vodacom launches low-cost solar-powered cellphone

Exploiting eco energy is a great way of protecting the environment. Few mobile networks have gone this route and Vodacom today showed their commitment for the environment by launching the VF 247.

This low cost solar powered cellphone, which has the ability to charge on the go is something that many are calling unique. We at fring think this is genius and selling for only R339.00 this device makes for a great emergency handset.

Designed with an integrated solar panel, users can now charge on the go. Apparently it takes only an hour or two to fully charge this device using nothing but solar energy from the sun. This is not only a huge saving on the environment but will also save consumers  time and money.

“In many communities, electricity supplies are intermittent or non-existent, but with this new handset, people won’t have to worry about when they are next going to be able to charge the battery,” said Joosub.

“It’s so simple and obvious, but the combination of solar power and a low-cost handset will hopefully make a big difference.”

The VF 247 comes with all the basic Voice and text features.  It also has a FM radio, a colour display and a built in torch.

We can’t wait to see a high end smartphone using tis same eco power source in future ;-)

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