How to Determine Which Ringtone Format Works With Your Phone
From your Cell Phones/Pagers Guide
Cell phone manufacturers have developped several ringtone formats and some phones, such as Nokia's or Motorola's, can have one of 4 different ringtone systems. Which one applies to your phone? Find out:
- First, if you are not sure wether or not your phone accepts new ringtones (not just presets), check out the ringtones compatibility list. Otherwise, proceed to step #2.
- There are 3 ways to add ringtones: 1- Typing notes directly on the phone using the "Melody Composer"; 2- Sending it to your phone via airwaves and 3- Transfering it from your computer to the phone using a cable or infrared connection.
- First, check for a Melody Composer. Browse your owner's manual for keywords such as "Ringtone Composer", "My Melodies", "Melody Composer" or other similar expressions. Don't find it? Try next step...
- Maybe it can receive ringtones wirelessly. Look back to the advertising your saw when you bought the phone. Does it refer to "Downloadable Ringtones"?
- If none of the above applies, you may have a phone that lets you transfer ringtones from your computer to the phone. It's the case of some Kyocera, Nokia and Sanyo phones, for instance.
- One example is Nokia phones built around 2002 and 2003 for North-America. Some of them are compatible with the Nokia PC suite, a handy software that lets you transfer ringtones yourself.
- Now that you have a better idea of which format applies to your phone, go back to the ringtone you were trying to get or browse our free ringtones.
- Once you select a ringtone on this site, you will have a choice of various ringtone formats and specific instructions will be provided later. Good luck!
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