Looking for Cool Free Ringtones
and wallpaper to download to your cell or mobile
phone? This page provides the best ringtone
websites to easily download the top free ringtones
and wallpaper to your mobile phone.
Before you get too crazy finding
and downloading ringtones for your mobile phone,
there are a few things you need to know about
mobile phone ringtones and wallpaper...
- What is a Ringtone?
- Different Types of Ringtones
- Understand Your Cellphone
What is a Ringtone (or ring tone)?
Unless you have been living under
a rock, you probably know what a ringtone is
but we will give a quick overview for the rock
lovers. :-) Ringtones are the melodic sounds
a cell phone makes when it receives an incomming
call or message. Ringtones are best known for
the popular and customizable sounds on all the
newer mobile phones.
Originally, different ringtones
were just used to differentiate between different
phones when in a group of other cell phones
but the popularity of musical tones and new
capabilities such as being able to associate
a specific ringtone to an incomming call have
made ringtones the new fad and extremely popular.
Different types of Ringtones
Ringtones come in different types.
There are Monophonic Ringtones, Polyphonic Ringtones,
and Music or MP3 Ringtones.
Monophonic ringtones are very simple
tunes that will run on almost all cellphones
because they consist of one tone being played
in sequence. They are usually very short tones.
In early mobile phones, you could even program
your own simple monophonic tones. While they
are still around, these simple tones have since
gone out of style because of the newer, more
Polyphonic ringtones allow multiple
tones to be played simultaneously using instrument
sounds like drums, trumpet, guitar, piano, etc.
A polyphonic cellphone can play up to 16 separate
tones at once. By combining these tones, the
phone can play a harmonic melody rather than
just a single tone in sequence like the monophonic
phones. Almost all of the new mobile phones
will play polyphonic ringtones.
Finally, music or MP3 ringtones
are the latest version of ringtones that can
play actual pieces of music and lyrics. These
tones are extremely popular because of the versatility
and perfect quality of sound.
Understand Your Cellphone
Before you start downloading all
your free ringtones, get familiar with
your cellphone and know what types of ringtones
it can play. You also want to make sure and
only download ringtones made for your specific
brand. Free ringtone sites will usually help
you by asking what cellphone model you are using.
Finally, in addition to ringtones,
the new mobile phones will allow you to download
and display awesome images on your phone.
Most of the free ringtone sites also provide
huge selections of wallpaper that you can download
to you cellphone so make sure to get great images
while downloading great tones.