There has been plenty of commentary on Apple’s September 5th announcement, unveiling the ability for iPhone users to purchase and customize ringtones from the iTunes Music Store for an additional 99 cents. To buy a ringtone, you pay 99 cents for the song itself (if you don’t already have it) and another 99 cents to convert a 30 second snippet of the song into a ringtone. That’s right – it costs more to get a 30 second ringtone than it does to get the whole song. While this might not seem logical, the established price point for mobile phone ringtones is around $2.99 each, which is a world away from the $0.99 or less for a full music track from most online stores.
Often the convenience of buying a fun ringtone for your phone (and changing it according to your mood!) is well worth the $2.99, but many of us would like to take a CD we already own and turn our own music into a ringtone. Several companies have offered ways of doing this with expensive PC packages and hard-to-use websites.
Given our mission at Mobicious to provide everything for your mobile, we have developed an easier way of making your own custom ringtones.
Make My Ringtone is now available on the Mobicious site. The new feature allows you to take your own music and make a custom ringtone from your favorite song. It’s fun, free, and works on all major U.S. carriers including Verizon, and on most phones that support playing MP3 files.
To check it out for yourself,
1. Go to www.mobicious.com/ringtones/new
2. Select an MP3 file from your desktop
3. Choose and preview any 20 second clip
4. Send your custom ringtone to your mobile phone
Make My Ringtone builds on our foundation as the premier destination for consumers to discover the best content, services and applications available for their mobile phones. In this case, we’re helping people to “mobilize” media they already own. In the near future, we’ll be introducing new ways for people to get the most out of the media they already have scattered through the online universe.
Have fun making your own ringtones and exploring nearly 200,000 items of premium and free mobile content on http://www.mobicious.com.