I admit, I enjoy having songs as ringtones. If my friends call I hear an 80s classic. If the fiancee calls, I hear a love song. I try to keep my phone on silent while at work to try and avoid annoying co-workers (well at least I don‚Äôt annoy them with my ringtones.)
However I do NOT ‚Äúenjoy the music while your party is reached.‚Äù Ringback tones are a great way for people to blast music into their friend‚Äôs ear as they wait for a call to be answered. The really, really ‚Äúcool‚Äù people, can even get a two or three song rotation. This ensures that every time you call them you look twice at your phone to make sure you dialed the right number.
Some people change the ringback tone to meet their mood. They break up with a boyfriend, Daughtry - Over You, try to be country Charlie Daniels - In America, want to party, 50 Cent - In Da Club.
The list is endless.
It‚Äôs not just teenagers, even adults are subjecting callers to their favorite songs. Most providers charge a fee for a favorite song or rotation of songs.
I am sure some will say I am as guilty as the ringback troops since I use custom ringtones, but I truly see it as two different entities.
So please just because you like to hear a song doesn‚Äôt mean all your friends agree.
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