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Sharly
11-05-2007, 03:57 PM
Ok - I come here for everything else I need help with, I might as well ask about this here, as well!

Where do you find ringtones for your cell phone? I've got a couple that I like, but I need one more. The site I usually go to through my cell service provider doesn't have anything else I want. I don't want to get caught up in those "free" offers which really mean you are subscribing...anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!!

Itsabtme
11-05-2007, 06:12 PM
I'm not too particular...I just chose one that came with my phone. I've only downloaded with my old phone and then I just downloaded the Michigan Fight Song from my carrier.

Sorry, not much help;)

stitchwitch
11-05-2007, 06:23 PM
I just use the one Verizon Wireless has. Of course, I have Rocky Top as my ringtone and I'll never change that so I haven't had much of a need to find another one once I got that one. :teehee:

brendajos
11-05-2007, 06:36 PM
some people make their own from various songs that they like. I am not COMPLETELY certain how to do that but there is software that you can use for that. I have a friend who wrote a song for a program that he was writing. He sent it to me to listen to and when i was loading music on to my phone i dumped that into my ringtone folder. That is now his ringtone. :)

Otherwise I have always used Verizon's website for ringtones. I have never figured out how to transfer ringtones from one phone to another (i don't think it can be done since they are also different manufacturers.) so i am trying to avoid it until i can figure out if i can make my own ringtones or not. Tired of giving VZW more money darnit! ;)

Braden
11-05-2007, 06:39 PM
I'm not picky. I just have a few from the Verizon website and the ones that came with my phone.

momwolf
11-05-2007, 07:16 PM
On my phone you can record stuff so I had my oldest son tape "mom your phone is ringing,mom your phone is ringing""ring" into my phone.:roflhard:You should see the looks I get when my phone rings:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:AND no one else has my ring tone:cheering::cheering:

brendajos
11-05-2007, 07:28 PM
lol i think i can do that with my phone too and i keep meaning to do "Get the heck out of bed!" as a ringtone, since I use my phone as my alarm clock.

auburnchick
11-05-2007, 07:45 PM
We purchase our's from ringtonejukebox.com. Very reputable. I've never had a problem.

I would do a search, though, for software to make your own. I have the Sprint Fusic, and being the techie that I am, I discovered a great Fusic forum that led me to software to edit my own ringtones. Stuff is out there...the phone companies just don't want you to know because they want you to buy stuff from them.

debinoz
11-05-2007, 10:55 PM
I had Data Suite for my old phone. (Around $40) The problem with that is if you change phones, it's useless unless you get another phone listed for that suite then it's just a matter of downloading a different driver. I usually buy mine from our service provider, the kids and I take turns.

Abbily
11-06-2007, 10:13 AM
You can actually email an mp3 to your phone to use as a ringtone. I have Verizon- what I did is I emailed a picture from my phone to my email, then hit reply in my email, attached the mp3, and then sent the reply email back to my phone.

stitchwitch
11-06-2007, 10:52 AM
I so must put my voice as a ringtone in my husband's phone just to freak him out. Something like "you don't need anymore tools, you already have a garage full!" or "I'm watching you! I see you eating that greasy burger". I gotta do that. :chair:

auburnchick
11-06-2007, 11:27 AM
Just did a quick search on Google and found these articles on creating your own ringtones:
This (http://www.wired.com/entertainment/music/commentary/listeningpost/2006/02/70150) one, and this (http://www.mrbass.org/ringtones/) (I have personally used BitPim, and it's great!), and this (http://lifehacker.com/software/ringtones/how-to-create-your-own-ringtone-152912.php) one, and this (http://www.download.com/Make-Your-Own-Ringtones/3000-2141_4-10660741.html) one.

Forgot to add (hence, the edit of this post) that Sprint customers can download a free ringtone. Sprint is changing their billing information, so their you can't look at your info right now. To compensate, they are offering customers a free ringtone. You still have to pay for the download charges if you don't have the data plan on your phone. Here's (https://manage.sprintpcs.com/Manage/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_A9JA/.cmd/ad/.ar/sa.spf_ActionListener/.c/6_0_310/.ce/7_0_50NJ/.p/5_0_18L/.d/0?PC_7_0_50NJ_spf_strutsAction=%212fselectFolder.d o%213ffolderId%3DRingers%2126zone%3DPersonalizatio n#7_0_50NJ) the site.

feministmama
11-06-2007, 12:01 PM
OY! that's too muc work. I'll wait till they invent something I can just cick and go. All I really want is the old sound of a real telephone ringing.

auburnchick
11-06-2007, 12:12 PM
But that, my dear, is the fun (if you have time). It's really not too hard. My son caught on quick. Of course, he has a good teacher! :thumbsup:

Sharly
11-06-2007, 01:01 PM
Thanks everyone for your responses! I finally found the particular ringtone I was looking for on Realtone Jukebox.

