The working of mobile phone ringtones
So, in selecting a mobile tone, or a mobile phone ringtone, the price is seldom the issue. When we are buying one of the best handsets, we can afford to download some of the best sounds in the form of mp3 ringtones, true ringtones, voice tones, wake up name tones, etc. to make our handsets as different as possible from our contemporaries.
You could find a mobile tone to your liking by browsing through the number of ringtones sites on the Internet. You could then select a specific ringtone that is compatible with the model of your mobile phone handset.
Some of the sites charge for the downloading of polyphonic ringtones or other types of mobile phone ringtones. More often than not, this is done to cover the costs of royalties of the songs, on which the mobile ringtones are based.
Other sites are also there that offer these ringtones absolutely free, as part of their marketing strategies to attract the users to some of their carefully thought out offers.
Some classical songs and old melodies are in the public domain, and so their representation in the form of mobile tones, do not require the payment of any royalties.
After you have selected your mobile phone ringtone, the nest step is the incorporation of the same to your handsets. There are different ways of adding a mobile phone ringtone to a particular handset, depending on the specific make of the same. Three of the most common ways of adding a mobile tone to a handset are listed below.
• The ringtone program can be loaded from a computer into the phone using a data cable.
• The ringtone program could be send to the phone over the airwaves.
• The ringtone program could be typed into the phone directly using the keypad.
A particular handset may be capable of using any one of the methods listed above. However, a lot of phones also have multiple options. You need to check out the instruction manual of your phone to find out more about the capabilities of your handsets for download of mobile phone ringtones.
The most popular method of downloading mobile tones or mobile phone ringtones is sending the same over the airwaves. In this method, a special sort of text message containing the program for the ringtone is sent to the phones. In most phones, the Short Message Service or the Enhanced Messaging Service Technology is used for this purpose.
Nokia was the pioneer of this approach, being the first to incorporate this facility in its handsets. Over the years, other manufacturers of mobile phone handsets have also added this capability to their phones.
The SMS service was originally developed to send short text messages between phones. The Smart Messaging Service was later created by Nokia and Intel to send non-text information through SMS. A “smart” SMS message is coded in a manner so that an equipped phone is able to recognize it as a graphic or a mobile phone ringtone.
Some mobile phones have a melody composer, which allows a user to type in the ringtones directly. Users have to find the appropriate “keypress sequence” for the particular tune on the Internet.
With advancement of technology, sophisticated handsets and innovative mobile phone ringtones are expected to become the norm in coming years. As of now, most of the mobile phone handsets are capable of playing polyphonic ringtones, wherein more than one tone are played simultaneously to obtain richer and harmonized tunes.
Some of the latest models of handsets are capable of recording and playing songs and voice messages as mobile tones or ringtones. You could also assign different ringtones to different incoming numbers. This facility allows you to know the identity of the caller, even before you pick up your phone.
Thus, mobile phone ringtones are expected to become an essential feature of your phones, in the very near future.
About the Author: Katie Marie is the webmaster of http://australia.mobilecontentworld.net a site specializing in the different genres of ringtones, including polyphonic ringtones, mobile games, mobile phone wallpapers themes and logos…