National Tour To Educate Seniors About Mobile Technology

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Coming soon to a retirement community near you, the AT&T* Reconnect Tour, in alliance with Senior TechRALLY™, will begin a
15-city jaunt across the country offering tech newcomers a fresh  perspective on smartphones, tablets and wireless technology overall. The Tour kicked off in Minneapolis and Laguna, CA, on Sept. 20 and will conclude in Tampa and Atlanta on Dec. 20. To learn more, visit

Now in  its second year, the AT&T Reconnect Tour is the most interactive  mobile tech workshop ever created for seniors. Each workshop takes place over a full day and will educate attendees about the benefits of using  mobile technology. During each workshop, participants will learn about a wide range of topics including text messaging, apps, video calling,  e-books and photo sharing. Specially trained instructors lead the  sessions and will answer questions while walking attendees through the  basic functions of a smartphone and tablet to teach them ways to stay  connected to family and friends.Among the devices available for demonstrations are the Pantech Flex, an Android smartphone that offers users a dual experience system that runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and the Pantech Element, an affordable 4G LTE tablet that is waterproof**. The Pantech Flex uniquely offers the  standard Android format, as well as an “Easy Experience,” which  prioritizes customers’ apps on one home screen in a clearly organized  and easy-to-read format. To see more of the Flex’s features in action, check out this video or visit

The Pantech Element features an 8-inch display for watching videos, checking email or video chatting over Wi-Fi. Ideal for busy lifestyles, Element is waterproof so users can take it  everywhere while worrying less about incidental water exposure. A full  range of Element’s features can be viewed in this video or at

“Mobile technology has really changed the way we communicate with friends and  family and many of us have come to rely on these tools to stay  connected,” said Jeff Bradley, senior  vice president – Devices, AT&T.  “By teaming up with Pantech on the  AT&T Reconnect Tour, we hope to help these tech newcomers feel more  comfortable with technology and show them new ways that it can make  their lives easier.”

“As  seen with a number of our Simplicity Seeker products over the past  several years including the Pantech Breeze and Pantech Ease, Pantech  remains committed to serving this audience with devices that are  easy-to-use and intuitive,” said Wyatt Whaley,
vice president of product planning at Pantech Wireless. “For Pantech  and AT&T, the Reconnect Tour is another step forward in bringing  mobile technology to aging adults in ways that meet their lifestyle  needs while expanding their ability to communicate with the people they  care about most.”

Cities included in this year’s AT&T Reconnect Tour are:

Los Angeles Las Vegas Phoenix Oklahoma City Dallas
Houston Atlanta Minneapolis Chicago Pittsburgh
Philadelphia Long Island Boston Miami Tampa

A full list of dates, locations, and additional information, including workshop booking detail, is available at

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