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Cell Charging Station Inside Burger King In Philippines

Sure, we've considered how people in countries without widespread electricity and Internet access charge up and get online, but what are other wired nations doing to stay charged? In most of the US you have to fend for yourself. Apparently, not so in the Philippines. Smart PDA website captured this image of a cell phone charging station at a Burger King in the Philippines and used the picture to prove Nokia's dominance in the local market. It's a point I totally get (I mean, there are three Nokia ports on the charger station), but what about the fact that this is a cell phone–charging station in a fast-food restaurant? I've seen charging stations in airports, but not in restaurants. Have you seen one in a fast-food joint before? If so, when and where? I'm flabbergasted.


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Darkshuttle Darkshuttle 9 years
My group is proposing a PC based secured charging station. We will use magnetic stripe cards as the key for the locks of the charging station. I don't know if our proposal will be rejected or accepted because a lot of charging stations like this one already exists.
M8ndy41 M8ndy41 9 years
that is so weird. i guess it really does prove how dependent society is on electronics.. lol.
reese05 reese05 10 years
Hey, I also saw a Wendy's in the Philippines with charging stations! And some cinemas too! Really cool!
ikitty13 ikitty13 10 years
This is the coolest thing I've seen in a while. I wish more places had this idea.
amordechiot amordechiot 10 years
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
interesting. too bad you have to stand there and cell-phone sit though.
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
yup only in the philippines. I'm a Filipino and I know how we get crazy over texting someone. And considering that Filipinos also like to eat out and text this sounds like a great idea. But Burker King, they should have selected Jolibee, the nation's no. 1 food joint choice.
Rachiepop Rachiepop 10 years
I think it's a great idea and that we totally need them here, even though most people probably use the drive through it'd still be a good idea. I know my father for one would love it, he has a terrible cell phone battery that usually only lasts him up till his lunch break. He has no where to charge it at his work, but if he could do it while he was on his lunch break like that it'd be great. Although if they had something like that here in America they'd probably charge you for it.
missyosigirl missyosigirl 10 years
hey, i live in the philippines, and i haven't seen this yet! i think i might visit the nearest BK from my place. i think for me, this is more of, just plugging your phone in, then making all the important calls or important messages informing the important people that your phone is running on a low battery :)
akosijen akosijen 10 years
The Philippines, at one point, as the texting capital of the world. I've seen some poor people with cell phones!!! It seems as it's the 2nd form of communication over, so i'm not surprised they have cell charging stations to lure customers in!
cretinhop cretinhop 10 years
Chica8a Chica8a 10 years
wow first time i have seen anything like this, i am very impressed!
haydee haydee 10 years
only in the Philippines! :-) most Filipinos use their phone to send text messages btw.
mellafe mellafe 10 years
There are stations like that one in every mall in Santiago. They were installed about a year or two ago.
Bellamy1 Bellamy1 10 years
I've seen this before in a hostel in London, an some on a Belgium festival, it's quite usefull if you want to make an "important" call but lack the juice.
Kellanawida Kellanawida 10 years
I'd be worried that someone would steal my phone even if it says to watch it. Bit too incovenient for me.
mh84 mh84 10 years
It's a great idea evn if it's a little crazy!
sevendayrain sevendayrain 10 years
haha thats crazy!!
Performita Performita 10 years
We will have cordless charging in the future :) its already here, it's the question of time when it will be common
partysugar partysugar 10 years
Will the future look like this? Chargers everywhere?
jhuck jhuck 10 years
It says not to leave your cellphone unattended, but I sure don't want to stand there and wait (while eating) for my phone to charge. They should have a plug set up on the tables, and you can ask for a charger when you get your food. The chargers could have those alarm things so you can't steal it. That's just what I think would work better though.
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