Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Power Of The Ringtone

I think we have all heard ringtones that reflected the personality of the owner or made you say, what in the world?  I have a simple ringtone like an old telephone.  LuAnn's new phone sounded almost like it so she could never tell which phone was ringing.

She had been trying to find a different ringtone and none of the standard ones on her Droid suited her.  She finally got online with her phone and picked out a new one that suits her.  It is a string quartet playing Ode to Joy.  She says that makes her hum the song and soon she is praying.  I call that the Power of the Ringtone.

"NEW YORK - The next time someone interrupts a meeting with a bleating cell phone ring, listen carefully. They're not just showing bad business etiquette--a person's choice of ringtone might speak volumes about his or her personality.

Most folks pick one of the default ringers that come with their phone or just leave the thing on vibrate. But increasingly, users are paying a premium--usually a buck or two a pop--to download custom songs, jingles and sound effects, turning their mobile phone into a pocket jukebox."

All of my Ohio State friends have had the Buckeye Battle Cry for their ringtone until they got tired of hearing it.  Some never have got tired of it.  Me, I want my telephone to sound like a telephone, not a musical instrument.  I told you I was old school.

Some people even have a special ringtone for individual people in their directory.  Some husbands have a shocking ringtone that indicates their wife is calling and they better answer!  The funniest thing was when LuAnn got a new smartphone and I called her and my picture came up on her phone!  She wondered how in the world did they do that?  We are so connected on the Internet and social media my picture might show up where I don't want it to!

What is your ringtone?  Does it reflect your mood or personality?

Ed Winkle

8 comments:

  1. My ringtone is Johnny Cash's "Wreck of the Old 97", before I found that I had a generic train whistle.

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  2. Now that would be worth listening to! You would be bored with mine.

    Ed

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  3. I downloaded a Gregorian Chant ringtone! It was awesome, but it kept getting too much awkward attention at work when it was going off in meetings at full blast. Now I just turn my ringer on silent.

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  4. That's a good one CatholicMom!

    Ed

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