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My oldest son is fourteen and is at the age where he wants (and should have) more independence. As a mom I want us to be able to get ahold of each other of we need to so I am thankful that these days parents have the option of giving their teens a cell phone. When I was his age I would go off with my friends and my mother had no idea where I was unless I called from a friend’s house to check in. I don’t have to have the same worries now that my son has his own cell phone from Scratch Wireless.
Last year my husband and I decided to drop our cell phone company when they introduced data sharing plans. Gone are the days when you could add another phone to your existing line for $10 a month. The problem with the data sharing plan is that most of us are using our phones while connected to WiFi either in our homes, the local coffee shop, or the many other places that offer free WiFi. We didn’t even use a tenth of the minimum amount of data were required to purchase and my husband and I were paying $165 per month for services we weren’t even using.
Now that my teenager is old enough for a phone there is no way that we wanted to go back to a data sharing plan with a third phone added on so we looked into other options for him as well. We were excited to be able to try Scratch Wireless as an option. We’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now and it’s working out great!
What makes Scratch Wireless different?
Scratch Wireless uses your already existing WiFi connection to make calls, send texts and access the internet…for free. Yes, FREE.
What happens if you have an emergency or aren’t near WiFi? You can still text but if you need to make a call or have data access you can purchase a 24 hour pass for $1.99 very easily through the Scratch Wireless app. Your phone will then connect to the Sprint network and you can use your phone anywhere you please for 24 hours. If you just don’t want to worry about it you can purchase a 30 day voice or data pass for $14.99.
This is perfect for us because my son is usually at home, school, or the library and all of these places have WiFi so we can have the peace of mind without breaking the bank.
We have looked into several no contract and month-to-month plans and the phones offered aren’t always all that great but with Scratch Wireless my son received a Motorola Photon Q. This is a really nice phone and exactly what he wanted.
He is able to text with ease with the pull out keyboard.
He also loves to listen to his music and watch YouTube videos with the HD screen.
If you’re also tired of paying for services you don’t use or don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for your teen to have a cell phone, give Scratch Wireless a try. So far we have been very pleased with the service.