School For Smartphones: Verizon Wireless Workshops' Popularity Growing

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — A growing number of smartphone and tablet users are turning to Verizon Wireless to get the most out of their wireless devices.  Overall attendance at the company’s increasingly popular Wireless Workshops has more than doubled in 2012 and is expected to grow as summer ends with children going back to school and parents making time to brush up on their own smartphone and tablet skills. Verizon Wireless Workshops are free of charge and available online and in most Verizon Wireless Communications Stores.  Customers can visit to search for a list of topics and schedules at participating stores in their area as well as information about online sessions.  

At more than 90 percent of Verizon Wireless retail locations, in-store data experts provide customers with the information and tools they need to maximize their wireless experience, in addition to one-on-one sessions.  With roughly 11 million of the company’s customers using 4G LTE devices, customers are eager to learn about the features and capabilities their smartphones and tablets offer.

“Customers turn to Verizon Wireless to enhance their wireless lives, and Wireless Workshops are a great place for lifelong learners who want to take advantage of the full power of their smartphones and tablets,” said Marni Walden, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Verizon Wireless.  “The goal of our Wireless Workshops is to teach customers how to harness the power of these dynamic tools to enrich their daily lives and become more productive.”

The lineup of online and in-store workshops is updated as the latest wireless devices are introduced.  Most recently, Verizon Wireless launched the “HTC DROID INCREDIBLE 4G” workshop where customers can learn about Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC Sense™ 4.0, in addition to basic and unique features.  Customers can also sign up for the “Samsung Galaxy S® III” workshop to learn about the device’s outstanding functionality as well unique camera features such as S Beam, Share Shot and Buddy Photo.

Verizon Wireless also recently introduced the following new workshops:

  • 4G LTE Test Drive”: Customers learn about the power and benefits of America’s largest 4G LTE network as well as basic and advanced features of 4G LTE devices. (In-store and online)
  • “Business Solutions: Tools for the Real Estate Professional”: Customers learn about mobile solutions for real estate professionals through demonstrations of devices and applications to help grow their businesses and stay on top of the ever-changing market. (In-store only)
  • “Business Solutions: Productivity Tools”: Customers learn about innovative technology solutions that assist with increasing the mobile productivity of their businesses through application demonstrations for the Android and iOS platforms. (In-store only)

Customers interested in attending a Wireless Workshop may register online at or visit a nearby Verizon Wireless Communications Store for more information. 

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About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 94.2 million retail customers, including 88.8 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 78,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit 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