|Tue Jun 17, 2008 - 10:19 AM EDT - By Jay Gross
The UK cellular carrier Orange is providing free cell phone charging for attendees of the famous Glastonbury Music Festival, using free electricity. Powered by a windmill and solar cells, and standing more than 23 feet tall, the company�s REcharge Pod is a self sufficient unit that looks like a tent and can charge up to 100 mobile phones at one time. The company expects the pod to accommodate thousands of mobile phones during the three-day "Glasto" festival, which begins June 27.
Hattie Magee, Head of Partnerships at Orange UK:
"It is more important than ever that we continue to innovate and demonstrate how mobile technology can help bring people together and make festival life a little bit easier, whilst in-keeping with the traditions of the Glastonbury Festival. Mobiles phones are essential tool for festival survival and with an expected capacity of over 175,000 people spread across a sprawling 900 acres of farmland, keeping in touch with mates around the site, especially when you are covered head to toe in mud, is made that much easier if your phone has battery power."
According to CellularNews, a UK cellular industry publication, the REcharge Pod will be in the Pennard Hill campgrounds, and free for all. The huge list of performers is here. Don't forget to bring your cell phone!
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