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gwalchmai
12-05-2012, 06:30
I've been spending a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms this week, and I've been exposed to a lot of ringtones. People use a lot of obnoxious ringtones. They probably sound OK when the owner is browsing through looking for something unique (and cool), but in an "inside voice environment" I think they present an image of the owner which is probably unintended.

Another thing I notice are middle-age and older people who have obviously let their kids and grandkids pick their ringtones. A couple have even mentioned that they didn't know how to change them.

It's an interesting social phenomenon.

<- Has phone on silent...

gwalchmai
12-05-2012, 06:32
Also, I'm not sure that a lot of people are acquainted with the "inside voice environment" concept. ;)

Atlas
12-05-2012, 06:32
I thought the "cool ringtones" fad had died a quiet death.

Resqu2
12-05-2012, 06:35
I use just a few to identify certain callers but I just make one from a popular song. You do hear some good ones while out and about.

Peace Warrior
12-05-2012, 06:38
It bothers me that they aren't long enough when it's a good song that is being used as a ring tone.

I hate that freight train ring tone. :steamed:

CitizenOfDreams
12-05-2012, 07:01
My phone vibrates first so I can answer it without making unnecessary noise. And when it does ring, it, well, rings. You know, makes a ringing sound.

gwalchmai
12-05-2012, 07:03
I think I'm going to use the theme from Mr. Ed.

M2 Carbine
12-05-2012, 07:10
My phone vibrates first so I can answer it without making unnecessary noise. And when it does ring, it, well, rings. You know, makes a ringing sound.
Same here.

Some ring tones are right funny but I don't want to listen to a couple bars of a song while I hurry to answer the phine.

tarpleyg
12-05-2012, 08:03
So my Star Wars Imperial March would probably bug you pretty bad, huh? How about my text alert where R2D2 chirps at me? Would that bug you too?

gwalchmai
12-05-2012, 08:05
So my Star Wars Imperial March would probably bug you pretty bad, huh? How about my text alert where R2D2 chirps at me? Would that bug you too?Only a couple of times...

;)

okie
12-05-2012, 08:21
Mine is a dog barking:supergrin:

costanza187
12-05-2012, 08:27
Mine is very annoying to most people... It is the Jersey Shore theme song "Get Crazy".

Drain You
12-05-2012, 09:31
Also, I'm not sure that a lot of people are acquainted with the "inside voice environment" concept. ;)


There are two reasons for this:

young people who are just stupid/don't care
old people who grew up using a standard phone, you always heard yourself through the ear piece a little bit and you can't on a cellphone, so you subconsciously think the other person can't hear you so you talk louder.

gjk5
12-05-2012, 09:44
my phone just rings.


I also do not like ringback tones. I do not want to hear your stupid ass Nickelback song every time I call you.

gwalchmai
12-05-2012, 09:48
Mine is a dog barking:supergrin:
You're here, aren't you? ;)

janice6
12-05-2012, 09:49
I have bad hearing and wear a hearing aid.

I chose a ring tone that I am familiar with, so I can pick it out in the "din" of sounds in public.

"Lady In Red". Reminds me of a time with my wife, long, long ago . Phone vibrates first.

Foxterriermom
12-05-2012, 09:55
What I find amusing are the people that use the old time home phone ringtones. If they are so attracted to the tone, I always think they should just have a land line at house with one of these:

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/125/423063840_9ec11d3c37.jpg

gwalchmai
12-05-2012, 09:58
What I find amusing are the people that use the old time home phone ringtones. If they are so attracted to the tone, I always think they should just have a land line at house with one of these:

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/125/423063840_9ec11d3c37.jpgI suspect that (1) a lot of people grew up with that sound and subconsciously recognize it quickly, and (2) ATT spent a lot of time getting that ring perfected. So it's a good choice, I guess.

fnfalman
12-05-2012, 10:03
What I find amusing are the people that use the old time home phone ringtones. If they are so attracted to the tone, I always think they should just have a land line at house with one of these:


That would work inside the house but how am I going to lug that phone with me and have it working outside of the house?

BEER
12-05-2012, 10:04
all numbers except 1 utter a single low volume beep. i hate being with a customer or potential customer and having a ringing phone interrupt.

the 1 number that rings is Girl's work number because if she's calling me from work it's a dire emergency.

BEER
12-05-2012, 10:04
That would work inside the house but how am I going to lug that phone with me and have it working outside of the house?

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/8928/

fnfalman
12-05-2012, 10:11
http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/8928/

I like it!!!

airmotive
12-05-2012, 10:15
A ring tone should start quiet and subtle, and progressively get more noticeable.

That said, google "The king's speech ringtone" and you will find mine.
TOS won't allow me to post it.:whistling:

Foxterriermom
12-05-2012, 10:17
http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/8928/

Did you notice that item it out of stock?

Bruce M
12-05-2012, 10:20
Geico- Boss's Ringtone - YouTube




What I find amusing are the people that use the old time home phone ringtones. If they are so attracted to the tone, I always think they should just have a land line at house with one of these:

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/125/423063840_9ec11d3c37.jpg


I still have one of those at home although it is the Naval version that has a little lock for the handset which I presume was to deal with rough seas. In addition to not needing power when there is no electricity it sometimes does a good job of defeating the menu of an automated voice answering switch when it sends a pulse instead of a tone.

dango
12-05-2012, 10:21
I suspect that (1) a lot of people grew up with that sound and subconsciously recognize it quickly, and (2) ATT spent a lot of time getting that ring perfected. So it's a good choice, I guess.

Love these old phone but can be mighty tricky in transit !

