Ringtones Explained - Monophonic, Polyphonic or Whatever Phonic Rings Your Bell

Written by Lillian Fuller

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Polyphonic with its richer tonal quality sounds better than monophonic but when compared to MP3 quality it sounds pretty weak. Midi format may be adequate for basic ringers and great for greeting cards but if it’s real sound that you want for your cell phone, keep reading.

C) Truetone And Mp3’s The future of sound for ringtones seems to be hifi quality. The real tone or true tone ringtones that can be downloaded onto your cell phone are equivalent to an MP3 player quality and sounds a little like an iPod.

True tone technology will allowrepparttar user to hear recorded voices such as Austin Powers announcing “You’re phone is ringing, baby, yeah”. This recording is so convincing that people will be looking for Mike Myers. Songs like Outkast’s “Hey Ya” andrepparttar 133431 Starsky and Hutch theme song are downloadable as well. With a built in microphone you can record your own or someone else’s voice. True tone ringtones will even mimic a real old fashioned telephone ring. How’s that for retro?

A Brief Glimpse At Ancient History

Inrepparttar 133432 almost ancient past, cell phones came with one ringer and no features at all. Wall paper was something that decorated your home and SMS was unheard of. Cell phones were big and cumbersome and used only byrepparttar 133433 elite or as marketing gurus put it, “Early Adopters.” Very few people owned cell phones because ofrepparttar 133434 size and expense.

Digital technology changed all. All of a sudden a lot of people were buying and using cell phones. This was confusing because every time a phone rang, everyone inrepparttar 133435 room started to rummage through their bags and pockets to answer it. A unique sound wasrepparttar 133436 answer and that is how ring tones of every description came into being.

Ringtones – Where Do We Go From Here?

Some technical websites declare thatrepparttar 133437 cell phone of tomorrow will replacerepparttar 133438 MP3 player of today. This will be possible once a dual use battery is invented that can hold a sufficiently long enough charge. The power would last more than a few hours and be easily recharged. The “techies” declare that memory capabilities must be enhanced so thatrepparttar 133439 user can download and store hundreds of thousands of songs. This isn’t that far off, in fact an MP3 player being replaced by a cell phone is considered possible within 5 years according to most technical websites.

Other Products Available On Ringtone Websites

Sound mixers and Recordable Devices A 2002 Motorola cell phone came with an audio mixer that could harnessrepparttar 133440 hundreds of musical instruments in a midi format. This cell phone has greatly evolved and allows you to program special effects. Effects include echo and reverb to name just a couple. You can program your own ringtone, download it onto your phone and then enhance it withrepparttar 133441 above hifi effects.

Wall paper and Logos Many cell phones are used to connect torepparttar 133442 Internet and also do double duty as palm pilots. This has necessitated a larger screen and with that you need special wall paper. You can choose from a multitude of assortments. Your favorite logos are also downloadable. Logos of every sports team are available.

Java Games Whether you’re waiting forrepparttar 133443 dentist orrepparttar 133444 bus, passingrepparttar 133445 time is far quicker by playing a computer game. Java games are available fromrepparttar 133446 same websites that offer huge assortments of wallpaper and ringtones. Googlerepparttar 133447 word Java Game or Gamer and there’s lots of websites sites to choose.

SMS (Short Message Service) ICQ (I Seek You) wasrepparttar 133448 pioneer ofrepparttar 133449 SMS technology and still remains onrepparttar 133450 cutting edge of SMS technology. ICQ is pretty advanced and still progressing. It offersrepparttar 133451 availability of staying in real time communication and allows a large address book. As part ofrepparttar 133452 ICQ community, there are message boards, chat rooms and user lists available. ICQ also offer unique ringtones as well. SMS Google is catching up quickly and now providesrepparttar 133453 user withrepparttar 133454 option of text messaging a query directly to its web site using a cell phone.

What Can You Say About Ringtones

So there you have it, what can you say about ringtones? It seems in today’s wireless world and with cutting edge technology, quite a.bit. Gone arerepparttar 133455 days where a single bell chime or as Lily Tomlin put it so well: “one ringy dingy, two ringy dingy” had to sound to get your attention. Todayrepparttar 133456 choices are endless so shop around for what suits you best in your own unique ringtone. Stay in touch!

