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What was that terrible non-sound I experienced this morning?

What was the silent "bomb" of a cell phone alarm the couch surfer on the other side of the wall detonated this morning? [more inside]
posted by Cookbooks and Chaos on Jun 5, 2015 - 11 answers

Help me find an android notification manager?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 and I do not want to root it. Requirements: Change the notification sound, LED notification light colour, and (optionally) vibration for notifications coming from each app. [more inside]
posted by sarae on Feb 7, 2015 - 3 answers

iPhone Klaxon Ring Tone Lost in iOS 8.1

I had my iPhone 5s set to sound the old-fashioned klaxon "Ah-OOOO-gah" ring tone under iOS 8.0. When the phone downloaded iOS 8.1, that choice disappeared. Is there any way to get it back?
posted by KRS on Dec 22, 2014 - 5 answers

What makes a ringtone audible in an urban environment?

Even with the ringer set on maximum volume, I tend not to hear my phone ringing when I'm out walking on a busy London street. I'd like a ringtone that will be audible over traffic noise, but not be earsplitting or annoying when I'm indoors. Are there any acoustic properties (other than sheer loudness) that I should look for in a ringtone to help it stand out against a background of car engines and other street noise?
posted by yankeefog on Sep 30, 2013 - 17 answers

scratching noise (as in DJ generated) mp3/4's

Can you point me towards a site with different "scratching" noises suitable for ringtones (length and formatwise). Would also appreciate a step by step tutorial of how to convert said mp3/mp4 to an iPhone 4S ringtone. Cheers
posted by subajestad on May 23, 2013 - 3 answers

ringtones that don't annoy, 2012 edition

I'm searching for a lowkey unobtrusive but interesting ringtone that won't draw looks of ire from those around me. I know this has been covered on ask.mefi before (in 2006), and, indeed, I ended up with one of those ringtones on a long ago now dead phone. But six years later, most of those links are dead, and we've moved from RAZRs to iPhones and Androids. So what's the latest and greatest in non-annoying ringy-dingys for our phones? [more inside]
posted by redbeard on Feb 5, 2012 - 35 answers

So much for being discreet.

I have some iPhone ringtones I've made with GarageBand that are entirely too loud. I cannot figure out how to decrease the volume. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by andrewcilento on Oct 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Where does the Bell Tower ringtone come from?

What is the source the bell tower ringtone on my iPhone 3G? [more inside]
posted by swift on Oct 6, 2011 - 2 answers

Hear the ringtone - remember the movie?

Which movie had a cell phone ringtone that sounded like this? [more inside]
posted by anon_for_this on Mar 31, 2011 - 8 answers

snuggle bunny is calling...

How do I set a ringtone on iPhone without connecting iTunes? [more inside]
posted by defcom1 on Mar 31, 2011 - 2 answers

Can I get blackberry bold ringtones into my blackberry torch?

How do I get blackberry bold ringtones on my new blackberry torch? [more inside]
posted by namesarehard on Sep 16, 2010 - 2 answers

How do I anonymously send a ringtone to an iPhone?

How do I go around sending a ringtone to a UK iPhone customer anonymously? I don't want them to incur any charges or other costs as a result, nor be bombarded by subsequent ringtones by some overzealous ringtone company. I simply want a website where I can select the ringtone, enter their number and off goes the ringtone. I am happy to pay for it. [more inside]
posted by Biru on Feb 3, 2010 - 5 answers

I am not nearly young or cool enough to make this happen

I thought this would be simple, but it isn't. I want to purchase a song as the new ringtone of my At&t Blackberry Pearl, and I have hit all sorts of roadblocks. [more inside]
posted by msali on Nov 9, 2009 - 9 answers

Be Glad It Ain't The Spam Song

Here goes my lamest question ever...so, I have for some reason become determined to have the "Liberty Bell March" (aka the "Monty Python" theme song) as my phone's ringtone -- but, I'd like a clip of the ACTUAL recording, not some crappy MIDI file (which is all it seems I can find). anyone know where I can find that?
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Apr 5, 2009 - 15 answers

Need a little time to wake up. wake up well.

I'm tired of the Antelope alarm tone on my BlackBerry. Does anyone have any recommendations for alarm clock tones I can load onto my SD card? [more inside]
posted by ijoyner on Mar 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Jack Bauer's Ring Tone

What is Jack Bauer's cell phone ring tone? [more inside]
posted by miraimatt on Mar 2, 2009 - 15 answers

Telus broke my legs

I have a Samsung SCH-A950 phone. Telus has crippled it. Has anyone figured out how to subvert the ringtone download store and use mp3 ringtones? [more inside]
posted by tehloki on Dec 26, 2008 - 8 answers

What do outgoing phone rings mean?

Usually, when you call somebody's cell phone and hear a beep after each ring, it means they are on the phone with somebody else. Are there any other ring indicators like that? [more inside]
posted by timory on Dec 14, 2008 - 7 answers

How to turn a podcast into a ringtone?

How can I make an iPhone ringtone from a portion of a podcast? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Oct 17, 2008 - 5 answers

pop culture ring tones, k?

Looking for iconic, pop culture ring tones for my blackberry [more inside]
posted by Industrial PhD on Jul 22, 2008 - 14 answers

Free/custom ringtones for a KRAZR on a Rogers Canada plan?

