To personalize your mobile phone, there are many websites that offer
ringtones of various music/sound styles, artists and qualities. For good
ringtone and image selection and service, Mobilook recommends the following
Entertainment (Music, Movies and TV)
Idol – Ringtones and ringback tones of current and previous
contestants. Only for AT&T
- Black Entertainment
TV – Music ringtones.
Mobile Cell Phone – Ringtones, wallpapers, screensavers and
games. By MGA Entertainment.
- CMT Mobile – Music
network offers headlines, features, concert listings, reviews, history
and chat. Ringtones and wallpapers.
- Comedy Central Wireless
– Cable TV channel of comedy TV shows, stand-up comedy and jokes.
Ringtones (real audio clips of funny sounds, show clips, and humorous
phrases), graphics and games.
- Country Music TV Mobile –
Ringtones and wallpapers.
- Def Jam Mobile –
Partnered with hip-hop visionary Russell Simmons, offers exclusive mobile
content for the urban market. Ringtones, images and games.
- Disney Mobile
– Games, ringtones, graphics and greetings. By Disney Enterprises
and Pixar Animation Studios.
- Fuse Wireless – Fuse TV, a
U.S.-based all-music, viewer-influenced television network, provides
music fans with the hottest new music, games, alerts and mobile Web
- GrooveTouch – Large
selection of ringtones, wallpapers and videos for mobile phones. Available
via 90 wireless carriers worldwide.
- iTunes for Mobile Phone
– Download music tracks from Apple iTunes. Available to Cingular
Wireless subscribers with Motorola SLVR handsets.
- Marvel Comics: Mobile –
Wallpapers, screensavers, tones and games of super-heroes: Spider-Man,
X-Men, Fantastic Four, Incredible Hulk, Blade and Elektra.
- MSN Mobile Entertainment –
Ringtones, graphics and games. Microsoft Network.
- MTV Mobile Ringtones
– Polyphonic and DigiTone (actual song) ringtones of movie awards,
rock, pop, hip-hop, indie and soul sounds.
- MyStrands Mobile
– Music sharing site and application for Windows and Symbian Series
- Napster Mobile
– Songs, ringtones, wallpaper and more for Cingular and SunCom
- Nickelodeon – US TV network
with entertainment for kids. Get ring tones and character graphics of
top Nickelodeon TV hits, such as SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents,
Dora the Explorer and Jimmy Neutron. Available from Verizon Wireless
and Virgin Mobile USA.
Mobile – Adult images, reviews and Q&A for men. Also Playboy
Sex Cells intimate amateur photos and videos.
- Seventeen: 17 Mobile
– Young woman's beauty and fashion magazine. Ringtones and wallpapers.
Music Box – Large selection of ringtones distributed by Sony
- Sony Music Mobile –
Ringtones and wallpapers of popular music, film and dance.
- Star Wars (at Cingular)
– Exclusive Star Wars graphics, ringtones, games and more at Cingular.
Wars (at THQ Wireless: Ringtones) – Star Wars ringtones. Also
- Universal Music Mobile International
– Paris-based provider of ringtones, mastertones, ringback tones,
voicemail greetings and games. French-language.
- VH1 Mobile – US cable
TV channel with pop culture music and movies. Ringtones, graphics and
Bros. Studios Mobile – Games, ringtones and wallpapers of
Batman, Scooby-Doo, Looney Tunes, DC Comics, plus movie and TV shows
such as The O.C.
- MLB.com Mobile – Major
League Baseball ringtones, wallpaper, video highlights and games.
- NASCAR Wireless –
Ringtones, wallpapers and screen-savers of stock car racing.
- NBA Mobile – National
Basketball Association ringtones and wallpapers.
- NFL Players Wireless
– NFL player wallpapers, player voicetones, and games. Endorsed
by the NFL and the NFL Players Association.
Wireless: NHL Wallpapers – National Hockey League wallpapers
- THQ Wireless: Ringtones
– MLB baseball, NBA basketball and NFL football ringtones.
- THQ Wireless:
Graphics – MLB baseball, NBA basketball, NFL football, NHL
hockey and WNBA basketball wallpapers.
