Raise your hand if you have a smartphone. Just kidding, we know everyone has one – it’s 2015. Well here’s a serious question for you: If your phone can use Wi-Fi to make calls, send texts, and run apps, then why are you paying for your mobile data plan?

**Major epiphany, re-thinks entire existence**

Scratch Wireless is asking the same question. The company proposes a Wi-Fi only smartphone that connects with available internet through open wireless networks. You’re probably asking yourself how this would work in areas where Wi-Fi just simply isn’t accessible. Scratch has a deal in place with Sprint in which customers can acquire passes to obtain cellular access to the nationwide network.

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Is this too good to be true? It might just be since it should be noted that the Coolpad Arise probably won’t be an upgrade on your current smartphone. With a 4 inch display and a measly 2 megapixel camera, don’t expect the same features found on the newest iPhone or Android device.

So the call is yours: a better smartphone or a budget conscious mobile plan? For those who would rather economize to use their phone, the Coolpad Arise might be the answer.