MP3 ringtones are one of the most popular ringtone format available now in the mobile industry. MP3 ringtones is a part of a real music or actual song, they use original pieces of the music along with lyrics, exactly as the original recording. The appeal of MP3 ringtones, to teenagers in particular, is that they act as a fashion statement, it also reflect the user’s personality.
And, with the quality of sound a lot better than the older type of ringtones this new format is bound to change the mobile world. The success of MP3 Ringtones and other real music tones give record labels and operators another source of revenue, and probably a big one at that.
This new type of ringtone has helped the Music Industry in terms of the royalties being paid by the Mobile Operators in each ringtone download. In 2005, ringtones pulled in $600 million in sales, 20% ahead of estimates and more than double the 2004 take. The year’s leader, 50 Cent’s Candy Shop, sold 1.9 million downloads, more than the top-selling digital song: Gwen Stefani’s Hollaback Girl, with 1.2 million.
Although you have to pay to get MP3 ringtones, we can still find ways to download them 100% free. There are websites that will let you download free MP3 ringtones, you can either download them directly to your cell phone or download the ringtone to your computer and then upload it through a USB data cable or infra red connection.
If your cell phone is web-enabled or internet capable you can download free mp3 ringtones from WAP sites. But, before you do this I suggest that you first search for a WAP site through you computer and read the instruction on how to download their free MP3 ringtones.
Another unconventional way to download free mp3 ringtones is through mobile forums, there are some members in the forum who are kind enough to give out free ringtones. They most likely have collected a number ringtones from the internet or maybe they made it themselves. You too can make your own free mp3 ringtones, through the help of softwares called “ringtone maker”. You can download this software through a link provided below.