I once had a friend that told me that she has had the same ringtone since 2004 – Mario Brother Theme Song. She simply will not answer to anything else, and has refused to change her ringtone to anything else ever since. If she were to get a different cell phone, the first thing she would do would be to download the Mario Brothers Theme Song and set it as her ringtone.
She notes that her obsession with this particular ringtone has gotten slightly unhealthy. If someone else has said ringtone, for instance, and their phone goes off, it causes her stomach to drop and she races for her phone. She doesn’t even have to hear the whole tune to think that someone is trying to contract her – if she heads a note that is the same pitch as the first note of the ringtone, her immediate first reaction is to whip out her cell phone. Perhaps Pavlov should have been around in this day and age to see how teenage girls react to different cell phone stimuli.
She went on to complain about excessively loud ringtones. No one likes those. It is perfectly understandable that ringtones have to be of a certain decibel in order for the owner of the phone to hear them, but most phones have settings that are outrageously loud. ringtones should be kept at a reasonable level because, “when you’re enjoying your day, and somebody’s ringtone scares the crap out of you, it kind of makes you hate them.”
Other ringtones that have been hailed as the master of all ringtones include the Imperial March. Basically anything recognizable to today’s youth is a hit. Name ringtones have also taken off – these ringtones tell you, by your name, that your phone is righting and what you should do about it. I find with these ringtones that it is more interesting to search for them online that it would be to hear them every time someone called. There are too many people who are more than willing to start the obvious that your phone is ringing, so why have your phone tell you as well? However, this might increase the rate at which you pick up your phone, making whoever is calling you just a little happier to hear your voice.