Call me Shirley

Get ringtones from Airplane! on your cell phone.

Otto, the automatic pilot
Otto, the automatic pilot Paramount Pictures

I may have just found the best cell phone ring tones ever. They're not really ring tones per se, actually they're direct quotes, but you can still use them to indicate a call. Zingy is offering quotes from Airplane!, which I believe is one of the finest cinematic achievements of all time. Gems like "Stop calling my Shirley" and "I've haven't seen anything like this since the Anita Bryant concert" and "Joey, have you ever been in a Turkish prison?" now can grace your otherwise ordinary cell phone. And if someone actually named Shirley is in your caller ID, then that's even better. The quotes are direct from the original actors, including such luminaries as Leslie Nielsen and Peter Graves. The only downside is that each tone is $3. That's rather expensive for a ring tone, even if it will get you laughing every time.

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Kent German leads CNET's How To coverage and is the senior managing editor of CNET Magazine. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he started in San Francisco and is now based in the London office. When not at work, he's planning his next trip to Australia, going for a run, or watching planes land at the airport (yes, really).


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