Free MP3 Ringtone
by Brian Honeycutt
Getting the Most out of Your Mp3s and Ringtones for Free
Instead of paying for a ringtone of a popular jingle for your phone, a site like Smash the Tones lets you add any mp3 to your telephone and use it as a ringtone. To do this, you must first select the free mp3 ringtone that you want to use. If you can’t find what you are looking for online, you could always rip a track from a CD to an mp3 using a program like Windows Media Player and upload that track onto the Smash the Tones website.
Next, visit the site and enter your phone number. The mp3 will then be sent for free to your phone as an attachment in a text message. This is a great way to get around all of the ludicrous fees popular artists and companies are charging for ringtones of songs you already own.
Don’t fall for sites that expect you to pay $2 or more just so you can use a particular song for your cell phone ringtone. Instead, download a free mp3 ringtone and save yourself some money. Not only will you save money, but you will be supporting free music and, if you take my suggestions below, independent artists.
If you are having trouble finding a free mp3 ringtone, there are many options available to you. One is using a peer-to-peer program like Soulseek or Napster. I recommend soulseek because it is free to download and use and it has just about every song you could imagine. After downloading and running the program, simply type in the song or artist title you are looking for and a list of mp3s available on the soulseek server will come up. Then you will be able to download any of these songs in mp3 format for free and use it as a ringtone!
I recently came across one site this way that offers Bollywood, Pakistani, and Indian music in free mp3 ringtone format. It’s nice to see some ringtones available that are nothing like the masses of free ringtones that consist only of popular music or movie soundtracks. Listening to Hamein Tumse’s Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan is a very different experience than a hearing a Nelly song. I’m really glad to see that the individuality that a free mp3 ringtone is supposed to express is still alive despite the glut of money being thrown around on ringtones by artists like The Game.
Mp3 hubs that carry tunes from a wide variety of artists are also an ideal place to get free mp3s. These mp3s are completely legal because they are uploading by the artist or someone who represents the artist. Sites like IUMA are great too because they support unsigned, independent musicians who often have trouble getting into areas of traditional media such as radio and television. What could be a better way to support independence than by downloading an unsigned artist’s song for free, uploading it for free, having it sent to your phone for free, and then using it as a free mp3 ringtone?
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