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Tell us: What’s your current ringtone?

RetiredModerator Megan_YC
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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

22 Comments
RetiredModerator Megan_YC
RetiredModerator

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

Online Community Manager
Online Community Manager

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

RetiredModerator Felicity_YC
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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

Crowd Champion MiCCAS
Crowd Champion

My phone's never come off @

Crowd Champion MiCCAS
Crowd Champion

My phones never come off silent!!! @Felicity_YC

RetiredModerator Megan_YC
RetiredModerator

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

RetiredModerator Felicity_YC
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What happens when you lose your phones @MiCCAS @Megan_YC

RetiredModerator Megan_YC
RetiredModerator

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

Crowd Champion MiCCAS
Crowd Champion

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

Online Community Manager
Online Community Manager

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). 

New Contributor Pony64
New Contributor

JS Bach cello suite No. 1.1 prelude master and commander,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPm-78Hh5YM

RetiredModerator Felicity_YC
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@Pony64 Lovely! That's a great movie and I love the Bach cello suites, my personal favourite is this

Crowd Champion Davelew
Crowd Champion

Hi

A bit late but I have an old fashioned ring as it seem to be the only one that I recognise as my phone.

My problem is I always set my phone to Do Not Disturb when I go to bed, can't forget, because my wife wouldn't talk to me for a week if the phone woke her up.

It's in the morning the problem arises and it sometimes gets to lunchtime before I realise how quite the phone's been. I now set a daily alarm for 9am to remind me to turn the Do Not Disturb off.

Must be my age.

 

Dave

RetiredModerator Felicity_YC
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Hey @Davelew, remind me what kind of phone you have? I have no idea if the Samsung s9 I have does this (I really should check) but you can schedule a timeframe for Do Not Disturb on the iPhone.

 

As I recall, you go to Settings > Do Not Disturb and turn on Scheduled, then set a time. I had mine set up so that calls from my family would still go through regardless of the hour and if someone called twice within three minutes, the second call came through. 

 

Of course, you may enjoy the extra Do Not Disturb time? 

Crowd Champion Davelew
Crowd Champion

 Just to confuse things I have a OnePlus3T @Felicity_YC. Has a slider for do not disturb so easy to set. Used an app for a while that I could schedule times but found I was always amending it and found it easier the way I am doing it at the moment. Plus to add to my problems until recently because of a seriously ill relative often needed to keep the do not disturb off as essential phone calls could come from anywhere not just the calls which I set to allow to come through.

Well that's nearly my life story but I do need to have another think about a better way of doing it.

Perhaps you could start a blog of how people manage their phones overnight.

 

Dave

 

New Member tash1306
New Member

No idea... my phone is permenantly on Mute. 

RetiredModerator Hannah-L
RetiredModerator

Mine is the Stranger Things theme song. Robot surprised

New Contributor Pony64
New Contributor

Not the whole hour i hope.....

RetiredModerator Hannah-L
RetiredModerator

@Pony64 Ha! No, not quite. 

New Contributor Pony64
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I think, the trick to a good ring tone is something your not going to feel uncomfortable with in a room full of strangers, but obscure enough to know its yours.

I used to work for BHP and quiet often found myself in meetings with large groups and the last thing you need is a "Bond theme", "X Files" or the "chicken dance"  interrupting  the proceedings and actually being judged by it .

Crowd Champion Davelew
Crowd Champion

@Pony64

I would have thought when you worked for BHP your would have Coal Mine by Miner as your ringtone.

https://youtu.be/1OLRfyzPtfE

 

Dave

New Contributor Pony64
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@Davelew

I dont think there is a tune for nickel.....