How to Install Verizon Ringback Tones

By Nina Strange

Ringback tones are a service provided by the Verizon Wireless Network for its customers who are interested in a more personalized touch to their cell phones. A ringback tone is what friends and family hear when they dial your number. It is a way to replace the traditional ringtone with a song, melody or sound effect of your choice. Verizon boasts a selection of more than 90,000 ringback tones available for your choosing. Tones are not downloaded onto your device but are maintained by the Verizon Wireless Network for your specific profile that you manage.

Step 1

Subscribe to the Ringback Tone service. Call Verizon's customer service by dialing *611 on your mobile device. Verizon charges a monthly subscription fee as well as a fee per ringback tone purchased.

Step 2

Download the "VZW Tones Deluxe" application onto your device. Look under "Get New Applications" and select the "VZW Tones Deluxe" application and download it for free. Accept the terms and conditions and run the application.

Step 3

Perform a search for the ringback tone you want. Browse tones that are hot, new or featured. Locate other tones by performing a genre search.

Step 4

Preview any available ringback tone before you make your purchase. Select the tone you wish to preview. You will have the option to purchase the tone or preview. Previewing will allow you to hear about a 15 second clip of the tone. Once satisfied with your selection, select "Purchase Ringback" in the menu and Verizon will process your request.

Step 5

Manage your ringback tones through your mobile device or accessing the Media Store through the Verizon Wireless website. You can assign specific tones for specific callers or groups of callers; designate ringback tones for a given day of the week or time of the day.

Tips & Warnings

  • Up to 100 ringback tones can be purchased per account.
  • Although ringback tones are a fun way to express your self, consider your audience -- making sure the ringback tone is appropriate for family members or employers.
  • There is a maximum of 25 Caller ID assignment settings available.
  • Ringback tones expire after 12 months.