Are Online Mobile Ringtone Services Really Reliable?

By: Michael Thomson

From the starting days of mobile phones capable of downloading data from external sources, several services providing users with recreational information such as ringtones, logos, games, and applications which facilitate users' activities while they are using their mobile phones. On the other hand, reliability of such services is in question due to leaks in some companies complaining that online mobile services convert their mobile phones to online communication machines, which is not the real theme why online data transfer protocols are introduced for mobile phones. The following paragraphs will be aiming at examining the real situation and the crucial facts behind the scene.

First, let us look at the current situation and what legal actions are taken against these conflicts. For today's world, there are over two billion mobile phones in use and more than half of these are of high standards, meaning they all have the capability to connect to the Internet via protocols such as WAP, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth. On this occasion, there is no limit for a user with a good mobile phone to download data from the Internet and use it in his/her mobile device whenever s/he wants to. The crucial problem gets to the scene at this point, when users are forced to download data over the Internet while they do not exactly know what they are transferring to their mobile devices. For instance, there are some services claiming that all types of mobile ringtones are available in their online store whereas one cannot download what s/he wants to do. Instead, the user is given the information that s/he did get the accurate data but the reality is just the opposite. Such users are deceived via simple tactics.

However, we can always ask for legal authorities to examine the situation and force the service provider to compensate for the expenses that were resulted from the misleading information over their website. In fact, it is very hard to go after such ailments since some services have their headquarters in other countries, so any legal attempt to examine the activities of such service providers cannot bring about a solid result. Furthermore, those service providers situated in the same country as the user may complain from the unawareness of the user about the warnings prior to the download process, maintaining that the service provider does not accept any responsibility upon such an occurrence. Thus, there remains no hope for the user except for going to the court.

Still, this does not mean that all online mobile ringtone providers are unreliable. Generally speaking, international service providers perform high quality help for their customers, making sure the users are downloading some content with their own interest and warn them by a final message that exhibits service provider's agreement that any conflict between the data to be downloaded and that the user does have will not result in a responsibility for the service provider. After all those instructions, users are free to navigate through the website and download whatever data they are searching for.

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