scratch wirelessScratch Wireless has a brand new service that I have not seen anywhere. I was very anxious to test it out because I think it could open up a new choice in the wireless service arena. Scratch offers a free wireless phone service with Wi-Fi First℠. Scratch sent me a Motorola photon Q 4G LTE to test out the new service.

What is Scratch Wireless?

The basic idea is simple. You buy a phone from Scratch Wireless for $269 and you get a phone number which you can use to receive calls and text while on Wi-Fi. If you are away from Wi-Fi and need cellular voice or data, you can purchase it right on the phone. You never have to sign a contract. I love it!

Features of Free Wireless Phone Service

Here is a video that gives you some of the main features.

To recap:

  • Pay only $269 to buy the phone. No other fees upfront.
  • Texting is always free whether on Wi-Fi or cellular.
  • No contracts to sign.
  • Pay only for the cellular service you need.
  • Phone & Texting Service is always free when on Wi-Fi.

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Put Scratch Wireless to the Test

I spent a few days with the Scratch Wireless phone and I had no problems receiving texts and calls. According to the Scratch Wireless, 80% of our day is spent connected to Wi-Fi. Most of the stores I shop at even offer free Wi-Fi, so while I was testing the phone, I never purchased a cell or data plan because I never needed it.

How My Family is Using Scratch Wireless

My main cell phone is really my business phone, so I have started using the Scratch Wireless as a personal line. With 6 people in the house, we often need another line, so the Scratch Wireless has come in handy quite often. I wish I had known about Scratch Wireless before we bought my younger 2 a cell phone with a 2-year contract. They spend most of their time using Wi-Fi at home or at friends and they rarely use their cellular service.

Motorola Photon Q Scratch Wireless

The only negative I see is that Scratch is only offering one phone, the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE. NOTE: Just found out they will be adding more phones in 2014. I don’t have any other specific details. The phone is a great phone and I had no problems using it. I really liked the keyboard with real keys. I’d never used a phone like that before.

If you are looking for a good and inexpensive alternative to the traditional 2-year contract wireless service and you do not have your heart set on a particular phone, this is an awesome alternative.

Do you find that 80% of the time, you are using Wi-Fi service and not cell service on your wireless phone?

Disclosure: I received the Motorola phone to test the Scratch Wireless service. All opinions are my own.