The must-have phone accessory for the summer could be yours

We’ve created a unique sunscreen-dispensing phone accessory that attaches straight to your phone. Find out how to claim yours for free

Just like sunscreen, O2 has got your back when you go on holiday. Not only do we protect our customers from getting burnt by unwanted roaming costs, we’re going a step further to help you avoid getting frazzled by the sun.

Unlike other major networks, we don’t charge extra for EU roaming, up to 25GB. So, when you’re travelling in our Europe Zone, your data, minutes and text allowances will work just like they do at home. That’s not just for summer. It’s all year round.

Woman with sunglasses

New research has revealed that the majority of holidaymakers think that their phone is the most important item to take on holiday over bringing sunscreen and sunglasses. Last year also saw a 34% rise in O2 customers using their mobile data while travelling in the EU. When paired with the insight that people in the UK check their smartphone on average every 12 minutes each day, it got us thinking.

What if you could avoid nasty roaming bills without changing your mobile habits while also helping with sun protection while you’re on holiday?

We’ve teamed up with highly rated natural sunscreen brand Green People to mark Skin Cancer Awareness Month. The idea is to encourage the nation to pay as much attention to their sun protection as they do to their phones when roaming in the EU, through the creation of a sunscreen-dispensing phone accessory.

It’s stylish, chic and acts as a reminder to reapply SPF whilst you’re in the sun almost as regularly as you check your phone. Regular sunscreen application is recommended by our friends at the British Skin Foundation, who support O2’s sun safety campaign.

The accessory comes equipped with an emergency supply of sunscreen from Green People so you can top up your lotion and protect your skin with ease. Even better, you can claim one for free – just by being with us.

The limited-edition free mobile phone accessory will be available to everyone at selected O2 stores across the country from 15 May 2024, while stocks last, including London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast. All you need to do is head to a participating store and say “don’t get burnt” to a staff member at the till.

Meet this summer’s must-have phone accessory

Our limited-edition mobile accessory is made from recycled materials and will provide you with an emergency supply of sunscreen to protect your skin this summer. The phone accessory features a 10ml tube of Green People’s best-selling SPF30 sunscreen ensuring you have sun protection easily in reach wherever you go.

Phone accessory

The sun safety campaign is supported by the British Skin Foundation, which recommends that anyone out in sunlight reapply their sunscreen at least every 2 hours (or after swimming, sweating or towel-drying). Whether you’re walking about in the midday sun or need a top-up by the pool, your new phone accessory won’t leave you caught short – just like any extra roaming costs if you’re holidaying in the EU, up to 25GB.

The British Skin Foundation is our Official Charity Partner, supporting our sun safety messaging. For more sun safety tips visit the British Skin Foundation’s website here.

But wait. There’s more. If you want to get your hands on an extra phone accessory for a friend or loved one, then it’s your lucky day. We’re giving away 10 of these special sunscreen-dispensing accessories, exclusively to The Drop readers.

Enter and win

For your chance to win one of these phone accessories, simply answer the following question:

When we asked for the top three items people would take to the beach with them, what item did the majority of respondents think was their most important item? 

A) Mobile phone

B) Sunglasses

C) Sunscreen

Email your answer – A, B or C – to with The Drop Phone Case Giveaway in the subject line by 11.59pm on Friday 31 May 2024. Please include your answer to the question, your first name and last name, telephone number and address. See full terms and conditions. Good luck.

Published: 06 May 2024

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Competition Terms and Conditions:

O2 The Drop May 2024 Giveaway Prize Draw Terms and Conditions (Promotion)

1.Telefonica UK Limited (“we”, “us”, and “our” or similar) (Company Number: 1743099) with a registered office 500 Brok Drive, Reading, United Kingdom, RG2 6UU is the promoter of the Promotion. General Terms and Conditions apply (please click the link in this paragraph for more information) (together, the “Conditions”). In the event of a conflict between the General Terms and Conditions and this Promotion, the terms of this Promotion will prevail.

2.By entering the Promotion, you (the “Entrant”, “you”, and “your” or similar) confirm that you have read the Conditions and agree to be bound by them and confirm that all information submitted is true, accurate, and complete. Please ensure you read these carefully as entry into this Promotion is subject to and conditional upon acceptance to these Conditions. We reserve the right to verify the eligibility of any and all Entrants and may, in our sole discretion, disqualify any Entrant that fails to satisfy the eligibility requirements. Entrants shall at all times act in good faith towards us and the Promotion.

