Dennis Hissink : April 26th 2010 - 12:49 CET
Mobile charging stations at Colleges and Universities : Samsung Mobile announced it is installing of 37 mobile charging stations at 9 U.S. colleges including Brown University, Florida State University, Northwestern University, Syracuse University, The University of Miami, The University of New Hampshire, The University of New Mexico, University of Northern Iowa and The University of Utah. In 2009, Samsung Mobile installed 40 charging stations on nine U.S. college campuses including Texas Tech University, The University of Texas at Dallas, The University of Minnesota, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State University, The University of Missouri, San Diego State University, The University of Maryland and The University of Colorado - Boulder|
Installation of mobile charging stations on college campuses
By the end of the 2010 spring semester, Samsung Mobile will have installed a total of 87 mobile charging stations on 20 of the nation’s largest college campuses. Samsung Mobile plans to install 100 additional charging stations on college campuses by the end of 2010. Overall, Samsung Mobile will have 187 charging stations in use across college campuses.
Convenience of mobile charging for students
“Samsung Mobile is excited to bring these new charging stations to some of the largest and highly recognized college campuses in the U.S. College students and faculty use their mobile devices more than ever before to stay connected,” said Paul Golden, chief marketing officer of Samsung Mobile. “It’s Samsung Mobile’s goal to eventually have mobile charging stations in universities across the nation for students and faculty to take full advantage of the convenience and free power our charging stations provide.”
Samsung mobile charging Facebook photo contest
The on-campus events will feature Samsung Mobile’s “Recharge Smarter with Samsung Mobile Photo Contest.” The Facebook photo contest is designed for students to show Samsung Mobile how they choose to “recharge” themselves during the semester. To participate in the contest, students will log on to Samsung Mobile’s Facebook page. Once they’ve registered to participate in the contest, they will receive a printable cutout of a Samsung Mobile charging station. Students are asked to document their personal methods of “recharging” by taking photos of themselves with the Samsung Mobile charging station cutout and posting them onto Facebook.
Mobile charging station collegiate program with on-campus events
Samsung Mobile is continuing its nationwide mobile charging station collegiate program with special on-campus events at 11 universities, from April 17-30, to educate students and promote the features of the mobile charging stations. On-campus events will be held at Texas Tech University, The University of New Mexico, The University of Missouri, The University of Miami, Louisiana Tech, University of Northern Iowa, The University of Utah, The University of Maryland, University of California, Los Angeles, The University of Minnesota and The University of Texas at Dallas.
Samsung Mobile Facebook
Students who participate in the “recharge” photo contest have from April 17 to May 15 to upload their images to Samsung Mobile’s Facebook page. Students will encourage friends, family and their peers to vote for them through email and by embedding the photo on their personal Facebook page. After the contest period ends, the student with the most votes will be the grand prize winner and will receive a seven-day getaway for two and 10 additional winners will win a brand new Samsung Mobile phone. Official contest rules and regulations can be viewed on Samsung Mobile’s Facebook page at facebook.com/samsungmobile.
Keep personal electronics powered up via mobile charging stations
Students and faculty can relax with live music, free massages, energy bars and refreshments. To support Samsung Mobile’s March to a Million initiative to collect and recycle one million mobile phones in 2010, students will receive a free gift for every old mobile phone they donate to support the eco-friendly program. Samsung Mobile Charging Stations are outfitted with eight electrical outlets per station, allowing several people to re-charge their electronic devices at the same time for free. The stations are built to charge personal electronics designed for U.S. voltage (i.e., 120 volts) to charge mobile phones and other electronic equipment. The charging stations will be installed in student unions and at on-campus sporting venues to keep student and faculty users’ personal electronics powered up.
Passengers at airports benefit from mobile charging solutions
To date, Samsung Mobile has installed more than 300 Samsung Mobile charging stations in 10 of the nation’s busiest airports including Miami International Airport (MIA), Houston InterContinental Airport (IAH), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Orlando International Airport (MCO), Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), along with eight Samsung Mobile Travel Centers at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), which are accessible to more than 395 million passengers.