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AT&T Expands Free Solar Phone Charging to All Five Boroughs

The perfect activity for a day in the park.
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Bros enjoying charge time. (Screengrab via YouTube)

Mobile phones are pretty fancy these days — so fancy, in fact, that many of them can no longer hold a charge for a full calendar day.

Most of us have trained ourselves to carry a charger at all times, but every once in a while you might get caught without your trusty USB cord — or without a power outlet, for that matter. So this summer, AT&T is reprising last year’s solar charging initiative and doubling its offerings of power stations throughout New York City’s five boroughs.

The solar stations will allow “anyone with a mobile phone or tablet” to charge their device free of charge, an AT&T press release reports. The company debuted its latest models of AT&T Street Charge devices at yesterday’s World’s Fair in Queens.

AT&T Street Charge will be available in the following locations:

• Manhattan: Central Park, Marcus Garvey Park, Coenties Slip, Old Slip, Mannahatta, Pier 15, East River Esplanade, Bowling Green Park, South Street Seaport, Edgar Plaza, Union Square, Governor’s Island.

• Queens: Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Rockaway Beach

• The Bronx: Orchard Beach

• Brooklyn: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Coney Island, Brighton Beach

• Staten Island: South Beach, Midland Beach

The charging stations work day and night and in all types of weather. Just watch out for digital STDs.

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