EE will have more Power Bars to give out in June, it has confirmed, after being swamped with huge demand for the portable charger on its launch weekend.
The Power Bar is (as good as) free to the carrier’s smartphone and broadband customers who send a text message to carrier and request a code.
They can then use the code to claim their freebie and will be charged 35p for the text EE sends containing the code.
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If you’re among those who have got a code but haven’t yet got the Power Bar, EE has pledged you’ll be prioritised and will receive your unit as soon as possible.
To ameliorate shortages, EE is now planning to shift around stock “to our busiest stores, so your local store should have a Power Bar available this week”.
If you haven’t yet applied for a code, though, you’ll now have to wait until June 24th when EE will begin the next phase of the Power Bar rollout.
EE stated: “While we fulfil the requests we’ve already taken, we're taking a short ‘power pause’ to replenish stock.
“More Power Bars are on their way for our second release at the end of June. If customers text in now, they will be advised to text back from 8am on June 24th – there will be no charge for these texts if no code is received.”
According to EE, it was inundated with five times more requests from would-be Power Bar owners over 24 hours than its biggest smartphone launch.
Under the terms of the Power Bar scheme, customers whose portable charger runs out while they’re going about their business can exchange it for a full charged one in an EE store.
A fully charged Power Bar contains enough juice to fully charge a smartphone battery. The Power Bar itself takes four hours to charge.
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EE is now recalling all Power Bars. Read all about why and what you can do in our guide: EE Power Bar recall