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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.

goCharge Participated in FestForums®

By | Cell Phone Charging, Lifestyle, Mobile Charging Kiosk

goCharge is proud to have participated in this year’s FestForums®, a festival conference for food, beverage, music and film festival industry leaders that takes place biannually in Santa Barbara.

goCharge offered a “Give-Away Prize” to one winner during the event, and this year’s winner was Alexa Culter, a Regional Manager at goVino. Alexa won a complimentary rental of a charging station which includes custom branding, shipping and delivery. goVino will be deploying our station at the 2017 BottleRock Festival in Napa next month.

Congrats Alexa, goCharge is thrilled to keep you customers charged up and connected!

goCharge at FestForum 2017

goCharge at FestForum 2017

Are you part of the Apple ecosystem?

By | Cell Phone Charging, Lifestyle, Mobile Charging Kiosk
Apple products

Apple products

Today, CNBC reported on the reason people just keep buying Apple products: because once you buy one product, you become part of the Apple ecosystem, constantly being introduced to new Apple products that enhance your brand experience and thus your loyalty.

For example, if you have all your pictures on one device, you can view them on all of your Apple devices — including a TV — but they keyword here is: Apple. Got an Android tablet? You’re tough out of luck. Better think twice next time before deviating from the utopia of the Apple ecosystem.

The Apple store is a home base and haven for “geniuses” and consumers to interact about issues, problems, and solutions. The Apple store is such a pleasant experience, with excess staff at your beckon call, that the AppleCare+, the company’s premium warranty plan, seems like a no-brainer in order to have your products easily repaired and functioning usually within a day. The more money you pour into the company, the better your experience with the brand becomes.

If you venture into the “outside world” of Androids and Google, life can get hectic and complex. But if you stay safely inside the Apple family, life is secure and pleasant. Why would anyone leave?

Read more on the Apple ecosystem on CNCB, here >>

goCharge Charges Into Spring

By | Lifestyle, Outdoor Events, Uncategorized

Mobile Device Charging Tables and Kiosks for sports stadiums and arenas allow everyone to stay connected.

goCharge cell phone charging stations at baseball stadiums

goCharge cell phone charging stations at baseball stadiums

 

goCharge and MLB Gear Up for “Prime Time”

goCharge is proud to be a prominent partner with the Major League Baseball organization since 2012, when MLB came to us requesting Mobile Charging Stations specifically customized for their teams. Each year around this time, the goCharge team gets ready for the thousands of fans who come to baseball games to enjoy — and goCharge’s job is to keep these fans’ mobile devices charged up. You’ll find the MLB Charging Table and Wall Mounted Orions in 27 of the 30 National MLB Ballparks. These customized MLB Charging Stations are conveniently located at the food courts, in the lounges, near the restrooms and in the hallways of the stadiums—keeping fans, staff and athletes charged up and ready to go!

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

First Day of Spring!

By | Lifestyle, Uncategorized
New York City Spring Activities -- goCharge

New York City Spring Activities — goCharge

March 20th, the first day of spring, means warm weather is just around the corner. goCharge put together a list of the coolest events taking place in the New York City area during March and April. Enjoy — and always charge up with goCharge!

Macy’s Flower Show

For two weeks, Sunday, March 26 through Sunday, April 9, you can preview spring at Macy’s Department Store in Herald Square (for free!). Millions of flowers bud and bloom throughout the space — and this year’s 43rd installment is supposed to be one of the best ones yet. Get ready for sweet smells and jaw dropping foliage arrangements.

TriBeCa Film Festival

The 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival takes place from April 19–30, 2017 in Downtown Manhattan. If you’re a fan of cutting edge cinema, movie screenings, intellectual and inspiring talks, and the New York City vibe, this festival’s for you. The festival made a statement that this year boasts the “most selective and focused festival slate yet.” More here >>

Sleepover at the Museum of Natural History

The museum truly does come alive at night! Spend the night at the Museum of Natural History exploring and discovering coveted things you just can’t spot during the day. When the doors close and the lights are turned off, your group begins its adventure — one you’ll never forget — and don’t worry, the provide flashlights.

Central Park Bike Tour with Photoshoot

Why stroll when you can pedal, and see so much more? For two hours, ride your bike through one of the most celebrated parks in the world. What’s more? You’ll have a personal photographer with you the entire time capturing memories.

