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I'd pay 1.99 for an iPhone ringtone...

by minimalist / August 31, 2007 8:05 AM PDT

....if it wasn't a clip of some song that gets annoying after about a day and which makes me on object of scorn whenever my phone rings in public. Where are the ringtones for grown-ups? Call me crazy but you might think that it would be including a few more discreet rings might be a good idea for a 600 dollar phone.

By the way, you won't have to pay Apple to put mp3's and AAC's on your iPhone. YOu can already do that with Ambrosia Software's iToner. It seems to wor quite well and doesn't require jailbreaking your phone in any way. Just install the software and drag and drop your files to the interface.

Now if I could just find some mp3's of plain ring tones. Anybody know of some good sources? Searching for "ringtones" results in an array of sleazy looking sites that make a Google search of the words "free Viagra" seem tame.

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Totally agree
by udayan71 / September 1, 2007 8:52 AM PDT

With your first point. I don't want popular music as my ringtone. A nice chime like the Apple OS X 'Welcome' video's music - which I know, is from a recorded artist's album, but is instrumental - would be much better. Not necessarily Western Classical, but something better than 'Umbrella'.

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Ambient Rings offers discreet ringtones for iPhone!
by jeffhiggins12 / January 11, 2010 11:56 PM PST

Great article. It's very true about the premium you pay for Apple to do the work for you. It's too bad most people aren't more well-versed with using software to do those little things.

With regard to your question about discreet ringtones, I recently stumbled upon a website that seems to share your concerns. They've taken it upon themselves to develop discreet, business-style ringtones for the iPhone. They're still in beta but they're definitely worth checking out - they've got a free ringtone pack up now. The company is called Ambient Rings (www.ambientrings.com). I think they'll satisfy your need for professional ringtones!

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Ambient Rings Rocks!!!
by Twitter Guyy / January 17, 2010 4:19 AM PST

I just checked out Ambient Rings and it's awesome! They're giving away free business ringtones right now! Finally I won't feel stupid when my iPhone rings off in a business meeting! http://ambientrings.com Get the free ringtone pack today!

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