|Gud gud!! (by forestgum, Jul 20th, 2007)
I have got it as my ringtone and this has made a very strong impression on listeners.
|Good (by nautin, Jul 13th, 2007)
I like it! (^-^)
|Good (by nautin, Jul 13th, 2007)
I think it is so good!
|Analogue Telephone (by billyoung, Jul 9th, 2007)
Let's me see. I use it already.
|hohoho (by DirtyGuy, Jun 22nd, 2007)
I used this ringtone for my cellphone and my girlfriend and her dad confused it with her phone... cannot stop laughing, hohoho
Melodic ringtones aren't music to the ears of co-workers
By KIM ODE
Maybe it's the 10th deedle-deedle of "Fur Elise" keening over the next cubicle,
or the fifth time an electronic "American Idiot" derails your train of thought.
Some days, a single, tinny "Play That Funky Music," makes you want to pitch your
nowhere-to-be-seen co-worker's cell phone into the break room refrigerator.
Our offices are alive with the ringtones of music, thanks to the apparently
irresistible need to declare our cleverness in four-second sound bites.
Curt Milton / P-I
Whoa, lighten up. What's the problem with a few bars of music breaking up the
Here's the problem: A colleague -- let's call her Elise -- goes to a meeting, or
to lunch, or on a bathroom break that leads to a hallway conversation that leads
to someone else's desk. That's how a workplace works. Except that Elise left her
cell phone behind and someone is determined to reach her every ... two ...
minutes. And this is not the first time.
Whatever happened to common courtesy?
"First you have to understand that there's nothing common about cell phone
courtesy," said Carol Page of Boston, who founded www.cellman ners.com, a Web
site on which she dispenses etiquette advice and hosts forums.
Contrary to the usual complaint of hearing banal cell phone conversations, the
ringtone issue reflects a yearning for the banality of the familiar telephone
ring -- such a staple of workplace noise that it doesn't snag your brain the way
a few bars of Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" can.
For listeners, the problem often is a matter of volume. "People hate being
startled by loud sounds," Page said. And owners need to recall the beauty of the
technology: These are mobile phones.
The issue is heating up, judging by the tone on some online forums. One person
maintains cell phones should have only two options: Vibrate or electrocution.
Another unloads about people who pause a moment before answering for some
acknowledgement of their clever ringtone.
No wonder cell phone owners have become a tad defensive, having been made to
feel like pariahs for even checking their messages.
So, is it ever permissible to answer someone's cell phone? Turn it down? Turn it
off? Two people shared their strategies on cellmanners.com.
"I would turn the cell phone off, then speak to the owner when he/she returned.
If this person ignores a polite request to be a little more considerate of
others, I would then go to the boss and request that a new policy be made that
all cell phones in the office should be on silent mode."
"I would turn the cell phone off/put on silent, then speak with the owner of the
cell phone when they return. I have actually been in this situation, and it is
very, very annoying to everyone around. It causes a ruckus and stops everyone
from the work they are doing. I think owners should be required to keep cell
phones on silent if they are allowed in the workplace at all."
Page urges people to resist the temptation to answer an untended phone. It's an
invasion of privacy, so why compound the error? Besides, she added, "Do you
really want to end up talking to someone's little kid?"
Best to have a conversation with your co-worker. The trick is in knowing how.
"People don't know how to confront people who are causing a problem except in a
hostile way," Page said. "And it's almost impossible to confront someone with
bad cell manners without getting a hostile reaction."
Page counsels complainers to keep the conversation light and focused on the
greater good of the workplace. People may have no idea that their ringtone
Most matters of cell phone etiquette boil down to seeing ourselves as others see
us -- or hear us. Or in this case, hear our possessions. So turn down the volume
and keep your phone at your side. Plus, it doesn't hurt to have an appreciation
of music history.
"I went absolutely nuts when I heard someone's phone with Led Zeppelin's 'Whole
Lotta Love' in those high dinky tones," said Page, 56. "I mean, is that
sacrilege or what?"