Q. What are the RTTTL, Nokia 3210 or even
These are three popular Nokia formats for coding
or sending ringtones to a Nokia phone. Depending on which phone
you have, you can use one or two of these formats:
It is the format for coding the notes of a ringtone so that it
can be recognized by GSM Nokia phones when transfered through a
data cable using a special [a href=&http://cellphones.about.com/cs/software/index.htm]program[/link].
RTTTL stands for "Ringing Tones text transfer language" and is
the most common ringtone format seen on Internet.
Nokia 3210 (or Nokia Composer):
Owners of a phone equipped with that composer
can key in a new ringtone directly into their phone by pressing
sequences of keys.
It is the common name used for ringtones coded according to the
special format used by the "Nokia Composer" program. This small
program is installed in some Nokia phones.
The "binary format" can be easily recognized to its suites of
non-sense characters, such as "A8AC126" beginning by "//SCKL".
This is in fact a way of coding a ringtone according to the
Smart Messaging format, developped by Nokia and Intel. That
format is used mainly by specialized web sites that send
ringtones to your phone as if it was a text message. But since
it is a "Smart Message", it is recognized by your phone as a
ringtone, operator logo or something else. Some Nokia phones
users can even send themselves a ringtone through a general SMS
gateway, but for a reason not yet known, it only works with a
small selection of Nokia phones.