

the Z10 that im using on Solavei is the STL100-3, model RFF91LW.

it has to be the RFF91LW or else it wont work well with t-mo.

do a forum search and they go more in depth about it, including the "bands" etc.

AT&T should allow an early upgrade to BlackBerry 10 on a 2 year contract. I am an AT&T customer who now has to wait until June to upgrade my Bold 9900. Why doesn't BlackBerry give AT&T that incentive to help ensure the March 22nd launch? What is the BlackBerry marketing chief doing now a days?

I'm in the US and I got my unlocked white z10 from GSM nation. I use T-Mobile and everything is working perfectly. So happy! :D

Posted via CB10

Btw the model I got from GSM nation is STL100-3 and so far no problems at all using it on T-Mobile

Posted via CB10

I purchased one this morning. AT&T told me I had to wait till the 22nd for the upgrade. So I will have one on Thursday (unlocked) and have the weekend to give it a whirl. $689 was not too bad as some PayPal money was burning a hole in my pocket.

The one purchased is the RFF91LW / STL100-3 and did I mention it is unlocked :)

The great thing about the Z10 is that it's an enjoyable phone to use. People will 'flick' a lot because it is so cool. And flicking is the in thing.

HELLO ALL! I HAVE SEEN SO MANY COMMENTS ON WHEN IT COMES OUT HERE AND THERE. BUT WHAT I HAVEN'T SEEN IS ANYONE GETTING ANY BENEFIT FROM THIS NEW PHONE. HOW ABOUT I SHOW YOU HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM YOUR PHONE. I LOVE SHARING THIS WITH PEOPLE BECAUSE WHEN THEY SEE WHAT COULD HAPPEN JUST BY SHARING! THEY CAN'T BELIEVE THEY ARE ACTUALLY PAYING FOR MOBILE SERVICE. Go here to see what I am talking about http://bit.ly/YqUZw4

$699 through tekshop. ca unbranded, unlocked AWS G3/G4. $27 to ship and to your door the next day. I love my white Z10

Posted via CB10

Holymoly! Finally they lowered the price! Now it's on-par with windmobile in toronto. Gotta love those zones. :D

Maybe one day if I get a sim from them when visiting areas they cover during an overseas gig, I'll take advantage of it if they offer prepaid service.