Smartphones can send texts, run apps, and even make calls using the Internet connections you already have. So why are you paying so much for wireless? Why are you paying at all?
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Scratch Wireless was created because we love smartphones–we just don’t love paying so much to use them. With Scratch's Android smartphones, our unique technology, and Wi-Fi everywhere, it turns out smartphone service can be free.
Wi-Fi is nearly everywhere these days, and it's free. You only need cellular to fill the gaps. Our phones use Wi-Fi wherever possible—we call this Wi-Fi First℠. When there's no Wi-Fi around, the Sprint Nationwide Network is there to back you up so you're always connected.
"80 percent of the time, people connect to the mobile Internet from their home, office, or other indoor location–all areas that are addressable by Wi-Fi" (2012 Cisco report entitled "A New Chapter for Mobile: How Wi-Fi Will Change the Mobile Industry as We Know It" )
Wireless providers charge you a ton of money for texting, even though it costs them almost nothing to send a text. With Scratch Wireless, texting is free and unlimited on both Wi-Fi and cellular networks.
If you need data or voice service and there's no Wi-Fi nearby, just buy a pass. It's as easy as buying a song. For as little as $1.99, you can jump on the cellular network (provided on the Nationwide Sprint Network), do what you need to, and when you're back on Wi-Fi it's all free again. If you need more or simply don't want to think about it, we also offer bigger passes to keep you connected all the time. But there's never any contract or obligation. It's always up to you.SEE AVAILABLE PASSES
Need data access and there's no Wi-Fi around? No problem! A 24-hour data pass offers up to 25 MBs of cellular data, and a 24-hour voice pass offers up to 30 minutes of cellular calling.
Want to stay connected all the time without having to think about it? That's what a 30-day pass is for. A data pass lasts for up to 30 days or 200 MBs, and a voice pass lasts 30 days or 250 minutes.
And of course texting is free on Wi-Fi and cellular, and voice and data are free on Wi-Fi!
The Motorola Photon Q has everything you expect in an Android smartphone. Instagram, Facebook, you name it. The only thing you lose is the absurd monthly payment.
With an amazing touch screen, dual high-resolution cameras, fast networking capabilities, and access to the entire Google Play Store, our smartphone does everything you want and more. It's even got a keyboard for texting addicts.
Dual cameras, with front-facing HD web cam plus a high-quality 8 MP camera with 1080p video capture on back.
4.3-inch display size with ColorBoost (540x960 pixels) TFT LCD.
Tackle your busy schedule with Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. Google Now gives you real-time reminders without you even having to ask.
4G LTE is a fancy way of saying the data connection is really fast—offering connection speeds of up to 25 Mbps.