(UK): Ringtones: Sports – Football and rugby ringtones of
songs, clubs and anthems.
- WWE Wireless – WWE
(formerly the World Wrestling Federation WWF) ringtones and wallpapers.
Other Categories and Themes
- Barack Obama –
U.S. presidential election 2008 Democratic party candidate. Ringtones
- Beliefnet Mobile –
Ringtones, audiotones and images with religious or spiritual themes.
- MobileGay – Ringtones,
wallpapers and videos for gays.
Móvil – Spanish- and English-language content for Hispanic
cell phone users in the US, Mexico, Canada, Latin America and Spain.
Ringtones, games, wallpapers, audio tones, news and greetings.
General Vendors and Portals
- 3Guppies.com – Large
selection of ringtones, screensavers, games and accessories. Top-rated
vendor. Formerly 3GUpload.
- AOL Mobile Ringtones
– Browse ringtones by category. Owned by America Online.
- Boltblue – Ringtones,
wallpapers and games. Free ringtones and logos.
Mobile – Free ringtones and logos. SMS or WAP download.
- DadaMobile US – Good
selection of ringtones, wallpapers and games.
- Esato – Good selection of
ringtones, wallpapers, themes and Java games via WAP download. A lot
of non-English content.
- FreeMobileFun –
Shared download site has large selection of free wallpapers.
- FunMobile US – Ringtones,
logos, wallpaper and games.
- Glu Mobile Tones – Ringtones,
voice tones, ringback tones.
- InfoSpace Mobile
– Producer and publisher of ringtones, images and games. Search
the Partners page to find a provider.
- Jamster – Ringtones, images,
logos, wallpapers, games, software, text alerts. International sites
for 12 countries. Top-rated vendor. In Canada, Jamster.ca.
- MIDIRingTones –
Library of over 2,000 ringtones in 40 categories, plus audio tones,
images, games and more.
- M-Lab – Wallpapers, ringtones,
TrueTones, Photo Lab (create your own mobile content), Americas Best
- Mobtastic – Good site
for ringtones, images and games. No subscription or membership required.
– Good site for ringtones, ring sounds, mobile wallpaper and phone
games. Serving mobile phones worldwide.
- Mobile9 – Shared download
site has large selection of free themes, ringtones, wallpapers, screensavers
- Mobiles24 – Ringtones,
images and games.
- Modtones – Hip ringtones,
song tones and wallpapers. Formerly Faith West.
- MonsterTones – Polyphonic
(melody) and MP3 (not artist's original recording) ringtones and wallpapers.
Some discount ringtones. Subscription service.
- MoreMobile – Lists
of suppliers of ringtones, images and games.
- Moviso – Ringtones, graphics
and games. Formerly YourMobile.
- MP3 – Music download site
with some ringtones. Some free music.
- MyTinyPhone – Large
selection of ringtones and wallpapers on shared community.
- On My Mob – Ringtones,
images and games.
Mobile – Good selection of ringtones, graphics and games at
various prices. Only for U.K. mobile phone networks.
- Ringophone – Large
selection of ringtones, wallpapers and games.
- RingToneChannel –
Ringtones, downloads and premium mobile services.
– Ringtones, wallpapers, voice ringers, sound effects tones, comedy
tones, and games. Top-rated vendor. Pay per item.
- Ringtone Nation –
Good selection of ringtones, free ringtones, and images. U.K.-based.
- Ringtones.ca – Subscription
ringtones, wallpapers and screensavers. For Canadian carriers.
– Music, pictures, games and videos.
- RollingStone Ringtones
– From Rolling Stone and Dwango Wireless.
- The In Crowd – Subscription
service to receive promotional and personal text messages from celebrities
such as Snoop Dogg, John Salley and Xzibit.
- The Mob – Premier subscription
club for ringtones, wallpapers, voice ringers, games and alerts.
- Thumbplay – Subscription
service with large selection of ringtones, videos, games and graphics.
- THQ Wireless – Ringtones,
wallpapers, screensavers, games. Also THX
- Tones4Free – Free Nokia
- Tucows Mobile – Ringtones,
wallpapers, screen-savers and games.
- xringer – Polyphonic ringtones.
