Jenny and Emily typically set their cell phones on the kitchen counter each evening when going to bed and let them recharge overnight. Why? That's a convenient time to charge them, especially considering it takes an hour or two for the batteries to recharge. When your cell phone is almost completely drained, do find that you have to wait for an hour or two for the battery to recharge? This is a common situation for most people, but this may be changing soon. New technology may be on the way.