United Kingdom has the power: EE to offer free 2600mAh power bar with unlimited replacements

United Kingdom has the power: EE to offer free 2600mAh power bar with unlimited replacements
With the advent of modern era smartphones, one of the critical considerations for owners of the high-powered flagships is battery life. For those that believe in Murphy’s Law, we will typically find ourselves at the tail end of battery life just when we really want to power through some stuff, and of course, a power source is nowhere to be found.

EE customers will be fortunate enough to participate in a new program called EE Power. With EE Power, customers will receive a free portable 2600mAh battery charger.

Use and recharge the battery at your leisure, or if you happen to be “out and about,” you can stop by any EE store and swap out your portable battery for a freshly charged one as often as you want for free. Why this initiative to provide customers with “never ending power?” So you use all the data of course!

EE was the first to roll out 4G/LTE data in the UK two years ago, and the carrier says over half of the network traffic is video streaming and social media related. EE commissioned a simple poll of its customers and found this was a need across board. Over 60% of respondents said their smartphone battery does not last all day, and over half desired more ways to recharge their devices in public places. For the 18-24 year-old crowd, that figure rose to over 70%.

EE customers on a 30-day, 12, 18, or 24-month plan will be eligible to participate in EE Power at no extra cost. Pay-As-You-Go customers that have been with EE for at least three months can also participate. Customers have to text a request for a redemption code to sign up for EE Power. Even non-EE customers can get in on it for 20.

The battery is 2600mAh in capacity, enough to recharge most phones about once. It has an LED level indicator, as well as an LED flashlight. The USB lead will charge the phone as well as recharge the battery.

The only details we do not have are when the program will actually launch. Per the carrier, EE Power will be available “in the coming weeks.”

sources: EE via GSMArena

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6 Comments

1. Sauce5 unregistered

Unlimited replacements...questionable.

5. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 2012

yeah, just like when they used to say unlimited data, and then between tiny brackets according to fair usage policy which says up to 1GB download

2. MrET1

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

These 2600mah powerbanks wont even charge your phone once. The capacity is 2600mah @ 3.7volts, the output is 1000mah@ 5 volts so the practical capacity is around 1900mah. Also if your phone is turned on it uses power. Lets say it uses 300mah, then it charges with only 700 mah instead of 1000. Take 30% of that 1900mah and your powerbank really only has 1330mah. So this powerbank wont even charge your phone once, more like 30-50%. That being said I wouldn't even want to get this for free since it's useless. Powerbanks become usefull from around 5200mah capacity and 2000mah output at minimum.

3. g2a5b0e unregistered

So, what you're saying is that no energy in an emergency is better than some. Got it. You sound like a very smart guy.

4. alistairrickman

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

found out you send "power" to 365, you can't register until the 16th of April.

6. Notsosuperdave

Posts: 29; Member since: May 15, 2013

I have an HTC 9000mah (i think its OVER 9000! mwahaha), i upgraded from a Sony 2000mah - absoultly agree bigger is better here, but some IS better than none- and if you did the Airplane thingy, probably get alot more out of it, or power of charge, then on.

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