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goCharge Aids in Hurricane Irma Support in Partnership With Chase by Providing Mobile Device Charging Stations to Local Communities

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goCharge partners with Chase to rollout 30 cell phone charging stations in Floria for Hurricane Irma relief

goCharge partners with Chase to rollout 30 cell phone charging stations in Floria for Hurricane Irma relief

goCharge is proud to have teamed up with Chase in a partnership rollout to provide power to the communities affected by Hurricane Irma by placing cell phone charging stations throughout Florida.

All citizens and those in need of power may use these 30 mobile device charging stations for free to ensure they are able to charge up and stay connected to family and loved ones. goCharge charging stations provide multiple, easy-to-use lockers for a safe and secure environment for cell phones and tablets while they’re charging.

goCharge has been providing its Charging Station solutions to JP Morgan Chase since 2011, primarily for external conferences and external experiential events across the country. This is their first time placing the Stations in actual Chase branches. “Our customers are our number one priority,” said David Walke, CEO of goCharge. “Chase wants to make sure everyone is safe, charged up and able to communicate with family, friends, and others. Our mobile device charging stations provide a safe haven for Florida citizens, and on behalf of Chase, we’re happy to work with Chase to touch the lives of so many.”

Florida cities where the charging stations are located: Cocoa, Hialeah, Jacksonville, Lake Worth, Miami, Miami Beach, Naples, North Port, Orlando, Oviedo, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Port Charlotte, Port St. Lucie, Tampa, Zephyrhills, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, Largo, Ocoee, Delray Beach, Pinellas Park.

goCharge is well-known for its high-quality customer service which was a priority for Chase when selecting a partner. goCharge will be on high alert throughout the next few days and weeks as thousands of beleaguered citizens find relief and power through mobile device charging stations.

5 tips to keep your mobile device battery charged for longer

By | Cell Phone Charging, Dining, Hospitals, Lifestyle, Mobile Charging Kiosk, Music Festivals, Outdoor Events, Schools and Universities, Tips & Tricks, Trade Shows, Uncategorized

Whether it be a natural disaster, work meetings, or family outings, mobile device batteries surely don’t last forever. Our priority at goCharge is to help keep people connected by charging up — so we came up with a list of tips and tricks to keep your battery charged up as long as possible.

How to keep your mobile device battery charged for longer

How to keep your mobile device battery charged for longer

Turn off Bluetooth and Wifi

Even when Bluetooth and Wifi are not linked to any sources, they will constantly search for sources to which they can join.

Don’t let it get too hot or cold

Keeping your phone room temperature is vital for battery life — avoid leaving it in the car, outside, and don’t leave it in the fridge by accident (we’ve all been guilty of that mistake). Stay away from extreme temperatures, this can cause permanent damage.

Dim the screen brightness // use auto brightness

The brightness on your screen is directly related to battery drainage. Think about it: if you have a dimmer in your lights at home, the brighter your lights are, the higher your electricity bill is. That’s because the light consumes energy. Bringing this concept back to a cell phone battery: Bright screen –> More energy –> More battery usage.

Turn off location services, GPS

Even when the app isn’t in use, or isn’t running at all, it is still *quietly* draining your battery. Just because you’re not active on Google Maps or Waze doesn’t mean they’re not tracking you, preparing for that second you need their services. Change the settings of your phone to turn off location services.

Turn off push email

It’s less convenient, but will save a huge amount of battery life. Manually checking your mail is not only good for your battery, it’s good for your mental health. You choose when to check in, rather than that red 1 notification checking in on you in the middle of dinner. Regardless of how you choose to check your mail, when you’re in a situation where you really need to save battery, turn off everything “push”.

The SolarSystem by goCharge Featured at DXC Event in California

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goCharge was out in California this past weekend attending events and spreading the word about all our cell phone charging stations, including the Solar System, featured below. Perfect for events and occasions where an outlet or plug is not conveniently located, the SolarSystem is vandal proof, ready to brace all weather.

The system is completely powered by solar energy — the SolarSystem will last up to 12 hours. Learn more here >>

goCharge The Solar System in California

goCharge The Solar System in California

5 reasons trade shows, conferences, and events need more cell phone charging stations

By | Trade Shows, Uncategorized
goCharge Charging Tables (Custom Design) at a convention

goCharge Charging Tables (Custom Design) at a convention

The perfect way to keep attendees inside the show or bring them to your booth, goCharge’s cell phone charging kiosks are essential at Trade Shows, Conferences, and Conventions because they offer a unique and exceptional sponsorship opportunity. Let’s go through the top five ways goCharge’s cell phone charging stations can improve your next event.

1. Offer a unique space for sponsors. Cell phone charging kiosks are one of the most innovative and popular opportunities for sponsor advertising and branding. Consumers will wait as long as necessary until their phone is charged — resulting in more dwell time and a longer opportunity to engage with them.

