Smartphone batteries are notorious for dying at the worst possible moment, but EE has found a way to use this common problem to attract more customers.
EE’s new scheme, which launches in the coming weeks, will allow customers to walk into a store and pick up a portable smartphone charger. Called the ‘Power Bar,’ the charger has a 2,600mAh battery, which has enough energy for one full charge. It also doubles as an LED torch.
You can easily recharge the device at home, but any EE shop will supply you with a free replacement, should you be away from your house or flat.
Getting the bar requires a code that is received via test message. All of EE’s mobile and broadband customers can get the Power Bar, whilst those on pay-as-go must have been with EE for at least three months to be eligible for one.