How to Get Ringtones for Free

By Techwalla Electronics Editor

When it comes to "free" ringtones there may not be such thing as free. In most cases, if it seems too good to be true it probably is. That's why you have to be on the lookout for hidden fees and charges. Here are some guidelines to follow to get free ringtones for your cell phone.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Internet access
  • Cell phone number
  • Cell phone carrier

Step 1

Check with your cell phone service provider to see if free ringtones are available for customers.

Step 2

Be aware of hidden charges and fees. Some sites advertise free ringtones only after you pay a monthly fee or open an account.

Step 3

Verify your cell phone's compatibility with the free ringtones before downloading.

Step 4

Visit websites to download ringtones that are compatible with a variety of major cell phone brands.

Step 5

Make your own ringtones from your personal music collection with programs, such as Make Your Own Ringtones and Audacity. You select the tunes to edit, pick the slice of the song you want to use as your ringtone and then download it. You can download directly to your phone or download it to your computer first and then upload it to your phone.

Step 6

Download free ringtones from reputable sources rather than from shareware websites.