How to Create Ringtones for TracFone

By Kayla Lowe

TracFone is a popular type of prepaid cell phone. Rather than requiring cell phone users to sign a contract or receive monthly bills, TracFone allows them to purchase airtime in advance and simply buy more when they have used up their airtime. Just like any other cell phone, Tracfones allow users to customize their phones, including by adding ringtones to them. You can always simply get a ringtone from a ringtone website, but you can also create your own completely original ringtones as well with a free online ringtone maker.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet access
  • Ringtone maker
  • Music file
  • Email account

Step 1

Navigate to a website that allows you to create your own ringtones (see Resources).

Step 2

Upload the music file from which you would like to create a ringtone for your TracFone.

Step 3

Select the section of the music file that you wish to play as your ringtone by clicking on the image of your music file to position the markers at the beginning and ending of the section you wish to be your ringtone.

Step 4

Preview your clip by clicking on the “Play Selected” button and make any adjustments if necessary.

Step 5

Click “Make Ringtone” when you are satisfied with your ringtone, and then click “Download” to download your ringtone to your computer.

Step 6

Log in to your email account and begin composing a new message. Address your email to your 10-digit cell phone number @ your TracFone’s carrier text messaging (for example, for TracFones carried by AT&T).

Step 7

Attach your ringtone to the email and send it to your TracFone.

Step 8

Open the text message on your TracFone when you receive it and click “Options” and then “Save as Ringtone” to save the ringtone to your TracFone.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make adjustments to the fade and volume properties of your file if you wish before downloading it.
  • Do not make your clip longer than 20 seconds; doing so will unnecessarily bog down your TracFone’s memory.