|Halloween Storm (by billyoung, Jul 13th, 2007)
It's so scary.
|Good (by nautin, Jul 10th, 2007)
It sounds good! I like it!
|Really strong.... (by kitty, Jul 9th, 2007)
Kool ringtone, man. It's the good ringtone.
|Great music! (by forestgum, Jun 26th, 2007)
The great background music makes this a must have for my cellphone, I like it much!
|Poor (by Cambrog, Feb 1st, 2007)
Storm in halloween? Poor the ghosts!
Teens Deck Their Cell Phones with New Ringtones
Valley Forge, PA (PRLEAP) December 1, 2005 — Brittany Edwards, 13, of Villanova,
Pennsylvania, likes Christmas music, but only a few weeks before Christmas. And,
she doesn’t like hearing it in stores or on TV commercials; she only likes it on
Brittany is like many teens that are as likely to enjoy listening to Christmas
carols as much as they would enjoy listening to disco. That is, until her phone
rings. “Most of them (Christmas carols) are just plain boring. A ringtone makes
it more upbeat. No lyrics to listen to. So you get the whole tune out of it
without the annoying words,” said the Connecticut seventh grade student.
Seasonal ringtones are part of a big business in an industry that is ringing up
profits for many companies across the United States. Independent ringtone
operators are earning $600 million per year from the sale of ringtones and some
industry analysts estimate that carriers are deriving ten percent of their
annual revenues from data applications, the biggest of which happens to be
ringtones. Billboard magazine even ranks the Top Ringtones each week. “Ringtone
sales have far exceeded our expectations for this year,” said Bret Dunlap,
president of Monstertones (www.monstertones.com), a ringtone company that
provides the newest type of ringtones, MP3 ringtones.
“Of all the holidays, Christmas ringtones and Halloween ringtones make the most
sales,” said Bob Bentz, CEO for one of the industry leaders, Ringingphone (www.ringingphone.com).
“Our best selling Christmas ringtones are the upbeat ones like Rudolph the Red
Nosed Reindeer and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. We also recently added the Mr.
Grinch ringtone and that one is very popular too.”
Kelly Monagran, 14, of suburban St. Louis, agrees that Christmas carols are way
uncool. “The music in the stores starts way too early and you get sick of it by
the time December comes around. Plus, the songs like Silent Night are just too
slow.” Christmas ringtones are a different story. “Say your phone rings when you
are with your friends and it’s a Christmas ringtone. It puts you in the mood for
Kelly’s classmate, Matt Norton, 15, likes Christmas ringtones more for their
comedic effect on his friends. Sampson, a devoted hip-hop fan who usually has
the latest Fabulous ringtone on his phone, says his friends are surprised when
his phone rings and it’s the Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer ringtone. “It
cracks them up. I put it on for like two weeks just before Christmas and then
I’ll put it on again in like June or something and then I really get some