How to Download Ringtones

How to Download Ringtones. The ability to download and personalize ringtones for your cellphone has revolutionized the mobile-phone industry. The days when everyone in a room jumped for his phone upon hearing a ring are gone. Today, you can choose from millions of different ringtones and customize your phone's ring to your mood, style and caller. There are several different ways you can download ringtones to your cellphone, but downloading from the Internet is the most popular.

Download Ringtones From the Internet

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Search for a website that offers ringtones. There are hundreds of different sites on the Internet that allow you to buy ringtones or download them for free. If you want a specific ringtone, you might have to pay a small fee.

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Register with the site you choose. Most ringtone providers require you to join their sites and provide your carrier information and phone number before you can download ringtones. Some sites require a membership fee in addition to or in lieu of ringtone fees.

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Browse through the selection of ringtones available. Typically, you can search for a specific song or sound, or you can use the categories to help you look.

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Pay attention to the cost per ringtone, as some tones vary in price.

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Select the ringtone you want, and have it sent to your cellphone via short-message-service (SMS) text messaging. This is the easiest and most popular way to download ringtones from the Internet.

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Verify ringtone charges on your next cellphone bill. This is how most providers bill you for ringtones and subscription fees. Contact the ringtone provider and your cellphone provider to dispute unfair ringtone charges.