Apparently the term “Solavei scam” is a popular search engine term. But, is it really a scam? The funny thing is, that most of the bad reviews I’ve read originated from people who were never actually members of Solavei, and underneath these reviews, you will usually find numerous comments from current, happy members. The other group screaming “scam” are the few former members claiming that service was horrible, which from my experience, these people probably didn’t know what they were doing, and/or didn’t have a good sponsor. Most of these types of problems are quickly solved by calling Solavei’s customer service department, or by visiting the support tab on Solavei.com.
Reason #1 – Correct Phone & Settings Matter
I recently read a story about a woman who moved into a new apartment, and no matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t get her ice machine to work. Frustrated, she called the maintenance man, and when he arrived, he simply showed her the “ON” button! That, my friends, is called user error, and it’s my experience that a lot of Solavei’s unhappy customers have experienced something very similar. The simple truth is that if you follow the proper steps, purchase the right phone for your needs, and set it up according to the very simple directions they include, your service should be great. My opinion is that the best phones to use with Solavei come from T-Mobile, though other GSM-capable unlocked phones can be used as well, but may not always get the best reception.
Once you receive your phone, you will have to enter the APN settings, which can be found on the Solavei website, or obtained directly from your sponsor. This is nothing new—it’s just that when you purchase your phone through AT&T or Verizon, the sales rep does it for you. With Solavei however, we have to do it ourselves. It only takes a few minutes, and is as simple as sending a text message. Once you have the right phone and the correct APN settings, you will enjoy Solavei’s great service for one of the best prices around.
Reason #2 – Solavei’s Service is not Available Everywhere
Solavei’s service is not available everywhere, and there are some really poor areas for reception. As a result, it’s important that you check the coverage map before signing up. If you’re one of the few individuals that lives in a poor reception area, the good news is that you can still sign up for Solavei’s Social Membership option, which allows you to take advantage of the compensation plan without being required to sign up for the service. This way, if you want to work and earn money, you can tell your friends and family that live in better areas of coverage.
Millions of people enjoy T-Mobile, and more than 200K enjoy Solavei. We’re not dealing with dropped calls and no internet connection—we are actually enjoying 4G speeds while talking and texting on our phones. I was with AT&T for years, and I don’t see a big difference in service, besides the obvious fact that, instead of paying my service provider, I now get paid a few hundred dollars every month!
Either way, there are no contracts, so anytime you’re not happy, you simply switch to another provider. In addition, there are no early termination fees holding you back.
Reason #3 – It Takes Hard Work
But let’s discuss the whole idea behind Solavei; that you get paid for referring people to their company. Is this really a new concept? Don’t Comcast, DirecTV, most banks, and countless other businesses, small and large, offer the same thing? Sure, their numbers are typically smaller (e.g. whereas Solavei will pay you $20 a month, these guys might offer you $50 as a one-time concession), but does that immediately make Solavei a scam?
The primary idea behind Solavei is to use the power of word-of-mouth to increase sales (which works by the way—think about companies like Mary Kay, Amway, and many others that have been in business for over 50 years) instead of big-name ad companies. Other cell service providers spend hundreds of millions of dollars on ads each year, while Solavei has decided to give their members the opportunity to earn that money by being the advertisements themselves! We wear t-shirts, hats, wrap our cars, and hand out business cards! And let’s not forget that none of this is mandatory, because if you just want to enjoy the service, you never have to tell a soul! Simply pay your $49 per month plus tax, and enjoy great service! You’re still getting one of the best deals around!
A common complaint is that it’s too hard to actually make money with the service. I have run across the objection, “I don’t have many friends or family to sign up,” and they quit before they even try it. Well, what I tell my friends and sign-ups is that patience is key! Direct sales, like any other business, is not easy. Very few people are born with the “magical” gift of salesmanship, while for the rest of us, it’s a learning process. Some of it is trial and error, and a lot of it for me has been watching and following what other successful people in our company (or companies like us) have done in the past. If you’re willing to do the work, you might just surprise yourself and find out that it’s not as hard as it sounds.
The concept and the product we are sharing is great, and most people are saving money right from the start, so you’re not asking them to spend any money, you’re actually helping them save it! Then, you tell them that they can do the same for their friends and family. Sure, people who are at the top are working hard, because they are committed to their business, and are doing something everyday to help it grow. The reality is there’s no reason that can’t be you, as long as we watch them and duplicate their success. Go ahead, it’s encouraged! People host webinars and post YouTube videos sharing how they are making Solavei work for them. So basically, just like with anything else in life, you reap what you sow. Don’t complain that it’s a scam simply because you’re not willing to try it. Work hard and have patience.
Conclusion – Solavei is not a Scam but an Opportunity
So, when you look at it this way, what other complaints can there be? If you don’t want to work, you don’t have to. Don’t want to make several hundred, or even several thousand, dollars per month? You don’t have to! But for those of us that do have lofty goals, this is the first company of its kind giving us a chance to do just that! Please feel free to comment with your objections below, and I’ll try to respond to as many as I can.
I hope this answers some of your questions about Solavei, and helps ease your doubts. Truly, this is a good and honest company—they deliver exactly what they promise. I and many of my friends and family are enjoying the benefits of using and sharing this great service! But Solavei isn’t for everyone. If you’d like to keep paying your existing cell phone bill, you hate sales with a passion, and you refuse to talk about saving money with your friends and family, by all means, remain where you’re at. But also remember that Solavei is a blessing for many!
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