Free/custom ringtones for a KRAZR on a Rogers Canada plan? Apparently they have locked it but I'm sure you smart people know a way around it. :) [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Jun 25, 2008 - 9 answers

day the earth stood still ringtone

Help me get a sweet Day the Earth Stood Still ringtone... [more inside]
posted by Salvatorparadise on Jun 17, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me remember this Free Custom Ringtone site!

What is the name of the website that allows you to upload mp3's to its site, converts them to ringtone format, and then text messages them to your phone for free (after a delay) or immediately (for a donation)?
posted by Maia on Jan 26, 2008 - 9 answers

A ringtone for someone who hates ringtones

A need a ringtones, but I hate ringtones: My iPhone's built-in ringtones aren't very good, so I'll have to buy one off iTunes. The problem is that I want something I can use in a business setting, and that is discrete, pleasant, and loud enough to hear. Can you suggest a song I should buy as a ringtone?
posted by blahblahblah on Nov 27, 2007 - 37 answers

How to shorten an MP3 without clipping the ends?

I have an mp3 I'd like to use as a ring tone, but it's 2 seconds too long. I don't want to cut off the beginning or end, but is there some other way to shorten it to 30 seconds? What software (OS X please) can do this? I realize some options might make it sound slightly off, but it's a ring tone so I shouldn't be too bothered by it.
posted by howling fantods on Oct 26, 2007 - 12 answers

Ringtones + Cingular

How do I add a custom ringtone to a AT&T (Cingular) 3100 Smartphone? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jul 15, 2007 - 5 answers

iPhone Killers?

Are there any cellphone MP3 players that let you set an mp3 as a ringtone? I'm thinking of replacing my cellphone and mp3 player, but I refuse to buy a combo device that won't let me set an mp3 as a ringtone, because that's insane. I also want to be able to buy an unlocked handset and use it with whatever provider I want, rather then being a slave. (Can you tell I really don't like the cellphone industry?) [more inside]
posted by delmoi on Jul 6, 2007 - 26 answers

Which tone is the ringtone?

What is Rusty's (Brad Pitt) cell phone ringtone in Ocean's 13? I have done some searching and have found multiple answers, so it's not as simple as it may sound. [more inside]
posted by boreddusty on Jun 19, 2007 - 8 answers

Finding a particular sound effect for use as a ringtone?

Care to help me find a ringtone I heard on "The IT Crowd"? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Apr 15, 2007 - 7 answers

Looking for a strange ring tone I heard in China in 2005.

Looking for a strange ring tone I heard in China in 2005. [more inside]
posted by photoslob on Mar 4, 2007 - 4 answers

Nerdly ringtone?

I'm looking for Star Trek communicator sample in .wav or .mp3 [more inside]
posted by furtive on Jan 21, 2007 - 5 answers

What is the web site that lets you upload, trim, and send MP3s to your phone for free?

Does anyone know the site that allowed you to trim audio, convert to mp3, and send a link to your phone via SMS for free? I already know about mobile17, and that's not it. This one had no waiting time, was completely free, and a really nice audio-editor style graphical interface. [more inside]
posted by cmicali on Jan 17, 2007 - 4 answers

Creating ringtones for download

I have some questions about creating phone ringtones for people to download. [more inside]
posted by rdurbin on Oct 5, 2006 - 3 answers

I Would Like My Cell Phone to "Ring"

Where can I download ringtones that sound like actual "ring tones"? I don't want Black Eyed Peas or Justin Timberlake. A beeping or a ringing sound will do. I can't believe how difficult this has been to find. Thanks.
posted by wfc123 on Sep 28, 2006 - 17 answers

MP3 to Nextel i730? How?

How can I take a mp3 and load it as a ringtone on my Nextel Motorola i730? It's a lousy question, I know, but I just can't find the answer on either Nextel.com or with Google.
posted by kc0dxh on Aug 15, 2006 - 7 answers

Where to find specific Star Trek MIDI music.

Does anyone know where I can find a decent MIDI version of the battle music from the Star Trek episode "Amok Time"? I would like to make it my default ring tone, and I can't find it anywhere!
posted by Jenesta on Mar 15, 2006 - 2 answers

ringtones that don't annoy

I'd like a ringtone that wouldn't make you throttle me if you heard it in a public space. [more inside]
posted by heeeraldo on Feb 20, 2006 - 68 answers

Quality (nonspammy) ringtone sites?

Does a quality, non-spammy, free (CC-licensed?) Ringtone site exist? [more inside]
posted by rschroed on Feb 14, 2006 - 11 answers

1. In what way are cellphone ringer speakers limited, 2. Subtle ringtones?

Ringtonefilter: 2 questions. 1. Why does my fancy mp3 playing cellphone's speaker choke when playing mp3s I like (inaudible or distorted, depending). 2. Anyone have any relatively calm/subtle ringtone suggestions, that are not so subtle that one doesn't hear them? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Jan 12, 2006 - 9 answers

Ringtone from "Ocean's 12"

What song is Rusty's ringtone in "Ocean's 12"? It's silly, I know, but it's driving me craaaaaazy!
posted by joshuaconner on May 8, 2005 - 3 answers

Om Tones

I'm trying to find a ring tone for my cell phone that sounds like somebody chanting "Om". [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Apr 7, 2005 - 2 answers

Louder Ringtone

Forgive me, but I want Bananaphone as my cell phone ringtone. I have it in MP3 format but my LG Vx4400 can't play them. I found a .qcp version, but the volume is way too soft for usefulness. How can I make it louder? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Nov 2, 2004 - 6 answers

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