Solavei offers unlimited, no-contract phone service for $49 per month

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Solavei offers unlimited, no-contract phone service for $49 per month

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It costs me around $80 per month to operate my iPhone 4S, which will soon be out of contract.

When that joyous day comes, I will very likely ditch AT&T in favor of something like Solavei, one of a growing number of companies offering cheaper, no-contract mobile service.

Specifically, Solavei gives you unlimited voice, text, and 4G data for $49 per month. OK, there’s an asterisk next to “unlimited”: the 4G data bounty ends at 4GB, after which Solavei throttles you back to 2G-level service. More on that in a bit.

Unlike Walmart’s AT&T-powered Straight Talk, Solavei relies on T-Mobile’s 4G network. You can bring your own unlocked GSM phone (like, say, an AT&T iPhone ), paying just $9 for a SIM card, or choose from around eight unlocked, unsubsidized handsets sold via GSM Nation. These include the Motorola Defy ($205), HTC Amaze 4G (345), and beloved Samsung Galaxy S III ($575). (Interesting side note: If you use PayPal, you can get no payments and no interest for six months.)

Personally, 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 … [Read more]

Solavei offers unlimited, no-contract phone service for $49 per month

Solavei offers unlimited, no-contract phone service for $49 per month

Solavei offers unlimited, no-contract phone service for $49 per month

Solavei offers unlimited, no-contract phone service for $49 per month

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