One of the great things about our cell phones is that we can personalize them in so many different ways. From wallpaper to apps, we can make our phones uniquely ours. That can, of course, result in some embarrassing moments -- one of the assistant principals at my school a couple of years back was subjected to a couple of days ridicule after getting a call from his girlfriend -- he had set a personalized ringtone for her, a clip from Right Said Fred's "I'm Too Sexy". Most of us are, however, a bit more circumspect in what we set.
And with the advent of the iPhone, there are even more options. The iPhone comes with dozens of quality ringtones included as a part of the software package, but you can also create your own ringtones for iPhone from virtually any song using ringtone apps. Once you've got your desired ringtone, setting it up is really easy to do. But first, you need to get yourself the ringtone you want.
Now you can also get access to a whole host of ringtones by getting an app that connects to a collection of premade ringtones. If you decide to buy these collections, you have a near infinite selection to choose from -- say half a million different ringtones to add to your phone, either as a general ringtone or a ringtone personalized for each of your regular callers. It rather boggles the mind to think about the number of choices you might have, especially as they expand their database to include even more options for you to select from. All you have to do is search the collection by category or title and you'll surely find what you want. And if you are interested in how to make iPhone ringtones, you can even trim the music you have already downloaded on your phone and trim it up to make the perfect customized ringtone!
I know that I've got some old favorite songs that I'd love to do that with -- old album cuts from my younger days, songs that were never hits but certainly hold a place in my heart, or songs from those minor bands that played the college circuit a quarter century ago or that were hot on the local club scene when I was younger. It is good to know that there is an app for that, that let's me make my own personalized ringtones from the old songs I love.