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Over the last few days elected officials have been telling us how indispensable government isn't responding to the crisis but private enterprise private enterprise.
Has played a critical role.
Case in point with all the blackouts one of the most sought after services has been a place to plug in your Smart -- people are more interested in that -- getting food.
You wanna call your loved ones you wanna keep up with the latest news now the company that has stepped up to provide this free service is go charge.
Joining me now one of the partners in the venture Ben Richmond -- welcome to the show.
Tell me about this company what do you do.
So we provided cell phone service so from charging kiosks to people.
We actually have.
Almost a hundred locations in New York they were already in place -- all reportedly door.
But did you offer your services free for a period of time Walt -- as -- fact in bars they are free.
You can go in there -- and Dodge -- up your phone any time.
And -- fact we spoke to some of our partner bars and they've seen.
Tremendous increase in usage that people are just hanging out there -- so they get their cell -- charged up.
It's a warm place -- -- -- why not.
Now you're not just in bars obviously hear a lot of places tell us about your business model -- -- the company worked so we actually have three for three models.
Mainly you know we have the -- network that is an advertising based model.
So it is free and an advertising pays for exactly so Budweiser may -- and and that and that and that's how we would make money there are.
Alternatively we also offer them for purchase sale and Ryan and a big part of our business.
Is renting them to expose events convention centers.
Even -- when -- -- -- -- have a way of charging exactly exactly because when people are away from their cars.
You know the only way to get power especially in a calamity like us.
And already vital utility becomes not much more -- we'll tell me what kind of response -- got net have you heard from folks who were using the service.
As my affecting your -- we get calls all the time thanking us are so tremendous style of the services so agree I was able -- charge -- we've all been there.
Our recently you know we've been overwhelmed with.
Fear and now a -- well.
About people's thanking us for having these utilities in place.
We wanted to -- the truck out.
All over the place you know downtown Manhattan where we're just waiting for authorization from the city to do that Citi hasn't -- back to them gone about her little slower than private below thirty noted -- a little bit and you know to.
-- to their defense they are quite overwhelmed right now but they should give us a -- and we could activate.
Well -- can viewers see your products anywhere besides New York City.
Yeah we're actually all over the country we have pretty established network in Miami my partner Paul runs.
And we we can provide this service to anyone anywhere you know if you just go to our web -- Go charge now dot com will be happy to help.
And -- if you're if you're Smart phone is more important than food.
You're you've got the company are -- thanks for coming on -- military.
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