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Verizon Wireless To Offer Smartphone Workshop At Two Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Communications Stores

Hands-On Demonstrations of Productive New Wireless Applications Help Manage Time, Increase Productivity

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September 7, 2008

Laura Merritt
Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com
614-560-2605Heather Pharo
heather.pharo@elias-savion.com
412-642-7700

WARRENDALE, PA — Ask people 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 to manage their personal lives, save time, be more productive and, ultimately, carry a lighter load at work and at home.

Now, wireless customers in the area who don’t have access to 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 a free smartphone workshop at two area Verizon Wireless Communications Stores to help customers learn how to make these devices work for them. The class will focus on how to operate various devices, use the range of wireless data business applications and harness the power of high-speed wireless data.

The workshop will be offered at the following Verizon Wireless Communications Store locations:

  • 355 5th Ave.: Tuesday, Sept. 9, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.;
  • 4930 McKnight Rd.: Saturday, Sept. 13, (two sessions) 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

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 Roger Tang, president – Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia region, Verizon Wireless. “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. Workshop participants will receive uninterrupted hands-on instruction that will enable them to maximize our wireless products and services to meet their everyday communications needs.”

To register, visit www.pdaworkshop.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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