EE Power enables customers to swap out portable chargers in-store

As previously covered, the UK mobile operator will offer the EE Power Bar for free to existing contract (both mobile and broadband) holders. Unlimited swaps in-store make it so you'll never run out of power when out and about – simply walk into the nearest EE store and swap out a fully charged Power Bar for free.

So, how do you get one? You'll need to text "POWER" to 365 to receive a promotional code. Those of you who are only broadband customers, the instructions differ slightly. You'll need to text "JOIN" and your EE landline number to 60005. These codes can be used to redeem your 2,600mAh Power Bar from EE.

See the EE website (opens in new tab) for more details.

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27 Comments
  • Just 2600 mAh?? 10,000 mAh would have been better.
  • There's unlimited swaps so 10,000 mAh isn't that important, unless you're going on a camping trip or something.
  • Typical WP User - 36p for the message and unlimited swaps - yet complaining that the battery is not bigger.
  • 36p is way too much :/s
  • Note, its a 18 month contract and have to give it back afterwards. Or it cost you £5. Still great idea.
  • Only £5? That's not a bad price at all for such a battery, especially when you get the trade-in benefit.
  • Lovely idea.
  • I thought this was needless but the unlimited swaps adds a whole another perspective to it.
  • Now I'm using WP10 and its sucking the life out of the battery on my 1020, this will come in handy!
  • Got my code this morning. So I will have this power bar and my wireless charging plate if required.
  • Curious to know if warranty claims or phone replacements go up because of micro USB charging port damage.
  • Requested code but not came the yet, wondering how long it takes....
  • Ten mins.
  • Thanks been 2 hours nearly so maybe swamped with requests.
  • So what happens if the unit you get swapped has degraded to significantly less than original capacity? Obviously you swap it out, but do they just throw it back in rotation or do they pull it to keep up goodwill?
  • Probably thrown back into rotation to minimize cost.
  • I highly doubt they'll get degraded within a year or two. They can easily replace it after seeing how they charge $10 for one, it'll probably only cost $2-3 for them.
  • Just picked mine up, sent the text, hot a reply, popped in and collected. Not bad for free!
  • So what are the terms &conditions for it? Do you get to keep it &charge it yourself? 
  • Yes. Read the article..
  • Very nice!
  • I imagine they make their money on volume!    Thank you!  Thank you!  I'll be here all week!
  • Haha, gonna need at least two of these two get a full charge... What's the point?
  • Or, or...now hear me out, never buy a phone with out a removable battery and always carry a couple of charged spare batteries. Sheesh.
  • I txted about a week ago when it was announced but still no code what's going on do I register again
  • Registered again and got the code
  • Got my code went to store and none left. Told make an appointment and come back next week. So much for swapping can't even get the first one let alone a swap.