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EE keeps revellers connected with a range of festival-friendly gadgets in 2015

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EE is helping festival-goers capture every magical moment by ensuring they stay connected from the minute they set off for Worthy Farm to the moment they return home from UK’s biggest and best-loved music festival.

A bespoke 4G network on site, two great new EE 4G smartphones, the EE Power Bar and in-car Wi-Fi are just some of the techy treats from EE – the official technology partner of Glastonbury Festival 2015.

EE Glastonbury App

The Glastonbury app from EE is a free must-have digital guide for festival goers. The 2015 app is an evolution of last year’s hugely popular version and even more intuitive. The redesigned app now includes pin sharing capabilities within the map – meaning friends can share their current location or important spots such as their tent or car park site and meet up more easily. The ‘staying connected to friends’ theme continues with further Facebook integration: users can now click on performances in their in-app schedule and see which of their Facebook friends planning to see the same artists. The integrated BBC live-streaming function is back and allows fans, both on and off site, to stay up to date with the latest performances from the six main stages at the festival.

EE Harrier and EE Harrier Mini

Choose one of EE’s brand new Harrier smartphones for Glastonbury. These new handsets offer outstanding value and access to EE’s 4G network to keep you connected and make sure you never miss a moment.

EE Harrier Handset from £21.99 per month

  • Large 5.2” Full HD screen
  • 13 megapixel camera
  • Supports EE’s 4G double speed network
  • Android Lollipop OS
  • Supports Wi-Fi calling
  • £199.99 on EE PAYG and free on EE 4G pay monthly plans from £24.99

EE Harrier Mini Handset from £16.99 per month

  • More compact version of the Harrier
  • 4.7” HD screen
  • 8 megapixel camera
  • Supports EE’s 4G double speed network
  • Android Lollipop OS
  • Most affordable way to utilise Wi-Fi calling
  • £99.99 on EE PAYG and free on EE 4G pay monthly plans from £19.99

EE Buzzard 2 £79.99 on PAYG

The EE Buzzard 2 is the latest 4G in-car Wi-Fi solution which plugs directly into your car’s dashboard. It can connect up to 10 devices, so festival goers will be able to get superfast internet all the way to the festival gates.

  • Intuitive new lighting system makes it simple to use
  • Also acts as a USB adaptor, so you can charge your phone or tablet while streaming 4G
  • £79.99 on PAYG or from £20 for 15GB on a 30 day plan with a one-off £19.99 upfront cost

EE Osprey 2 from £15 on pay monthly plans

The new and improved EE Osprey 2 enables festival goers to stay connected with a portable 4G hotspot and keep their festival tech charged at the same time. The EE Osprey 2 allows users to connect up to 10 devices and also acts portable battery pack, perfect for groups large or small.

  • Connect up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices
  • Optimised for EE’s double speed network
  • Exceptional battery life, allowing users to stream for more than 15 hours uninterrupted
  • Also acts as a portable battery pack to keep your devices charged on the move
  • From £15 including 3GB of data on pay monthly or £69.99 on PAYG including 6GB of data

For more information on Glastonbury Festival and all the products EE have created to enhance the festival experience, go to www.ee.co.uk/glastonbury

About the EE Power Bar

The EE Power Bar is a powerful portable mini-charger that provides up to five hours of charging time. When the bar runs out of juice on site, users can exchange it for a fully-charged one at the dedicated EE Exchanges for free once a day from Wednesday 24th – Sunday 28th June. The Exchanges will be clearly marked on the Glastonbury Festival map which is available via the official Glastonbury 2015 app – free to download on iOS and Android handsets closer to the festival. More will be announced on the app in due course.

EE Power Bar users will be advised that only the official EE Power Bar (identified by its aqua colour and EE logo) will be exchanged for a fully charged unit on site – any other type of charger will not be accepted as part of the unlimited charge deal from EE. Users can keep their reusable Power Bar at the end of the festival but are advised they will most likely return with a different one that they originally purchased due to the nature of the service. EE cannot guarantee the aesthetic condition of swapped recharged Power Bars, again due to the nature of the service, but any swapped Power Bar will be checked to ensure it is fully charged and in good working condition before being returned to the user.

There will also be one traditional EE Recharge tent on site this year for those not wanting to use the Power Bar service, ready to cater for thousands of people over the weekend. The tents will offer festival goers, irrespective of which mobile network they are on, a space to relax and recharge their batteries whilst they recharge their mobile devices, also free of charge. Hundreds of charging points for multiple types of device will be available, including ‘retro’ spaces for those with older handsets. Visitors to the tents will be able to connect their devices to dedicated mobile Wi-Fi hot spots powered by EE’s 4G network meaning all smartphone users can try out EE’s superfast 4G speeds on site – no matter which network they’re on.

About EE

EE is the largest and most advanced digital communications company in Britain, delivering mobile and fixed communications services to consumers, businesses, government and the wholesale market. EE has approximately 14,000 employees and 548 retail stores, and serves more than 30 million customers across its mobile, fixed and wholesale businesses.

EE runs the UK's biggest and fastest mobile network, pioneering the UK's first superfast 4G mobile service in October 2012 and is the first European operator to surpass the 10million 4G customer landmark. EE's 4G coverage today reaches more than 87% of the UK population. EE’s 2G coverage reaches 99% of the population while 3G reaches 98%. EE's superfast fibre broadband service covers 74% of the UK population, and ADSL broadband service covers 98.7% of the population.

In the last few years, EE has received extensive independent recognition including being ranked the UK's best overall network by RootMetrics®; Best Network at the 2014 and 2015 Mobile News Awards; Fastest Network at the 2013 and 2014 uSwitch Awards; Best Network at the 2014 Mobile Choice Consumer Awards and the What Mobile Awards 2013 and 2014; Number One for Network Innovation at the 2013 Recombu Awards; Best Mobile Network at the 2014 Recombu Awards; Best Network for Business at the 2013 and 2014 Mobile Industry Awards; and Best Consumer Network at the 2014 Mobile Industry Awards.

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