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EE's free portable chargers prove so popular there aren't any left

Matt Brian, @m4tt
04.20.15
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Mobile operators very rarely offer something for free, so when they do, you can expect that people will be quick to take advantage. That's exactly what's happened in the case of EE, which has seen over a million of its subscribers sign up for one of its free branded "Power Bars" in just four days. The rush for the 2,600mAh blue and yellow charger helped drive a 300 percent increase in visitors to stores over the weekend, inevitably resulting in a complete wipeout of stock.

The good news is that if you've already sent in your text and received a code, you should still be able to head into your local store and claim your free gift. If you haven't, but still want to juice your phone on the go, EE says it's taking a "power pause" to replenish stock, which means you'll have to wait until the end of June to fill your boots. Luckily, the Power Bar shortage won't affect your ability to swap your empty charger for a fully charged replacement if you're caught short while out and about.

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