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This dumb idea<NFC
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Someone is going to find a way to load malware on your phone with this, it's inevitable.
Precisely what I was thinking. It is a tempting thing to attempt to exploit, but TBH, it would require a lot of work. You'd basically have to plant your own computer within the sign. It'd probably be easier to walk up to someone on the street with a phone on their hip, pick pocket it, copy your data onto it, then slide it back to them.
    
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Someone could attach a car battery to the usb port and fry your phone when you go to charge it.
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They make cell phones that are solar powered.
Why not make a usb cover with a solar panel. Or make a motion one(like in the shake flashlights)

But seriously the batteries last like a day, at least a few hours.
CHARGE YOU STUFF AT HOME.
Mark the tape! Cell phone shake weight!

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Someone could attach a car battery to the usb port and fry your phone when you go to charge it.
Because those are oh-so-stealthy, not to mention cheap.
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Sounds like a great opportunity for thieves to select the highest value targets.

Seriously, you don't display stuff like that in the open on any city bus. Whose brilliant idea was this?
You must not live in a big city, here in NYC everyone has a "smartphone."
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You must not live in a big city, here in NYC everyone has a "smartphone."
Same as here, but people still steal, even if they have smartphones themselves.
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post #67 of 73
It's marketing/an advertisement--not really a public service, I can't fathom that this will go more-widespread.

This part is interesting:
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am I the only one who thinks Android smartphone manufacturers need to stop working on creating more technically powerful ones and instead work on more efficient ones? The current crop of Android phones: the Samsung Galaxy S2, Google Nexus S, HTC Sensation, LG Optimus 2X etc don’t last past 24 hours with moderate use. This is in contrast to Apple’s iPhone 4 which has the longest-lasting battery life among current-gen smartphones, lasting over two days with moderate usage.
It's true, my optimus, with "moderate" use (i.e., 3g on all day, using bluetooth, watching movies and listening to music, web browsing, a little bit of tethering but not much) is down to ~30% battery life at the end of the day. But it's still alive and kicking by the time I get home, at which point I charge it. Or I can charge it from my work computer during the day, or pretty much anywhere. Having a charge port at a bus stop that you can use for all of 5 minutes is pretty impractical--but if they want to do it, I'm not going to argue.

I am also calling BS on the iphone 4's "lasting over two days" with moderate usage--my buddy's iphone 4 lasts maybe a day and change, pretty close to mine, with similar usage.

I'm not saying that I'm against phones being more power-efficient, I just don't think bus stop power receptacles are necessary.
    
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My buddies iPhone 4 does actually last longer than my SII with the same amount of usage. His reception is also far better on the same carrier when we are both at the same location.
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That's nice but who rides the bus, lol
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Wow. Feel nice up there on your pedestal?
Seriously what no car/licence?
Otherwise you'll probably not want to hear what I say to answer your question.
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post #70 of 73
or just get a cheap solar panel for like less than $20 and you can charge your iphone anywhere
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