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Thursday
Apr162009

Basic Plain Old Phone Ring Tone

Since I had my Omina problems the other week (it's about to go in for repair as there are still some strange hardware issues) I lost lots of basic information on the phone.  One of the things I lost was the ring tone.  I can't remember what I had before, but I like to have something simple and professional that won't cost me and won't embarrass me in the office.  I don't want the latest polyphonic chart hit blaring from my pocket as I sit at my desk.
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I spent a little while trawling the web and it's growing more difficult every time I get a phone to find such a ring tone (and I always forget where I saved a copy).  This time around I decided I'd see what I could do myself.  With a bit of sampling and Audacity I created a simple oscillating tone followed by a brief silence.  When this is repeated during a call ringing through it sounds quite like an old simple mobile phone ring tone ... simple, obvious, and for me just what I wanted.

If you have a QR code reader on your Internet capable phone, click on the "download ringtone" graphic to display it full size and then you can download it direct to your device.

To add the file to the the Omnia it just needs to be downloaded and placed into the \\My Device\Application Data\Sounds\ directory.  Then the file can be selected as a ring tone from the phone drop down list in the phone settings - it appears as the file name without the extension - i.e. Simple Ringtone.mp3.

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