Lillian Fuller is a talented freelance writer providing tips about free cell phones, cell phone plans and cell phone ringtones. © 2004 http://www.cell-phone-n-plans.com/

Buying A Cell Phone – Making Smart Choices

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It isn’t a very sexy list but if economy is important to you then that is really all you need. BUT if economy isn’t number one on your list of what to look for in a cell phone, read on.

2. The Latest And Greatest – Can You Say “E A R L Y A D O P T E R?”

If you wantrepparttar latest in technology, be prepared to pay for it. A minimum of $200.00 will buy onlyrepparttar 133430 most basic of cell phones. Inrepparttar 133431 case of pricing for cell phones and cell phone accessoriesrepparttar 133432 sky truly isrepparttar 133433 limit. Nokia, Motorola, LG, Ericsson and Kyocera provide an established name in cell phone technology and they also provide cutting edge features in their repertoire of cell phone offerings. Check out their web sites forrepparttar 133434 latest and greatest in cell phone offerings.

3. Style – Looking Good For A Price

Many companies include face plates as a catchy cell phone accessory. You can wear your heart or your favorite sports team on your sleeve. Motorola, for example carries a cell phone face plate that features a major league hockey team. You can even pick up a purse to carry your cell phone torepparttar 133435 most elegant occasions. Check out these “must have” little numbers onrepparttar 133436 Motorola site or one ofrepparttar 133437 many other sites onrepparttar 133438 internet selling these aftermarket accessories. If you love color and need to match your cell phone to your Mercedes that is possible too!

Would you like something a little different? A cell mate isrepparttar 133439 thing to have. This cell phone accessory allows you to dress your cell phone. This item was adopted by Ashley Judd who is reported to have many different plush covers for her cell phones. These items are available from a limited number of cell phone companies and other manufacturers. Type your brand of cellphone and “cell mate” into your favorite search engine to find a unique cover for your cell phone.

4. Reliability – When You Need Your Cell Phone To Be Dependable

One ofrepparttar 133440 most important features when looking for a cell phone is dependable service. There is no point in having a cell phone andrepparttar 133441 most up to date cell phone accessories ifrepparttar 133442 phone is not reliable. Some cell phone companies advertise that they providerepparttar 133443 best cell phone service but unfortunately this isn’t always true. Ensure that you deal with experienced cell phone service providers such as AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.

5. Rate Plan Flexibility

Phone plans – finding what’s right for you. Family plans, call home plans, free included cell phones and prepaid cell phones! There’s a multitude of choices but what is right for you? Your lifestyle will indicate what type of phone plan you need. If your cell phone is your main source of communication and half your life is spent on your cell, you need a plan that will guarantee yourepparttar 133444 most air time forrepparttar 133445 least amount of money. If you have children and want to give themrepparttar 133446 opportunity to have a cell phone but want to controlrepparttar 133447 amount of time they use it , a family plan may berepparttar 133448 right choice for you. Perhaps you need to call a certain phone number regularly, then a “call home” plan isrepparttar 133449 choice that serves your needs best. Do your research to findrepparttar 133450 best fit possible. Gone arerepparttar 133451 days when you had to fitrepparttar 133452 cell phone plan; today companies such as Verizon and AT&T make sure thatrepparttar 133453 cell phone plans fits you.

The Choice Is Yours – The Sky’s The Limit

As you can see, there are lots to look for when shopping for a new cell phone. This article covered only a portion ofrepparttar 133454 information available onrepparttar 133455 World Wide Web and inrepparttar 133456 Marketplace. I hope you found it helpful in your search for justrepparttar 133457 right cell phone company for your unique lifestyle. Keep in touch!

Lillian Fuller is a talented freelance writer providing tips about cell phones, cell phone plans and cellular accessories. Her articles offer valuable insight on many different topics. © 2004 http://www.cell-phone-n-plans.com/

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