As far as customizing and adding a ringtone - I don't believe it can be done with my phone. I have searched on-line for directions on how to do that, but have been unsuccessful. I have e-mailed my self an MP3 and tried it that way, and it doesn't allow me to set it as a ringtone.

Thanks again for all your responses!!

auburnchick
11-06-2007, 02:14 PM
What kind of phone do you have? You can pm me if you want.

Sharly
11-06-2007, 03:07 PM
Hey Nathalie - I don't mind sharing! It's a Samsung Hue R-500 - my provider is Alltel. I found one site that had some instructions, but my menus were slightly different. I think the manufacturer caught on and put a stop to being able to add your own ringtones...but...if you find something, please feel free to share!!

cindygster
11-06-2007, 03:14 PM
OY! that's too muc work. I'll wait till they invent something I can just cick and go. All I really want is the old sound of a real telephone ringing.

What cellular provider do you have? I used to work for Verizon Wireless. If you have VZW, and you want an antique telephone ring, purchase credits from Sony Musicbox (one of the ringtone providers in Get It Now)...that provider has several antique ringers that I've purchased in the past myself.

Hope that helps!!

cindygster
11-06-2007, 03:15 PM
What cellular provider do you have? I used to work for Verizon Wireless. If you have VZW, and you want an antique telephone ring, purchase credits from Sony Musicbox (one of the ringtone providers in Get It Now)...that provider has several antique ringers that I've purchased in the past myself.

Hope that helps!!

OOps!!! Didn't read the previous post stating that you have Alltel. Lol! Sorry

brendajos
11-06-2007, 04:05 PM
I think the manufacturer caught on and put a stop to being able to add your own ringtones...but...if you find something, please feel free to share!!

It isn't usually the manufacturers that are the problem. It is the provider that usually locks down the features they don't want you to access so that they can charge you for things like ringtones on their own service. VZW is notorious for it. I hear about it all the time from my phone geeks. They keep trying to get me away from VZW because of how bad they are about this kind of thing. As it is, VZW has the best network for my needs so I won't leave until someone is close to comparable.

That being said, when I was loading music on to my Q9m i found that there is a "ringtones" folder. I dumped a song into that folder to see if it would work, and it did. So if you can find that folder you will likely be able to drag and drop into there... assuming you have a USB cable connection (or bluetooth or sumpthin')

Sharly
11-06-2007, 06:04 PM
Hey Cindy - that was feministmama who wanted the antique ringtone, so your suggestion might still work for her!!

Brenda - I don't have USB connection, and while my phone is Bluetooth compatible, I don't have the set up for it - that could be part of my problem!! :lol:

auburnchick
11-06-2007, 07:41 PM
Ok...here's what I discovered...

You should be able to use BitPim to make your own ringtones. The software is free.
Here's (http://www.bitpim.org/) the BitPim site...very nice site...lots of support...very user friendly.

Now, you will need either a data cable or a bluetooth adapter for your PC so that your phone can communicate with the PC. Here's (http://www.mygift.com/bluetooth_usb_adaptor_ma730.html) one site I found that has an adapter (along with software), but you could probably just buy a regular bluetooth adapter from an office supply or computer store. They usually plug in via a USB port on your computer. I'm sure it would probably install easily with Windows.

Here's (http://www.inaisle.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=343) a site that has a data cable, compatible with your phone and cheap.

Now, once you get BitPim installed (make sure you follow the instructions carefully), follow the instructions on this (http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2006/12/09/alltel-unveils-samsung-sch-u520/) site. What you'll need to do is use your CTRL F and type "bitpim" to quickly find the posts that have the instructions (or else you'll be stuck reading a bunch of stuff you don't need). The instructions provided should work. This was how I got my Fusic to work...similar instructions on a Fusic forum.

Good luck, and have fun!!!

brendajos
11-06-2007, 08:17 PM
:hiding: pssst.... if you have a USB port on the phone... I often use my camera USB cord and Phone USB cord interchangeably.... nothing has blown up yet! ;) :hiding:

auburnchick
11-06-2007, 08:37 PM
You know, it's not the USB end that you have to worry about, but it's the other end...the part that connects to the phone. You have to make sure those match up.

madametj
11-06-2007, 09:09 PM
I've got an LG Choclate (verizon wireless). does anyone know how to make a voice-recording ringtone?

auburnchick
11-06-2007, 09:34 PM
Here's what I found when I googled...I cut and pasted...

