Several London stores told Mobile News they had ran out of stock of portable smartphone chargers
Some EE stores have ran out of power bank chargers less than 24 hours after the launch of its EE Power rewards scheme.
Several EE stores in London told Mobile News that they had seen massive uptake of the scheme, which launched yesterday and sees the operator giving customers a free portable charger with unlimited swaps in-store.
An EE member of staff in its Angel, Islington store said they’d completely sold out of the power banks but hoped to have more in stock in the “coming days”.
Another at its store on the Strand admitted they had ran out on launch day, but said they expected stock to be replenished “tomorrow.”
EE Power is available to all active customers on mobile and broadband plans on a 30 day, 12, 18 or 24 month plan. It is also available to prepay customers as long as they have been with the operator for at least three months. Non-EE customers must pay £20.
The scheme launched yesterday, and Mobile News understands that EE had stocked stores with “millions” of the EE Power Bars in preparation. EE has around 26 million customers in the UK.
Customers can pick up a free EE Power Bar (pictured) in any EE store by texting ‘POWER’ to 365 to receive a unique code, and then giving this code to a member of staff who will hand over the power bar.
The EE Power Bar has a capacity of 2,600mAh and, once this has been used to charge a smartphone, customers can return it to store and swap it for a fully charged alternative for free, as many times as they like.