Have you ever gotten a song stuck in your head, but not known the lyrics? It doesn’t matter that the part that is playing on repeat in your brain is the most well known section of the piece – you just can’t get the words to come any further than the tip of your tongue. Fortunately, your cell phone can save you in your hour of audiophile need.
Nearly every piece of music you could possibly want has been altered into a neat little package to fit snugly into your cell phone as a ring tone. Unfortunately, the quality of the tune you seek might be questionable. Many ring tones are not the original music, but tracks based on the music. Sometimes the music file is just too big to be an efficient ring tone, or there are too many layers of sound to be produced effectively on the speakers in cell phones. Whatever the reason, some tracks are massacred into monophonic renditions that are hardly recognizable and don’t come with lyrics. If you were trying to remember those song lyrics, these ring tones will only makes things worse.
But then again, music ring tones aren’t usually about function – they are about entertainment. If a song brightens up your day, go ahead and use it as your ring tone. If it will score you some points with a special someone who will learn you “just happen to have the same music taste” the next time you are called in their company, more power to you. You can customize your cell phone to fit every emotion, event, season or mood by choosing new music.
Of course, the ring tones aren’t generally the entire song, but a piece of the most popular section. If you want to hear the real deal, you can download the entire song on many phones that act just like personal audio devices between telephone calls. With each break through in mobile fad and technology, our phones are becoming so much more – portable entertainment devices rather than purely communication pieces. Let your phone work for you – if you constantly carry around an mp3 player as well as your phone and things are getting a little hard to handle, why not combine the two? Consider it a sort of key chain. Technology is supposed to make things easier for you, and as the famous line goes: if you have the means, I highly recommend it.