Free mobile ring tones are a practical option for cell phone users who wish to save money. By using free mobile ring tones, cell phone users can switch between using many different ring tones without incurring high bills. Consumers interested in using free mobile ring tones should consider whether their phone comes with ring tones already installed, how to add ring tones to their phone and whether they can find their desired ring tones on the Internet or will need to create them.
If a cell phone user wants to use free mobile ring tones, he should first inspect his own phone for ring tone options. Standard cell phones come equipped with ring tones that have already been installed on the phone. Choosing a ring tone from one of the pre-installed options can save memory on the cell phone and can spare a cell phone user the hassle of trying to find, download and transfer third-party ring tones onto his phone. Ring tones that have been pre-installed on a cell phone include those that are monophonic and polyphonic, so recent models, as well as older ones, can be capable of sounding the ring tones.
Cell phone users often wish to use parts of songs as ring tones. While many ring tones made out of song segments can be downloaded from Websites and the cell phone's carrier, these ring tones might come associated with one-time or monthly subscription fees. Users can instead locate free mobile ring tones by conducting an Internet search for them. Some Websites allow users to download these types of ring tones free of charge. Cell phone users will then have to find a way to transfer the ring tones onto their cell phones, such as through a direct connection using a Universal Serial Bus (USB) or through an indirect connection such as sending the ring tone through e-mail.
If cell phone users can't find a suitable or appealing ring tone, they might also consider creating their own ring tones. To achieve this, users will have to select a piece of audio that they will want to make into a ring tone. They will then have to download ring tone-making software or upload the sound file to a Website capable of creating ring tones. