|QLF ? (by Krisbie, Apr 3rd, 2008)
Are you keying with your left foot ?
|Funny (by nautin, Jul 13th, 2007)
I will use it for my message alarm.
|Morse Code (by billyoung, Jul 10th, 2007)
Morse Code is useful
|It makes me... (by kitty, Jul 5th, 2007)
...remember my childhood
|Good tune! (by forestgum, Jun 23rd, 2007)
Gosh!I never would've thought of this kind of tune!
The Top 10 Ringtones of All Time
Mobile phone ringtones have been
around for nearly a decade now, with the first commercial ringtone services said
to have emerged in Finland in 1997. Gradually, they have become an established
part of modern life, with some of them becoming headline news over the years. So
as we look back over the history of ringtones, which stand out as the “big hits"
or “classics" of this new kind of music format? Here is an attempt at a top 10
The Nokia Tune, based on a 13 note rendering of “Gran Vals" by Francisco Tarrega,
a 19th-century Spanish musician, is typically included within all Nokia handsets
as the default ringtone and has therefore become famous or infamous due to its
popularity. It is the typical ringtone of the middle-aged business man who
hasn’t got the time or inclination to work out how to change it.
The mosquito tone or “Teen Buzz" is based on adaption of a high-frequency sound
designed to repel teenagers from hanging around outside shops, without bothering
older people, who could not hear the sound due its pitch. It began being used
and sold as a “silent ringtone" for teenagers to use, for example in class,
without the teacher being able to hear it.
The “Crazy Frog" ringtone was based on an animation called “The Annoying Thing"
by Erik Wernquist, and made famous by the mobile content company Jamba who
heavily promoted “The Crazy Frog" on TV and the internet. The ringtone spawned a
chart hit based on a remix of “Alex F" which went to No.1 in the UK, Japan,
Australia and a number of European countries;.
Nokia Morse Code SMS alert
Similar to the Nokia Tune, the Nokia SMS alert is probably the most famous “SMS
tone" designed to be used for text message notifications. The tone spells out
“S-M-S" in Morse Code.
Classic telephone ring
With the rise of personalised tones a lot of people have decided to avoid them
in favour of the classic “bell ringing" sound of a normal telephone. A number of
surveys over the years have shown this to be one of the most popular tones.
In 1992, Sir Mixalot, a rapper had a huge hit with “Baby Got Back" which was
re-recorded as a ringtone with the lyrics "Pick up the phone! Pick up the phone!
'Cause you don't wanna miss this call and I cannot lie!." This was one of the
first “ringtone remixes" of popular songs to achieve success after being
marketed by Jamba, the same company that produced the Crazy Frog ringtone.
Ringtones based on the sounds “R2D2" from the film Star Wars makes in the film
are emerging as a popular choice for ringtones. R2D2 sounds make a great choice
for a ringtone as they are loud, easily heard and distinctive but just about
manage to avoid a tack, novelty feel like some ringtones.
Nokia Dying Remix
Based on the classic Nokia Tune, the Nokia “Dying" or “Flat Battery" remix is a
humorous version of the classic Nokia Tune where the sound eventually goes flat
or explodes, giving a nod to the annoyance that it can cause when heard
The popular TV show “24" features a highly recognisable ringtone on the phones
in the CTU office complex. The same sound is now being marketed as a ringtone
for mobile phones and is rapidly becoming a big hit.
When Steve Jobs announced the launch of the iphone in early 2007, his
demonstration included a ringtone, which was quickly made available as a
recording by a number of websites. The ringtone has been described as like “holy
angels tinkling" and was eventually included within the standard ringtone set on