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The Basics of Ring Tones

What You Need to Know about Ring tones

Ring tones is easily defined as a tone, song or music that is heard from a mobile phone when it rings, possibly an alert should a text come in, or if a call is received. Since the beginning of mobile phones, you may have heard of the more monotone monophonic tones. As time progressed, you would have heard of the polyphonic tones, and to the modern age, we now have the mp3 tunes that can be used as ring tones.

For an individual who wish to purchase a mobile phone, they would invariably ask what types of ring tones are supported by that specific handset. Other phone features considered when purchasing a mobile phone would be the camera, its pixels, and if video call is supported. These are just a few of the more common questions asked.

Did you know that ring tones actually originated in Finland in the year nineteen ninety eight? This was the year when the first commercial ring tones were invented. In that year, a mobile phone operator in Finland started offering tones that could be downloaded. From here on, the idea spread quickly all over the world, and was then enhanced in countries in Asia and Europe. You can now say that this small business of downloadable ring tone has actually emerged into a multi billion dollar industry.

So how did this very simple idea of downloading tones for phones to be used turn into a big business?

Remember, as long as there are businessmen who can come up with a good business idea to make money, even if the idea is not originally theirs, or even if the concept is still difficult to grasp, money will be earned. That is the same concept with the ring tone business. The more tones that are downloaded, regardless if these are polyphonic tones, mp3 tunes, or even the more old fashioned monophonic tones, the more web sites earn money. People of different genres and tastes would always make mobile phone usage more interesting by these different ring tones.

People want to be different.

People want to make a statement, a mark, and with the use of different ring tones, they are able to do this by choosing ring tones that reflect who they are, and what types of music they are into.

You would actually be surprised at how the idea of having ring tones on your handset, from the very basic choosing of tones that are already pre-installed to allowing phone users to downloading ring tones, make the mobile phone industry a very gigantic industry, indeed.

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