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Safe Ringtones?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by 4MUL8R, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. I've been searching the net for ringtones for a Verizon phone. There are so many sources, and many just seem unsafe. Registration, e-mail addresses, cookies, tracking my movements, etc. All I want is a safe place to find authentic tones and download them. Anyone know of a good site--one that offers truly authentic tones with a minimum of risks?
  2. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    Depending on your phone, you can create your own ringtones and copy them to it. I’d search for user forums for your particular model and see if that’s something you can do yourself.

    Just a suggestion … you should create a junk mail e-mail address at one of the many web based e-mail sites available. That way you never have to use your actual home/personal e-mail address and you can avoid all of the junk e-mail that comes from registering at such sites.



    Nov 30, 2004
    South Dakota
    Interesting, I never knew there were risks with ringtone, I too have Verizon and I think I have downloaded 3 ringtones over the years and they all three have been from whatever Verizon site that was on my phone. So far I have never had a issuse,, but know a days I guess you never know.
  4. mschu


    May 31, 2007
    I doubt if you can create your own ringtones. I have a Verizon phone as well, and haven't figured out how. Apparently the Verizon software block you from accessing certain portions of the phone (i.e. creating new ringtones) you can put tones on the phone, but it won't recognize them as ringtones.

    So far I've had to purchase them all from Verizon's online/on-air store.
  5. BigDaddyK


    Oct 13, 2002
    Cherry Point

    I like it the best. You can even upload your own mp3 and chop the part you want as a ringtone.
  6. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    Verizon is just the service provider; they do not manufacture the telephones. You can unlock (hack) virtually every phone available on the market today. There is software that will allow you to remove/change the brand (provider logo) add ringtones, reprogram the button layout, etc … which is why I suggested he search for forums for his model, somebody has the procedure already documented.
  7. najaboy


    Mar 18, 2002
    Melbourne, FL
    Sure you can, and it's easy. I just edit an mp3 down to about 30 seconds and a managable file size then email it to my phone. You canuse the site to upload and edit your sound file. If my number were 321-555-5555, I would email it to When you receive the pix message, the sound file will be available as an attachment that you can save to your phone and set as a ringtone.
  8. sappy13


    Sep 30, 2007
    Bremen, GA
    download the program audacity. it will allow you to create your own. then just use a micro sd card or a email it to your phone. i have been doing this for years.
  9. is safe, and has just about every ringtone you could ever want; I probably have 100 of them on my Blackberry, as I'm sort of a ringtone junky.
  10. Mobile17 only would take a MIDI file, the ringtone I have is in MP3. How do I do this?
  11. sappy13


    Sep 30, 2007
    Bremen, GA
    its been a while since i made one, but i think i normally just renamed the .mp3 file to .midi for my phone after i make mine using audacity. It works every time for me
  12. highway


    Jul 25, 2005

    x2 i download and convert them to mp3's
  13. CaliMoon2005- L

    CaliMoon2005- L

    Mar 18, 2007
    Hiding!!! can do anything on almost every phone out there.. MOT, Samsung,'s like you work for the company, but don't get pay to fix the phone for a customer...:supergrin:

    Phone is one of my hobbies and if anyone needs some help...

    Tell me what phone you have, and I'll tell you what I can do for you.. I'm your "dope man" :supergrin:
  14. SKeefe


    Mar 11, 2003
    I just looked at some of the sites mentioned here... are there any sites that have ringtones that actually sound like a damn phone ringer? I just want something that sounds remotely like a phone that is louder or more noticeable than the ones that came with my phone.
  15. Viper16


    Apr 2, 2007
    i use i am happy with it...its free long as you have the right service plan. (i.e. free text messaging and ability to download)