If you are a festival attendee with a mobile phone and you use is to send off pictures, the odd video, texting you friends, tweeting and such during the event you’ll know just how quickly your smartphone can run out of charge, but now Vodafone had a super truck equipped to charge up to 2000 handsets simultaneously……..
If you’ve been to a festival or large open-air event, you will know that keeping your mobile phone charged can be a potential nightmare and solutions have come in the form of independent companies setting up camps and also charging fesitval-goers to power their smartphones so that they could remain contactable and use them to snap photos of their favourite bands. The Union Jack adorned van is capable of charging 2,000 handsets at once with the same level of power as you’d get at home. It will be making its way around 11 of this year’s UK’s top summer festivals. Vodafone reckons it’ll have resurrected 72,000 dead phones by the end of the season, The Next Web reports. Users of Android, Apple, BlackBerry and Nokia phones can all benefit from Vodafone‘s generosity, though it does seem as if you have to be a Vodafone customer to make use of the free power, which is rather mean. You have to hand your phone over to staff, who will check to make sure you’re not with a rogue network before ticketing it and allowing you to collect it once it’s fully charged. This isn’t the first spot of patriotic generosity from Vodafone. It’s gradually been painting a fleet of London taxis with the Union Jack and offering free mobile charging, as well as daubing the Heathrow Express in red, white and blue. It’s also stumping up the fees for the mobile JustGiving scheme, though that doesn’t come wrapped in a British flag.
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