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Music - the most used function on a phone

James Thomas - Monday 15 August 2016

In 2015 21,000 youth between the ages of 12 and 24 were surveyed in Peru, Guatemala, and Mexico.

The most used phone feature was music. Phones are no longer primarily a person to person communications device.

The majority of users also wanted to hear a Bible Story on their phone.

If a young person in these developing countries owns a phone it is now more likely to be a smartphone than a basic phone.

The opportunity to reach the world with the gospel via smartphones is continuing to rapidly increase. Our challenge is to make GRN's recordings easily accessible to smartphone users everywhere.

You can access SIL International's survey results and report at