American Bible Society and ChristianMobile Enter into Exclusive Agreement to Distribute the Bible via Mobile Phones
New York (PRWEB) December 15, 2006
ChristianMobile, a global provider of Biblical content to mobile devices has entered into an exclusive agreement with the American Bible Society to make the Bible accessible on mobile phones worldwide. The partnership includes two versions of the English Bible, as well as a Spanish version that can be downloaded, in whole or part, by simply texting a specific key word to a premium code number.
Christian Mobile supports AT&T Wireless, Cingular, Sprint, Nextel , T-Mobile, Dobson and Verizon Wireless. The Bible Society provided the text and ChristianMobile the technology.
“We are honored to be involved in the worldwide mobile distribution of the Bible to help spread the Word of God,” said Bertus Preller, marketing executive, ChristianMobile. “Providing the Bible through mobile technology is another channel to spread the Bible’s important messages. Through our internationally based research and development teams, we are able to be at the forefront of this ever changing segment of technology.”
“The American Bible Society is pleased to partner with ChristianMobile to distribute Scripture in an innovative and highly accessible format,” said John Cruz, vice president of Bible publishing, American Bible Society. “Through this creative technology, people can read the Bible’s messages of inspiration, strength, courage and hope on their cell phones whenever and wherever they wish.”
Developed jointly by ChristianMobile and Kuuasema Limited, a Finnish mobile technology corporation VirtualBible technology gives people around the world the opportunity to download the whole Bible onto a mobile phone in the language of their choice.
ChristianMobile has a comprehensive library of Christian-themed mobile content including ringtones, music videos, daily Christian inspirational messages, mobile chat applications, wallpaper graphics, animation graphics and the VirtualBible. ChristianMobile is currently opening mobile portals across the world and will be available to mobile subscribers on five continents by January, 2007.
About the American Bible Society
Founded in 1816 and headquartered in New York City, the mission of the American Bible Society is to make the Bible available to every person in a language and format each can understand and afford, so that all people may experience its life-changing message. The American Bible Society Web site is http://www.americanbible.org.
ChristianMobile is the world’s largest producer and distributor of Christian content for mobile phones and offers a comprehensive approach for bringing Christian content to the mobile and wireless arena through customized entertainment content, ringtones and applications for mobile phones in both the 2.5 G and 3G environments. ChristianMobile is available on all the U.S. carriers, including Alltel, Nextel, Sprint, T-Mobile, Dobson, Verizon and Cingular. ChristianMobile is a brand of InnoVeda Mobile Solutions (Pty) Ltd, a key player in the wireless industry; ChristianMobile provides unique mobile entertainment content and applications for today’s Christian. Web address: http://www.christianmobileusa.com
Roy T. Lloyd Senior Manager, Media Relations – Telephone (212) 408-8731
Web address: http://www.bibles.com
Bertus Preller, Marketing Executive International Portals – Telephone +27215283000; Web address: http://www.christianmobileusa.com