You’ve charged your phones at their kiosks, at conferences, hospitals, ballgames, concerts and festivals.
You’ve seen them everywhere—branded with logos from the biggest companies in the world. And you probably thought they were a lifesaver as your cell phone battery went from red to green.
goCharge, based in New York City is the U.S. mobile charging industry pioneer, about to turn 10, and is the one to thank for providing this convenience.
The first in the nation to introduce a mobile charging station, goCharge (originally called Hercules Networks) is celebrating their 10th anniversary, after bringing this fledgling industry to the forefront. Having gotten their start with just a few Bacardi-sponsored wooden charging kiosks in 50 NYC bars, the company has enjoyed Herculean (no pun intended) growth and now boasts rentals and sales of more than 1500 charging stations each year. Their scaling over the past decade and proliferation at festivals, sporting events, hospitals, and universities is a spectacular feat.
CEO & Founder of goCharge, David Walke shared some interesting tidbits about the industry:
- The number of mobile phone users in the world is expected to pass the five billion mark by 2019.
- In a year, or 365 days, your battery’s capacity could reduce 15-22%.
- Nearly 9 out of 10 people suffer from the fear of losing power on their phone. ‘Low Battery Anxiety’ or as is commonly referred to, NOMOPHOBIA! Yes, it’s in the dictionary.
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