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What Does your Ringtone Say About You?

Are you funny, entertaining, stylish or cool? Better be careful. Someone might be able to figure this out just by listening to your ringtone. There are many different types of ringtones to choose from and each says something different about you. Some ringtones are simply a sound effect, or a monophonic melody made of similar tones. Others are polyphonic melodies made from a combination of instruments. Still others are actual songs in the form of MP3 music. What ringtone fits your personality best? Some Web sites offer insights into this with ringtone personality quizzes. One asks such things as what your favorite style of music is, how fast you drive, how many CD’s you have at home, how often you go to live music shows, what your favorite color is and what your favorite pet is. It then assesses your personal style and comes up with recommendations of ringtones especially for you. (I was sophisticated and refined.) Of course, you may be the type who instinctively knows where to turn for your ringtones without such guidance. More power to you!

How did ringtones become such a prominent social force? According to the Web site the history-of.net, ringtones are European in origin with the first of these telephonic signatures sold in Finland in 2001. At the time, Finnish teenagers were heavily into text messaging and the Finns were trying to further develop their cellular technology. According to the history-of.net Web site, it was Matti Paananen, co-founder and chief technology officer at Helsinki-based Add2Phone, who invented the business of selling custom ring tones. As soon as American companies got wind of it, they too wanted to take advantage of the market. After all, there were 137 million Americans who spent around $70 billion a year on mobile telecommunications services. The American companies conducted market research that revealed that teenage and college girlsall who loved to talk on the phonewere the target customers. According to the history-of Web site, Boost Mobile, a prepaid cellular company majority-owned by Nextel, was the first to unveil a phone targeted at teenage girls who liked to surf the net and chat on their phones for lengthy periods. Their phones came with nearly 500 ring tones, and featured pop-music songs such as “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”, “Like a Virgin”, “Funky Town”, “California Dreamin'”, and “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.” Sounds like the old transistor radios we used to hear around the beach.
As phones become fancier and even more technologically advanced, even more people will be able to take advantage of ever-evolving ring tone options. Analyst Dana Thorat at IDC, a technology research firm, estimates that 9.9 million people downloaded a ring tone in 2003, up from 4.8 million in 2002. IDC predicts that number will grow to 54.3 million by the end of 2007. Richard Jesty, an analyst at The Arc Group, a London-based telecommunications consulting firm, says, “Over time, the novelty will wear off, but not yet.” He expects that sales will remain strong through 2008, eventually hitting $5.2 billion worldwide.
So what ringtone will you choose to make your very own personal statement? Keep in mind that whatever one you select will say a lot about you.

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  1. JW
    May 21st, 2012 at 03:27 | #1

    Does your ringtone say anything about your musical preference?
    And what is it?

    BQ: Do you like the phone you have now?
    BBQ: I’m overdue for a new ringtone (the Super Mario Bros theme song is becoming overplayed). Recommend me one?

    * I would put this in Polls and Surveys, but I think I would get more valid answers here.

  2. Good Kitty, Bad Hater
    May 21st, 2012 at 08:29 | #2

    Mine is "hit the road jack" because that’s what I want people to do when they call me! lol i prefer texting. never answer my phone 🙂
    References :

  3. naomi!
    May 21st, 2012 at 08:31 | #3

    my ringtone is "baby" by justin bieber…but my top three favorite bands are rise against, tegan and sara, and two door cinema club. nothing at all like justin bieber. i have a huge rage of music.
    References :

  4. Bomb Soldier
    May 21st, 2012 at 08:33 | #4

    No… Not really, haha. It’s the Tetris theme.
    BQ: Yes. It’s not anything fancy; it has unlimited texting, and calling, which is all I need.
    BQ2: Try the Tetris one. Never gets old, IMHO.
    References :

  5. Rainbows
    May 21st, 2012 at 08:35 | #5

    i have two ringtones…..
    THIS one, for my parents because i rarely answer calls from my phone and they pissed lol
    Shippin up to Boston – Dropkick Monkeys
    This is for others
    Another brick in the wall – Pink Floyd (Its catchy, makes for a good ringtone:)
    Well, i don;t really listen to dropkick monkey or that genre but i like that SONG a lot.
    Pink Floyd, obviously i like.
    BQ- no, its old but unfortunately i spent my money on an ipod instead, o well i prefer the latter anyways!
    BBQ – KidS MGMT, it was mine for a long time until i started hating it.
    References :
    Thats one thing about keeping a song as a ringtone, you just start hating the song!

  6. pwned by n008
    May 21st, 2012 at 08:37 | #6

    Yes. I currently have the theme to Zelda, Castlevania and Zero Wing, using ported Chip synth files.

    BA. I love my phone, it’s a slim and basic Nokia Call & SMS, no bells and whistles, I have a netbook PC for that.

    BBA: If ur a retro gamer like me I recommend searching for mods and chip tune container files of old games then using VLC to convert them to M4A, OGG, MP3 etc.
    References :

  7. Madwoman Across the Water
    May 21st, 2012 at 08:39 | #7

    It’s the opening to The Circle of Life from The Lion King, so I guess it could say something about my musical preferences, I am a musical fan after all.

    BA: Yes
    BBA: The Legend of Zelda theme song.
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