Selling used phones may create opportunity to enjoy new football app

16 August 2010 — 11:50 AM

Selling used phones may create opportunity to enjoy new football app

Football fans may be at the head of the queue to sell their used phones and invest in newer technology after Virgin Media released a new app dedicated to the sport.

The online feature, which could be accessed through smartphones and other hi-tech devices, is called Sofa Stadium.

It allows consumers to track match statistics as the game unfolds, vote on the performance of all the top players and cheer or jeer with other supporters.

Cindy Rose, executive director of digital entertainment at the company, says: "Sofa Stadium is the perfect place for armchair supporters, commentators and managers alike to get actively involved in football and a brilliant way to bring together the multi-screen entertainment experience."

Some fans may rate the new app as a must-have and find the only way to secure it is by selling their used phones and upgrading to a model capable of hosting the technology.

Such phones may include the iPhone 4, released in June, as well as the Nokia N8, due for release in the coming months.

Jon Butler, creative brand manager at Envirofone, says: "If you’re a footy fan this app will really appeal to you. If you want to upgrade your handset so you can use Sofa Stadium, why not trade in your old phone for cash?"

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