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Tell us: What’s your current ringtone?

by Blog Author Megan_YC ‎2018-08-07 10:56 AM
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7th Aug 2018, 10:56am
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Whether it’s blasting Britney like our very own @Ray_YC, or constantly keeping your phone on silent and relying on vibrate to answer calls, as @Megan_YC has been prone to do, each Yes Crowder has their own ringtone preference! But these days, a few overused and all-too-familiar ringtones seem to be making the rounds in every office, public space, and form of transport - with one ringing phone resulting in everyone in the vicinity frantically reaching into their pockets to check if it's their phone that’s ringing, or the person’s next to them.

 

There was limited ringtone choice when the first ringtone was created, with no other option than a monotonous ringing sound on the first telephone, invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876. The coming decades showed slightly more promise, with the Cradle Phone producing an improvement in the 1890's. The following century provided varying degrees of the same bland ringtones at alternate octaves, until the 1990's when Nokia released the Nokia 1610 - giving us a catchy tone that's still recognised today (even by a few millennials, believe it or not!). 

 

Go on, give it a listen! 

 
The 1990's marked a rise in increasingly exciting ringtones and the 2000's gave us further variety, with many paying for a snippet of their favourite pop song in a ringtone format (in case listening to it on the ol' Discman didn't provide enough satisfaction). 

 

We'd love to hear what your ringtone is whilst your ignoring Mum's calls for when you're next coming home to visit, or the kids calling to ask you to pick them up (...again). Comment below and let us know your current ringtone Smiley Happy

Comments
Megan_YC
by Blog Author Megan_YC
‎2018-08-07 11:49 AM

What are your ringtones at the moment @Dan_C @AlistarS @Felicity_YC @Ray_YC ? I'm sure they're sufficiently embarrassing haha Smiley Very Happy

Ray_YC
by Online Community Manager
‎2018-08-07 11:55 AM

I'll let you know when somebody calls me Man Sad

Felicity_YC
by RetiredModerator Felicity_YC
‎2018-08-07 12:04 PM

At the moment I've got something super generic as I haven't bothered to optimise the ringtone on my new phone yet, but on my iPhone I openly displayed my fandom of a podcast called My Favourite Murder by having a Siamese cat meowing because he wanted a cookie as my ringtone. If you want to hear it without opening iTunes, Elvis the cat meowing for a cookie is also on YouTube

 

I also remember composing my own ringtones on one of my Nokias, which was so time consuming and sounded so bad. Then on later phones I had a different ringtone assigned to different contacts. 

 

What about @MiCCAS

MiCCAS
by Crowd Champion MiCCAS
‎2018-08-07 12:58 PM

My phone's never come off @

MiCCAS
by Crowd Champion MiCCAS
‎2018-08-07 12:58 PM

My phones never come off silent!!! @Felicity_YC

Megan_YC
by Blog Author Megan_YC
‎2018-08-07 01:16 PM

@MiCCAS I'm exactly the same, always keep my phone on silent Smiley Very Happy

Felicity_YC
by RetiredModerator Felicity_YC
‎2018-08-07 01:21 PM

What happens when you lose your phones @MiCCAS @Megan_YC

Megan_YC
by Blog Author Megan_YC
‎2018-08-07 01:29 PM

Haha @Felicity_YC  I don't lose my phoneSmiley Wink Well generally I don't, hope I didn't just jinx it!! 

MiCCAS
by Crowd Champion MiCCAS
‎2018-08-07 01:59 PM

@Felicity_YC Find my phone on Google Assistant overrides silent mode! Smiley Happy

Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2018-08-07 04:26 PM

I haven't heard my phone ring in a while. 

 

I've misplaced my iDevice more times than I can count. 

 

A phone on silent is difficult to find (especially when it's lodged between the couch cushions).