I got a new phone today, mainly so that I could give my old one (but still working, thank you) to Gamma, whose phone was smashed in an unfortunate fall on a frozen lake last Winter. It still makes and receives calls, but there’s no screen, and therefore no missed calls notice, no texting, etc.
Alpha needed a new one too, so we just spent half the afternoon in the cell phone store. But, we lucked out and got a college kid working with us, and he was gracious enough to share a wonderful secret: ringtones from Myxer. The kind you can have sent to your phone in a media message and save to your phone, absolutely free.
Sure, I knew how to download ringtones on my phone for a small fee — except that you had to also have network service enabled ($10/month per phone) or pay the network charge at about $1.50 per minute. Because I have teenagers, and a limited budget for cell phones, I have the network service disabled. They can still send and receive texts — unlimited texting, even — but they can’t send pictures, browse the ringtones or games shop, and stuff like that.
Today is the first time I’ve found a way to expand the ringtones offering without the risk of forking over a lot of the green stuff. So, in light of the good mood, I thought I’d share the love.
I’ve still got the Rolling Stones as my primary ringtone, but can flip over to Clapton or Heart with a couple of thumbstrokes. Love it.