With a recent study showing a nearly 80 percent increase in smartphone shipments from a year ago, there are plenty of first-time smartphone users who may want a little help figuring out everything their advanced devices have to offer.

U.S. Cellular is hosting a free workshop on Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 725 Main St. in Rockland to guide attendees through all of the features and functions of the company’s Android-powered, Windows Phone and BlackBerry devices that can enhance their lives.

Associates will answer questions and demonstrate common features such as email access, web browsing, calendar synchronization, browsing for apps and how the device can be personalized to fit their lifestyles.

The Device Workshops are open to current smartphone owners, as well as those interested in upgrading to a smartphone. Attendees do not have to be a U.S. Cellular customer. All smartphone accessories will be 25 percent off.