Online Downloading of Ring Tones

By: Ian Ball

What is a ringtone? A ring tone is an alert call made by a telephone to indicate the user that some one is calling him. It is a customizable varied sound available on modern mobile phones.

This facility was basically introduced to differentiate between phones in case a user have more than one phoned. A wide variety of ringbones are available to download in the mobile phones. An early age phones were having single ringtone universally. Now there are unsolicited offers from service providers enticing a user with variety of ringbones. Ring tones are also available on Internet for downloading.

However, downloader has a risk of getting trapped with a trojan or virus while downloading the ringtones online. In addition to it, there has been many serious risks like: hidden charges from service provider for downloading a desired ringtone and the possibility of hacking one's credit card information by fraudulent person. A care should be taken to keep the credit card information to chest and no one should be trusted that easily. Though plenty of legitimate sites are offering free ringtones downloading facility, but these ringtones being single tone does not suit most of the teenagers -say one like tone of Hindi film chak de -chak de which may not available free of cost. The choice of downloading a ringtone from a websites, is limited and these website do not offer wide variety of songs in case of free down loading.

Mobile users can have various other convenient options of downloading ringtones. There is a facility to down load a ringtones via Wireless Application Protocol if mobile phone has this function. It is a convenient to download a ringtone with WAP function. A mobile user can just surf the Internet with few finger strokes and can download desired or available tone.

Generally a service charge is levied from mobile user for a WAP Internet function. Though, the speed of downloading is slower than the other available methods. But convenience of the Internet has to be respected. Most important issue regarding safety of phone, is its safety from the virus and Trojan when the mobile service provider access the website.

The ringtone can directly be downloaded from the kiosks of mobile phone operators. Kiosks are normally available in centers for mobile phone users. In case mobile phone user have any difficulty he can directly contact the service provider or customer care center. Customer care executive will assist the mobile phone user and explain the available service. Mobile to mobile downloading of ringtones can be done through the infrared or bluetooth facility.

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