What the hell’s the deal with ringtones? My phone (SE k700i) lets me just choose any song as a ringtone. Why does the iPhone require you to pay another $0.99 in addition to the purchase price to use it as a ringtone?

I’m clearly missing some enhanced functionality here. I mean, I just thought a ringtone was a noise (ie sound file) triggered by receiving a call…?

This is, of course, in response to the announcement that new iTunes lets you pay to make a ringtone out of a song you’ve already had to pay for.

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3 thoughts on “Ringtones

  1. Beats the heck out of me.

    It’s one of those industries that no one could have foreseen, and a product that has no sense to it.

    Still, it’s making someone rich.

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