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Verizon Wireless To Host PDA And Smartphone Tutorials At Brooklyn, New York, Communications Stores

"20 Things a PDA Can Do For You" Teaches Customers Productive New Wireless Applications; Workshops Offered Oct. 3, 6, 10, 11, 18 and 23

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September 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, 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.

Tutorials will be offered at the following Verizon Wireless Communications Stores this month:

  • 146 Montague Street: Friday, Oct. 3 and 10, between Clinton and Henry St; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. To register, call: 718-246-4117.
  • 2141 86th Street, Bensonhurst: Monday, Oct. 6, and Thursday, Oct. 23; between Bay Parkway and 21st Avenue; 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. To register call: 718-266-9672
  • Flatbush Avenue: Saturday, Oct. 11 and 18; 139 Flatbush Avenue, next to the Atlantic Terminal Station; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. To register call: 718-623-6809.

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 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 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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