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Answer Tones - A Most Popular Form Of Digital Music

Oct 23, 2007
An answer tone, also called a ringtone, is the sound made by a telephone to indicate an incoming call. The term, however, is most often used to refer to the customizable sounds available on wireless cell phones. This facility was originally provided so that people would be able to determine when their phone was ringing when in the company of other mobile phone owners.

Ringtones originally were simply monophonic. They have since improved to become polyphonic, mp3 and even full music answer tones. This has revolutionized the era of cell phone answer tones and quickly bloomed into a $4 billion per annum industry securing its position even on the Billboard Charts!

There are many sources that are available for obtaining new answer tones. Consumers have become increasing aware of these sources and availability of real music answer tones. Some of the most popular ringtones can be purchased individually for $1.99 each, but a preferred way is to just download them complimentary. No credit card is required.

One company will provide 15 tones instantly, to customers of Verizon, Sprint, Cingular, T-Mobile, and AT&T.

Most people have become very choosy about their ringtones. Answer tones are a personal accessory very similar to clothing and style, and have started to become a mode of creating personal identity.

Many people want to add bling into their cell phones by changing to a different tone every week. Others will have an assortment of their 7 favorite answer tones, and rotate them daily, so that they know which day of the week it is by the answer tone on their phone!

According to the latest survey, ringtones contribute to almost one fifth of the music revenue in US. This ratio has been increasing steadily with each passing year as answer tones gain in popularity.

There are many phones available that are accompanied by different features. Depending upon your requirement and budget, you can choose them and add to your collection. Owing to the advancement of technology, increased numbers of phones are packaged with full music and mp3 support. Very soon we'll be enjoying our digital music through answer tones that are easy to make and available via different resources.

At present, real music tones are the hottest form of digital music. We will have to wait and see the next direction that will be taken by the music industry, and if anything can be created that is more popular than the answer tone!
About the Author
Christine Sargaeant is a ringtone and answer tone specialist. For more information about answer tones, please visit her site Answer Tones .
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