EE has officially confirmed that its incredibly popular Power Bar scheme is back in full working order, after its previous stock got completely diminished earlier on this year.
EE originally brought the deal to the UK earlier on this year, offering network users a way of picking up a ‘free’ portable smartphone charger in store, which you could then return for a fresh one at any time.
What the company didn’t expect was just how popular the service would be, with stock soon getting decimated, leaving millions of EE customers without their Power Bars.
Now, EE is accepting more customers to start the scheme, after restocking its Power Bar supply to a sufficient level. However, don’t expect them to hang around for too long, so if you want to get involved make sure you act fast.
All you have to do to register is text the word POWER to 365 if you’re on EE, Orange or T-Mobile, you’ll pay 35p for your troubles, but then get a code to bring into your local EE store to use within 30 days.
After bringing your code to your nearest store, you’ll be given your Power Bar, which can then be used and recharged at home, or taken into any high street EE store for a fresh one.
Other networks can join in on the action for an inflated price, but EE is favouring its own customers here, so don’t expect to see too much love if you’re from foreign waters.
As with all deals like this, there are some rules you’ll be forced to adhere to. The first of which is that the EE Power Bar isn’t technically yours, it’s still EE’s.
You’ll be given the Power Bar on a free-to-hire basis, meaning that although it’s in your possession and you aren’t paying anything after the upfront fee – EE still owns the device.
Also, you have to check in with EE at least every 18 months. This is just so EE can ensure that its Power Bars still pack the same punch they did when they were brand new. If you don’t then EE might stick you with a £5 fee, but there is a 60-day grace period after your 18 months to avoid this.
Finally, if you lose, break or somehow damage your battery charger, you’ll shell out £20 for a new one. This certainly isn’t too unreasonable if you ask us, as it would stop people picking one up purely to sell it on.
If your not on EE already check out the latest offers or you can find more information on EE’s Power Bar programme on its official website, but if you’d like to get going simply drop them a text!
Written by Luke Hatfield