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Free Ringtones for Your Mobile Phone

Updated on February 3, 2015

Free Download Ringtones

Getting a free ringtone is getting harder to do, but there are ways around the challenge, depending on a number of factors like when you bought you cell phone, the brand, model and the network you use to get the service.

Some cell phone carriers now block the ability to download free ringtones because it's such a lucrative side business and very profitable.

In spite of these challenges, it's possible to get free downloadable ringtones by using things like USB cables, Bluetooth, infrared or memory card transfer.

Using these methods you can transfer a ringtone from your computer to your cellphone for free mobile ringtones. How you do it depends on the cell phone brand you have chosen to use.

No matter which one you chose, you should be able to find a way to get a free ringtone.

Before going on, if you have a Motorola or Nokia mobile phone, you also may be able to get free ringtones via email using a binary tone for your ringtone. You could also use an SMS gateway. Look at your manual to find out if your cell phone can receive binary ringtones.

Free cell phone ringtones

Can all phones be programmed with ringtones?

There are so many variables here that people get confused, depending on what part of the world you many live in.

If you live in the United States or Canada, most cellphone manufacturers don't offer programmable free mobile ringtones as an option if they were built before 2002.
 
Most contemporary cellphones allow free customizable ringtones, although, again, some block the ability to do it. This is mostly instigated by the networks looking for another stream of income by allowing only ringtones that are paid for.

Adding a ringtone to your phone

Depending on the type of phone you have, one way to simply add a ringtone to your phone is through a small program you can locate in the phone's menu called a melody composer.

All you have to do with this is push the ringtone in through the keypad, just like it was an instrument.
 
Many phones have premade keypress ringtones for their specific brand, which can be used with the particular melody composer used by that brand.

All you do is find the particular sequence used by your phone and punch it into the keypad and you have your ringtone.

Your manual included with the phone should instruct you how to do this, and if you lost it, visit the cellphone manufacturer's website and you should be able to find it there.

Free Mobile Ringtones for Nokia and Motorola

While there are free downloadable ringtones for Motorola and Nokia, you are not allowed in some cases to do it yourself.

Nokia includes formats like RTTTL, Nokia 3210 or even binary, so you'll have to find out which works with what to successfully download free ringtones.

In general, you'll have to do this with binary formats for your Motorola as well.

You'll want to check out whether your phone is able to receive binary signals or not. Go to your cell phone manufacturers site to find out if you can.

How to Get Free Ringtones to your Cell!

You can still get free ringtones

So while to get a free ring tone or a cheap ringtone is no longer as easy as it used to be, it's definitely possible, and you need to just do a little research into your phone brand to find out the best and most practical way to do it.
 
This is just a way to discourage people from making the attempt by putting obstacles in the way from cellphone service providers.

With a little work and ingenuity you can get your free ring tones to enjoy and entertain your friends and family. 

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