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Geek Tip: Make Your Own Ringtone

Like it or not MP3 and polyphonic ringtones and Jamster - the company that sells ringtones via commercials on music television - have invaded our world. You can't go to the store, movie or hairdresser without hearing someone's individualized, cheeky and frankly unfair to the general public ringtone of whatever song MTV tells them is cool that week. It's a sound crisis that intrudes my thought process on the daily - I speak from experience when I say once you hear "Eye of The Tiger" three or four times a day you are bound to start living and breathing it - so I would hereby like to propose an alternative.

If you want a fun ringtone (I know most phones come with awful options because companies want you to pay for rings), you can create unique and slightly-less-repetitive ringtones at The site helps you create and download your own tones, it's free and you don't even have to register.

All you have to do is upload your MP3 file, clip your favorite 30 second hook and send the ringtone to your cell phone. Check out the site for a full guide.

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Caitie64 Caitie64 7 years
I always use Myxer it works really well!
modjo345 modjo345 8 years
I've used phonezoo before and i think they use to be better. There a new site for free ringtones that Ive been using, bongotones. Its the easiest that Ive come across
deepthoughtsx182 deepthoughtsx182 10 years
That's pretty sweet...sure its free? No catch?
nicoletita nicoletita 10 years
awesome, thanks!
jessicaaa jessicaaa 10 years
i just tried this and you do have to pay for most of it. also, with any verizon phones, the mp3 version of the song won't work.
lukas834 lukas834 10 years
For more freaky ones (rather strange-music-oriented) there is great site with free ringtones - As they say: "'s most interesting collection of mobile phone tones made by well known musicians and artists working in the electronic and alternative music scenes." mind that you won't find any pop songs (actually no songs) there :D
bugness bugness 10 years
There's a free way to do this with GarageBand. Open the song you want and clip it to what you want. Even add the GB effects that you want. Share it, and it will get saved to your iTunes library. Go in your iTunes preferences and change your import settings to mp3. Go to the song in your iTunes, right click and convert to mp3. Then you can put it on your phone.
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
I have to comment so I remember to come back to this later. blufairy, please tell me you're joking. :/
blufairy19 blufairy19 10 years
Congratulations! You just gave away the best kept ringtone secret! Now they'll be charging us for sure. Thanks a lot.
dali137 dali137 10 years
This is NOT free... read the fine print... as far as I can tell it charges your cell phone bill
ispyemo ispyemo 10 years
sadly it wont convert with my sidekick 3
ispyemo ispyemo 10 years
woot. woot. i am so making some ring tones.
leigha926 leigha926 10 years
thanks..that's awesome!
Hope5 Hope5 10 years
Sounds like a great idea!
foudini foudini 10 years
I tried this out but the sound quality was really terrible. Has anyone else had a positive or negative experience with this recently? My phone is a Moto V3r.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years is another good one! its also free and i find i very easy and im not pro @ anything to do with the computer and stuff like that!
AlliCat6790 AlliCat6790 10 years
Is it really free? If so, mixxer rocks!
CalebRox CalebRox 10 years
mixxer is the absolute best ringtone site I've found. Been using it for years. (It used to be
smarler smarler 10 years
That's cool. But really, Eye of the Tiger is the best song ever.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
I just got a new LG vx8600 so I'm going to give this a try!
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 10 years
Oh that's awesome!
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