Adding New Ringtones to your New Cellphone

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Add Ringtones to your New Cell Phone
The initial step to add ringtones to your phone is finding one or more that you really like. Ringtones that cause a positive emotional response are the most popular. But this may mean checking out one of the dozens of ringtone sites on the Internet and deciding on which ones are compatible with your phone model. Some sites charge for the use of their ringtones, to cover song royalties, among other things, and some sites provide tones for free. A lot of older songs are free for anybody to use because enough time has passed that their copyrights have expired and they are considered public domain.
Upon finding a ringtone you like, it is time to add your ringtone to your phone’s memory. There are several different ways to accomplish this, depending on your particular phone carrier and model. Here are the 3 most common ways to add ringtones to your new phone.:
1. Load the ringtone program into the phone from a computer, via a data cable.
2. Send the program to the phone over the airwaves.

3. Type the program into the phone directly, using the keypad.
Most of phones have multiple options, but some may only use one particular method exclusively. Checking with your instruction manual to find out what your phone can do will be your first step.
A more popular method is to send the new ringtone to your phone over the airwaves. This approach originated with Nokia, but other manufacturers have since added this capability to their phones. The basic idea is to send the phone a special sort of text message that contains the program for the ringtone -- in most phones, this is done using either Short Messaging Service (SMS) or Enhanced Messaging Service (EMS) technology.
If you have the right phone, software and computer configuration, adding ringtones through a data link or infrared interface may be the easiest option, but it requires some work and expenditure to set everything up initially.
The most common method for transferring ringtones over the airwaves is to visit a ringtone Web site, pick out a tone, enter your phone number and let the site administrators send the message to your phone directly.

Cell phones with a melody composer let you type in ringtones directly. The easiest way to use this feature is to find the appropriate "key press sequence" for a tune on the Web. This sequence will tell you which buttons to press on your phone, in composer mode, to program the ringtone you want (check your instruction manual for details on your phone's composer mode). Of course, for the ringtone to work, the sequence has to be in the right format. Fortunately, you can find tons of sequences online for most phone models.
As cell phones evolve, the ability to add ringtones will get more complex as well. Already, some phones are boasting polyphonic ringtone capability, meaning the phone can play more than one note at a time, allowing for richer, more detailed tunes. Some new phones allow you to record songs and voice messages for ringtones yourself. A lot of these models also let you assign different ringtones to different incoming numbers, so you know who's calling you without even glancing at your phone. Before long, ringtones will have graduated from an extraneous thrill to an essential phone feature we cannot do without.

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