If your ringtone is a recognizable tune, it could say a lot about your personality or your life style. If you have the Mario Brothers Theme Song as your ringtone, you probably grew up in the 1980’s. If you have that long sought after musical number from Avenue Q, Wicked or Rent, you are a theatre child. If you have the latest hit song, you are up to date on your music culture. If you have “Why Don’t We Do it in the Road?” I might think twice about walking downtown with you, especially late at night. If you like the Beatles, pick a classic so as to not be strangely classified as a nymphomaniac.
Or, if you need to break the news to your folks that you have been in the closet, try “If You Were Gay” from Avenue Q. Lyrics speak volumes, and you can let them speak for you if you pick the right songs.
ringtones are also conversation pieces. If someone you don’t know in a public places had your favourite song playing from their pocket, wouldn’t you comment on it, commend them on their excellent music taste and possibly introduce yourself after they are done their call? Come on, anything is possible when you have an ice breaker like that. I wonder how many “stories of how we first met” will be told to grandchildren in generations to come that involve chance meetings due to cell phones.
For the people you already know, you can say a lot about your relationship with them using Ring Back tones. These are the songs that replace the standard ringtone when people call you. You can let someone know they are special to you with a little “Most Beautiful Girl in the World” or confuse the hell out of them by playing some comedy club act while they wait for you to answer. If that one is the case, they might be mad at you for picking up because the joke wasn’t finished, so use only with caution.
Personalized ringtones let people know what you like and allow them to think about who you are while you are chatting to your caller. You can learn something new, or play a trick on a friend by switching their tone. ringtones are meant to be fun, so have fun with them!