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Cellular service provider Solavei files for bankruptcy

Solavei emerged on the scene two years ago with a high-profile list of investors, celebrity endorsers and an ambitious business model that relied on customers to spread the word about the company’s cellular phone service, earning cash along the way. From the beginning, Solavei’s multi-level marketing approach drew criticism, sparking hundreds of comments on GeekWire…. Read More

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Solavei tops 65,000 subscribers in first 6 weeks, pays out $1 million

Americans love nothing more than getting a deal. So, it’s not a surprise that Solavei, a controversial new mobile phone service that rewards customers for signing up friends, co-workers and relatives, is gaining traction. The Seattle area company, led by former Motricity CEO Ryan Wuerch and former Congressman Rick White, said today that more than 65,000… Read More

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Solavei introduces $49 per month cell service, where users earn cash for signing up friends and family

Solavei today is unveiling a new $49 per month unlimited voice, data and text service that runs on the back of T-Mobile’s 4G network. But that’s not the interesting, or controversial, part of the story. This is: Users who sign up for Solavei actually become the company’s marketing and sales department, earning money for each… Read More

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Solavei raises $3.6M, touts $49 per month mobile service that rewards you with cash for signing on others

Multi-level marketing companies have gained popularity (and notoriety) in industries as diverse as cosmetics, vitamins and cleaning products. Now, a new Seattle startup called Solavei, led by former Former Congressman Rick White and former Motricity CEO Ryan Wuerch, is looking to bring the concept to cell phone plans. We first covered Solavei in February when we… Read More