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

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 focus on a particular product and service so customers can get in-depth information, quickly.

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

  • 157-161 East 86th Street, between 3rd and Lexington Avenues

: Wednesday, August 13; 2 p.m to 6 p.m. To register call: 917-492-2583.

  • 34 West 34th Street across from Macy's between 7th Avenue and Broadway: Wednesday, August 6 and August 20; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. To register call: 917-351-8000.

  • 1266 Third Avenue near 73rd Street: Thursday, August 28; 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. To register call: 212-606-4700.

  • 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, music synchronization, e-mail management and Internet browsing. The workshops will focus on Palm products such as the new Centro™.

    Registration is preferred but walk-ins are welcome. To register, call the store location or visit  

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