MP3s as Ringtones: Does it really matter?

Edward

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I am the only guy who doesn't really care about whether or not the mp3s you download onto the iPod will be able to be used as ringtones? I honestly don't care for this because I have never been a fan of hearing a song just randomly be blasting when someone is calling, let alone an annoying song. I just like to have the classic (or something close to) ringtone. Yes, some classic ringtones are annoying too, but providers give you the option of changing it to another ringtone, one that isn't a song.

Also, someone brought up an interesting point. Let us say that you can use your mp3s as ringtones, what happens when you're using the headphones that are included with the iPhone? Well the current song be interrupted by another song, the ringtone applied to the callase? That would seem really odd to me. Don't you guys think?

So who's with me on this one? Who doesn't care about whether or not you'll be able to use your mp3s as ringtones?
 

wjp09

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I don't mind. Most of the time my phone is on Vibrate. Well that could be do to the fact I don't have any good ringtones :)
 

Kabeyun

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I am the only guy who doesn't really care about whether or not the mp3s you download onto the iPod will be able to be used as ringtones? I honestly don't care for this because I have never been a fan of hearing a song just randomly be blasting when someone is calling, let alone an annoying song. I just like to have the classic (or something close to) ringtone. Yes, some classic ringtones are annoying too, but providers give you the option of changing it to another ringtone, one that isn't a song.

Also, someone brought up an interesting point. Let us say that you can use your mp3s as ringtones, what happens when you're using the headphones that are included with the iPhone? Well the current song be interrupted by another song, the ringtone applied to the callase? That would seem really odd to me. Don't you guys think?

So who's with me on this one? Who doesn't care about whether or not you'll be able to use your mp3s as ringtones?
I personally use boring ol' ringing sounds to let me know the phone is...er...ringing. I think ringtones are a bit silly, but to each his/her own. I do think an iPhone should be able to use its iPod for ringtones for those who like them.

So what happens if you're listening to an iTune and your phone ringer happens to break in with the same tune at the same point? Wouldn't that just be a kick in the teeth?

-K
 

GoldenAnkh

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I am currently using Verizon's LG The V phone, and one thing I hate about it is that I can upload MP3 files to it and listen to them, but I have to use Verizon's services and purchase separate ringtones. Usually, there aren't any I even like. I would probably prefer some classic ringtones, but the option would be nice if we could use iTunes songs as ringers.
 
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Good day to us all,

I tend to use a regular ringtone. I figure that with seemingly more and more people using mp3s or fancy dancy ringtones for their phone, when my phone rings, it will be so different being just a plain old ringtone that I will recognize it all the more quickly... :laugh2:
 

khunlyon

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I personally use boring ol' ringing sounds to let me know the phone is...er...ringing. I think ringtones are a bit silly, but to each his/her own. I do think an iPhone should be able to use its iPod for ringtones for those who like them.

So what happens if you're listening to an iTune and your phone ringer happens to break in with the same tune at the same point? Wouldn't that just be a kick in the teeth?

-K
i tend to have my phone on vibrate but also use a normal ring for my ring tone (and have done so on most of my phones)
however - with the ipod function (which in my opinion has yet to really be functional in a cellphone) i would expect that i would use the headphones more often than not and thereforee I would really like to know who is calling me when the song im listening to is inturrupted by a ring. taking the phone out of my pocket defeats the purpose of having a headset in the first place and the only other way to do this is to have costum ring tones
that is the only reason that with the iPhone, i really see a reason in having mp3s as ring tones (i would go crazy if i had to use those ridiculous standard tones to personalize everyone who calls me regularly - not to mention the fact that it would be really hard to remember who has what tone if there isn't some personal connection between the ring and the person

it would be really nice if you can have a headphone and handset profile - that way you could use a normal ring while just using the handset and have custom mp3 tones while using the headphones

ps - on my old mp3 phone i actually had the experience of my song pausing just to start the in the same spot again as a ring tone...i was so confused as to why it paused that i looked at my phone and realized it was a call - haha
 
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I am the only guy who doesn't really care about whether or not the mp3s you download onto the iPod will be able to be used as ringtones? I honestly don't care for this because I have never been a fan of hearing a song just randomly be blasting when someone is calling, let alone an annoying song. I just like to have the classic (or something close to) ringtone. Yes, some classic ringtones are annoying too, but providers give you the option of changing it to another ringtone, one that isn't a song.

Also, someone brought up an interesting point. Let us say that you can use your mp3s as ringtones, what happens when you're using the headphones that are included with the iPhone? Well the current song be interrupted by another song, the ringtone applied to the callase? That would seem really odd to me. Don't you guys think?

So who's with me on this one? Who doesn't care about whether or not you'll be able to use your mp3s as ringtones?

No no you are not the only one....I don't care if the only ringtone available is Steve Jobs saying "you have a phone call....ain't it cool?"....as long as I get my iPhone!
 

VOx-Pop

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I certainly don't care about ringtones either. I'm with those of you who have their phone on vibrate all the time, and can't stand obnoxious ringtones.
 

wot_fan

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I agree that ringtones are overrated. However, it would be nice to be able to assign different ringtones to either individuals or groups of people. That way when the phone rings and the iPhone is in my pocket or case, I don't have to pull it out to decide if I want to take the call.

I have had windows based phones that have done this. Unfortunately, like most windows features, they didn't implement it as well as they should have. Since the ringtone selection for a contact was not synced back to the PC, the info was lost after the phone had to be hard reset.
 

jmon

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ringtones

My guess it will be like the motorola ROKR where if you are using the ipod feature of the phone and the phone rings, the current phone stops and you can go back to the song after the call.

does anyone know how you can transfer ringtones? my only guess is you can select any song on the iPhone.
 

Kabeyun

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My guess it will be like the motorola ROKR where if you are using the ipod feature of the phone and the phone rings, the current phone stops and you can go back to the song after the call.​

As I recall, Jobsy demonstrated this very feature during his keynote.

does anyone know how you can transfer ringtones? my only guess is you can select any song on the iPhone.
This has not yet been confirmed by Apple. What we do know is that there will be a set of standard ringtones, and the opportunity to purchase ringtones via the iTMS.

-K
 
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ringtones made me think about something when my razr rings i press a button (through my pants pocket) on the side of it to shut it up. anyone have an idea if something like this on the iPhone or will we have to use the touch screen?