News Release

Verizon Wireless To host PDA And Smartphone Workshop At Suffolk County, New York, Communications Stores

"20 Things Your PDA Can Do For You" Teaches Customers Productive New Wireless Applications; Workshops Offered in Huntington July 10 and Smith Haven July 17 and 24

June 30, 2008

David Samberg
David.Samberg@VerizonWireless.com
845-365-7212Kimberly Ancin
kimberly.ancin@vivianipr.com  
845-429-3839

ORANGEBURG, NY — Ask anyone what they need more of and the answer will most likely be 'time.' It's our most valuable commodity and why so many consumers are turning to smartphones and PDAs to help manage it. Wireless customers who apply business principles to manage their personal lives can save time, be more productive and, ultimately, carry a lighter load at work and at home.

Now, for the first time, consumers who don't have access to an IT department or a help desk, can turn to Verizon Wireless for help in learning how to maximize all the capabilities new wireless devices have to offer. The company is offering free PDA and smartphone workshops at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores throughout the New York Metro area to help customers learn how to make these devices work for them. Each class, aptly named "20 Things Your PDA Can Do For You," will focus on a particular product and service so customers can get in-depth information, quickly.

Three workshops will be offered at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in Suffolk County this month:

  • 350 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station: Thursday, July 10, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. To register call: 631-351-2172. This workshop will include a special emphasis on Palm products including the new Palm® Centro™.
  • Smith Haven Mall: Thursday, July 17 and July 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To register call: 631-3823720. This workshop will include a special emphasis on Motorola products such as the MOTO Q™ and the MOTO Q™ 9c.

Ideal for everyone from the small business owner to the soccer mom, customers will receive free hands-on tutorials from local Verizon Wireless data experts. All that's required is advance registration.

"The traditional business tool has become a life management tool," said Pat Devlin, president of the company's New York/ New Jersey Metro region. "These wireless devices are packed with rich, multimedia capabilities and services, allowing customers to stay connected to work, family and friends while on-the-go. Participants will receive uninterrupted hands-on instruction that will enable them to maximize our wireless products and services to meet their everyday communications needs."

The class is expected to fill up quickly and seating is limited. Topics covered will include text messaging, music synchronization, e-mail management and Internet browsing.

Registration is required. To register, call the store at 631-537-2398 or visit http://www.nympdaworkshops.wds.vzw.com/.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 67.2 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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