Vodafone launches Solar Powered Phone
Vodafone launches Solar Powered Phone

Vodafone Essar, one of India’s leading cellular services providers, has announced the launch of its latest generation eco-friendly solar charging handset in India. The new handset uses a solar powered solution to benefit users in areas with adequate sunlight.


Vodafone’s rural network coverage of 65% is the second highest in India. It also has the second largest rural subscriber base in the country.


UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP and Marten Pieters, MD and CEO, Vodafone Essar Ltd., launched the VF 247 Solar Powered phone at the Vodafone store in Fort, Mumbai.


Speaking on the launch, UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Hon George Osborne MP said, “I'm very pleased to help launch Vodafone’s new solar powered handset. It's the new UK-India economic partnership in action. The handset will get more people connected, paying less and “Reflecting a strong commitment to the Indian market, Vodafone products and services to cater to the differentiated needs of consumers.”

  • The  phone has FM radio, color screen and a powerful torch light
  • With an extended solar powered battery, it addresses the problem of unstable electricity supply in many rural areas.
  • The phone also charges in a room, under normal daylight.
  • It will be commercially available, shortly.


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