Free Cell Phone Ringers. Are They Really Free?

By: Peter Clark

Everyone seems to have fallen in love with cell phone ringtones. It's one of the business success models of the decade, there are now billions of dollars spent every year on cell phone ringers, and providing mobile phone ring tones is big business. However it is quite possible to get free cell phone ringers, you don't need to pay for them.

Cell phones are just about an essential commodity today, especially amongst the younger generation. And it has become a game to try and find the weirdest and wackiest cell phone ringtone to show off to your friends. Some kids have hundreds of them, and change them every day. The mobile phone has gone from a communication device to a fashion item now. See some of the colors and designs of the latest iPhones.

If our kids are going to be getting a stack of ringers for their phones it's much better if they can do so free.

Most sites offer ring tones for sale. However if you search for free ringtones you'll see a stack of sites offering ringers for free. Beware, just like in other areas of online, and offline, business, not all is what it seems. Free cell phone ringers can turn out often not to be free, and there are scams around. It is not unknown for someone to download a ringer that is advertised as free only to find that it appears on their mobile phone bill later.

For a start, how can a company offer free mobile phone ringers? Doesn't it have to sell things to make a profit? Of course there are sites where you can get a free ringer when you buy something else, but that isn't really free. But how can a company offering truly free ringtones do so without going broke?

There are many business models on the internet, not all of them involve selling a product. A company offering a free product can often attract a large number of visitors looking to get something for free. Any website that attracts large numbers of visitors can make money without selling something.

You'll usually see, for example, a host of ads on such websites. The company usually makes it's money from hosting the advertising and putting it in front of lots of visitors. It can often be more profitable giving away a product like a free cell phone ringer to attract visitors, and making advertising revenue.

So yes, you can get free cell phone ringers on the net, there's no doubt, and hopefully now you can see why. However beware, not all advertised free cell phone ringers are quite as free as they seem.

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