Never pay for mobile
phone service again.

Free talk, text & data—the only thing you'll give up is your cell phone bill. Now available on the Coolpad Arise™.
no contracts, no ads, no catch

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When you buy a Scratch smartphone, you never have to pay a penny for service.


When you're on Wi-Fi, you get free unlimited talk, text and data—and our users are connected to Wi-Fi more than 80% of the time!


Texting is free and unlimited whether you're on Wi-Fi or cellular—so you're always connected.

No Wi-Fi? No problem!

If you ever need cellular voice or data, you can purchase a pass right from the phone for as little as $1.99. No contracts. No catch.

2/3 of our users won't purchase a pass this month. You, too, can LIVE ON FREE!

Sound too good to be true? It's not. Just ask our users.


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.

Scratch customers are connected via Wi-Fi 84% of the time.

“I’m always connected to Wi-Fi. I didn’t realize it until I had a Scratch phone, but I was throwing tons of money away on cellular connections I never needed.”

Ben P. | Scratch customer since December 2013. His wireless bill: $0.00

Texting is always free, wi-fi or not.

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.


24hr / unlimited: $1.99

30day / 100 mins: $6.99

30day / unlimited: $14.99


24hr / 50 MBs: $1.99

30day / 500 MBs: $14.99

30day / 1 GB: $24.99

And of course texting is free on Wi-Fi and cellular, and voice and data are free on Wi-Fi!

If there's no wi-fi around, we've still got you covered.

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 Sprint Nationwide 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.
Note: 2/3 of our users won't buy any cellular passes this month.

  • 4-inch touchscreen display
  • 2-megapixel camera with video capture
  • Android™ 4.4, KitKat
  • Access to the entire Google Play store
  • Powered by Wi-Fi First technology
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The word on the street

"Even as giant cellphone carriers like T-Mobile US Inc. & AT&T Inc. unveil aggressive new pricing plans to steal each other's customers, a tiny Cambridge startup called Scratch Wireless has begun offering a monthly price that can't be beat: zero."

"Since the service operates primarily on wireless networks, texting, data and voice calls are always free. Even when you lose connectivity, texts can still be sent over cellular."

"If you mainly use your phone for texting and the occasional phone calls, then definitely get this phone. If you're always by a wireless network, then get this phone since even voice calls are free if you're on the wireless network."

"I have been very impressed with both the phone and the service that Scratch Wireless provides. The free unlimited texting is definitely a huge plus."

No contracts, no ads, no catch –just free service.

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