Verizon Wireless To Host PDA And Smartphone Workshop 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 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 Suffolk County this month:

  • 4000 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport: Thursday, Sept. 4, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 18 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. To register call: 631-499-1820.

  • Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove: Thursday, Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sept. 25, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. To register call: 631-382-3720.

  • 350 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station: Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. To register call: 631-351-2172.

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 welcomed. To register, call the store location or visit

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