I know that the most common ringtones nowadays are MP3 ringtones from your favorite artists but I still find it cute whenever I hear a custom ringtone. Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and other mobile phone manufacturers have custom mobile ringtones preinstalled on their devices so when you hear a particular message tone, you’ll automatically associate it with Nokia, Samsung, etc.
Before there were MP3 ringtones, Nokia had this application on their mobile phones that allow you to compose ringtones on your phone. The application is like piano player and all you have to do is know a particular piano piece and you can convert that to a ringtone on Nokia’s phones. Sony Ericsson has a similar application called Music DJ but instead of just one instrument, Music DJ makes use of a variety of instruments so your ringtone is not just a monophonic ringtone but a polyphonic one at that.
It’s a pretty cool application though I have yet to create my masterpiece. If you’re music-centered, you might want to give MusicDJ a try. Who knows, your composition might just become the next Sony Ericsson ringtone.
Maybe I’m just neglecting to browser my mobile phones much but it has been only recently when I’ve found out that you can assign different ringtones for your contacts on the Sony Ericsson phones. I’ve downloaded a bunch of free ringtones to see how this works.
For those with Sony Ericsson phones, you only have to go to your contacts menu, select options, select the contact and then select add or edit. You can then personalize the ringtones and even assign pictures for your contacts. Of course, this would only work if your carrier offer caller id services but hey, which carrier nowadays doesn’t, right?