The ringtone is the sound that the phone makes, indicating that there is an incoming call. However, the term is more commonly used to refer to the customizable ringtones available on mobile phones. This feature was originally provided to allow individuals to determine when the phone will ring when accompanied by other phone owners.
Mobile ringtones are more popular with women: 54% and 42% of men. Custom ringtones are also more attractive to women. According to a new study, today’s British teenagers will spend an average of 4,320 euros to download it on their mobile phones over the next 15 years.
Among those surveyed, 85% of the girls said that they download ringtones regularly. Only 60% of children use this technology. The most viewed girls are between the ages of 10 and 14, and two-thirds (65%) of the download at least six ringtones every month. According to the same survey, 60% of people prefer to create their ringtones instead of downloading their ringtones, which highlights the trend of personalization. 75% of people worry about the hidden cost of buying ringtones, and 58% of them worry about having them included in their phones.
A total of 36% of providers have reportedly been robbed at least once. Complaints range from receiving expensive or inferior ringtones (such as polyphonic). As the ringtone market is expected to grow 161% in the next five years, people are asking for transparency because pricing has become a hot topic for consumers.
Ringtones are no longer just for mobile phones. From now on, with the cooperation of Warner Music Group and Skype, the leader of Voice over Internet Protocol, your favorite music can be used to alert Internet phone network users about incoming calls. In the coming months, Skype subscribers will be able to download ringtones from the stable version of Warner Singers, including Madonna and Green Day, which will play when VoIP users receive a call.