Free ringtones never really seem to be free. You can sample up a storm on the mp3 ringtones and the polyphonic ringtones. Wallpapers, ringtone rippers and complimentary access to unlimited ringtones, no subscription required! Then in plain sight at the bottom of the page listing your most treasured songs, it gives you the pricing for your monthly subscription. Where is the free that was promised? You can get several ringtones for nothing from the company providing your phone. But when searching for new and popular ringtones, the three-dollar-a-pop price tag from your company and from magazines turns you off. With a little time invested, you can score those ringtone freebies.
Unpaid bloggers and forum users will give you a free ride on their homemade ringtones. If you are a fan of classical music, those songs are free of copyright and are easier to get a hold of for ringtones. The National Anthem falls under the same reasoning and should be gratis. If you like a certain kind of offbeat ringtone, you are more likely to find a website that has that type for free. Movie music, anime ringtones and/or cartoon ringtones have a good little fan base you can work with. It is when you start looking for ringtone handouts on top 40 music, regardless of genre, that it gets sticky. The older or the stranger the ringtone, the more likely it is to be free.
There are genuine sites out there that have thousands of free ringtones. There is a look to the sites that are going to stick it to you that you’ll need to be familiar with. If the homepage is trumpeting the unlimited downloads from thousands of artists, albums and genres but then has the bottom of the page covered in small print, skip it. If the page starts out asking for your mobile number, or your email address so they can send your amazing free ringtones membership materials out to you, skip it. When you do get that confirmation email, you’ll click to activate your membership and you can count on being added to the Sell my information to a third party” list for free!
Depending on the phone you have, you should be able to store between 1 and 5 ringtones. So having the option of downloading them on your computer and then transferring them later is the way to go. That also saves you time and precious minutes using your phone to access the websites to download the ringtones, making them not so free.
When using your phone to get free ringtone content, you will need to have a phone that is compatible with wireless content downloads. Your phone will need to have GPRS turned on. GPRS lets your phone start a wireless connection to download your ringtones. For monophonic ringtones you only need text messaging service