2. Use the cell phone charging station as a magnet for your vendor booths. Looking for a universal offering everyone can use to grab attendees’ attention? Many mobile devices will be drained of batteries at trade shows due to long days and few outlets. Offering a free charge for everyone’s cell phones and tablets is the perfect way to attract attendees to your booth.

3. Use cell phone charging stations to CHARGE up your brand activation. Get the most out of all cell phone charging stations can offer by getting creative (and goCharge loves to help with that). We build and design custom charging stations so your target audience can use the charging stations in ways that go beyond just charging their phone. A great example: MLB Advanced Media approached goCharge with a vision of custom cell phone charging stations at MLB stadiums across the nation. Within a few short months, goCharge designed and deployed The MLB Table which can now be found in 27 of the 30 ballparks.

4. Help attendees help you promote your show. “If it’s not on social media, it didn’t happen.” It’s a saying that rings true these days, and we all know that posting on social media is impossible with a low or dead cell phone battery. Keep your attendees satisfied and charged up—and boost your event’s user generated content—by providing ample cell phone charging stations throughout the space.

5. Lock in brand partnerships for next year. Each year, lock in more recurring partnerships and sponsorships by winning over your advertisers and clients with great results. Cell phone charging stations are multi functional and yield outstanding benefits and engagement results, which increases your chance or long-standing partnerships for years to come.

The Top Tech for Summer 2017

By | Cell Phone Charging, Food for thought, Lifestyle, Mobile Charging Kiosk, Music Festivals, Outdoor Events, Trade Shows, Uncategorized
Top Tech for Summer 2017

Top Tech for Summer 2017 – Flicks Mobile Cordless Boombox Projector (280WH)

It’s summer. This means hot days, hot nights, and hot tech. This list of cool gadgets will keep you on trend and serve you in ways you never knew you could be served. Read below and let us know which one is your favorite!

Flicks Mobile Cordless Boombox Projector (280WH)

What’s a boombox projector? Exactly how it sounds—and this one is an all-in-one cordless projector with a dynamic range of sound. This handy device allows you to take the romance and nostalgia of a summer drive-in movie with you wherever you go. The quality of the picture is impressive: 720p HD and it features two custom-designed neodymium drivers for amazing sound quality.

The Sinji Panoramic Smart WiFi Camera

No longer are the days of low-resolution security video footage. Now, you can stream your entire home on your mobile device in a clear 960p, night vision included. Zoom, rotate, and get push notifications for unusual activity, even talk through the device to people within your home—it has two way audio communication. You’ve officially got control over your home’s security.

The reMarkable Tablet by E Ink

We all know physical paper is on the outs. But on its way in is this digital notepad that may as well be paper itself—the screen clones an actual piece of paper with extremely high latency. While the feeling of the stylus against the screen isn’t identical to pen on paper, it feels nice and smooth, and the screen captures what you’re drawing instantly. The tablet comes with a suite of tools to save your work and view them on a desktop or mobile. Remember: it prides itself on not being a tablet. It is a smart notebook made specifically for sketching and drawing, and it’s the best on the market right now.

Bluesmart Suitcase with GPS

Yes, this suitcase will never get lost. Its built-in GPS allows you to follow it wherever it goes, so when that dreaded moment comes where everyone at the baggage claim carousel is gone except you, you’ll whip out your smartphone and find your luggage.Its built in scale ensures you’ll never get charged extra weight baggage fees and its digital locks keeps it secure. You’ll also never run out of battery on your smartphone as long as this suitcase is with you, because its USB port charges your phone up to six times.

 

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!

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.

 

 

Top 5 Apps That Drain Your Cell Phone Battery

By | Business Intelligence, Cell Phone Charging, Food for thought, Mobile Charging Kiosk, Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized
Snapchat

Snapchat

You forgot to charge your phone overnight. You’ve been out all day without a charger. You’ve been playing on your apps for too long. There are many reasons why your phone battery dies quickly, and there are many ways to save your battery so you can stay connected and stress-free throughout the day. Whether you’re in an emergency or simply hate seeing “the red”, we rounded up the top 5 apps that are killing your phone battery. Study up and proceed with caution.

1. Snapchat
We all know how much fun Snapchat is — it quickly becomes part of our daily routine. However, this fun app is the number one killer of cell phone batteries. Major memory usage is drained as well with Snapchat. Be careful: Just because the photo is erased from the app after 24 hours doesn’t mean the app isn’t consuming most of your internal storage. The constant check ins, streaming, messaging, photo and video creation, and networking drains batteries very quickly.

