Isle of Wight Festival


VODAFONE customers heading to next week’s Isle of Wight Festival are set for an upgraded recharging experience through the exclusive Vodafone VIP program.

Fresh from its winter refit, the Vodafone VIP recharge truck is now ready to roll for this summer’s music festivals. With over a quarter of adults and almost half of teenagers owning a smartphone, staying connected is more important than ever before and the immense 44-tonne vehicle is ready to ensure festival-goers stay charged.

The Vodafone VIP recharge truck is capable of charging the batteries of 2,000 mobile devices at the same time and for Vodafone customers it will be completely free to use at seven of the most popular festivals this year.

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One of the biggest innovations this year is the introduction of revolutionary Palm Vein Readers, a unique security system that guarantees that any mobile put on charge can only be claimed by the person who dropped it off. The technology works by scanning a customer’s palm with infrared light, creating a unique biometric template known as a ‘Vein Map’ that is then assigned to that person’s phone before it is stored in a secure locker. Once charged, the phone can only be claimed by the person who scanned their hand, eliminating the risk of lost or stolen phones.

The Palm Vein Reader isn’t the only innovation that has been installed in the Recharge Truck. New for 2012 is a custom-built DJ Booth, in which a selection of the UK’s hottest up and coming DJs will be spinning tunes throughout the festival, ensuring the party doesn’t die with your phone battery.

Vodafone VIP is Vodafone’s way of saying thank you to its customers, giving money can’t buy access to the hottest festivals, fashion and Formula 1TM events of the year. Customers can register at

Watch the Vodafone truck being built on Vodafone Social –

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