Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP)

No Need to buy a new phone! 

  • Just add a Solavei SIM card to an unlocked GSM phone—whether it’s the latest model or an old favorite
  • Get the value of our $49 Nationwide 4G Unlimited Voice, Text and Data rate plan when you bring your own phone
  • Pay no out-of-pocket costs for a new phone
  • For an easy video tutorial, see: Solavei - Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) on Vimeo

Step 1: Check your phone, follow this simple process to see if your phone will work on the Solavei mobile network. Get your IMEI number Type *#06# into your phone to get your phone IMEI – just as if you were making a phone call If no number appears – your phone is not compatible. Enter your IMEI into the Prequalify Your Phone tool.(During the Solavei Mobile Service enrollment process) Response will let you know if your phone is compatible with the Solavei service.

Step 2: Complete Sign-up Process. Solavei Mobile service provides 4G Nationwide Unlimited Voice, Text and Data for $49 a month. For details of the mobile service plan. Purchase your Solavei SIM Card for $29 and pay your one-time Membership Enrollment Fee of $49.

Step 3: Receive your SIM Card. We'll send you the appropriate ready-to-use SIM card for your device in the mail. Then follow the easy steps provided in the sign-up confirmation email. For a complete service profile click here.

If you just want to check to see if your phone is compatible click here.

 

Using iPhones On The Solavei Network

When I first made up my mind to join Solavei, I soon realized that my phone would not work on their network. I always wanted an iPhone so I purchased a used one from eBay for $113. I also wanted to keep my current phone number so I called AT&T to port my number. This took a couple of days and when my current phone stopped working on the At&T network, I knew my number had been activated on Solave's network. 

So I inserted my Solavei sim card and it displayed No Network. I then realized that my iPhone was locked by AT&T, since I was still an AT&T customer I called them and they unlocked my iPhone. 

My first sign-up had the same problem with a pre-owned iPhone but since she was not a customer of At&T, they would not unlock it. I gave her my old AT&T sim card and she did a synch in iTunes to unlock her iPhone, it worked  perfectly when she put her Solavei sim card back into her iPhone. Be sure to backup your iPhone occasionally with iTunes to save all your information and contacts. 

iPhone Settings Click Here, I never had to use these settings, once my iPhone connected to Solavei my sim card did the rest.

Since iPhones were originally made for the AT&T GSM network, anyone without an AT&T account should be able to unlock any iPhone by borrowing a AT&T sim card from a friend or by using an old one you might have lying around. If this does not work for you and you want to keep your old phone number, a friend or relative with an AT&T account can call them for you. I had to do this for my daughter and I told them she had purchased a used iPhone that was locked on their network and that she had already activated it on Solavei, they knew about Solavei and unlocked it promptly. Her phone came right on afterwards. By law a customer can get up to five unlocks from their carrier per year. You will need the IMEI no. of the phone you want to unlock. There are also unlock services available in your area or online. If you have an eBay account you can find cheaper services there. Some for as little as $4.00, do not fall for the $60 unlock sites and hacks. Always try iTunes first with a gsm sim card like AT&T uses. You can also contact Apple support though I have never done this so you would have to do some research.

 

 

Compatible Phones Functional Phones Not Supported
  • HTC One S (Ville)
  • Samsung Galaxy S 4G
  • Huawei Comet
  • HTC Wildfire S
  • Samsung Galaxy
  • HTC Sensation
  • ZTE Muse
  • Samsung Exhibit II 4G
  • T-Mobile/HTC myTouch Slide 4G
  • Samsung T959 Vibrant (Galaxy S)
  • Samsung Exhibit 4G
  • T-Mobile/HTC myTouch 4G
  • Google Nexus S
  • Samsung Dart
  • T-Mobile/HTC myTouch 3G / Slide Google Galaxy Nexus
  • Motorola Defy
  • T-Mobile/HTC myTouch 3G / Magic
  • Samsung Sidekick
  • Motorola Cliq 2
  • T-Mobile/HTC G2
  • Samsung Gravity Smart
  • LG Optimus T
  • HTC Amaze
  • Samsung Galaxy S II T989
  • LG G2x / Optimus 2x
  • HTC 3G LE & 1.2
  • Samsung Galaxy S Blaze T769
  • LG DoublePlay (Flip 2)
  • HTC Radar
  • Motorola Cliq
  • Samsung Behold II
  • T-Mobile Sidekick
  • Samsung Gravity II
  • Sony Ericsson Equinox
  • iPhone (GSM only)
  • HTC One X
  • Samsung Captivate
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia
  • Samsung Galaxy
  • Motorola Atrix
  • HTC HD2
  • HD7

 

 
CDMA and iDEN
phones from
carriers like:
·         Verizon
·         Sprint
·         Boost
·         Blackberries
·         Tablets
·         iPads  
if  

 

If you own one of the incompatible phones and you want to get started with Solavei, just purchase a compatible phone, whatever you can afford!

  • Functional unlocked GSM phones do not provide our members with the exceptional experience we have designed. You should get voice, text, and data at up to 3G/4G speeds (depending on phone and network availability). Functional Phones will not have access to the Solavei mobile application, and members will need to access the Solavei Community by website using a browser. Smart Phones like IPhones and HTC will take full advantage of surfing the web.

 

New Phones for Solavei

GSM Nation

Solavei is excited to announce a new partnership with GSM Nation, which gives members a great way to purchase new, unlocked mobile phones for use with Solavei Mobile Service! GSM Nation offers a great selection of new 3G/4G compatible unlocked phones that are Solavei ready. Their excellent customer service is reflected in their outstanding customer reviews, and GSM Nation also offers offers six months of no payment and no interest financing when you check out through PayPal!This is a great option for existing members wanting to upgrade their phone and new members who want the latest and greatest handset when they sign up for Solavei Mobile Service! Check out the great selection of phones specifically selected to work great on Solavei at: gsmnation.com/solavei

PUK Code Information. If your phone is prompting you to enter the PUK code, and you forgot your phone's password. Do not enter the wrong password if you cannot remember. Please contact member support at 1-866-SOLAVEI

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