Do ringtones expire?

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  1. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

    ZiggyPastorius

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    On many other phones, when you purchase a ringtone, it "expires" after, say, three months. This is not to say you can't use it anymore, but if you got a new phone, or something to that nature, you wouldn't be able to move the ringtone over to your new phone. Do the iPhone ringtones bought in the iTunes store work the same way? I have a couple of ringtone ideas in my head, and plenty of money in my iTunes account since it's the holiday season. If I get an iPhone in March, and I bought a few ringtones now, just so I could make sure I don't run out of money by the time I get the iPhone and have to go out and buy a card just for that, would I still be able to use them when I did get my phone in March?
     
  2. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes

    Also, only suckers pay for ringtones - it's very easy to make them yourself.
     
  3. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    No they don't expire, but I suggest downloading them at audiko.net, rather then spending $2 per ringtone. Spend the money on apps.
     
  4. ZiggyPastorius thread starter macrumors 68040

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    If I make them in Garageband, is it the same deal? I have no experiences with ringtones, on any phone, so I'm not really sure. I heard you can do it in Garageband. Is it still money?
     
  5. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    Just download the iphone ringtone format on that site, works perfectly, with nearly no effort. :cool: Just add them to your iTunes library, on the ringtone tab, just click and sync the ringtones.
     
  6. Luke1robb macrumors 6502a

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  7. ZiggyPastorius thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks, everybody :) Both the garageband method, and that website will work for me, and save me a few bucks. Appreciate it.
     
  8. cshamis macrumors newbie

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    Your answer is incomplete. You forgot to add that, furthermore, only a sucker would waste more than 15 seconds doing something that iTunes will do for you instantly, perfectly, and legally for only $.99.

    -C.
     
  9. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    The other methods mentioned are legal.

    I'd say the itunes method is laziness, if anything.
     
  10. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    iTunes doesn't do it instantly.
    Perfectly?

    And I lol'd at the legally.
     
  11. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Why wouldn't it be legal to create your own ringtones????
     
  12. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    Ask cshamis.
     
  13. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Well, I was asking anyone who's reading this thread, but since you were lol'ing at the idea, I assume you have reason to believe creating your own ringtones is illegal. Care to share your reasons?
     
  14. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Unless it has become illegal to convert the formats of audio files that you already own, then there's no answer to such a question.
     
  15. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    The legality was lol'd at because any method you choose to convert the file is legal. He wasn't saying it wasn't legal.
     
  16. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Ah, sorry, my mistake. Since he was commenting negatively on the other two points (he was saying it was not instant and not perfect), I assumed he was doing the same for the third point, that is, saying it was not legal.
     

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