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Notabot
2013-07-30, 10:45 PM
Anyone want to post their ringtone here? I got a new phone, and all of the included ringtones are either obnoxious or don't actually get my attention. I'm not a fan of just using a song because either I miss my calls because I want to hear the rest of the song, or I start grabbing for my phone when that song starts playing in the car.

So if you feel like helping out (or just bragging about your ringtone), post one for me. You just might get the satisfaction of knowing that you have a ringtone twin in South Dakota!

Sades
2013-07-30, 11:09 PM
My ringtone is a Star Trek communicator noise. Only because I bought the phone off of a friend for $20 and I never bothered to change it.

My old phone had a transforming noise for texts and the 80's movie theme as the actual ringtone. I'm not certain where I got them from but you could probably do a search and come up with a ton of sites with them on.

electro girl
2013-07-31, 12:30 AM
I've had the same phone and ringtone for the last 5 years, the theme song from the 1960's Batman TV show. I don't plan on ever changing it.

Addl
2013-07-31, 01:37 AM
I have "die Sendung mit der Maus" theme, a german educational child show of the 1970s-1990s I grew up with.

Are you serious about your song explanation? I neither believe a single song is played so often by the radio, that you actually have a frequent disturbance, nor do I believe you actually do not pick up the phone and rather listen to your song which you have heard dozens.of times and can repeat it whenever you want to.

Notabot
2013-07-31, 03:07 AM
No, I'm not entirely serious, but I don't care for songs as ringtones. I do think that I would develop some sort of Pavlovian reflex eventually, but I think it's more that I just wouldn't realize it was my phone.

I think I mentioned a while back, too, that I found out a few years ago there is no song that is an appropriate ringtone when you are in the emergency room with a family who just lost a loved one. (Thankfully it was not my phone, but when family and friends are calling to see what's going on, just silence it so that Papa Roach doesn't keep interrupting the grieving process.)

inflatable dalek
2013-07-31, 07:53 AM
I currently have the Fresh Prine of Bel-Air as my ringtone, it would usually be the theme from Star Trek the Motion Picture (closing, the opening doesn't really kick in before it goes to answerphone) but I haven't yet gotten round to putting all the music that was on there back on yet after having to reset it.

My mother has has the Doctor Who theme as her tune, and the Tardis VWORP VWORP as her text alert. Which, considering the amount of Doctor Who I watch, means she's in a state of near permanent confusion.

Rack 'n Ruin
2013-07-31, 08:34 AM
I have "die Sendung mit der Maus" theme, a german educational child show of the 1970s-1990s I grew up with.

Are you serious about your song explanation? I neither believe a single song is played so often by the radio, that you actually have a frequent disturbance, nor do I believe you actually do not pick up the phone and rather listen to your song which you have heard dozens.of times and can repeat it whenever you want to.

Pleased to report that Der Maus is still going strong. :)

Skyquake87
2013-07-31, 02:10 PM
I have Mclusky 'To hell with good intentions' as my ringtone :) no text beepy noises though. I like them to be a surprise.

Cyberstrike nTo
2013-07-31, 06:38 PM
One of the defaults.

Unicron
2013-07-31, 07:47 PM
I'm currently using a section of Unicron's theme for mine. Tis unique enough that I won't confuse it with someone else's, nor will it randomly come up and have me needlessly scrambling for my phone.
Text message sound is a Godzilla roar, though I occasionally switch it to either the MGS Codec beep or Genome Soldier Alert sound

Denyer
2013-07-31, 09:01 PM
Used to have a note-entered version of Living Next Door To Alice, which lasted way beyond living with someone with that name. One of the standard fairly bland ones now.

Addl
2013-08-01, 02:00 AM
No, I'm not entirely serious, but I don't care for songs as ringtones. I do think that I would develop some sort of Pavlovian reflex eventually, but I think it's more that I just wouldn't realize it was my phone.

I think I mentioned a while back, too, that I found out a few years ago there is no song that is an appropriate ringtone when you are in the emergency room with a family who just lost a loved one. (Thankfully it was not my phone, but when family and friends are calling to see what's going on, just silence it so that Papa Roach doesn't keep interrupting the grieving process.)

Yes i totally agree on this and.my phone.is 90% on vibration mute due to mostly whole day business meetings, so i enjoy the song ring tone of the Maus on weekends.

Before the Maus, i occasionlly used james bond, magnum, and imperial march themes.

martyboy70
2013-08-01, 09:22 AM
Notifications/Texts-G1 Transforming SFX
Ringtone-Jay-Z/Linkin Park Encore from Collision Course

angloconvoy
2013-08-01, 09:39 AM
Currently Back In Black. If you have an iphone there're plenty of apps that let you make ringtones from MP3s. Kind of want to switch mine over to Knight Rider, just because I think it makes an appropriate ringtone somehow.

Notabot
2013-08-01, 02:59 PM
Yeah, my phone can use an mp3 for the ringtone, so my choices are pretty unlimited. Which is probably part of the problem. I'm halfways looking for the generic ring I was using on my old phone to have some consistency, but Googling "that 'ring-ring-deedle-doo' sound" doesn't produce good results. :)

Slayer-Fan123
2013-08-01, 11:13 PM
Mine is currently a default because I'm too lazy to change it.

zigzagger
2013-08-02, 01:22 AM
Feel Good Inc. by Gorillaz. Not really sure why I have that as my ringtone, I haven't any kind of attachment to the song, but it's been that for a few years now (having been transferred over from my previous phone).

Cliffjumper
2013-08-02, 04:22 AM
Had "Finest Things" by Kelis & Richard X (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2RCjgAooDM) for years until I started associating the song with work ringing me all the time.

Now? I don't have a mobile phone; borrowed one of Sar's old ones during the run-up to baby arrival but have now let the battery run down and 'lost' the thing.

inflatable dalek
2013-08-02, 02:55 PM
I a bit of a thread crossover, I'm seriously tempted to put Dean Stockwell rapping the alphabet as my ringtone on the grounds it will mildly baffle anyone who hears my phone go off.

StoneCold Skywarp
2013-08-02, 05:49 PM
At the moment it's "Broken Out in Love" by Mark Crozer and the Rels. It tends to be whatever song it stuck in my head at the time I've looked.
I, currently, have a sound bite from warhammer 40k of a sergeant shouting "For the Emperor" but I cycle text tones. I tend to find things, one-liners, from shows I like or random sound effects. The Predator 'call' from the first film being a great one as it confuses my dog

Sades
2013-08-03, 06:08 AM
I forgot to add that my texting tone is just a standard tone that came stock on the phone.

Speaking of confusing people, the person who sold me the phone I have now is one half of a couple we are currently living with and when he got his new phone he got the same ringtone. I sometimes jerk involuntarily when his phone goes off, because I forget about his ringtone all the frigging time.