TELUS installing charging stations in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver taxis

Posting late night selfies or pictures of your food to Instagram can be ruined when your battery dies. TELUS could possibly safe your life as they’ve announced plans to install charging stations within select Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver taxis.

TELUS partnered up with Play Taxi Media and unveiled the “first-ever fleet of taxis in Canada featuring cell phone and tablet chargers.” The chargers will be located on the backside of the passenger seat headrest and will be free to use. As for the availability, the rollout will start sometime “over the coming months” in 1,000 taxis.

The device chargers will “be available through 2015” with Blacktop & Checker Cabs in Vancouver, Mayfair Taxi in Calgary, Ambassador Taxis in Toronto and Taxi Union in Montreal. TELUS notes that the program will eventually grow to include more taxi companies.

Anne-Marie Laberge, Vice President of Brand and Marketing Communications at TELUS, said “We’ve all been there – running late for a dinner date with friends or in between meetings when your phone dies before an important conference call. Our in-taxi chargers are just one way that we’re working to put customers first – they offer a simple convenience that will go a long way in making their lives easier and more connected.”

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