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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:30 am

People will be able to charge their cell phones, tablets and other electronic devices for free at three outdoor locations in Queens, and 22 others citywide, by the end of the summer, AT&T announced this week.

Solar-powered “street charging stations” will be located at Rockaway Beach, the Clearview Park Golf Course in Bay Terrace and Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, the telecommunications company said.

They will work day and night, whether it’s sunny or cloudy, AT&T said.

The inability to charge mobile devices was one of the countless impacts people experienced during the power outages they suffered due to Hurricane Sandy last fall. Mayor Bloomberg said he asked the private sector to “step up” following the storm, and that “AT&T is doing just that, and we’re grateful for their efforts.”

AT&T said the street charging stations complement its installation of free Wi-Fi service in 26 public parks around the city.

More details, including all street charging locations planned this summer, are available at att.com/attstreetcharge.

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