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Verizon Wireless To Host PDA And Smartphone Workshops At Manhattan Communications Stores

"20 Things a PDA Can Do For You" Teaches Customers Productive New Wireless Applications; Workshops Offered September 3, 10, 17, 22 and 24

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August 25, 2008

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

NEW YORK, 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 a PDA Can Do For You,” will answer customers' questions about their particular product and service so they can get in-depth information on what matters most to them, easily and quickly.

The workshops will be offered at the following Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in Manhattan this month:

  • 342 Madison Avenue and 43rd Street, near Grand Central Station; Wednesday, September 3, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. To register call 212-856-6100.
  • 134 West 34th Street across from Macy's between 7th Avenue and Broadway: Wednesday, September 3, 10, 17 and 24; 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. To register, call 917-351-8000.
  • 157-161 East 86th Street, between 3rd and Lexington Avenues, Wednesday, September 10; 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. To register, call 917-492-2583.
  • 2268 Broadway, between 81st and 82nd Streets, Wednesday, September 17, 4 p.m to 7 p.m. To register, call 212-712-8040.
  • 166 West 125th Street, on the corner of Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., Monday, September 22, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. To register, call 212-531-1542.
  • 1095 6th Avenue, on the corner of 42nd Street, Wednesday, September 24, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. To register, call 646-366-9121.

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.

“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 classes are expected to fill up quickly and seating is limited. Topics covered will include text messaging, how to sync your address book; how to use Bluetooth® and other accessories; music synchronization, e-mail management and Internet browsing.

Registration is preferred; however, walk-ins are welcome. To register, call the store location 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 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 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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