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Verizon Wireless To Host Smartphone Workshop At Toledo, Ohio, Communications Store

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

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August 25, 2008

Laura Merritt
614-560-2605George Heddleston
For Verizon Wireless

TOLEDO, OH — 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 Toledo 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 the Verizon Wireless Communications Store at 6710 W. Central Ave. in Toledo 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 held on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 7:30 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, call the store at 419-843-2995 or visit

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