- Zedge – Mobile community
with image tools and gallery of ringtones, wallpapers and games.
- Zingy – Ringtones, images
Wireless Carriers, MVNOs and Resellers
One: Fun & Games (Dobson Cellular) – Ringtones, music
tones, voice tones and graphics.
- AT&T Media Mall
– Music tones, voice tones, sound effects and polyphonic tones.
Select by phone, category, artist or title.
Ringtones & Graphics – Ringtones: Music Tones musical
hits, Voice Tones comedy and celebrity voices. Sound Effects: funny
sounds and voices. Including Star Wars ringtones. Graphics: screen-savers,
wallpapers, and caller icons.
Download Central – Ringtones, pictures and games.
Personalize & Entertain – Ringtones, wallpapers, games
PCS: Personalize Your Phone – Ringtones and screen-savers.
Wireless – Ringtones, realtones, wallpapers and games. Also
- T-Mobile Music
& Sounds – MegaTones real music ringtones, HiFi Ringers
real song-clip ringtones, CallerTunes ringback tones, and Voices &
Sounds sound effects and celebrity voices. Plus wallpapers and games.
- US Cellular EasyEdge
– Games, ringtones, wallpapers and more.
Wireless getTONES – Download ringtones and ringback tones.
Real clips of hit songs by the original artists.
- Virgin Mobile Ringtones
– Complete selection of popular ringtones, images and games from
U.K.-based Virgin Mobile.
Mobile USA: Ringtones & More – Good selection of ringtones
and screen animation images.
Cell Phone Handset Manufacturers
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You can make your own ringtones with ringtone and sound-file editing
programs such as:
- Apple GarageBand
– Music creation software for Macintosh computers. Choose songs
from iTunes library, create ringtones, and export them to iPhone.
- Audacity – Free
open-source audio-editing software exports to MP3 music format. Available
for Windows, Mac and Linux.
- How to Make Ringtones from Music Tracks
for Free –
Mobilook news article.
Tones – Service lets customers create their own ringtones
or ringback tones with their own voice or with pre-recorded music. Available
from 35 North American wireless service providers.
- Magix Ringtone Maker – Full-featured
software for making ringtones.
- Mobile17 – Online
program creates ringtones and graphics from music and pictures. Free
service. Good, but lacks some features.
- Motorola MotoMixer
– Web-based application lets users remix or compose original sound
tracks for Motorola phones.
Phone Tools – Desktop software for creating your own ringtones
and adding personal pictures or videos to your Motorola phone. Download
from a retailer such as Handango.
- Myxer – Make and share
mobile phone ringtones and wallpapers.
- Ring Factory – Software
to create ringtones from your favorite music. Works on any WAP phone.
Choose music from recording artists. Also choose wallpapers.
Media Studio – Software to create ringtones, wallpaper and
video clips for cell phones.
- VoxTone – U.K.-based
service uses professional voices to make custom ringtones. Available
in U.K., U.S., Canada and other countries.
- Xingtone Ringtone Maker –
Ringtone-making software creates ringtones from MP3, WAV, and CD audio.
Output to WAP.
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The accessory products for mobile phones from the following vendors
tend to be more stylish and have a more designer appearance than standard
- Cheetah – Brand of stylish cell phone cases. Search the Web
and find a retailer.
- GelaSkins ˇ Removable/reusable
stick-on high-quality artwork/photo covers for iPhone and iPod.
- Griffin Technology
ˇ Quality iPhone, iPod and iPad cases and covers.
- Infectious ˇ Peel-and-stick
vinyl skins for iPhone and Blackberry.
- Jenny Oz – Fashionable
multicolored studded cell phone covers for women.
- Milante – Stylish high-quality
cell phone cases.
- SkinIt ˇ Large collection of
skins (covers) for cell phones and other consumer electronics products.
Upload any photo to make a custom cell phone skin.
- Speck Products –
Protective covers (skins) and cases for mobile devices.
- Swapsets – Fashionable
and well-designed wearable technology accessories for women. Steffi
Thomas line of headbands, headsets, headphones and dangles.
- ZAGG –
Durable invisibleSHIELD cases for cell phones. Image upload to create