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Old 11-14-2014, 07:34 AM   #1
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What's your ringtone?

I was sitting around in June at a gas station having lemonade. These two guys came walking by and one started doing the Super Mario Bros tune. I'd just bought an iPhone and got that for my ringtone before the lemonade was done.

My old phone (Nokia) had the Austin Powers theme. Which I still miss. Groovy, baby!
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:38 AM   #2
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I just have a basic free one included in Android. I would never pay for a ringtone...
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:42 AM   #3
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It was my present to myself on that day (besides the lemonade). $1.99 I think. Those little guys are still kicking blocks!
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:04 AM   #4
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My standard ringtone is the old fashioned telephone ring. I hear a lot of people using that when I'm out, so I guess it's popular, at least among those of us old enough to really remember it.

DW's calls are announced by Hail To The Chief.
My brewery contacts by the Beer Barrel Polka.
My closest friends get the Ode To Joy theme from Beethoven's Ninth.

Friends from other countries get a snippet of their national anthem.

Ringtones are great!
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:13 AM   #5
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Brushed 14K gold, size 9.
DW's is platinum, size 7 1/2.
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:15 AM   #6
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Old POTS sound. One rigy dingy,, two...
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:19 AM   #7
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:38 AM   #8
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Cuckoo for family, standard Nokia for everyone else, only consider what came with phone
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Ride of the Valkyries. For my son it's Enter Sandman. No special meaning, just a song we both like and I can quickly tell him apart from others. I think both were free, but spending a buck or two for a ringtone isn't going to delay anyone's ER.
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My ringtone goes "Ring". What's more amazing is I answer and hear a voice. No looking at the display for text. Very unique today
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My ringtone goes "Ring". What's more amazing is I answer and hear a voice. No looking at the display for text. Very unique today

That IS amazing. I think people who have been using computers for a long time are heading back to good old talk. It's the newer ones that text and email you to death.
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Different one for everyone on my favorite list.

Lunatic Fringe for boss
Willin' (Little Feat) for DH
Bonanza theme for buddy
Mission Impossible for Dad
Peanuts teacher voice for Mom
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My phone is always on silent mode. I will call you back if I ever notice that you left a message, but mostly I won't call you back anyways.
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Different one for everyone on my favorite list.

Willin' (Little Feat) for DH

Perfect. Lowell George!
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Mine is just the one that sounds like an old fashioned phone.

I have found that if I use a musical ringtone, I tend to just sit there listening to it and thinking, "oh, how pretty!" without remembering that it is my ringtone and that I need to respond to it. Then I miss the call.

On the other hand, everybody and his brother has the old fashioned phone ringtone so sometimes it does get a little confusing.

I don't text and neither does anybody else i know, except my daughter (and she knows I don't text). I never get or receive texts; in fact, I think I have texting turned off. It's a generational thing I guess.
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Made my own ring tone using an android app. Cropped the first four verses of the SRV tune "Life without you":

Oo oo now baby....
Tell me how have you been
We all have missed you....
And the way you grin
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I don't know that it's generational, W2R. I know someone quite a bit older than me who recently got a phone and texts like a banshee. She is just thrilled with it and I say (to myself), "stop, already!".
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I don't know what it's called but it was the default setting on the phone when I got it 5 or 6 years ago. I only use my cell when I travel since I don't live close enough to a cell tower to get a reliable signal at home.
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I don't know that it's generational, W2R. I know someone quite a bit older than me who recently got a phone and texts like a banshee. She is just thrilled with it and I say (to myself), "stop, already!".
You're probably right.

I just never have anything very urgent to communicate that can't be done with a friendly phone call. If it isn't important enough for a phone call, then it can wait or else I can send an e-mail.

If somebody sent me a text, I don't know what I would do with it. I don't even know how to respond. That would be so stressful. But, nobody sends me texts so that is not an issue.
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