Ringetoner på din mobil sier ofte mye om din identitet. Har du en kul ringetone kan du være sikker på at du får oppmerksomhet. Folk snur seg og tenke 'wow, det var en kul melodi, den vil jeg også ha!'
Ringetoner er lyden som en telefon lager for å gi beskjed til mobiltelefon-eieren om at det er en innkommende samtale. Ordet brukes imidlertid ofte til å referere til de forskjellige lyde som er tilgjengelige på en mobiltelefon. is the sound made by a telephone to indicate an incoming call. The term, however, is most often used to refer to the customisable sounds available on mobile phones. This facility was originally provided so that people would be able to determine when their phone was ringing when in the company of other mobile phone owners. Newer phones let the users associate a different ringtone for each phonebook entry. Newer phones can also use short pieces of music as ring tones, and the sale of these has become a major success of the mobile music industry. Ring tone advertising campaigns have become hugely popular, though they have also attracted a great deal of criticism. A phone only rings when a special "ringing signal" is sent to it. For regular telephones, the ringing signal is a 90-volt 20-hertz AC wave generated from the switch that the telephone is connected to. For mobile phones, the ringing signal is a specific radio-frequency signal. An alternative to a ring tone for mobile phones is a vibrating alert. It may be useful: * in noisy environments * in places where ring tone noise would be disturbing * for the hearing impaired  Popularity Ring tones, along with operator logos, have proven a popular method of personalising phones — a major industry has popped up to tailor to the desire of people to customize their phones, and newer phones include features to allow users to create their own tones. Many people enjoy their personalisation of the phones, but some find certain ring tones annoying in public.  External links * Birds learning to mimic mobile phone ringtones * Ring tones and the music industry * Sample ringtone - Loud vintage telephone ring