Phaze5ive
12-05-2012, 10:25
I have 'Back In Black' by AC/DC, but ever since Call of Duty used it in their newer commercials, I'm starting to hate it.

janice6
12-05-2012, 10:27
Geico- Boss's Ringtone - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QnzR87OrTM)







I still have one of those at home although it is the Naval version that has a little lock for the handset which I presume was to deal with rough seas. In addition to not needing power when there is no electricity it sometimes does a good job of defeating the menu of an automated voice answering switch when it sends a pulse instead of a tone.



I have one of those with a volume control for the hard of hearing.

(in storage)

Ralff
12-05-2012, 10:35
I have the solo to Stairway as my ringtone, but I need to change it. Sometimes I almost forget to answer the phone call because I just want to listen. :rofl:

syntaxerrorsix
12-05-2012, 11:39
Mine starts out vibrating and then breaks into the theme from Sanford and Son.

The only thing I don't care for are the folks that clearly know their phone is ringing but take their sweet ass time reaching into the pocket or purse to answer it.

GeorgiaGlocker
12-05-2012, 11:46
Is there an app for free ringtones?

MedicOni
12-05-2012, 11:47
Is there an app for free ringtones?

Zedge is a good one for android

sent from my left big toe

That's all Brother
12-05-2012, 13:43
My phone has no dial, I just get Sarah to connect me to the diner. Standard phone ring.

janice6
12-05-2012, 14:00
My wife's phone has no ringtone, it just vibrates.

She is constantly telling me to call her and then does not answer.



(Thanks to PeaceWarrior)

Shinytop
12-05-2012, 15:09
I use Ship's Bells. Not obnoxious but distinct. Unless of course there are a lot of Navy guys around:)

For years had Looney Tunes for when my wife called me. Got some chuckles on that.

RonS
12-05-2012, 16:07
One coworker who's husband is a firefighter has a siren for his calls, a heavy metal riff for their son and some kind of mellow rock for her folks. I have considered personalized ring tones for my family but I am always afraid that they might call my phone by accident while I am around, hear it, and never speak to me again.

nursetim
12-05-2012, 16:33
This is mine. http://www.emergencyfans.com/sounds/1squad51.mp3

MrsKitty
12-05-2012, 17:54
Mine is Omar whistling The Farmer and the Dell from The Wire.

MedicOni
12-05-2012, 17:55
This is mine. http://www.emergencyfans.com/sounds/1squad51.mp3

I might have to steal that lol


Sent from my left big toe

427
12-05-2012, 18:06
Here's my ringtone.

CRYING BABY RINGTONE - YouTube

Mr Turdle
12-05-2012, 20:03
When my wife calls me, my phone plays taps. Usually gets a laugh when I say "excuse me, my wife is calling."

glockman97420
12-05-2012, 21:38
Magnum P.I. for calls. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly for texts.

countrygun
12-05-2012, 21:47
For my wife's calls mine was Elton John "The B***H is Back" she was not amused when she found out.

F350
12-05-2012, 21:49
For most calls mine is the Marines' Hymn.... For the wife it is the warning klaxon. For the wife it is the old time ring tone, as a female child of the 50's it is the only one that gets her attention, when I call it again is the Marines' Hymn.

okie
12-06-2012, 07:02
You're here, aren't you? ;)
Yup I sure am my friend:supergrin:

DoubleWide
12-06-2012, 08:03
Zedge is a good one for android

sent from my left big toe


I use http://www.zedge.net/ringtone/578966/ for a text notification at night if I'm on call. Sometimes I forget to change it back. If my phone is locked, it doesn't shut off instantly.




and yes, I hate it too


Of course, I'd probably hate anything sooner or later if it kept waking me up.

Dalton Wayne
12-06-2012, 08:42
My ringtone is a police siren, I was riding with my boss the other day and my phone rang, and he pulled over, I kid you not I lmao....

ustate
12-06-2012, 08:47
For calls mine plays "Sweet Home Alabama" though I'm going to change it soon. For a text or email it's gunfire and the sound of the brass bouncing around the floor.

Gun Shark
12-06-2012, 08:54
For texts it's "tweet" and for calls its the Hawaii 5-0 theme song.

http://www.phonezoo.com is where all my ringtones came from with the exception of two, that I made using iTunes.


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PVolk
12-06-2012, 10:42
I gave up on using music for ring tones along time ago. Because I would always pick songs I liked and then eventually grow to hate hearing them all the time. And I don't like hating the things that I like.

I discovered that more traditional ringers are less annoying to me as I grew older. I currently use that ringtone from the movie "crank". It's neat and doesn't bother me and I don't hear it elsewhere in public. Mission accomplished.

byf43
12-06-2012, 11:00
What I find amusing are the people that use the old time home phone ringtones. If they are so attracted to the tone, I always think they should just have a land line at house with one of these:

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/125/423063840_9ec11d3c37.jpg

^^^^THIS is what my current ringtone is!!


When I first heard it, I liked it!

My phone originally had a female voice, saying, "You have an incoming call."
That 'sound' repeated until you answered.


I did, at one time, have 'assigned' ringtones.

My (former) stupervisor's ringtone, was the sound of someone cutting a fart. His name would appear as "_ _ _hole".

My first wife's ringtone was a horse doing a 'whinny'. (What a 'nag'!) :)

Inebriated
12-06-2012, 12:59
My ringtone is "Cocaine Carolina" by Johnny Cash.
My text tone is a standard WP7 tone, because they still don't want to let people change their text tone.

knotquiteawake
12-06-2012, 13:05
I am a fan of the chirps and beeps type ring tones, I find the musical ones annoying IMO.

My current ringtone for all calls is the "Hailing Frequencies" sounds from Star Trek The Next Generation. The text messages is the door chime from Next Generation too.

Before that, the only musical one I had was the theme to the 1950's Doctor Who.