 

 

A Viennese Cafe Bills €1 For Charging Phones or Tablets

By | Cell Phone Charging, Dining, Food for thought, Lifestyle, Mobile Charging Kiosk
Cafe charges customers extra to charge their cell phones

Cafe charges customers extra to charge their cell phones

Charging up is no joke anymore. In Vienna, Austria, people are apparently using so much electricity to charge cell phones or tablet that certain establishments simply can’t afford it any longer. And, what’s more? The famous Hundertwasserhaus in the 3rd district is billing their customers after the fact, without telling them in advance that they’ll have to pay for charging.

One customer was so riled up she posted on Facebook about it — specifically, a photo of her bill that includes the “electricity” charge from the cafe. The manager of the cafe stated that if a customer uses an outlet for more than 2 hours, then he’ll add one Euro to their bill.

Legally, an establishment like this can charge extra for use of electricity. Legalities aside, however, is it truly ethical? How often do you charge your devices in cafes or public establishments? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.

5 Ways To Keep Your Cell Phone Charged for the Next Snow Storm

By | Business Intelligence, Cell Phone Charging, Food for thought, Gaming, Lifestyle, Mobile Charging Kiosk, Music Festivals, Tips & Tricks
How to save your cell phone battery

How to save your cell phone battery

Whether you trudged through the streets to get to work or didn’t leave your sweatpants all day, the one thing everyone needs during a New York City snowstorm is a charged cell phone battery. Even if you have your charger with you, a snow storm could most certainly mean a power outage—which is why you should follow these tips to have your phone battery lasting as long as possible.

Turn Off Wifi or Data

You may not be aware, but Bluetooth and Wifi are power eaters—and they run in the background all day, using your phone battery for no reason if you’re not actively using those specific features. Your phone’s software searches far and wide to pick up any Wifi signals it can get, at all times. The mere act of searching takes a lot of power. However, this tactic is only recommended if you have strong LTE and Data signals. If not, your phone will try to switch between whichever signal is stronger, which uses tons of battery. So pick one over the other and choose whichever one is solid and strong.

Disable Push Notifications

Apart from emergencies, there is no need to have push notifications if you’re trying to conserve battery life. Here’s where to start: email, apps, alarms, reminders. (Also switch from push to fetch or manual for your email.) Think of it this way—when you’re not using your phone, it goes into a light sleep, using very little battery. Every push notification jolts it awake, using a bit of battery every time. If you have 5-6 push notifications per hour, this will significantly use up your battery. Turning them off will allow your phone continue in its light sleep mode, and let’s admit it—it would be nice to have less interruptions throughout your day.

Limit Screen Usage

Did you know the screen is the single most power-using part of your smartphone? Think about it: it’s the one thing that gets used every single time we use our phones. The simplest solution? Limit your phone usage. Especially in a snowstorm, where battery life is vital, try to curb your Facebook or Netflix addiction and replace it with the old-fashioned entertainment like a book or crossword puzzle. Another option is turning the brightness down or shortening the delay until your screen turns off when you’re done using it. Here’s how on an iPhone: Settings–>General–>Auto-Lock. For an Android: Settings–>Display–>Sleep.

Stop Streaming

Movies, TV shows, and more frequently these days—music. Spotify, Pandora, iTunes Radio, they all eat up tons of battery. If you have music saved directly onto your phone, listen to that instead. If you have a computer nearby whose battery you’re not worried about, listen  to these streaming Apps on there instead of your phone. Streaming requires constant Data and Wifi, which as explained above, will use a lot of battery. Services like Pandora or Apple Music allow you to download music directly to your phone (for a premium, of course) but this means you can also listen on Airplane mode (during flights) or underground on the subway when there is no signal.

Airplane Mode or Low Power Mode

When you’re on the last leg, it’s time to take extreme action. This is the time when you simply have no other choice than to use Airplane Mode or at least Low Power Mode. Both iOS and Android phones include an Airplane Mode feature which disables Wi-Fi, Cellular Data, and Bluetooth. Of course, as the name suggests, it is meant for travel—to prevent cellular signals from interfering with airline communication, and for those times when you’re outside of the country and don’t want to be charged an arm and a leg in data fees. Turns out, it’s also useful for when you’re inside the country and running low on battery. On Airplane mode, your phone uses very little battery even with regular usage. But we suggest always limiting your smartphone usage when you’re in a battery pinch.