Students and faculty can relax with live music, free massages, energy bars and refreshments. To support Samsung Mobile's March to a Million initiative to collect and recycle one million mobile phones in 2010, students will receive a free gift for every old mobile phone they donate to support the eco-friendly program.
Samsung Mobile is continuing its nationwide mobile charging station collegiate program with special on-campus events at 11 universities, from April 17-30, to educate students and promote the features of the mobile charging stations. On-campus events will be held at Texas Tech University, The University of New Mexico, The University of Missouri, The University of Miami, Louisiana Tech, University of Northern Iowa, The University of Utah, The University of Maryland, University of California, Los Angeles, The University of Minnesota and The University of Texas at Dallas.
The on-campus events will feature Samsung Mobile's "Recharge Smarter with Samsung Mobile Photo Contest." The Facebook photo contest is designed for students to show Samsung Mobile how they choose to "recharge" themselves during the semester. To participate in the contest, students will log on to Samsung Mobile's Facebook page. Once they've registered to participate in the contest, they will receive a printable cutout of a Samsung Mobile charging station. Students are asked to document their personal methods of "recharging" by taking photos of themselves with the Samsung Mobile charging station cutout and posting them onto Facebook.
Students who participate in the "recharge" photo contest have from April 17 to May 15 to upload their images to Samsung Mobile's Facebook page. Students will encourage friends, family and their peers to vote for them through email and by embedding the photo on their personal Facebook page. After the contest period ends, the student with the most votes will be the grand prize winner and will receive a seven-day getaway for two and 10 additional winners will win a brand new Samsung Mobile phone. Official contest rules and regulations can be viewed on Samsung Mobile's Facebook page at, www.facebook.com/samsungmobile.Samsung Mobile Charging Stations are outfitted with eight electrical outlets per station, allowing several people to re-charge their electronic devices at the same time for free. The stations are built to charge personal electronics designed for U.S. voltage (i.e., 120 volts) to charge mobile phones and other electronic equipment. The charging stations will be installed in student unions and at on-campus sporting venues to keep student and faculty users' personal electronics powered up.
In 2009, Samsung Mobile installed 40 charging stations on nine U.S. college campuses including Texas Tech University, The University of Texas at Dallas, The University of Minnesota, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State University, The University of Missouri, San Diego State University, The University of Maryland and The University of Colorado - Boulder. By the end of the 2010 spring semester, Samsung Mobile will have installed a total of 87 charging stations on 20 of the nation's largest college campuses. Samsung Mobile plans to install 100 additional charging stations on college campuses by the end of 2010. Overall, Samsung Mobile will have 187 charging stations in use across college campuses.
"Samsung Mobile is excited to bring these new charging stations to some of the largest and highly recognized college campuses in the U.S. College students and faculty use their mobile devices more than ever before to stay connected," said Paul Golden, chief marketing officer of Samsung Mobile. "It's Samsung Mobile's goal to eventually have mobile charging stations in universities across the nation for students and faculty to take full advantage of the convenience and free power our charging stations provide."