Nowadays, in the era of the telecom revolution, cell phones have become a common object. With mobiles, come many personalized services and features. One of the most popular features are downloadable and customized ringtones. A great deal of cell phone users like to have a unique ringtone not only to be able to identify his own phone, but also to say who the caller is even without looking at the number. Ringtones are extremely popular with high school and college aged children, who lead the market in terms of ringtone downloads.
With the increase in the usage of monophonic and polyphonic ringtones, and with the ever-increasing demand for more ringtones, many portals and Web sites began to offer such tones online. At the beginning, most of the sites charged for the ringtones, or had some catch involved. But people wanted more and more for free, therefore the idea of free downloadable ringtones was born.
Today, there are countless sites providing all types of ringtones. This involves all kinds of songs, instrumentals, latest releases, dialogues, religious chants, ethnic songs and much more. Most of the free downloadable ringtones offered today are in the WAV, MIDI or MP3 formats. If you download free video ringtones, they come in the very small packages of the .3GP format.
The ability to download absolutely free ringtones also depends on the features of your phone. If it enables you to connect it to your PC by means of adata cable, bluetooth or infrared then there are a number of places you can download appropriate files for ringtones for free. With MP3s becoming a norm for ringtones, the possibilities have grown even further. However, it is essential to be certain the site you download ringtones from is a secure website that you can trust. Some sites are run by malicious coders who include spyware and viruses along with the ringtones, which are two things nobody wants for free.