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Verizon Wireless To Host PDA And Smartphone Workshops At Nassau 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 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.

The workshops will be offered at the following Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in Nassau County this month:

  • 335 North Broadway, Jericho: Wednesday, September 3, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, September 24, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. To register, call 516-937-2980.

  • 265 Sunrise Highway, Rockville Center: Wednesday, September 3, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. To register, call 516-594-0346.

  • 49 Old Country Road, Westbury: Wednesday, September 10, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. To register, call 516-937-2960.

  • 5070 Sunrise Highway, Massapequa: Wednesday, September 10 and 24, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. To register, call 516-797-3880.

  • 1530 Northern Blvd, Manhasset: Wednesday, September 17, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. To register, call 516-627-5620.

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, 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  

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