3.The Promotion is only open to O2 customers aged 18 or over resident in the United Kingdom, but shall not be open to employees of Telefonica UK Limited and/or Virgin Media Limited, their immediate family members and anyone professionally connected with this Promotion. Entries on behalf of someone else will not be accepted. Maximum of 1 entry per O2 customer.

4.Entries not submitted in accordance with the rules of these Conditions will be disqualified. We reserve the right to disqualify any Entrant reasonably suspected by us of cheating, behaving fraudulently, acting dishonestly, or otherwise acting contrary to these Conditions.

5.The Promotion closes at 11.59pm on Friday 31 May 2024 (“Closing Date”). Entries received after the closing date will be invalid.

6.To enter the Promotion you must answer the question listed in The Drop correctly by sending an email to and ensure it contains the following details:

a.  Your answer (which must be correct)
b.  Your first and last name
c.  Phone number
d.  Full address, including county and postcode

7.There are 10 Prizes and 10 winners in total:
the “Prizes”
10 winners will get one sun screen-dispensing accessory each.

8.The details of the winners will be used internally by O2 for the purposes of delivering your Prize. Details will be shared securely and deleted immediately after the Prize has been issued.

9.The winners will be selected at random by an independent process from all valid entries received and will be notified by no later than 12 June 2024. You will be notified if you have won a Prize by phone or email and must claim your Prize within 4 working days after having been notified. If you do not respond or we do not receive a response within 4 working days of being notified you will forfeit your Prize, and we reserve the right, at our discretion, to choose another winner or to dispose of the Prize as we see fit. Our decision regarding any aspect of the Promotion, including without limitation correspondence regarding the Prize, is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into about it.

10.We reserve the right to cancel and/or amend these terms and conditions and/or the Promotion at any stage but we will only do so for reasons outside of our reasonable control. We will endeavour to minimize the effect of such cancellation or amendment on participants in order to avoid disappointment, which may include providing an alternative Prize if the original Prize becomes unavailable for any reason.

11.We will only use your data in line with applicable data protection legislation (including but not limited to General Data Protection Regulations) and subject to our Privacy Policy. We will not pass on your personal information to third parties except in accordance with these terms and conditions or where we are required to disclose that information in order to comply with any legal or regulatory requirements.

12.We accept no responsibility for entries not successfully completed due to a technical fault including without limitation a technical malfunction, computer hardware or software failure, satellite, network or server failure of any kind. If the Promotion is not capable of running as planned or entries are not received or validly submitted or the Prize (as defined below) becomes unavailable, we reserve the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Prize Draw if necessary.

13.We and our agents shall not be responsible or liable to compensate the winners for any loss, damage or consequential damage of any nature in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise caused by acceptance of these terms and conditions and/or in connection with the Prize (to the extent permissible by law).

14.These Conditions and any disputes or issues arising out of or in connection with them (whether contractual or non-contractual in nature, such as claims in tort, breach of statute/regulation or otherwise) shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with English law. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts to settle any disputes or issues.

15.Promoter: Telefonica UK Limited whose registered office is at 500 Brook Drive, Reading, United Kingdom, RG2 6UU.

Claiming phone accessory in O2 stores:

The ‘Sun Case’ is available for a limited time only, while stocks last, in selected O2 stores across the country. Consumers can get the free accessory on a first come first serve basis from the following store locations: 

London: 120 Oxford St, London W1D 1LT
Cardiff: Unit Lg10, St Davids, St Davids Centre, Cardiff CF10 2ER
Edinburgh: 129 St James Crescent St James Quarter Edinburgh EH1 3AD Scotland.
Belfast: 14-16 Castle Ln, Belfast BT1 5DA
Birmingham: 24 New St, Birmingham B2 4RQ
Manchester Market St: Unit 5, 39 Market St, Manchester M1 1WR

EU Roaming T&C’s

Your UK data allowance applies in our Europe Zone, subject to 25GB limit if your UK data allowance is over 25GB. Roaming is chargeable at £3.50 per GB afterwards. If you use all of your UK data allowance when roaming outside the UK, you need to purchase a data Bolt On. Roaming terms and conditions.