MegaVoice vs. Smartphone

MegaVoice vs. Smartphone:

How to Effectively Deliver Audio Bibles

This post was updated on February 15, 2023.

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“Why wouldn’t you just use a smartphone?”

If you’re planning to share the Bible in audio, there are many routes for you to consider. MicroSD cards, Mp3 players, CDs, tapes, smartphones…

In western cultures, our smartphones are indispensable extensions of ourselves. Consequently, we may assume that sharing audio Bibles via smartphones is the best choice for our outreach projects. However, global contexts vary greatly. At MegaVoice, we want what’s best for you and your audience!

Before you decide to share audio Bibles via smartphones, here are a few things to consider:


MegaVoice vs. Smartphone - Availability

Smartphone ownership is common… but only in wealthy countries.

According to 2021 data from BankMyCell, global smartphone ownership varies dramatically. While 73% of people in the ten most developed countries own a smartphone, nearly 75% of people in the ten least developed countries don’t own a smartphone.

Within these numbers, there are also demographic gaps. These gaps create groups who are more (or less) likely to own a smartphone. Younger men, for example, are the most likely global demographic to own one.

If your ministry is working to reach women or the elderly, smartphones may not be the best way to deliver audio Bibles (depending on location).

73.47% percent of people in the top 10 developed countries own a smartphone. 74.61% of people in the top 10 developing countries don't have a smartphone.


MegaVoice vs. Smartphone - Security

For many ministries, security should be a top priority. Unlike other delivery methods, a MegaVoice audio Bible offers an increased level of security for both the recipient and the content. Here’s why:

In 2013, 3.1 million Americans were victims of smartphone theft. The unique look of our products can mitigate this risk for the recipient.

Also, unlike other types of technology, our devices can’t be erased and loaded with new content. This maintains the integrity of the Scriptures and other ministry content.

Solar Powered

MegaVoice vs. Smartphone - Solar Powered

In developed countries, we’ve grown accustomed to constant access to reliable electricity. It’s easy to forget that over 700 million people globally don’t have access to any electricity at all. Even in the most remote countries, however, the solar panel on the back of our devices makes recharging easy.

For blind people and amputees, dealing with chargers and cords can be frustrating. As the developers of the world’s first solar powered audio Bible, MegaVoice continually innovates to create access solutions for all people.


MegaVoice vs. Smartphone - Durability

Dust. Dirt. Moisture. Fall damage. Extreme temperatures.

Audio Bibles need to withstand a lot! Durability is perhaps the most obvious advantage of using MegaVoice audio Bibles. While we’ve all experienced cracked smartphone screens and failed rice remedies, MegaVoice audio Bibles rarely crack, break, or suffer water damage. Because they are specifically designed to withstand rough treatment, a MegaVoice audio Bible definitely wins the MegaVoice vs. smartphone comparison in the durability department.

Ministry Partners who work with blind people and leprosy survivors report that audio Bible devices need to withstand being dropped many times. MegaVoice audio Bibles have shown they can take it! They survive for years under treatment and conditions that would ruin a smartphone in short order.

Tools For Every Mission Context

MegaVoice vs. Smartphone - A Tool for Every Mission Context

At MegaVoice, we constantly evaluate our devices based on field performance and partner feedback. Many of the features available on our audio Bibles today were added in response to partner requests, including AM/FM radio, flashlight, and audio recorder functions. Helping you fulfill the Great Commission is our highest calling and greatest passion.

No matter what device you use to deliver God’s Word in audio, we consider you a teammate! You inspire us. You can read more about the audio Bible ministry sphere in our [Press Release] MegaVoice Audio Bibles Lead Cutting Edge Innovators In FaithTech’s Missional Tech Trends.

We believe that MegaVoice devices will help you maximize your ministry and we would love to talk about your projects. Let’s make something great together. You can find many stories about ministry Partners who love our products on our blog.

At MegaVoice, we equip our Partners to fulfill the Great Commission so all people may engage with the Word of God in their own language.

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  • Don Armstead
    Posted at 00:18h, 12 April Reply

    This device would be so handy on the remote Philippine island where I lead a medical mission. I’m sure it would be great in Pakistan and Mexico as well. They’re next for my mission strategy.

  • Erika Smit
    Posted at 02:42h, 15 August Reply

    What is the cost of a Megavoice? I want to give my husband one as a gift.

    • MegaVoice
      Posted at 16:16h, 03 September Reply

      Hi Erika – What a great gift idea! We have several audio Bibles that each vary in price. Reach out to us and tell us what you’d like to include on your husband’s device and we’ll be able to help you find the perfect audio Bible.

  • Margaret White
    Posted at 04:39h, 17 March Reply

    Is Megavoice available for Budu NT and Genesis, which were recently available for the first time in DRCongo where I used to work?

  • Margaret White
    Posted at 04:50h, 17 March Reply

    Is MegaVoice available for. newly translated scriptures? InFebruary 2023 the Budu people of NE DRCongo received the New Testament and Genesis for the first time in 2 dialects of their own language but it is an oral culture. I used to work there.

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