Cell Phone Ring Tones - Convert Your Own Ring Tones

By: Christine Anderssen

Isn't it amazing that a simple thing such as a cell phone can turn out to be utilized, among other things, as a sophisticated entertainment console, a digital camera and fashion accessory?

Since the advent of cellular phones, cellular phone manufacturers have cottoned on to the fact that it is necessary to produce phones with more and more features to allow cell phone users to flaunt their phones as high-tech gadgets and entertainment devices, and not just communication devices. In the competitive market of cell phone manufacture, in order to stay ahead of the competition, cellular phone manufacturers therefore had to build in features such as the ability to load polyphonic ring tones, cell phone wallpapers and even cell phone javascript games.

As the cellular phones became more and more sophisticated, more and more software utilities and technical gadgets made their appearance to assist with the spicing up of the ordinary cell phone. One such example is cellular phone ring tone converters. These software utilities help with the converting of ring tones between cell phone formats, which are not by any means similar, and by converting music in other electronic formats, such as .wav, and mp3 into cellular phone ring tone format.

Once the conversion of the piece of music has been done, it needs to be transferred to your cell phone. This transfer can be achieved by directly keying in the melody, or by making use of an SMS transfer, or even directly downloaded to your phone from the Internet

So how do ring tone converters work?

A ring tone converter is a piece of software that can be downloaded from the Internet. Some are commercial, and some can be downloaded for free trial from the popular download site (download.com). The prices for ring tone converters are normally quite reasonable at around $20 to $25. There are also some free ring tone converters available for use directly on the Internet itself, such as Uniring, that will convert any Nokia ring tone in either RTTTL (Ring Tone Text Transfer Language) or Nokring format into the format used by your cell phone.

There seem to be a variety of software options available, so which one would you use where?

For the scenario where you have music or songs on your PC in one of the following formats - WAV, MP3, MMF, AMR, QCP, you can use the converter that is available from Download.com to convert into ring tone format.

Or you can use the free service provided by Uniring, or use one of the commercially available packages to convert your music and export into any of the popular cell phone formats, such as Nokring, RTTTL, MyMelody, Samsung and Midi formats.

To get the ring tone downloaded into your phone very much depends on the technical capability of your phone. These phones all have different technologies for entering ring tones into the phone. Some allow you to enter the melody in through keying in the ring tone directly into the phone, others allow the download of the ringtone through SMS, and with others you might have to connect to your PC through a data cable.

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