Ringtones that can play only one sound at a time are known as monophonic ringtones. This category of ringtones was the only one to available during the initial time when the mobile phones were introduced. The mobile phone service provider gives a variety of choices as a compliment. The manufacturer of the mobile phone also provides the users with a long list of ringtones, mostly monophonic ringtones.
When a user downloads a monophonic ringtone from the internet, it usually does not sound like the song itself. Most of the times a monophonic ringtone sound like a humming sound of the actual song. The reason for this is that monophonic ringtones can play not more than one sound at a time.
The mobile phones also come with an editor to alter the tempo and other specifications of a particular monophonic ringtone. That way the user is at liberty. Monophonic ringtones were the basic type of ringtones that were introduced into the market. Now, in the present world, users are familiar with video ringtones, which play MP3/CD songs in the background with the video. However, Monophonic ringtones are still popular because of their simiplicity and wide availability.
Users can compose their own monophonic ringtones. A monophonic ringtone is a sequence of individual notes. The users require only two values to create one of their own – the pitch or the frequency and the period or the duration. Numerous simple languages have been developed to describe monophonic ringtones. Nokia’s RTTTL (Ringing Tone Text Transfer Language) is the most popular one.
Monophonic ringtones are still being loved and used, besides their simplicity; they are available for download from the internet for free or for a small amount of fee. Users can also share monophonic ringtones between them, by sending them through SMS (Short Message Service). Monophonic ringtones can also be sent and received using infrared link and data cable connectivity. No matter how the monophonic ringtone is acquired, it has to be loaded on to the phone. The exact procedure always depends on your phone make and model. Referring the user manual for a quick advice would be the best thing to do. But just a gentle reminder, do not override the copyrights of any tune that you download from the internet.