Nowadays, every commuter’s companion is a smartphone. The smartphone lets them communicate with their friends and loved ones, browse social network sites, or get entertained while in transit. However, the enemy of a smartphone is low battery life. Sometimes, we forget to charge our phones while in the home or office before go out for our long commute. Thank goodness Cherry Mobile has already thought of helping commuters by putting up Cherry Mobile Charging Stations at select LRT-1 stations.
As part of its public service initiative, Cherry Mobile, the leading local technology giant, formalized a partnership with the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) and PHAR Philippines to
install charging kiosks at select LRT-1 stations. “Cherry Mobile, at its core, is all about service and helping Filipino in their daily lives. We wanted to continuously value their lifestyle and ensure that we are making things easier for them by installing charging stations that could be of help as they go about their daily commute,” shares Michelle Ngu-Cinco, COO of Cherry Mobile.
Starting August 10, the commuting public can charge their smartphones and devices, regardless of the brand, for free at the different LRT-1 stops given that they bring their own USB charging
cables. As of the moment, the Cherry Mobile Charging Stations can be found in Doroteo Jose and Central Terminal stations. More LRT stations are in the pipeline.
“PHAR Philippines is all about making LRT-1 more convenient for our more than 500,000 passengers daily and we are very happy that we have found a consistent partner with Cherry Mobile. Since our partnership in 2016, Cherry Mobile has been committed in making the riders’ journey more enjoyable and delightful. We have the full support for the initiatives that they will further bring to the stations, and we are confident that it will facilitate a better riding experience for the commuters.” shares Prem Bhatia, Managing Director – Asia, Phar Philippines.
“We look forward to this strengthened partnership with Cherry Mobile and turning it into a success. This is a great initiative that helps Filipino commuters; and this is a necessary step to making Metro Manila a truly modern, smart city” says Juan Alfonso, President and CEO of LRMC.