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

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, 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.

Three workshops will be offered at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in Suffolk County this month:

  • 350 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station: Tuesday, August 5, noon to 3 p.m. To register call: 631-351-2172.

  • 2044 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton Commons: Thursday, August 14, 11 a.m. to 2p.m. To register call: 631-537-2398.

  • 4000 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport: Thursday, August 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. To register call: 631-499-1820.

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 class is expected to fill up quickly and seating is limited. This workshop will cover Palm® products, such as the new Centro™. Topics covered will include text messaging, music synchronization, e-mail management and Internet browsing.

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

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