[Oeva-list] Fwd: Blink Membership Fees

Steve sntitus at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 09:06:11 PDT 2012


You could ratchet down the technology and simply dial a posted phone number
if it needed service: "Press 1 to report an outage", "Enter the charger
ID", "If you want a text sent to your phone, please enter your 10 digit
telephone number", "We thank you for interest, have a nice day"

Steve

On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 8:55 AM, Paul Wallace <ianaudio at aracnet.com> wrote:

> 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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