Any phone that will allow full ring tones (sometime called "real-tones" or "hi-fi tones", but basically any phone that plays a song with the voice) will work. You can record an MP3 of whatever you'd like to say (there is a recording program in windows xp) and converted it to the format suitable to your phone using free software like "ring tone chop shop" (you can search it at www.download.com)

If that sounds like too much any phone running windows mobile will allow you to create a recording and instantly set it as your ring tone.

Also found this (http://reviews.cnet.com/cell-phones/lg-chocolate-vx8550-blue/9603-6454_7-32516760.html?messageID=2509843) site.

Sharly
11-07-2007, 09:54 AM
Wow! Nathalie, you did a lot of research!! Thanks so much!! I'm going to print your post for when I get around to giving that a try!!

Thanks again!!!

auburnchick
11-07-2007, 02:20 PM
Well, I'm a computer tech, IRL (until I get my teaching degree, that is). Yesterday was one of those days where I researched constantly for work. When I got home, it was natural to just continue. Plus, I've done a bunch of the research myself before. When I buy a new phone, I always want to know all of the fancy stuff it can do. Sales people do not give me enough credit at first until I start asking the hard questions. Then they are like :passedout:.

:teehee:

Anyhow, I hope you get things figured out. Just remember that the cell phone companies and the ringtone manufacturers want YOUR money! There is always a way to do something on your own, if you are willing to make the effort. Plus, it's fun to learn how to do something new. You learn so much more about the way your phone works that way.

Oh, and one other thing I thought of before but forgot to mention ("how-to" thing-y). Get yourself an memory card reader -- USB. They have the kind that will read different sizes. Cell phones come with micro-SD cards that come with a little adapter. Plug the card into the adapter it came with and then put it in the reader and pop the reader into your PC. It's a great way to transfer pictures and songs. You know...as I'm typing this, I wonder if you really need that cord. Probably so...just to be safe.

Anyhow, from one AU fan to another... :muah: :hug: :muah: :hug:

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o76/forauburn/auburn-2.gif

Ronda
11-08-2007, 08:38 AM
LOL. My son did this to his own phone. My son is into what he calls "screamo" music where the "singer" is mostly screaming and growling (yea, that's a whole other post), so he did that himself. I called him while he was in youth group the other night, thinking they would be done by that time. Right in the middle of a lesson, his phone is screaming, "YOUR PHONE IS RINGING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Sharly
11-08-2007, 10:23 AM
Lol Ronda!

And, thanks again Nathalie!! And, I love your Aubie!!! Some people at work hate the emblem I have in my signature here that is also on my e-mail...they would really get ruffled by that guy!!!

War Eagle :yay:

auburnchick
11-08-2007, 12:08 PM
:teehee:
I found that picture yesterday...just loved it...
Time for you to right-click and save...annoy your co-workers even more...:thumbsup:

auburnchick
11-08-2007, 12:10 PM
LOL. My son did this to his own phone. My son is into what he calls "screamo" music where the "singer" is mostly screaming and growling (yea, that's a whole other post), so he did that himself. I called him while he was in youth group the other night, thinking they would be done by that time. Right in the middle of a lesson, his phone is screaming, "YOUR PHONE IS RINGING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Tell your son that's what the vibrate option is for on the phone!

auburnchick
11-08-2007, 06:46 PM
:hiding: pssst.... if you have a USB port on the phone... I often use my camera USB cord and Phone USB cord interchangeably.... nothing has blown up yet! ;) :hiding:

You go girl!

All of this chatter about ringtones, phones, and cords led me to check my daughter's phone -- since she's on restriction. I checked for software updates, but I couldn't download them directly, so I had to download them from the motorola website, but then I didn't have a usb cord, so I bought one from Target, but BEFORE I opened it, I remembered this thread and pulled out my camera/pc cord. Guess what...IT WORKED!!!!!

I downloaded the update, got it installed, and figured out that she can charge her phone through her laptop! How wild is that?! I think that once she gets the micro-SD card installed, she'll be able to transfer music and files. Motorola has some free software on their website.

So, thanks for the tip! I'll be returning the cord I purchased. :thumbsup:

Boogs
11-08-2007, 07:11 PM
Blimey but that's a lot of hassle! :zombie:

Both my phone and my Mac have bluetooth so I can upload tunes, graphics and what-have-you direct from my puter. I then have the ability to choose a song as a ringtone.

Currently I have the theme tune from "Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends" as my ringtone though I can see the appeal of getting one of the kids to record a bit of dialogue onto the phone to use instead!! :roflhard:

auburnchick
11-08-2007, 10:47 PM
Wow! I had not thought of that. I tried it out (I have a mac), and I got one picture transferred, but since then, my connection keeps timing out. I guess I'll play with this after I finish this school term. Thanks for the tip!

:muah: