Back in 2013, AT&T rolled out a green initiative known as Street Charge. Basically what this was is that the carrier decided to put up solar charging stations around various parts of New York to allow smartphone users to charge their devices while on the go. It was a good idea but unfortunately not as widespread as some had hoped it would be.
Well the good news is that AT&T has since announced that they would be doubling their efforts due to popular demand. As it stands there are about 45 Street Charge stations littered across New York, such as Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. The good news is that you can check for their location via AT&T’s website, although the majority does appear to be located in Manhattan, with only one station placed in The Bronx.
AT&T has also made improvements to the charging stations, such as making it from sturdier materials and also more weather resistant, which hopefully means that rain, shine, or snow, the chargers should be able to work as long as they are juiced up from the sun. They will play nicely with most devices as long as it uses a micro USB connection, and will be free for use by just about anyone.
So the next time you’re looking for a way to charge your phone, you might want to check out the Street Charge stations by AT&T, although we guess we don’t have to tell you to be mindful of your devices while they charge.
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