Cellular Phone Ring Tones Explained

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Cellular Phone Ring Tones Explained

  1. 1. ==== ====For A Great Selection Of Cellular Phone Ring Tones Check This Site Out:http://tinyurl.com/6lks7sm==== ====Downloadable Ring tones - The Latest TrendWhat can you say about ring tones? NOTHING ... except that cell phones capable of downloadingringtones are the newest "must have" item today! One of the fastest growing features today isringtones, especially downloadable ones! There are other downloadable items available on theInternet too like Java Games. Various wallpapers and screen savers are hot too but by far themost popular feature requested is downloadable ringtones.The cell phone and their various ringtones have become status symbols. Ringtones show thatyoure up to date and happening. You can even take a test that defines which ringtone best suitsyour personality. You can truly display your lifestyle and certainly your musical taste on yoursleeve.This article will describe briefly what ring tones are, whats currently available and what the futureholds. It will also suggest a caveat to consider prior to downloading the multitude of formats ofavailable on the market. Prices are low and the skys the limit, so read on.* Just What Are Downloadable Ringtones?* A Caveat Before You Buy!* Whats Available?* A Brief Glimpse At Ancient History.* Ringtones - Where Do We Go From Here?* Other Products Available On Ringtone Websites* What Can You Say About RingtonesJust What Are Downloadable Ringtones?Ringtones are the sound that a regular or cell phone makes when its rings. Early ring tones weresimple chimes and on later models, a combination of chimes. Limited numbers of ringtones wereavailable and mostly consisted of different patterns of tones or chirps. An example of one of themost infamous ringtones was the ominous" ring ring...ring ring" that is reminiscent of ToddBeamers last telephone call on 9/11. You can hear that ringtone featured as an intro to NeilYoungs famous song "Lets Roll."
  2. 2. Ringtone technology developed quickly and has progressed a lot since that song was recorded.Originally, you purchased a cell phone and had a choice of monophonic ring tones that produced aone note song. The number of songs was extremely limited and downloadable ring tones weresimply an Engineering students good idea.Because of lightning speed technology and numerous service providers, one of the latest andgreatest features available today is downloadable ringtones. When youre surfing the Net youllfind plenty of sites offering tones by todays hottest musicians; you can pick monophonic,polyphonic or true tone formats. More on that later.A Caveat Before You Buy!The first thing you need to know before you select, buy and download a suitable ring tone is if yourcell phone is up to date enough to utilize this feature. Like everything else in technology, cellphones have evolved very quickly. As a result the cell phone that you purchased just a year agomay not have the ability to fully access the type of ring tone currently available. So make sure youcheck. Re-read your manual or call your service provider to find out. Its possible that you canupgrade your phone for a reasonably low fee.Whats Available?Ringtones are divided into three formats.1. Monophonic2. Polyphonic3. True Tone or Real ToneTo understand this type of technology, a person needs to have a physics/mathematics backgroundand understand musical composition. Luckily, all that is needed to know is what types of ringtonesare available and what they sound like. The following is a description of three types of ringtones,monophonic, polyphonic and true tone. Most websites offer samples of each and once you hearan example, youll know what type youll want to use on your cell phone.1) Monophonic RingtonesSome of the first cell phones came equipped with the capability of having a one tone ringer."Monophonic" is the simplest of ring tone technology that uses a midi format. This "one notewonder" changed ringtones. Gone were the chirps and chimes; now you could play a song. Amonophonic ringtone is single notes playing a song. You can recognize your favorite song but itsounds a little lame. Most monophonic tones are offered free of charge because of more fullbodied tones now available, but if youre trying to make a statement, however, read on.2) Polyphonic RingtonesPolyphonic ring tones also use midi technology but the tonal quality is richer and has more depth.
  3. 3. This is because polyphonic ringtones can play up to 40 notes or more. A quick example is thesound produced when Windows XP® starts up. It reproduces the sound of an orchestraplaying a note rather than one instrument playing the same note.Polyphonic with its richer tonal quality sounds better than monophonic but when compared to MP3quality it sounds pretty weak. Midi format may be adequate for basic ringers and great for greetingcards but if its real sound that you want for your cell phone, keep reading.3) Truetone And Mp3sThe future of sound for ringtones seems to be hifi quality. The real tone or true tone ringtones thatcan be downloaded onto your cell phone are equivalent to an MP3 player quality and sounds alittle like an iPod.True tone technology will allow the user to hear recorded voices such as Austin Powersannouncing "Youre phone is ringing, baby, yeah". This recording is so convincing that people willbe looking for Mike Myers. Songs like Outkasts "Hey Ya" and the Starsky and Hutch theme songare downloadable as well. With a built in microphone you can record your own or someone elsesvoice. True tone ringtones will even mimic a real old fashioned telephone ring. Hows that forretro?A Brief Glimpse At Ancient HistoryIn the almost ancient past, cell phones came with one ringer and no features at all. Wall paper wassomething that decorated your home and SMS was unheard of. Cell phones were big andcumbersome and used only by the elite or as marketing gurus put it, "Early Adopters." Very fewpeople owned cell phones because of the size and expense.Digital technology changed all. All of a sudden a lot of people were buying and using cell phones.This was confusing because every time a phone rang, everyone in the room started to rummagethrough their bags and pockets to answer it. A unique sound was the answer and that is how ringtones of every description came into being.Ringtones - Where Do We Go From Here?Some technical websites declare that the cell phone of tomorrow will replace the MP3 player oftoday. This will be possible once a dual use battery is invented that can hold a sufficiently longenough charge. The power would last more than a few hours and be easily recharged. The"techies" declare that memory capabilities must be enhanced so that the user can download andstore hundreds of thousands of songs. This isnt that far off, in fact an MP3 player being replacedby a cell phone is considered possible within 5 years according to most technical websites.Other Products Available On Ringtone WebsitesSound mixers and Recordable DevicesA 2002 Motorola cell phone came with an audio mixer that could harness the hundreds of musicalinstruments in a midi format. This cell phone has greatly evolved and allows you to programspecial effects. Effects include echo and reverb to name just a couple. You can program your own
  4. 4. ringtone, download it onto your phone and then enhance it with the above hifi effects.Wall paper and LogosMany cell phones are used to connect to the Internet and also do double duty as palm pilots. Thishas necessitated a larger screen and with that you need special wall paper. You can choose froma multitude of assortments. Your favorite logos are also downloadable. Logos of every sports teamare available.Java GamesWhether youre waiting for the dentist or the bus, passing the time is far quicker by playing acomputer game. Java games are available from the same websites that offer huge assortments ofwallpaper and ringtones. Google the word Java Game or Gamer and theres lots of websites sitesto choose.SMS (Short Message Service)ICQ (I Seek You) was the pioneer of the SMS technology and still remains on the cutting edge ofSMS technology. ICQ is pretty advanced and still progressing. It offers the availability of staying inreal time communication and allows a large address book. As part of the ICQ community, thereare message boards, chat rooms and user lists available. ICQ also offer unique ringtones as well.SMS Google is catching up quickly and now provides the user with the option of text messaging aquery directly to its web site using a cell phone.What Can You Say About RingtonesSo there you have it, what can you say about ringtones? It seems in todays wireless world andwith cutting edge technology, quite a.bit. Gone are the days where a single bell chime or as LilyTomlin put it so well: "one ringy dingy, two ringy dingy" had to sound to get your attention. Todaythe choices are endless so shop around for what suits you best in your own unique ringtone. Stayin touch!==== ====For A Great Selection Of Cellular Phone Ring Tones Check This Site Out:http://tinyurl.com/6lks7sm==== ====

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