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4 Electronics that are Now Obsolete

By | Business Intelligence, Cell Phone Charging, Food for thought, Tips & Tricks, Wireless Charging
Wireless charging is taking over

Wireless charging is taking over

With 2018 upon us, goCharge reflected on the recent history of the phone as it pertains to accessories and devices that were once revolutionary. The moving of time creates the moving of technology—whether it’s being invented or becoming obsolete.

Currently, we’re riding the wave of Wireless Charging, a revolutionary technology that will change consumer behavior and the way in which we interact with our smartphones.

The days will be gone of searching for missing cords, having to buy new cords due to outdated technology (argh!), buying extension cords to elongate your charging capabilities, searching for outlets, and many more daily headaches caused by the traditional way to charge mobile devices.

Qi enabled devices are the future. And below, we’re looking at the past.

Rabbit Ear Antennas

Rabbit Ear Antennas

Rabbit Ear Antennas

While there are modern day rabbit ear antennas, also known as the television antenna, for the most part, these two metal sticks that come out of a base to catch signals are obsolete. They were designed for the reception of over-the-air broadcast television signals. However, since the invention of many modern TV capabilities (Direct TV, streaming, Netflix, HBO Go, Amazon Prime), these antennas have long been considered outdated.

Cords

Cords

Cords

With the increased usage of wireless charging not only on mobile devices but on computers, lamps, and more, cords will gradually go out of style and become less used. In particular, when it comes to charging your mobile device using Qi wireless charging technology, there is no need for a traditional charging cord.

Tapes

Cassettes

Cassettes

The cassette tape has been outdated for some time now, however those of us born before 1990 certainly remember them. The simple days of plugging this device into the receiver and hearing music are gone. With inventions like CD’s, iTunes, and then streaming services like Pandora or Spotify, even the concept of owning music is becoming obsolete. Why own hundreds of songs when you can have a monthly subscription to thousands?

Landlines

LandlineAs the main image suggests, we can all agree that the landline is bound to go obsolete. Other than office use, many home owners today do not own landlines. As everyone as a personal cell phone, the need for a landline has become less and less important.

Tell us, what do you think we’re living with now that might become obsolete in the future?

The Key Benefits of Renting a Cell Phone Charging Station

By | Business Intelligence, Cell Phone Charging, Lifestyle, Outdoor Events, Sports

You want to engage with your customers. You want to collect information from them to prolong your relationship with them. You want them to become a loyal customer and come back for more. You want them to upload your event or space on social media and share with their friends.

Renting a cell phone charging station

Renting a cell phone charging station

There are countless opportunities to make a meaningful connection with your consumers with a cell phone charging station. But the question is, how will you best spend your time when it comes to putting the mobile charging station in your event space or place of business? That’s where the benefits of renting instead of buying come in.

When you rent a charging station, you can take the stress out of figuring out how to build it once you receive it. We make sure it’s properly deployed and set up every time. Additionally, we offer door-to-door shipping and storage; no need worrying about where to keep it after your event, since we take it back. We also offer Five Star White Glove Service, from custom branding to  installation, you won’t have to lift a finger throughout the process. We value customer service for everything we do, but when you rent a cell phone charging station from us, we’ll be with you the whole way from start to finish.

Click here to learn more about renting a cell phone charging station >>

4 Ways Schools Benefit from Cell Phone Charging Stations

By | Business Intelligence, Cell Phone Charging, Lifestyle, Outdoor Events, Schools and Universities
goCharge at school universities and libraries - cell phone cahrging station

goCharge at school universities and libraries

It’s back-to-school-time! goCharge has been super busy deploying hundreds of cell phone charging stations in and around university campuses, libraries, student unions, and high schools. Our list of facilities grows every year, and we’re more inspired than ever by the commitment of School/Administration to provide the vital need of cell phone charging stations to its students. See below for a list of 4 ways schools and universities can benefit from cell phone charging stations.

      1. Keep your students safer
        No student should ever feel alone or afraid on campus, especially without a charged cell phone battery. Students tend to leave their chargers at home when they go out at night, or even during the day as well due to back to back schedules and lack of outlets in classrooms, which leaves their cell phone batteries depleting with each passing hour. Whether at night or during the day, there should be cell phone charging as far as the eye can see so students can charge up, feel secure, and move on with their day knowing they can communicate with anyone at a moment’s notice.
      2. Increase student life quality
        With Canvass™ by goCharge, School/Administration can learn valuable insight on their student body by implementing this innovative data gathering platform that comes with goCharge charging stations. Designed specifically to capture real-time, hyper-local insights about consumers, schools can incentivize their students using this customized engagement platform that utilizes surveys, sweepstakes/ instant win/ mobile coupons, and more. Want to know where they shop? What is their favorite food? What books they’re reading? Easy! Find out with Canvass™.
      3. Better communication, better school experience
        A vital aspect of student life is communication — not only with each other, but with teachers, professors, faculty, student groups, and more. If there are class updates or schedule changes, or a group study location change, or an update on an exam, students need to use their smartphones to check in and communicate on demand.
      4. Improve library functionality
        As one of the most populated buildings on campus, it’s no surprise libraries can get filled up — particularly during exam week. Many school struggle to keep up with the power outlet demand that is needed by students. Cell phone charging stations are the remedy to the outlet issue. Libraries can offer a variety of different “outlet hubs” (charging stations) around the facility — and since goCharge charging stations come with secure lockers, students may leave their phones in the lockers, charging, while they do research, meet with a group, or catch up on reading. No longer are the days of students hovering over each other to reach an outlet, or crowding a space with lines to charge up next — cell phone charging stations relieve traffic flow and stress in libraries.

