I only have a cell phone, so finding a plug to charge can be a hassle. I have searched airports for plugs, crunched down in stores trying to charge my phone. This is even more more of a hassle, when your business involves cell phones and computers. (When travelling for pleasure, I never take phone, laptop and camera)
In addition- how often do people use public telephones anymore? Most don’t seem to work- and with revenue strapped cities, changing them into re-charging stations, like Madrid, might be a innovative ways to reuse and regenerate revenue for cities. Transforming old phone booths into recharging stations for phones, computers and hybrid and electric cars could be a eco friendly solution.
The Spanish government has launched the MOVELE pilot project, managed by the Institute for Diversification and Saving of Energy (IDEA). This project will spend over $2 million to build over 500 public recharging stations over the next two years in Madrid, Seville and Barcelona. Phone booths are usually located next to roadways and feature a built-in electrical supply, 30 stations will be transformed into EV charging points around Madrid.
For some other ideas:
Recycle Old Phone Booths Into Aquariums