AT&T ZERO Charger

AT&T has recently released a mobile phone charger that’ll let you save energy, save money and help the environment all at the same time.

Do you know that an average cellphone charger uses up the same amount of power from the AC outlet whether or not the cellphone is using it? Many people aren’t aware of this so they just leave their cellphones plugged in to their charger overnight or leave their charger plugged in the AC outlet even when they’re not using it. Because of this, there’s a lot of wasted energy and wasted money on electric bills.

To address this issue, AT&T has developed the world’s first automatic zero draw charger called the AT&T ZERO charger. Carlton Hill, vice president of Devices and Product Development for AT&T’s wireless operations has this to say about their newest product:

“In an effort to provide environmentally friendly and simpler solutions for our customers, AT&T worked hand in hand with Superior Communications to create the first practical and user-friendly zero-draw charger for mobile phones,” ..“With the size of AT&T’s customer base, providing solutions like these helps our customers make a big difference.”

So what does the ZERO charger do? Unlike other conventional cellphone chargers, it automatically detects whether your phone is connected or not and cuts the power supply from the AC outlet or wall socket, saving energy and money for the user.

The AT&T ZERO charger is designed by Superior Communications and has 5-star efficiency rating. It also features a “block-and-cable” design for maximum interchangeability, allowing customers to use the same charger for future handsets/devices and over time, it will cut the number of cellphone chargers produced and reduce future landfill waste. With USB compatibility, you can use the ZERO charger for many mobile devices, not just cellphones. The ZERO charger will be sold using green packaging (100% recycled paper).

There’s no word yet how much the ZERO charger will cost but it will be available in May at AT&T retail locations here in the US or at

Check out the official press release or if you want to learn more about the AT&T Zero charger, visit

I think this is a brilliant idea/product! Why didn’t anyone think about creating a product like this earlier? Anyways, I’m definitely gonna get myself a ZERO charger as soon as its available not because I’m an AT&T customer but because of what it can do – help save energy, help me save money on electric bills and at the same time help save the environment.

What do you think of AT&T’s ZERO charger? If you had the chance, would you get one? Please share your thoughts.

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  • Internet Industry News | Net Age, March 24, 2010 @ 3:00 AM Reply

    That is a wonderfully environmentally conscious development. It should be made mandatory that all cellphone chargers adhere to this kind of a specification. It is gratifying that the corporates are taking these steps themselves, without being forced to by government, but a faster rollout of this standard would be more ideal.

  • Jhay, March 19, 2010 @ 8:59 PM Reply

    It’s a nifty device. I only wish that phone manufacturers would just adopt the concept and incorporate it into their own chargers, because every phone that gets sold nowadays comes with its own charger, so getting another charging device might not be that appeal to everyone no matter how eco-friendly this is.

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