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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

5 reasons outdoor music festivals need more cell phone charging stations

By | Cell Phone Charging, Music, Music Festivals
goCharge HiTop at Bonnaroo

goCharge HiTop at Bonnaroo

One of the biggest obstacles music festivals face today is power supply. Even if it is an urban music festival (as opposed to the more common rural, out-in-the-middle-of-nowehere festival) finding outlets and ample power supplies for the endless amount of demand is always an issue. From lighting to instruments to electronic displays to food vendors, power supply, and lots of it, is vital at outdoor music festivals. You’ll find goCharge Cell Phone Charging Stations at most of the major music festivals around the country, such as Bonnaroo, Coachella, SxSW and Governor’s Ball.

Following are 5 reasons outdoor music festivals can increase their ROI and improve user experience by renting cell phone charging stations.

    1. Keep your festival goers happy and care-free by providing several charging stations in high traffic areas: in close proximity to stages, camping areas, dining areas, and bathrooms. The more festival goers are charging up at designated mobile device charging stations, the more power staff and bands have to use at their disposal.
    2. With goCharge’s new Solar System, you can be completely cord-free this year. The SolarSystem is powered entirely by the sun, allowing you to place it anywhere and everywhere. There are no location limitations with the SolarSystem — no long or dangerous cords to worry about, and you can save money on electricity costs.
Solar System by goCharge in use

Solar System by goCharge in use

  1. Cell phone charging stations are an important marketing tool for music festivals. Social media has a way of giving people access to your world without physically being there. The more fans, bands, and staff take photos and share them with the world, the more word gets out about your amazing event, the more sales you’ll have next year. Without power, there is no social media. Keep everyone charged up and having fun by providing cell phone charging stations.
  2. Avoid long lines for outlets, frustrating dead cellphone situations, and reduce your electricity costs by making sure you have ample mobile charging stations. goCharge’s locker cell phone charging stations allow people to leave their phones safely and securely while it charges up — no time is wasted. “It will only improve the whole experience,” says David Walke, CEO of goCharge. “Everybody wants to communicate with friends and family, take photos and videos, and post on social media. That’s all useless with a dead cell phone. Our Solar System is perfect for festivals since it’s powered completely by the sun.”
    goCharge HiTop in Use

    goCharge HiTop in Use

  3. Keep your attendees on the grounds. A dead cell phone is a great reason to back to your car to charge it. Most people prefer not to carry a bag during festivals – and if all outlets are unavailable, or they don’t have their chargers, attendees will have to make a long trek back where their car is parked. You lose their potential buying activity if they leave. If there are cell phone charging stations, they’ll charge up and continue to enjoy the festival.

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.

Nielsen Report Says Super Bowl LI Drew 111.3 Million TV Viewers and 190.8 Million Social Media Interactions

By | Business Intelligence, Cell Phone Charging, Lifestyle, Mobile Charging Kiosk, Music Festivals, Outdoor Events
goCharge Atlas Cell phone Charging Station at The Super Bowl LI Keeps People Charged

goCharge Atlas Cell phone Charging Station Keeps People Charged

According to a report from Nielsen, this past Sunday’s Super Bowl LI game drew 190.8 million social media interactions and 111.3 million TV viewers in the U.S. Did you know goCharge was at the Super Bowl LI providing free charging power for everyone at the game? With this many social media interactions across the nation, we can only imagine how many of the attendees were on their phones posting on social media during the game. Battery power is essential.

The social media interactions spanned Facebook and Twitter and were recorded based on posts related to “Super Bowl LI: New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons”. Whether users were posting photos, simple status updates, or tagging friends or athletes, there was never a dull moment for Super Bowl LI fans who wanted to engage during this historical game.

There is no smarter way to attract fans and keep them engaged and charged up than renting a cell phone charging station from goCharge. goCharge rents more charging stations to more venues and events than any of its competitors. Marquis events such as the U.S. Tennis Open, SXSW, CES and The Daytona 500, event and venue managers recognize goCharge as the go-to solution for providing mobile charging solutions to their millions of visitors. We work with dozens of event coordinators, trade shows, conferences, bar and venue owners, and much more.

goCharge rents charging units from wall-mounted open bay charging stations to 40 locker solar powered charging kiosks. All of our charging solutions come with our award winning “white glove” service which guarantees that the unit is delivered, set up and returned in a hassle free manner.

Our charging station rentals 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. Contact us at 844-286-4870.

If You Can Dream It, goCharge Can Build It

By | Business Intelligence, Cell Phone Charging, Dining, Mobile Charging Kiosk, Music Festivals
goCharge Custom Cell Phone Charging Stations at Major League Baseball Stadiums Across America

goCharge Custom Cell Phone Charging Stations at Major League Baseball Stadiums Across America

goCharge has built our clients countless custom cell phone charging stations from ideation to completion. From Major League Baseball to Verizon, goCharge has made many companies’ dreams come true by building custom cell phone charging kiosks catered to their consumers. Read more for the projects we’ve completed for each company, and call us today to see what we can do for your brand: 844-286-4870.

Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball approached goCharge with a vision. They wanted cell phone charging kiosks for all the consumers at their different stadiums across the nation. Immediately, goCharge came up with a plan and a vision to make this happen. Within just a few months, goCharge designed, built, and deployed The MLB Table into 19 stadiums across the nation. Today, goCharge is operational in 27 of the 30 ballparks, a definite home-run!

goCharge The Eagle - An Indoor/Outdoor Cell Phone Charging Kiosk

goCharge The Eagle – An Indoor/Outdoor Cell Phone Charging Kiosk

Verizon

After Superstorm Sandy devastated the New York tri-state region, Verizon had a dream of creating custom cell phone charging stations that could be airdropped into the next disaster zone. goCharge’s “The Eagle,” a self-sustaining, solar paneled, dual sided, intelligent system, can charge up to 48 phones at any given time. In addition, The Eagle is a fully functional engagement platform capable of displaying any type of media and/or custom software. Perfect for indoor and outdoor use (and one of the only outdoor cell phone charging stations on the market), goCharge’s custom cell phone charging stations always have you covered.

The Orion: goCharge’s Most Versatile Cell Phone Charging Kiosk

By | Cell Phone Charging, Hospitals, Mobile Charging Kiosk, Music, Music Festivals, Trade Shows

Fun and convenient, The Orion is a wall-mountable kiosk and is perhaps goCharge’s most versatile solution.

The Orion truly fits anywhere—there is no event or situation in which The Orion doesn’t work. It comes in both white and black finishes and can be custom wrapped for your brand or advertiser (did you know goCharge can handle all your advertising needs from end to end?).

It can be attached to any wall or placed on a tabletop or on an optional pedestal. The Orion can be rented or purchased with open-bay shelves (12 charging cords per shelf), locker shelves (4 lockers per shelf) or a combination of both. The unit also comes with a 19” HD screen.
User-friendly and easily transportable, the Orion can be used in almost any setting. Call us at 844-286-4870 today.

 

goCharge Goes Green With Its Solar Charging Station

By | Cell Phone Charging, Music Festivals, Outdoor Events, Trade Shows

goCharge Solar Cell Phone Charging Station - "The Solar System"goCharge Solar Cell Phone Charging Station – “The Solar System”There is nothing that says “Clean Energy” more than goCharge’s Solar Charging Station: “The Solar System.” goCharge was honored to be a part of the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC last weekend. Check out our SolarSystem Charging Stations!

The beauty of these cell phone charging stations is:

  1. Good for your brand and event: They provide a gathering area for attendees to discuss the event while they power up, leaving them relaxed and carefree — and importantly — easily able to post on social media about the event without worrying about a dying cell phone battery.
  2. Good for the environment: The Solar System is an all-weather, vandal proof charging solution that can withstand up to 50 mph winds and moderate to severe rain. When the sun is shining, the system is completely powered by solar energy. When the sun goes down, the batteries become operational and at full usage, the Solar System will last up to 12 hours.
  3. You can cut the cord: Gone are the days of attendees tripping over long winding cords running across a field to charge something. The Solar System is completely cord-free — meaning you have the freedom to place it, move it, and change its position to wherever you want, whenever you want. There is no more freedom than this.

Call us and we’ll be happy to tell you more about goCharge’s Solar System could be the big game-changer at your next event.

goCharge Solar Charging Station at The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) Opening

goCharge Solar Charging Station at The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) Opening

 

goCharge Solar Charging Station Branded by Dunkin Donuts

goCharge Solar Charging Station Branded by Dunkin Donuts

 

goCharge Solar Charging Station - "The Solar System"

goCharge Solar Charging Station – “The Solar System”

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goCharge At Outdoor Events: New Product Announcement

By | Cell Phone Charging, Lifestyle, Music, Music Festivals, Trade Shows
goCharge at Bonnaroo and other festivals

goCharge at Bonnaroo and other festivals

Festival Season is fast approaching and goCharge is the biggest player in the high traffic outdoor event market. Pictured here at Bonnaroo is the goCharge Hi Top Table. goCharge has served many summer festivals, including South by Southwest, Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, The Governors Ball, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Global Citizen Earth Day, and many more. And our new product, the Solar System Outdoor Charging Station, has never been more in demand.

This year, cut the cord and provide your attendees with a solar-powered charging station that can be placed anywhere cord-free. The Solar System is an all weather, vandal proof charging solution that can withstand up to 50 mph winds and moderate to severe rain. When the sun is shining, the system is completely powered by solar energy. When the sun goes down, the batteries become operational and at full usage, the Solar System will last up to 12 hours. Click here for more on the Solar System.

Did you know that goCharge’s charging stations feature a fully functional engagement platform capable of displaying any type of media and/or custom software? Display your latest commercial on one of high-definition kiosk displays or suggest users take a photo using the hashtag displayed on- screen. The possibilities are endless when it comes to visually interacting with “chargers” and potential customers.

Which outdoor events do you have your eye on this year? Work with goCharge to make it a better experience than ever before.

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