|Good (by nautin, Jul 13th, 2007)
I replayed it many times!
|Faster..... (by kitty, Jul 9th, 2007)
Do it to it, man. It'd be appreciated.
|Slow Sweep (by billyoung, Jul 9th, 2007)
Do you hear anything from this?
|Unpleasant sound! (by forestgum, Jun 25th, 2007)
I felt uncomfortable when hearing this tone, that's why I would choose it for alerting unwelcomed incoming calls :)
|hahaha (by whoooeee, Jun 22nd, 2007)
I use this ringtone for my cellphone and it's really funny when I have a call :) I even don't remember this my phone, hahhah
China Mobile's Hot Signal
by Dexter Roberts
Dagoucun feels like the kind of place that progress missed entirely in its sweep
through China. Nestled at 10,000 feet in the pine-studded foothills of the
Tibetan plateau, the village is little more than a few dozen stone houses and a
Buddhist shrine. Getting there from the nearest big city, Chengdu, takes five
hours by car, much of it on a muddy, rutted road.
But given the electronic trills emanating from the fields of barley, potatoes,
and corn, it's clear that the 21st century has finally made it to Dagoucun. Last
year, the village got cell-phone service, dramatically transforming the way its
residents live and work. With better information about crop prices delivered to
their phones, farmers have started planting more marketable crops such as
Chinese cabbage and herbs for traditional medicines. And they no longer have to
truck their produce to distant cities in hopes of finding buyers. "Before, we
had to travel 20 kilometers to make a phone call," says village chief Xie Sufang,
a 65-year-old mother of seven. "Now we contact the buyers, and they come to us."
The company responsible for bringing change to this rural outpost: China Mobile
Ltd. (CHL) Since it was spun off from fixed-line operator China Telecom Corp.
(CHA) in 2000, China Mobile has grown into the world's biggest cellular carrier.
The company is signing up nearly 5 million new customers a month and recently
topped the 300 million mark—more than the entire population of the U.S. In 2006,
revenues grew 21%, to $37.8 billion, and net income 23%, to $8.7 billion,
estimates Deutsche Bank (DB). And its Hong Kong-traded shares more than doubled
in the past year, giving China Mobile a market capitalization of $198 billion
and making it the most valuable cellular carrier on earth. The company also has
global ambitions: On Jan. 22, it announced it was buying 89% of Paktel Ltd.,
Pakistan's fifth-largest cellular carrier.
China Mobile built its early success on urban China. Problem is, just about
everyone in mainland cities who can afford cellular service already has it.
Mobile-phone penetration in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen is approaching 100%.
So to keep growing, China Mobile is plunging ever deeper into the interior,
building cell towers from the deserts of Inner Mongolia to the mountains of
Tibet. In rural China, home to 700 million, just over 1 in 10 people has a cell
phone. "It is a market with huge potential," says China Mobile Chairman Wang
China Mobile's torrid growth hasn't escaped the attention of Western companies
seeking to tap the potential of China, both urban and rural. The carrier has
inked agreements with Vodafone Group (VOD), News Corp. (NWS), Viacom's (VIA) MTV
Networks, and the National Basketball Assn., among others. Last summer, China
Mobile launched a music-download service called M.Music in partnership with Sony
bmg, Universal Music Group, emi (EMIPY), and Warner Music (WMG). And on Jan. 4,
Google Inc. (GOOG) announced that its search engine would be featured on China
Mobile's Monternet mobile phone portal.
What's behind the flurry of deals? "We want to make the cell phone into a new
medium," says Wang. The company is aggressively pushing extras such as ringtones
and music downloads. Demand for such services is expected to surge with the
launch of third-generation (3G) mobile technology in time for the Beijing
Olympics in 2008. Beijing telecom consultancy BDA China estimates revenues from
such services will jump from $10.4 billion last year to $28.6 billion by 2010.