Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Scratch Wireless. I received a product sample to facilitate my review.
Parents today deal with a lot of things my parents didn’t even have to think about. As my kids get older, one of those new considerations is getting them a smart phone. I need a phone that can keep up with my busy life and keep me connected to my family and friends. My kids need a phone so I can always check in on them, plus it doesn’t hurt if they can call and text their friends and have a little fun with apps, too. But getting all of those things for the whole family is expensive. Between the smart phones, the monthly data, and the voice packages, things can get pricey pretty quickly. Luckily, there’s now a way to keep everyone connected without breaking the bank.
Scratch Wireless offers text, data, and voice services whenever your phone is connected to Wi-Fi. The best part? It’s all free. As long as you have access to wireless internet, your calls and texts will go through without a hitch, and without a cost. My kids and I are always around Wi-Fi, if we’re at home or school, or even out and about; there is almost always a network to connect to. But when we’re away from the internet, Scratch Wireless offers free texting and either call or data plans for a monthly fee of just $15 or a pay-as-you-go plan for $1.99 a day. Now that’s in my budget!
My kids love Scratch because it is the same great service and reception that their friends get, but I love it for the price! They can still do everything they want to do on their phones, and I feel better saving money along the way. Kids these days text up and storm and my children are no exception, so we all love that texting is always free, no matter where we are. My youngest just got the Motorola Photon Q Android phone from Scratch Wireless, and it has been perfect for him. From texting to playing games to checking sports scores, he can do anything on the phone and he loves the sleek design.
The phone was also incredibily easy to set up and activate. We plugged the phone in, turned it on and followed the prompts on the screen. The entire process took less than 10 minute. My son had no idea the phone was coming so surprising him with his own phone was exciting in itself. He’s not usually speechless but he could not believe he had his own phone and couldn’t not wait to try it out.
So far, we are very happy with the Photon Q 4G LTE and with Scratch Wireless as it keeps us connected and gives us the tools to keep up with our busy lifestyle. I will give you another update on how it’s working out for us as we continue trying out the Scratch Wireless phone over the next few weeks. To learn more about this Motorola Photon Q Android phone or Scratch Wireless and their pay as you go access, click here now http://www.scratchwireless.com/.
At what age did you/will you get your kids a cell phone and what kinds of rules do you have regarding the phone?