Just to prove how old this website really is, here are some ringtones for old Nokia and Ericsson cellphones that were still widely in use back in 2004 when we first launched the website. We understand hardly anyone ever uses these phones anymore.
We will post modern Eminem and other hip hop ringtones as soon as we find a way to do it legally, either with permission or licensed!
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How do I transfer ringtones with the RTTTL (or Nokring) format?
This method applies to European GSM Nokia cell phones, most of which handle RTTTL ringtones sent using a special software.
First, you will need something to connect your phone to your computer. If your phone has infrared communications (Irda), such as most new Nokia phones, and your computer has it too (for example, most laptop have an infrared communications port), you can connect through these devices. Otherwise, you will need a data cable that you can purchase at many specialized stores.
Once you have your connection, you will need a special RTTTL transfer software, such as Logo Manager, Nokring or the Nokia Data Suite. You can buy the Nokia Data Suite in specialized stores or at Nokia’s web site, but there are also freeware and shareware programs that you can use.
Of course, you will also need to find Nokia RTTTL format ringtones. Be cautious, they may be tricky to recognize compared to other ringtone formats. A Nokia RTTTL format ringtone is always composed of 3 parts: first the name, then a colon, a few tempo and scale indications such as &o=4&, another colon then the actual ringtone, composed of a series of text notes (such as &4a8&) separated by commas. On the web, they are often refered to as &Nokring,& &RTTTL,& sometimes mistakenly RTTL (there are really 3 &T&) or simply &Nokia& ringtones.
How do I transfer ringtones with the Nokia binary format?
This method only applies to some North-American Nokia phones, including the Nokia 8260 and some Nokia 5165 phones that support the Nokia binary format, often referred to as &Nokia 8260 format.&
This format is easily recognizable to it’s almost unreadable aspect, such as &024A3A51.& This is hexadecimal code, that compatible phones recognize. Once you find a Nokia binary ringtone, you will need to send it to your phone through a free SMS gateway. Once your phone receives the ringtone, it should automatically recognize it as a &new melody& and offer you several options, including storing it and listening to it. If it does not, then it means that your phone is not binary ringtone compatible or that the ringtone was not transferred correctly. Some messaging systems add signatures and other data on top or at the end of messages, which can affect your phone’s ability to recognize an incoming ringtone embedded in the message. If you think this might be the problem, try another SMS gateway or try sending yourself a ringtone from this site (see the link above)
How do I add a ringtone to my [your phone’s brand] phone?
Older phones (and still some recent phones) use a &melody composer.& It is a small program that sits within your phone’s menu. It lets you punch a ringtone directly on the phone’s keypad, as if it was a music instrument.
You can find &keypress sequences& for various ringtones right on this site and all over the internet. Keypress sequences, or &Keypress ringtones,& are a series of keys to press (such as &11***&) that are pre-coded by amateurs or professionals in order to fit a specific phone’s melody composer format. For example, you will see &Panasonic keypress ringtones,& &Ericsson keypress ringtones,& and so on.
Keypress sequences are useful if you don’t know much about music, however, you will still need to have a basic understanding of your phone’s ringtone input system. Since each company has designed its own system and since there are so many brands, I can’t detail instructions for each on this web site. However, I offer general instructions and all phones with a melody composer have instructions in their owner’s manual. If you lost your owner manual, you can still view a web-based version of your manual at your phone’s manufacturer web site, in a vast majority of cases.
Which ringtone formats are used by the other brands of phones, like Samsung, Ericsson or Siemens?
They use proprietary formats. Refer to your user’s manual for the proper method for entering ringtones with these phones. If you don’t have access to your manual, visit the manufacturers web site. Most manufacturers actually offer web-based versions of their owner’s manuals on their web site for free.