2. Google Maps
It is one of the most useful apps and can truly save your day, but in doing so, it can also make your day take a turn for the worse by killing your battery. Google Maps follows you around wherever you go (for better or worse) which uses a lot of battery. Even when you’re traveling and your phone is on airplane mode, that little blue Google Maps dot still follows you. Most of the time it’s super helpful to find your way, but once your battery is dead, you’re officially lost.

3. Netflix
Netflix is one of those apps we can’t live without. Whether you’re commuting, lounging around, waiting for an appointment, or just bored at wor, Netflix fills the void of wasted time. However, we recommend that if you’re not near a cell phone charging station, you should stay away from Netflix until you’re safely near a power source. This app is one of the most dangerous for consuming battery (and data!) since it is constantly streaming.

4. Facebook / Messenger
Facebook and its subsidiary app Facebook Messenger can drain your battery very quickly. We all like to check in on Facebook, and with Messenger, you can quickly send messages to your friends and check out their day (Messenger’s version of SnapChat). But beware that after even as much as 10 minutes of social netowrking, your battery could be drained up to 20%.

5. Amazon Shopping
Amazon’s app has made it so easy to sign on and buy what you need, that it could be considered dangerous not only for your cell phone battery, but also for your wallet. Searching products, comparing prices, adding things to your cart — they all seem like normal, harmless processes. However, these simple tasks add up and next thing you know you can’t buy your favorite Harry Potter wand because your cell phone is dead.

How goCharge Offers This Revolutionary Method To Collect Data From Your Target Audience

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Introducing Canvass: A revolutionary data collection software integrated in goCharge’s cell phone charging stations that collects real-time customized information and data from your hyper-local audience.

goCharge Canvass Consumer Data Collection

goCharge Canvass Consumer Data Collection

goCharge had a vision of expanding on its industry leading cell phone charging stations to make them even more valuable to our clients. With Canvass, our mobile charging kiosks are more than just a power source — they are an intelligent solution that offers a smart method for businesses to gain valuable consumer insights.

Advantages of Canvass vs. other data collection platforms

Providing cell phone charging stations to your customers and consumers is already in demand — and with Canvass, you can make the most out of this solution. Go beyond the charge by incentivizing your consumers to charge by offering a promotion, a survey, discount, sweepstakes, and more classic marketing techniques. Because your target audience is already physically there, why not learn more about them to enhance and grow your business? It is vital to know who your business’s audience is. The activity of charging a cell phone is one most people will wait around for — regardless of how long it takes. As opposed to other platforms where there is a constant struggle to prevent the consumer from leaving, goCharge’s cell phone charging stations already have a captivated audience standing there charging their phones. By offering them even more with a promotion in exchange for a charge, you raise consumer satisfaction and loyalty.

Bring your business to the next level. Learn more about Canvass and by calling goCharge at 844-286-4870.

4 reasons trade shows, conferences, and events need more cell phone charging stations

By | Trade Shows, Uncategorized
goCharge Charging Tables (Custom Design) at a convention

goCharge Charging Tables (Custom Design) at a convention

The perfect way to keep attendees inside the show or bring them to your booth, goCharge’s cell phone charging kiosks are essential at Trade Shows, Conferences, and Conventions because they offer a unique and exceptional sponsorship opportunity. Let’s go through the top five ways goCharge’s cell phone charging stations can improve your next event.

  1. Offer more space for your sponsors. Cell phone charging kiosks are one of the most innovative and popular opportunities for sponsor advertising and branding. Consumers are engaged and have long dwell-time, meaning that instead of walking past an ad, they’ll stop, look, and even interact with the ad for much longer than normal. Consumers will wait as long as they need to until their phone is charged, meaning more valuable time can be spent engaging with them from a sponsor’s perspective.
  2. Use the cell phone charging station as a magnet for your vendor booths. Looking for a universal offering everyone could use in order to grab attendees’ attention? Trade shows and conventions are long, which means many mobile devices will be drained of batteries. Offering a free charge for everyone’s cell phones and tablets is the perfect way to grab their attention and thus increase the chance of making a sale.
  3. Turn cell phone charging stations into a brand activation. Get the most out of all that cell phone charging stations have to offer by getting creative (and goCharge loves to help with that). We can build and design custom charging stations so your target audience can use the charging stations in ways that go beyond just charging their phone. A great example: MLB approached goCharge with a vision of custom cell phone charging stations at MLB stadiums across the nation. Within a few short months, goCharge designed and deployed The MLB Table into 19 stadiums around the Nation. Today, goCharge is operational in 27 of the 30 ballparks, a definite home-run!
  4. Help attendees help you promote your show. “If it’s not on social media, it didn’t happen.” It’s a saying that rings true for many these days, and we all know that posting on social media is impossible with a low or dead cell phone battery. Keep your attendees satisfied and charged up by providing ample cell phone charging stations throughout the space.