BlackBerry Z10 unboxing

T-Mobile MVNO Solavei announced today that it is the first U.S. carrier to offer the BlackBerry Z10. The only catch? It’s going to set you back $1,000 without a contract. That’s a pretty penny, and is more expensive than one would pay if one were to pick up the smartphone unlocked from another outlet.

Solavei isn’t a typical MVNO, however, and it works more like a multi-level marketing company. A typical unlimited monthly bill can cost as low as $49 per month, but you can decrease your bill or even make money by getting others to sign up.

We haven’t tested the service and can’t speak to whether or not it’s actually a viable alternative, but it is noteworthy that the BlackBerry Z10 is now finally available in the U.S. in one way or another.