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text message ringtones on Verizon phones

by 19letterslong / June 24, 2008 2:34 AM PDT

I know pretty much nothing about cell phones, so I have no idea how service providers effect phone functionality, but I'm with Verizon and I'm looking for a new phone to replace my enV.

I guess it seems sort of trivial, but I really want a phone that will let me assign separate ringtones for text messages to my contacts, like I used to be able to do with an old LG phone I had.

So I'm wondering if I'll actually be able to find a phone like that, or is that basically impossible to get under Verizon now, or something?

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by 19letterslong / June 24, 2008 4:31 AM PDT

To try to clarify, essentially what I'm wondering is if something like this ringtone thing would be determined by the phone itself, or by the service the phone is on. I looked at a Samsung phone that was on verizon, and it menus and features operated in the exact same way as my LGs, so I want to know if this will be the case with pretty much any phone I get on Verizon.

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by nadillua / February 21, 2009 2:24 PM PST
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I just bought a Samsung that doesn't have that capability, as an LG I once owned did, but I know someone who has a different Samsung model that does. I think each phone comes with an operating system, or a different version thereof, that determines whether or not you can specify individual text ringtones.

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The ringtone is determined by the phone---at least with mine
by WiredNot / February 22, 2009 2:49 AM PST
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Hi 19letterslong,

I'm on the Verizon network and use an LG Voyager phone. The ringtones used by my phone all reside on the phone, itself. The Voyager allows me to set a separate ringtone for each person in my Contacts list. I can set a person's ringtone to "default" or I can choose from any of the individual ringtones that are installed on my phone.

If I set the person's ringtone to "default" then it will use the global ringtone settings of the phone. With my Voyager, I can set the global ringtones separately for voice calls, text messages, multimedia messages, and voicemail. But if an individual person's ringtone is NOT set to "default" then the selected ringtone will sound regardless whether the person calls, texts, etc.

I don't know if all phones are the same. However, I doubt that any of them use a ringtone from the service or network. I think ringtones are all local to the individual phone.

Best regards, WiredNot

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