NYC Gets Charged with Free Outdoor Solar Mobile Charging Units

Jun 19, 2013

NYC Mobile Charging Station and Wi-Fi Map

New York, New York-- The “City that Never Sleeps” can now stay charged 24 hours a day! AT&T is teaming up with NYC Parks and others to bring solar mobile charging stations where you can charge phones, tablets and other devices – for free.  See where they are in all five boroughs.As part of an ongoing effort to keep New Yorkers connected, AT&T is pleased to unveil AT&T Street Charge. This pilot initiative provides free solar mobile charging stations in locations across all five boroughs where the public can charge their phones, tablets and other mobile devices.

AT&T Street Charge is a direct outgrowth of Superstorm Sandy when AT&T powered New York City's distribution centers with commercial generators and pop-up cellular service. New Yorkers who had lost power for days or longer flocked to the centers seeking a charge and a way to communicate to the outside world. Recognizing the need for a sustainable charging solution, AT&T teamed up with solar industry leader Goal Zero and Brooklyn-based design firm Pensa to develop the initiative and bring it to local residents.

Between now and the end of summer, AT&T will deploy approximately 25 AT&T Street Charge solar mobile charging units across the five boroughs. Along with the two solar mobile charging units now live at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1, charging units are also available today at Governor's Island, Union Square and Pier 1 at Riverside Park.

Two years ago we debuted free Wi-Fi in 26 locations across New York City Parks and last year became one of the first major carriers to offer underground cellular service on 36 subway platforms. Solar mobile charging is a natural next step in AT&T's efforts to provide innovative services for New Yorkers that empower them to lead more sustainable lives.

Visitors will find AT&T Street Charge at the parks below. Check back here as we add more parks all summer long!

  • Brooklyn Bridge Park, Along Pier 1 Promenade
  • Riverside Park, Pier 1
  • Fort Greene Park
  • Union Square (6/19)

Read our news release or learn more on Twitter @attnyc or #attstreetcharge.

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