GetSmarter

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The Malta Communications Authority (MCA) has launched GetSmarter - a new initiative that is aimed at helping mobile users maximise the use of their smartphone. This initiative is being undertaken with the collaboration and support of the three leading mobile operators, GO, Melita and Vodafone.

The training, also open to individuals who are planning on purchasing a smartphone, will help users identify different ways of connecting with people, how to browse the Internet over their smartphone and will give an overview of other interesting features available on their mobile. These introductory sessions are being offered free of charge. In order to facilitate participation, the MCA has set up the sessions at different times during the day, at its various Community Technology Learning Centres (CTLCs) across Malta and Gozo (see full list below). 

This information session is open to everyone and consists of 4 hours, split over two sessions of 2 hours each. Applicants shall be allocated to classes according to the operator they are subscribed to. If you already own a smartphone, you are invited to bring it with you for these sessions. Those applicants who do not own a smartphone are still eligible to participate as a smartphone device will be provided during the sessions.

These sessions will be offered both mornings, afternoons and evenings in the Centers listed below.

List of Centres:

  1. Birkirkara Local Council
  2. Pembroke Local Council
  3. Żebbuġ Local Council
  4. Għajnsielem Local Council
  5. National Council for Women – Blata l-Bajda
  6. Inspire Bulebel
  7. Gozo NGO centre – Xewkija
  8. Aċċess – Birgu

The following topics will be covered during the sessions.

  1. Introduction to smartphones
  2. Navigating your smartphone
  3. Calling and adding a contact
  4. Using the camera and sharing of photos
  5. Difference between WIFI and 3G/4G
  6. Data settings
  7. What are play store/app store
  8. Downloading apps and more!

FAQs

Who can apply for these courses?
ANYONE who holds a Maltese Identity Card can apply for these sessions. If you do not have a Maltese Identity Card, you can provide a copy of your Residence Permit Card.

How can I apply?
You can apply by completing the online application form available online or by calling on 2125 5495 by no later than Wednesday, 1st March 2017.

Can I attend more than one information session?
No, in order to give a fair and equal opportunity to as many people as possible, anyone with a valid Maltese Identity Card or a Residence Permit Card can attend ONCE.

I don’t have a smartphone, can I apply?
Yes, there shall be smartphone devices for use during the sessions.  

What happens after I apply? How will I know that I have been accepted?
The MCA will process your application upon receipt. You will then be contacted by a representative from the Centre of your choice who will provide further details regarding the time and date of the information sessions.  Applications will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis.

Where and when will the sessions take place?
The sessions will take place at various NGOs and Local Councils in Malta and Gozo. A full list is found below. You are requested to select one centre and include your choice in the application form here. Sessions will commence in March 2017.

Where can I call for more assistance?
You can call the MCA on 2125 5495 from Monday to Thursday between 9am and 4pm and Friday between 9am and 2pm.