How can I get free ATT ringtones?
ATT customers can download ringtones from a variety of sites, but a natural starting point is the AT&T website. Click on �Tones and Graphics� to search AT&T�s library of thousands of free and low-cost ringtones. The website�s �Compatible Phones� feature can limit your search results to the ATT ringtone files that are compatible with your phone.
Some other websites with free ringtones include:
- Myxer.com. This website advertises free ringtones, videos formatted for mobile phones, and cellphone wallpapers. The company profits by selling a portion of its AT&T ringtones and other content, but most of its revenue comes from selling ad space. Mxyer.com�s free ringtone technology is compatible with AT&T phones.
- Tonzr.com also makes free ringtones available to AT&T users.
After you select a ringtone, you�ll be prompted to send it to your phone. Simply retrieve the message and open the attachment to download the ringtone file.
A note about charges: ATT and other websites do not charge for all ringtones. However, your phone company might charge you a data transfer fee for downloading a ringtone file, even if the file itself is free. If you don�t have a media package on your mobile phone contract, this charge would probably apply to you.
How can I make my own AT&T ringtones?
If you have an AT&T phone, you can easily make your own ringtones for free. Here are three options.
Editing software: One option is to download free audio editing software and shorten a song from your own music collection. You can then transfer the MP3 ringtone files to your phone via Bluetooth, USB cable, email, or another means.
Ringtone websites: A simpler method is to take advantage of ringtone websites. Most of the AT&T ringtone sites mentioned above offer users the ability to create and transfer ringtones for free. At Myxer.com, for instance, you can upload a song, edit its length, and add fade effects.
Some other websites for making free AT&T ringtones include:
- MyTinyPhone.com. This website offers a simple method of making your own free ringtones. Choose from over 70,000 free tracks that have already been uploaded by others, or else upload your own MP3s. Each MP3 on the site can be transferred to a cell phone as a web link or a text message attachment.
- Cellsea.com is similar to MyTinyPhone. Users can upload their own audio files and convert them to ringtones. Another option is to import a song from YouTube.
Giveaways: You can also win free AT&T ringtones and get freebies in giveaways. Here are some links:
- Until December 31, 2009, AT&T is giving away one ringtone per wireless number.
- Coca-Cola has a ringtones promotion until Novermber 21, 2009.
- MSpot.com is offering AT&T customers one free ringtone per mobile number while supplies last. Two hundred ringtone choices are listed under the website�s �Giveaway� tab.
How much does a ringtone cost?
If you choose to pay for ringtones individually, you�ll generally be charged between 99 cents and $2.99 per ringtone in addition to any applicable data transfer fees. A package deal might be to your advantage; some websites offer unlimited downloads for $9.99/month or even $19.99/year.
Can my phone receive ringtones?
Most of the newer AT&T phones can receive ringtones over the air (that is, without a cable). The AT&T website lets you test this feature for free through the�AT&T MEdia��Mall.
The AT&T website also lists ringtone compatibility for each of its mobile phone models. All cellphones can play monophonic ringtones, but you might want to consult AT&T to find out whether your phone can play polyphonic and Super Tone ringtones, or MP3s.
AT&T customers must subscribe to text messaging to receive monophonic ringtones and text messaging plus MEdia� Net to receive graphics, polyphonic ringtones, and Super Tones.