Many visitors to Rockaway Beach looking to recharge their mobile devices are frustrated that the solar charging stations that were installed on the boardwalks this month are already broken. We tested the micro usb cable at Beach 86 and the phone did not display the charge indicator. Coincidence? We then decided to try the stations at both Beach 97 and Beach 106 but each of those were also defective. While we were testing, several people also tried and walked away disappointed. Are the power packs provided by Goal Zero no longer holding a charge and need to be replaced? Could the stations be disconnected from the source? We reached out to AT&T for an update.
Update 1: AT&T has responded and their technical team has been notified
Update 2: team has been dispatched to repair the cables
Update 3: AT&T reported the stations have been repaired
The good news is that Beach 86 is now functioning but the micro USB for Beach 97 and Beach 106 are still being reported as not working. Sorry weekend beach goers, we were hoping it would be ready for everyone. Alerting AT&T again!
August 28 – solar stations at Beach 86, Beach 97 and Beach 106 were tested and they all need repair. Alerting the ATTStreetChange team and hope it’ll be ready for the busy Labor Day weekend.