Am I the only one that doesnt use a song for a ringtone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Gix1k, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Gix1k macrumors 68030

    Gix1k

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    Where on Earth can I find simple tones that ring. "ring ring"! Maybe some odd sound tones, but a ring. Something I can have go off while in a meeting at work. Anyone?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    My default is the "old phone" telephone ring on the iPhone
     
  3. BrianMR macrumors regular

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    I rarely find a song that I like that also makes for a good ringer. Recently I've used a modem dial-up sound (kids, look it up) and Colbert's "Your phone is ringing!" ringtone.
     
  4. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    I hate songs for ringtones. And while we are discussing it, I hate ringback tones.
     
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I've never understood this. Old fashioned telephone sounds are annoying.

    How is a ringing sound better than this?

    My default ringtone.

    If my volume is turned down low that's a soft background sound that's not annoying. I have a coworker with a normal "ring" sound and it's very obvious and attention grabbing. Not subtle at all and terrible for an office setting.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Maybe. I use the Monday night football sound. Soon I think it'll relate to baseball.
     
  7. Rooftop voter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't like songs as ringtones. My ringtone is a ringtone being murdered by an ak-47. I like it and it makes anyone standing next to me laugh.
     
  8. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    Yeah, that's not bad. I actually like it. I'm thinking of the people who use there favorite rap song or some other stupid song, esp when there are words and you can't understand it anyway, and everything is distorted.
     
  9. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I don't like using music because I find that whenever I pick a song as my ringtone, I end up getting sick of it faster.

    And not only that.. as soon as my phone starts ringing I pick up anyways, so the song gets interrupted.
     
  11. countrydweller macrumors 6502

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    I use different animal sounds, dolphins, whales, owls, elk and such.
     
  12. lemonademaker macrumors 6502a

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    ANYWHERE IN PUBLIC = on vibrate..... I HATE WHEN PEOPLE PHONES "RING/SING" in public! (petpeve) AND THEN THEY JUST LET IT RING/SING!! SHEEEESSHH!
    construction jobsite = boat horn max volume & vibrate

    you have to sift thru all the garbage but found some good traditions sounds & some very loud horn/sirens on this app: 1001 ringtones pro $.99
     
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    no it's not :rolleyes:
     
  15. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    I check the most popular ring tones sometimes and I just go "huh."
     
  16. TattooedMac macrumors newbie

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    Songs are far from cool with ring tones

    You need a pick me up like The Gun Battle

    Or all the Aussies out there cant go past this classic Your Phones Ringing Mate

    HaHa was over the songs as a ringtone back in the Wham days lol :cool:
     
  17. jlblodgett macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I use. At least in this day and age of everyone putting songs, funky sounds, etc. -- it stands out as unique!
     
  18. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Do a search here for iPhone ringtone pack. There's a few posts with collections of "normal" ringtones. Here's one thread.
     
  19. EricJD macrumors regular

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    iRingPro sells a few fantastic ringtone sets. http://iringpro.com/ I usually use ringtones from their Tek set.
     
  20. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Thanks to MacDawg I use Harry Caray singing Take Me Out to the Ball Game.
    Go Cubs!
     
  21. milani macrumors 68000

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    No, you're not the only one who uses discreet ringtones - I make ringtones specifically to fulfill that function (see signature). That being said, you're probably in the minority - it seems most people don't realize and/or don't care that their ringtone makes them look unprofessional or just plain silly.
     
  22. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    I almost always have my phone on silent. But for alarms and such, or when I need to hear my phone and can't feel the vibration, I'll use the default Palm Pre ringtones that I downloaded into it. I suppose I like them, because they're different. I only wish I could change the text tone (without jailbreaking of course) because now there are so many people with iPhones that I get confused as to who received a text message. It wasn't a problem almost 3 years ago.
     
  23. ooninay macrumors member

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    I use the baby murloc sounds from World of Warcraft. Now whenever my phone rings I laugh.
     
  24. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Here is my ring tone that I have been using now for about 3-4 years.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V29GrZPYHQw.

    The section I am using goes from 41 sec - 1:07.

    It something that is odd ball enough that I am the only person who uses it but it not annoying so if it went off at work it not like one you scramble to cover up like one guy I worked with who had "My Humps" start going off when a call came in.

    As for some places to look for good ringtones got to crackberry.com and look threw their ringtone library. If you find one you like go threw the ways you would normally change a MP3 to a ring tone for the iphone and you will be good.

    I agree that is crap. My tone for text messages on my blackberry is the from the Transforming sound from G1 Transformers.
     
  25. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Same here. On rare occasions I have used Linus & Lucy (Peanuts) and The Imperial March (Darth Vader). But it has been a long time since I used either of them.
     

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