Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Stuff: Crazy about phones

Another thing that tells you about how important mobile/cell-phones are to Koreans... This booth was perched at the train station waiting room.


This is a charging bay for mobile phones. It has a bay for every Anycall (brand) model available. There were a total of 17 different bays.

I didn't know that they had THAT MANY different phone models with SO MANY different chargers.

I always believed that batteries, or at least the chargers were, and would be generic! Silly isn't it?



On a side note: Chargers don't only appear at train stations, but also at bars. If you knew the bar owners well enough, you'd be able to plug your phone in for a recharge.

9 Comments:

At January 25, 2006 3:13 PM, Anonymous yuki said...

Cool... Is there a price to pay to charge the phone like that?

I hope they have it here, cos i'm always running out of bat, haha!!
Actually time to change my phone!!
Will get one with a camera (yeah mine is really out of the century!!) so i can start blogging, hehe!!

 
At January 25, 2006 3:59 PM, Blogger .k. said...

i forgot to bring my digicam battery charger to thailand and i got the guys at a camera store charged it for me for free :)

 
At January 25, 2006 4:08 PM, Blogger hteekay said...

put it in malaysia and I'm sure it will be gone or broken in two days....

K : pretty girls always have advantage one.. if guy ask for help, sorry lah....

 
At January 26, 2006 12:09 AM, Blogger gnightgirl said...

That's ingenius, I can't believe I've never seen it here! Is there a monetary charge to load up on the electricity?

 
At January 26, 2006 9:48 AM, Blogger Chris said...

I am familiar with these charging arrangements. The coolest one I've seen yet was at a company I was visiting. It was like a drawer, and you put your battery in the drawer - anyway you wanted - just plut it down in the drawer at random. Then you close the drawer, and push the charge button. It automatically "found" the battery terminals and refilled your charge. Cool.

 
At January 26, 2006 4:13 PM, Blogger Kurios1978 said...

yuki, gnightgirl: Nah, it's free! :)

k. Oh you lucky lucky girl!

hteekay: Yeah man, unfortunately civic conciousness in Malaysia isn't exactly the best...

Chris: Really?! I must find me one of those. Sounds way cool!

 
At January 27, 2006 4:37 AM, Blogger Jo said...

I saw my company has one at the back office, only 5 min charge can get full bar, express charger. But so far i haven't try it.

 
At January 27, 2006 12:04 PM, Anonymous fergus said...

There's on in The Curve (that's a mall in KL). not actually the curve, but in a boutique there. there are four bays to charge your phones (sony erricson only) and there's a notice that says "leave your phone here at your own risk".

but ya... it's already happening here.

elsewhere... my brother's identified all the power points in megamall where he can sit down and plug his charger in. he's a genius with that. he's found all these hidden power points behind benches.

 
At January 28, 2006 4:33 PM, Blogger Kurios1978 said...

jo: Your company is probably giving people an excuse to go to the backroom to "curi tulang" la... :P

fergus: That's Malaysia for you... "Leave at own risk". Sometimes I wished I could bring back Korea's civic mindedness back home! :P

 

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