Q. What's the buzz about Ringtones exactly?
By the end of the years 1990, Nokia, Ericsson and
Siemens -- and recently, most other phone companies -- have
introduced a new feature in their phones: the possibility to
compose one's own ringtone directly on the phone or to send it
to the phone, from a computer, using a data cable or SMS. Many
web sites now offer pre-coded ringtones.
That way, phone users can have a broader
variety of ringing tones to choose from, thus allaying the
growing problem of multiple phone owners being in the same area:
everybody wonders whose phone is ringing. With a very unique
ringtone, it's easier to recognize one's own cell phone.
In addition to that, some users value the
possibility to personalize their phone, for instance by changing
the background logo for a picture that represents their
personality and by using a different melody as their ringtone.