[Oeva-list] Fwd: Blink Membership Fees

Paul Wallace ianaudio at aracnet.com
Tue Sep 11 08:55:01 PDT 2012


I like the bar code concept, a great big QR code, like the Think City one, pasted on every charger.  The charger could be completely dead and you could still easily report the outage, assuming you have a smart phone or other mobile device with a camera.

Paul Wallace

On Sep 11, 2012, at 8:41 AM, CraigSchaefer wrote:

> Yes, that's true, but in addition they could provide a website where you could not only report the outage (and generate numbers reflecting how many people WANT to use it) but generate a return response request.
> OR with a barcoded charger and a phone app, it could all be done with two clicks and no card.   Assuming one click is starting the app.
> 
> From: "Karl Boekelheide" <Karl at Boekelheide.com>
> To: "CraigSchaefer" <calvinjean2 at comcast.net>
> Cc: "Alan Batie" <alan at batie.org>, oeva-list at oeva.org
> Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 8:29:40 AM
> Subject: Re: [Oeva-list] Fwd: Blink Membership Fees
> 
> That assumes the device is able to read your card.
> On Tue, 2012-09-11 at 15:09 +0000, CraigSchaefer wrote:
> > Something for service providers to think about would be to take your
> > information (e-mail address would suffice) from reading your card,
> >  and send you a note when the charger is repaired, so you could go
> > back to your normal charging routines.
> > 
> > 
> > ______________________________________________________________________
> > From: "Alan Batie" <alan at batie.org>
> > To: oeva-list at oeva.org
> > Sent: Monday, September 10, 2012 11:50:56 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Oeva-list] Fwd: Blink Membership Fees
> > 
> > On 9/10/12 7:14 PM, Chase Ballew wrote:
> > > I'm going to guess the discrepency is because Blink's DC Fast
> > Chargers
> > > don't work. It's hard to justify charging people an annual fee to
> > use
> > > defective equipment. Now, if they had a method of refunding money to
> > > users every time they tried to use an non-working station...
> > 
> > It would be nice to track the failure modes - the one time I stopped
> > at
> > the Hollywood fred meyer, it just needed a dialog window cleared.  The
> > one I've actually used, in Seattle, was actually working pretty well.
> > But I am glad that the Salem one should be operational soon, as that
> > gives two chances to make it to Portland without undue delays if one
> > is
> > broken...
> > 
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