Virgin Mobile offering free charging for Pokémon GO players

Brodie Fogg 12 July 2016

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Essentially making its stores the Pokémon Centres of the real world.

The Pokémon GO craze is the gift that keeps on giving and the gift is continuously absurd news. First the police warned they would be actively monitoring the augmented reality app, then Spotify revealed a 362% increase in streams of the Pokémon theme song. Now Virgin Mobile is getting in on the pocket monster action by offering trainers the opportunity to charge up at its stores.

As many trainers have come to realise over this last week, Pokémon GO is a massive drain on your handset's battery. While many people are opting for a power bank to get them through, others, including myself, have still been left stranded after a heavy day of hunting.

Enter Virgin Mobile. Virgin is offering players the chance to recharge their mobile devices for free at any one of its 52 retail stores or kiosks. Best of all, you don't have to be a Virgin Mobile customer to top up; any trainer, from any network is welcome.

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