How to Create Ringback Tones

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How to Create Ringback Tones
Ringback tones replace of the traditional dial tone when someone calls you. (girl with headphones with music notes image by patrimonio designs from

If you have a cell phone and you enjoy customising and personalising it, your options are only limited by your own creativity. Create ringback tones customised to specific friends and family members of yours. Each time someone calls your phone, they will hear the song and ringtone of your choice, which will replace the typical dialling tone when calling others.

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    Call your cell phone service provider (or visit their official website) to inquire about ringback tone services and if they are available with your provider. Your provider must offer this service for you to use a ringback tone.

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    Sign up for the ringback tone service available from your cell phone's service provider. This service usually costs an additional monthly fee of a few dollars, depending on the provider. Once you add the service to your account, you can begin to create, download and add new ringback tones to your phone.

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    Open your computer's Internet browser and visit your cell phone provider's official website to log in using your provider's user credentials. Alternatively, if you have a download catalogue directly from your cell phone (or an Internet browser on your phone), you can use these as well to quickly access new ringback tones.

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    Locate the ringback tone section within your phone service provider's website to find the catalogue of ringback songs and media available to set as your ringback tone. Once you find the ringback tone section, you can browse even further and more specifically for particular ringback tones you are looking for.

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    Browse the ringback tone section by searching through categories of your choice or by entering specific keywords into the phone service provider's website search bar for a more thorough search response.

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    Select the ringback tone of your choice. Most cell phone library services online will also allow you to preview the media before downloading them or sending them to your cell phone. Follow your provider's website instructions once you select and choose a ringback tone. The ringback tone generally will be sent automatically to your account and directly to your phone for use. Now when anyone calls your cell phone, they will hear your newly downloaded ringback tone.

Tips and warnings

  • Access and change your ringback tones by logging in to your cell phone provider's website and viewing your ringback tone library. You can set a default ringback tone and delete old tones you no longer want from these pages. If you do not have your login information, call your cell phone provider directly.

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