Ringtones that can play multiple sounds at a time are known as polyphonic ringtones. This was an enhancement over the monophonic ringtones category. 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 polyphonic ringtones.
When a user downloads a polyphonic ringtone from the internet, it usually does not sound like the song itself. Most of the times a polyphonic ringtone sounds like the instrumental version of the actual song. Polyphonic ringtones make use of a lot of instrument sounds like guitars, drums, violins, pianos, cymbals and many others. Not all phones can play polyphonic ringtones.
The mobile phones also come with an editor to alter the tempo and other specifications of a particular polyphonic ringtone. That way the user is at liberty. Polyphonic ringtones are a step up of the basic type of ringtones (monophonic ringtones) and so, are the phones that can handle this type to tones are a big threat to the ones that can handle only the monophonic ringtones. Now, in the present world, users are familiar with video ringtones, which play MP3/CD songs in the background with the video.
Polyphonic ringtones are still being loved and used, since they are available for download from the internet for free or for a small amount of fee. Users cannot share polyphonic ringtones using SMS (Short Message Service) like monophonic ringtones. But they can also be sent and received using infrared link and data cable connectivity. No matter how the polyphonic 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.
Polyphonic ringtones are one of the most popular type of tones that are used by cell phone users. These tones create a harmonic sound that is good to listen to, but sometimes they could be very irritating and you may also not be able to even recognize the song who’s tune is being played. It the user’s choice anyways. But just a gentle reminder, do not override the copyrights of any tune that you download from the internet.