"What I Learned At The Verizon Wireless Workshop In Pittsburgh and West Mifflin, Pennsylvania"

PITTSBURGH, PA — A new smartphone can do a lot, and it may often mean new questions: How do I make sure my battery doesn’t run out during the day? Can I create a text message by speaking into my phone? What’s an “app”? With more than 30 million smartphone customers on its network, Verizon Wireless is making sure smartphone customers – new and experienced – don’t have to look far for answers to any and all questions with free Wireless Workshops, available at participating Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online.

The Verizon Wireless Communications Stores located at the following addresses are hosting ongoing Wireless Workshops, including several Apple iPhone4 workshops over the next week, to help customers get answers to their questions and become more savvy about new technology:

  • Thursday, October 27: Century III Mall, 3075 Clairton Rd. West Mifflin, PA 15123. 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
  • Friday, October 28: 4930 McKnight Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15237. 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, October 30: 250 Settlers Ridge Center Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15205. 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Media interested in learning about upcoming opportunities for Pittsburgh customers or attending a Wireless Workshop, can contact Jennifer Schmitt at jennifer.schmitt@elias-savion.com or 412-642-7700.

To see what some customers had to say about their Wireless Workshop experiences, see “What I Learned at the Verizon Wireless Workshop,” available on the Verizon WirelessTV YouTube™ channel and in the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library.

Verizon Wireless Workshops offer a comprehensive look at what smartphones and other “smart” devices, such as tablets, can do. The in-store workshops are led by specially trained data experts and sales representatives and run between one and two hours in length. Verizon Wireless offers many of the same workshops online in English as well as some in Spanish on-demand at www.verizonwireless.com/workshops.

Customers interested in attending a Wireless Workshop can register online at www.verizonwireless.com/workshops or visit a nearby Verizon Wireless Communications Store for more information.

Customers can also attend live online Q&A sessions where Verizon Wireless representatives answer participants’ questions about devices and operating systems. A list of upcoming online Q&A sessions is available on the Wireless Workshops website.

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.