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