New cell phone class coming soon


Dave Tiefenbach

SaddleBrooke Computer Club has partnered with a nationwide Verizon retailer to teach mobile phone classes right here in SaddleBrooke. There will be separate classes dedicated to Apple iPhone and Android phones. Watch the club website calendar at for dates the classes will be offered.

The only computer class starting in April is Microsoft Word. This will be 75-minute sessions over four weeks. This course is designed to expose the student to basic principles of word processing using Microsoft Word 2016 or Office 365 program.

You can sign up for the class on the Computer Club website. If during the signup process it is shown that the class is full, contact instructor Richard Spitzer at 520-825-3116 and inquire if there is space available.

The February Users Group meeting featured Sam Brisson (Android phones) and Alex Bruno (iPhones), owners of the Verizon store located at 4755 E. Grant Road. Their presentation provided a brief talk on a few of the features of both an Android and iPhone. Their talk was followed by a lengthy and informative question and answer session. Sam and Alex are willing to help SaddleBrooke cell phone users with questions regarding their devices. Their phone number is 520-207-8651. When you speak to one of them, tell them you are a SaddleBrooke resident.

The April User Group meeting will be held on Monday, April 23 at 1:00 p.m. The speaker will be Shirley Condit from the Pinal County Library, and her topic will be “Searching Online.”

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