London Is Turning Old Phone Booths Into Free Solar-Powered Cell Phone Charging Stations – CityLab

18 Jul

London Is Turning Old Phone Booths Into Free Solar-Powered Cell Phone Charging Stations – CityLab.

this is something new for me , who lives in london but have not heard of it before. i have to hear of it via citylab, in an article about where to charge your phone. haha. they use the sun to power it.

the only thing is that u have to hang around that booth till your phone is charged and it might take a long time.

you can charge your phone in starbucks too. there are sockets there and even though the guy i was sitting next to was using it to charge his laptop whilst he was on it, i am sure it can take a mobile phone charger too. there are some starbucks with a wireless/ contact charger too. in london where the sun is not always shining, rain even! it might be the better option. though it is not free in that u have to buy something.

not well known is that u can charge your phone in a library. not sure if they encourage u to do it, as the sockets are meant to be for students, or those who can pass off as students haha,  who do work on their laptop. but i know plenty of people charge their phone in the library that i go to. i dont see many people ,  except me, carry around laptops anymore, even though chromebooks are so light and small. or maybe they do but the laptops are so small nowadays i dont notice.

actually westfield in london, both shepherds bush and stratford branches, have lockers where u can charge your phone. they provide a key so u can lock them in and go away and do other things. all free too.

oh, i should mention EE stores can give u a fully charged gadget to replace the one you got , that will charge up your phone. u have to be a EE subscriber.

added. 19.7.15 found out they were 2014 runner’s up to the mayor’s low carbon entrepreneur competition. they won £5000. and the solar box in tottenham court rd began 1 oct 2015 is their first.

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10 Responses to “London Is Turning Old Phone Booths Into Free Solar-Powered Cell Phone Charging Stations – CityLab”

  1. Kevin Loewe Sunday July 19, 2015 at 7:38 am #

    That is really a good idea!

    • alifesgayventure Sunday July 19, 2015 at 9:05 am #

      the idea of using the sun as a free energy source is a good one, but there are not many of these solar booths in london or anywhere else in the world. they need to add something more to this one idea of charging the phones.

      • Kevin Loewe Sunday July 19, 2015 at 10:42 am #

        Shenzhen is removing those old phone booths. The other day I saw some workers tearing down the phone booths.😲

      • alifesgayventure Sunday July 19, 2015 at 11:25 am #

        are there any place in shenzhen where people can charge their phones free?

      • Kevin Loewe Sunday July 19, 2015 at 3:45 pm #

        No, that’s why power bank is very popular here. I got a 8000mah power bank, if I forgot to take it

      • Kevin Loewe Sunday July 19, 2015 at 3:45 pm #

        No, that’s why power bank is very popular here. I got a 8000mah power bank, if I forgot to take it along when I go out, I will be very anxious……😖

      • alifesgayventure Sunday July 19, 2015 at 9:03 pm #

        i would love to know more about what it is like to live in shenzhen. maybe u should include that in your blog. to us here, china is a unknown country, at least to me, even though i have been to beijing many years ago but i know very little of what daily life is like for ordinary folks in china.

      • Kevin Loewe Monday July 20, 2015 at 3:50 pm #

        Actually my English is not good enough to write articles so my blog is written in Chinese language. But if there is any questions you wanna ask, I am happy to answer. 😊

      • alifesgayventure Monday July 20, 2015 at 5:21 pm #

        i have read your chinese articles, but google translate is not very good. haha. did u read english articles via google translate too or are u able to understand without needing to use google translate?

      • Kevin Loewe Tuesday July 21, 2015 at 5:11 am #

        I can read English articles without google translate mostly, as long as there are not too much new words for me. I agree that google translate is not that strong because some of the organizations here in China don’t want to spend money to hire people who knows English, so they translate the public signs or labels via google translate, finally the signs and labels turns out to be very strange, even the meanings between English and Chinese are totally different.

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