A Visual Guide to Downloading Ringtones

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Step One: Navigate to Your Content

Sure, ringtones are all the rage today, but how exactly do you select, buy, transfer and then use them on your cell phone? This visual guide is your step-by-step answer. Ready? Class is now in session. Your first step is to identify your cell phone’s content library.

The cell phone used in this tutorial is a Samsung Upstage for Sprint. On the Upstage, “My Content” is what you need from its main menu.

You should find something similar on other devices. Continue on to step two...

Step Two: Navigate to Your Ringers

Next, navigate to your ringer content. Having fun yet? Continue on to step three...

Step Three: Get New Ringers

This is easier than you may have thought, eh? Now select new ringer content. This requires your cell phone to go online. Depending on your cell phone service plan, you may incur data charges for surfing the Web. Continue on to step four...

Step Four: Browse Featured Ringers

You’re online! What you see here will vary depending on your cell phone service carrier. Sprint is used in this example.

Your first ringtone screen will likely display featured ringtone content. This begins your search for the ringtone of your choice. Continue on to step five...

Step Five: Browse Ringtone Categories

In addition to selecting from featured ringtones, you can likely also choose from various ringtone categories spanning several musical genres. Continue on to step six...

Step Six: Search Ringtones

In addition to choosing a ringtone while inside a musical genre, you will also likely be able to search for a ringtone by artist. Continue on to step seven...

Step Seven: Purchase Ringtone

Yes, it’s that time! Your digital wallet now beckons you. While some ringtones can be downloaded for free, many require payment. These fees can range in price from 99 cents to a few dollars. Continue on to step eight...

Step Eight: Download Ringtone

Once you agree to a price, it’s time to download your musical goodie! The ringtone will be relatively small in size and should download in a matter of seconds to your cell phone. Continue on to step nine...

Congratulations! The dream ringtone you selected is now yours. It’s now time to do something with it. While you can listen to it right away, you’ll more likely want to “set” it to play when a particular action occurs. Continue on to the final step...

Most phones will allow you to set your newly downloaded ringtone to play when a particular kind of call occurs or when a certain person calls. You can often play your ringtone as an alarm, schedule item or message notifier, too.

Now that you’re a ringtone-downloading expert, do you want some suggestions on quality Web sites to consider for your ringtone dollar? This guide is for you.

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