Cell phone users in Liberia can now hear the latest Voice of America news headlines on their mobile devices.
The new service is hosted on the Cellcom network in Liberia and is made possible by a partnership with AudioNow, a mobile radio distribution provider that has teamed up with VOA in other markets.
Any phone user can access the English language news summaries in Liberia by calling a single national number.
In an effort to take advantage of the explosive growth in cell phone use, Voice of America has been steadily expanding the availability of its news programs on mobile devices in Africa and elsewhere.
With the growth of mobile and smartphones in the region, VOA Executive Editor Steve Redisch says, “Voice of America is committed to delivering the news and information that people want on the platforms and devices they use.”
Users in Liberia can dial 0777999332 to hear the VOA news bulletins through AudioNow’s patent-pending “single-stream” technology. Cellcom customers have the option of calling the special access code 332, which is available at a reduced flat rate.
VOA news, features and music programs are broadcast throughout Africa on television, shortwave, and medium wave. In addition to mobile service, the programs are also streamed on the Internet and distributed “direct-to-home” by satellite and affiliate stations across the continent.
For more about information about VOA, visit www.voanews.com.