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Verizon provides training to new tablet and smartphone owners


Verizon Wireless is offering free online and in-store training courses to help owners of tablets and smartphones understand their new devices. Registration is required for all courses. Users can visit to find a topic or a store near them.

Verizon has shared the in-store classes are interactive and hands-on. These sessions will help users feel comfortable with their new devices not only in the learning session, but when they return home as well. Verizon data experts are on hand for each class. They answer individual questions around apps, usage, and the devices themselves.

The Getting Started with Android devices course covers hardware functions, setting up email, connecting to social network accounts, mastering device features, customizing your device, and more. This course is around 60 minutes in length.

The iPhone 4S workshop covers what's new with iPhone 4S, navigating and customizing your device, setting up email, using the camera & camcorder functions, getting the most out of Siri, the Notification Center, iCloud and more. This course is also 60 minutes long.

The other in-store workshop focuses on the iPhone 5. Besides talking about what is new with the iPhone 5, Verizon covers, using features like Maps, Siri, Facebook, Photo Stream, Passbook and more. There is also a focus on the benefits of iOS 6 and using accessories to help you get the most out of your devices. This course is 60 minutes long.

Jerry Fountain, president for Verizon Wireless’ Carolinas/ Tennessee region had this to share: “The workshops, which we offer both in our stores and online, help attendees maximize the capabilities of their smartphones and tablets by training them to master basic features and functions and by helping to tailor their wireless experience to their lifestyle and interests.”

Whether you received a new device for the holidays or recently upgraded, you may benefit from these free offerings. Visit to sign up for a class and learn more about your new device.

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