NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey Citizen Action and AT&T* today hosted a free, public service initiative — Cell Phones for Seniors — designed to benefit New Jersey's mature adult population. The 'Cell Phones for Seniors' free training seminar was held at the Community Room in North Brunswick from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
"AT&T's free educational program is a wonderful way to provide our seniors with a better understanding of all the advantages available from today's wireless technology," said Phyllis Salowe-Kaye, Executive Director, New Jersey Citizen Action. "Providing useful and cost effective tips, encouragement and better access to these communications devices is very empowering for our mature citizens."
Participants were encouraged to bring their mobile phones, regardless of which wireless carrier they currently use. The session covered everything from mobile phone basics, such as controlling the volume, to checking voice mail to storing a number in the phone's address book. Seniors also had the opportunity to learn how to send text messages and share pictures on their wireless phones. AT&T volunteers provided a hands-on demonstrations and one-on-one instructional support.
"We are very proud to be here today working with New Jersey Citizen Action to provide free wireless training to the community's senior citizens," said Charlene Brown, Regional Vice President, External Affairs, AT&T New Jersey. "Today's technology isn't just for kids anymore. More mature adults are using new wireless products and services to stay connected to family, friends and business associates."
For a complete array of AT&T products and services for adults over 65 including a special wireless plan priced at $29.99 a month, visit www.att.com.
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