Just as we approach the Easter season, Sonic Signals a Zimbabwean based ICT company in partnership with Telemune of India is now bringing you local gospel sermons direct to your mobile cell phones as the Christian community embraces technology.
By Shingie Levison Muringi
This comes at a time when basically the whole Zimbabwean socio economic sector has jumped on to the digital bandwagon, while Christians somehow have remained complacent with the traditional or conventional ways of spreading their messages.
Speaking to the founder of Sonic Signals Mr Tinashe Nyemba, he said he was passionate to see Christians connected to their various preachers of choice as they play their part in spreading the word of God
“Sonic Signals is pushing the product and the idea is to spread the word of God for a better society and the world. Its not about the denomination but about the Kingdom.”
The innovative idea will go a long way to keep parishioners close to their favourite preachers and even more beneficial to connect them to other local and regional preachers.
The technology is a simple USSD based service that allows a user to subscribe to a certain service with a certain extra charge to it.
Already signed to the platform, is the Telecel Zimbabwe mobile network with plans to get the system across other networks while renowned local preachers have already been signed to the platform on its take off. The platform has potential to revolutionize the way Christians access information.Top of the list of already connected preachers are
- Celebration Church
- New Life Covenant Bishop Tudor Bismark
- Roman Catholic (Music)
- New Life Creation Church
- Pastor Sanyangore
- Prophet Mutepfa
- Rock International Ministries
- Bishop Vukani Dhladhla
- Champions Ministries
- Christ Disciple Family Church
- Life Giving Center
- Voice of God
- ZCC Mandadzaka
To access the service one has to dial *151# on Telecel and 351 to listen to the full sermons once subscribed and for the Roman Catholic music, only Caller back Ringer Tones and music is available and one simply need t dial 350 to listen to the songs. Their main Easter song trending is Maronda mashanu and you may get this song by dialing *147*166776#
The same technology is already functional in other Africa & Carribean countries where they have a mutual relationship with 70 other network operators world wide.
For more information pertaining signing up your ministry or any inquires, you may send them an email direct to [email protected] sonicsignals.co.zw or whatsapp +263 774828 357.