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Old Oct 12, 2011, 01:32 PM   #26
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do we know what the extension for tones are. i am guessing .m4t

going to try to make my own.


Edit: nm. question has been answered. thanks!

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Old Oct 12, 2011, 01:35 PM   #27
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I've been wanting the Jawa UTINI yell FOREVER!!! I hope they have it or will add it!
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 02:14 PM   #28
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Why pay if you can get these for free? And you can cut/edit/record them yourself…
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 02:35 PM   #29
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I'd rather find/convert my own. $1 for a 5 second sound? That's insane!
How do you go about doing that?
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 02:48 PM   #30
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I really miss Zedge on my old Evo now. All the tones, backgrounds, and ringtones I ever wanted for FREE...
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 02:55 PM   #31
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This has been the #1 request from users of our custom Text-to-Speech ringtone creation apps, so this is very cool!

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Also you can choose different sounds for:
Ringtone
Text Tone
New Voicemail
New Mail
Sent Mail
Tweet
Calendar Alerts
Reminder Alerts
And you can use your (homemade) ringtones for any of those as well.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 03:54 PM   #32
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Yes making text tones is as simple as ringtones, that you can import directly into iTunes.
I understand paying licensing rights for Star Wars, Godfather, etc. But man I CAN'T BELIEVE how pathetically short they are! Like 2 seconds, not even a full 30!!
You really want a 30 sec sounds for sms or email alerts. I think that would get old quick.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 03:58 PM   #33
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No thanks!! This is one thing Apple can't take my money with. No ma'am!

But for those of you on Windows, trying to create ringtones (which apparently can now be set as text alert tones), here's an free and easy solution. Works great:



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You really want a 30 sec sounds for sms or email alerts. I think that would get old quick.
Keep in mind you can shorten the length of the file to however many seconds you want. If used as a ringtone, it'll just loop a lot faster, but as a 2-second file, it'll work great for texts.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 03:58 PM   #34
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You really want a 30 sec sounds for sms or email alerts. I think that would get old quick.
I think the point is the price is $0.99 to $1.29, i.e. the same as a song, but the alert is short. It's not that the alert should be longer, but the price should be lower (or free if you own the song for example.)
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 04:13 PM   #35
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What I want is unique text sounds for different contacts....rather than the same dang sound for all texts.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 04:39 PM   #36
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What I want is unique text sounds for different contacts....rather than the same dang sound for all texts.
You can do this - each contact has the option to change the ring tone or the text tone. (Contacts -> Edit)
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 04:52 PM   #37
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Thanks....I really miss the easy stuff sometimes....
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 05:26 PM   #38
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text tones

i can just download the text tones i always wanted to this make so much easier
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 05:29 PM   #39
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so in other words. Apple charges for things that the rest of the world has been able to put on there phones (including dumb phones) for the past say 7 years?

I been installing my own ring tones (txt and ring) since oh 2004. I am not paying for something that I can easily do for free. Even double for a smart phone which it should be a true cake walk for.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 05:56 PM   #40
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So expensive!!

Nice addition.. but do they really have to charge .99 or 1.29 for a few/couple of seconds when a whole song that last a few minutes cost the same?! Makes no sense.. No sense in beeing so greedy!
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 06:17 PM   #41
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FYI to everyone to asked. You can use ringtones as your text / alert tones (scroll down past the ‘alert tones’ list), so making your own text tone is the same process as making your own ringtone.

Also you can choose different sounds for:
Ringtone
Text Tone
New Voicemail
New Mail
Sent Mail
Tweet
Calendar Alerts
Reminder Alerts

And you can use your (homemade) ringtones for any of those as well.

edit: This all works on an iPhone 3GS.

Thanks for posting this! I've got all my familar jailbroken sounds on a stock iPhone.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 07:07 PM   #42
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I think this is more tragic than awesome. Something so simple shouldn't require a store and cost £0.99.
some of these tones are from copyrighted materials. thus the cost.

there are ways to make your own and sync them to your computer.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 08:49 PM   #43
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lol. Consider $0.99 a stupid tax for people willing to pay it.

Garageband has a 'Send ringtone to iTunes' menu option, so it's really just two steps to get your own tones onto the phone (hint: export, then sync).

As for 'poor' iPhone users having to deal with the same tones up until now, some people dont have directional hearing so it's actually a big problem in some cases when everyone has identical message tones. Why it's taken so long to get this 'magical' feature is a mystery.

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Old Oct 12, 2011, 09:25 PM   #44
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Lol @ $1 for those short clips lol.
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 02:29 AM   #45
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FYI to everyone to asked. You can use ringtones as your text / alert tones (scroll down past the ‘alert tones’ list), so making your own text tone is the same process as making your own ringtone.

Also you can choose different sounds for:
Ringtone
Text Tone
New Voicemail
New Mail
Sent Mail
Tweet
Calendar Alerts
Reminder Alerts

And you can use your (homemade) ringtones for any of those as well.

edit: This all works on an iPhone 3GS.
Excellent, although I won't know who is using an iphone anymore. When I hear the bell alert tone in a crowded room and see 5 other people check their iphones at once.
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 03:00 AM   #46
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so in other words. Apple charges for things that the rest of the world has been able to put on there phones (including dumb phones) for the past say 7 years?
Nobody is stopping your from creating your own. This is just another option. Besides, just a few short years ago, ringtones for dumb phones were sold for about $3 a piece from all the major telcos. Still feeling mighty?
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 03:05 AM   #47
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A lot of "Droid" alert tones there.

I so like the stormtrooper one - someone has a sense of humour.

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Old Oct 13, 2011, 04:07 AM   #48
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Windows users who cant use garageband to create their own custome ring/text tones.

Try iRinger, I found it to be extremely simple and it even exports directly into iTunes.
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 04:10 AM   #49
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Excellent, although I won't know who is using an iphone anymore. When I hear the bell alert tone in a crowded room and see 5 other people check their iphones at once.
For the best effect, hang out in an Apple store and have someone call you, using the default ringtone!
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 06:39 AM   #50
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Yes making text tones is as simple as ringtones, that you can import directly into iTunes.
I understand paying licensing rights for Star Wars, Godfather, etc. But man I CAN'T BELIEVE how pathetically short they are! Like 2 seconds, not even a full 30!!
Don't know about you... I don;t want a 30 second tone playing when I get a text.
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