The list goes on—there are dozens of reasons why students, universities, and libraries need charging stations, now. These 4 reasons sum up some of the major ways in which a student’s life is vastly improved with cell phone charging stations.

6 reasons why it’s better to rent a cell phone charging station vs. buying

By | Business Intelligence, Cell Phone Charging, Lifestyle, Mobile Charging Kiosk, Music Festivals, Outdoor Events, Tips & Tricks, Trade Shows
goCharge cell phone charging station - renting

goCharge cell phone charging station – renting

Need the perfect way to engage your customers or event attendees with something they really value? Looking for a unique, exciting marketing opportunity to offer sponsors? Renting a goCharge cell phone charging station is the best way to increase your ROI and attract, engage, and retain your customers.

goCharge cell phone charging station - renting

goCharge cell phone charging station – renting

We rent more charging stations to more venues and events than any other company in the industry. Our commitment to outstanding customer service keeps our clients coming back for more.

1. Delight Attendees and Keep Them Engaged
Cell phone charging stations are the perfect solution to delight, engage, and entertain attendees; giving them another reason to stay at your event rather than leave to charge their cell phones.

2. Increased ROI for Show Organizers and Agencies
Charging Stations are the perfect marketing tool for sponsors to generate brand awareness, customer engagement, booth traffic and consumer data capture.

3. Custom Branding
We’ll wrap your station with your own custom branding, and we can even help design the artwork templates if needed.

4. No Maintenance, Less Hassle
We test all charging stations before shipping to ensure they’re working perfectly when it arrives at your event.

5. Door-to-Door Shipping and Five-Star White Glove Service
Your charging stations can be delivered directly to your booth, or any location you specify, on the day and time that you need. We offer 5-star white glove service to make sure you enjoy your charging station without lifting a finger.

6. Lightening-Fast Turnaround, Whenever you Need it, At an Affordable Price
Need it in a rush? No problem, we can meet very tight turnaround times. Our low rental prices make it cost efficient.

Why Casinos Needs More Cell Phone Charging Stations

By | Business Intelligence, Cell Phone Charging, Gaming, Mobile Charging Kiosk
goCharge at Casinos

goCharge at Casinos

Much like an ATM , cell phone charging kiosks are a necessity for casino guests. The power to charge a cell phone or tablets at a casino keeps people engaged and on-site instead of leaving to charge their phones.  And what better place to put the Cell Phone Charging station than next to the ATM, one of the most frequented machines in a casino? This increases visibility, and gives guests comfort in knowing that if they need to, they can charge their cell phones.

goCharge cell phone charging station at a convention

goCharge cell phone charging station at a casino

New in 2017: The Falcon Cell Phone Charging Station

By | Business Intelligence, Cell Phone Charging, Dining, Gaming, Music, Music Festivals, Outdoor Events, Trade Shows
goCharge best cell phone charging station

goCharge best cell phone charging station

goCharge’s newest offering, The Falcon, is the most attractive and versatile charging station on the market. This free-standing cell phone charging kiosk features 10 lockers secured with solenoid lockers. The easy-to-use touch screen allow users to simply select their own personalized security code providing a safe and secure environment to leave devices while charging.

The Falcon is 5′ tall and comes with an optional 32” or 40” HD monitor which sits atop the kiosk, the perfect branding and advertising opportunity. It’s also portable — four lockable casters on the bottom of the unit make this kiosk easy to move.

Find out more about the Falcon here, or call us at 844-286-4870 and we’ll tell you all about its great pricing!

Why 2017 is the year for charging stations at all events

By | Business Intelligence, Cell Phone Charging, Lifestyle, Music Festivals, Outdoor Events
goCharge cell phone charging stations

goCharge cell phone charging stations

Demand for cell phone charging stations is booming. goCharge charging station rentals are that perfect tool to draw your guests to your desired attraction — whether it’s a booth, display, activation, or offering. Give your guests the opportunity to enjoy your event or venue without worrying about losing power on their mobile devices. Better yet, our charging station rentals are free for your customers, which greatly improves their overall experience. Keeping your guests charged and care-free encourages your guests to spend their time learning and experiencing everything your event has to offer instead of stressing about a low battery. They’ll post on social media, share with friends and family, and talk about your event for days to come.

 

Call us today to ask about pricing! 844-286-4870

goCharge at South by Southwest

By | Business Intelligence, Cell Phone Charging, Lifestyle, Mobile Charging Kiosk, Music, Music Festivals, Outdoor Events

2017’s South by Southwest was one of the best ones yet — and goCharge had the pleasure of keeping attendees charged up and connected throughout the festival. Watch the 2017 Keynotes, Red Carpet Premieres, and other highlights on the South by Southwest YouTube channel >>

goCharge was at Easy Tiger on 6th Street in Austin, TX during SXSW providing charging stations for US Bank and their guests. Get ready for SXSW 2018 — the dates have been announced!

goCharge at SXSW South by Southwest

goCharge at SXSW South by Southwest

goCharge at SXSW South by Southwest

goCharge at SXSW South by Southwest

goCharge at SXSW South by Southwest

goCharge at Ultra Music Festival

By | Business Intelligence, Cell Phone Charging, Lifestyle, Mobile Charging Kiosk, Music, Music Festivals, Outdoor Events

Ultra Music Festival was a huge success this past weekend with headliners like Justice, Underworld, Ice Cube, and Major Lazer. Not only was the music a hit, but the festival earned its “Ultra – nice” nickname this year in particular because arrests and medical calls plummeted this year despite attracting 150,000 young dancers and partiers into the Miami area. Moreover, festival goers could always charge up their phones and stay connected thanks to goCharge and T-Mobile.

goCharge at the 2017 Ultra Music Festival in Miami

goCharge at the 2017 Ultra Music Festival in Miami