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My new phone (and its ringtones)

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 This summer, I finally got a new phone! My old, trusty phone was beginning to have a "sticky" keypad, making it difficult to dial or text with accuracy, so I knew it was time, So... I am the proud owner of a LG enV2, a phone that opens up into a keyboard for easier texting. I am loving this feature, and the phone is awesome. Hooray!

On an unrelated note, Aly let me download the complete remastered Beatles collection because she'd gotten it as a "press sample." I have been enjoying it thoroughly! It is fantastic, and I never had all of the albums before. 

So... I decided to create a series of ringtones/sounds for my phone, using the remastered Beatles. My phone is Beatles-themed, which I find extremely cute and fun. A general phone call plays "Here Comes the Sun." A text message is the "Beep-beep, beep-beep, yeah!" part of "Drive My Car." A few people have custom ringtones, too. When Doris calls, it is "Good Day Sunshine," and when my mom (Lucy) calls, it is "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."

HOW, you might ask, did non-tech-savvy me figure out how to make ringtones?! Well, first of all, I did not begin by doing it the easy way. I tried to create mini songs on Garage Band, drag them onto an SD chip and put them on the phone. NONE of that worked!

THEN I discovered Myxer, which allowed me to make custom ringtones online, and then it texted them to me, all for FREE!!!! I am spreading the word about this, because I was so, so skeptical that Myxer was not going to work, was going to charge me for the service somehow, etc. But it did NOT. It was 100% free, and was exactly what I was looking for. My ringtones sound great and I am enjoying them sooo much!

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annabtg
Sep. 25th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
The "Beep-beep, beep-beep, yeah!" is one of the funnest sounds ever, hehe XD I first heard it on a radio station that had it as the opening theme of that broadcast where they talk about the traffic around the city, lol :p And at some point I found out it was a Beatles song and rushed to download it!
alliegee
Oct. 2nd, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
OMG, I think one of my local stations used to do that too!!! It's perfect for the traffic report!!
cleodee
Sep. 27th, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
can I ask who your provider is? We have verizon and they wouldn't allow us to use custom ringtones although we did try this about 2 years ago so now sure if that's changed.
alliegee
Oct. 2nd, 2009 01:49 pm (UTC)
I have Verizon, too! Like I said, it was really difficult to try to make my own ringtones and put them on the "manual" way, but this myxer site definitely did exactly the right thing. You select your provider and your phone when creating the tone, so I think the site knows to format the tone in certain ways that are compatable. Give it a try - it is so easy to do on myxer that it won't even be a waste of time if it doesn't work. It's very fast! Let me know how it goes!
cleodee
Oct. 2nd, 2009 06:28 pm (UTC)
thanks for the advice, I'm totally going to try this out this weekend and probably my first attempt will be making a Dr. Who ringtone :)
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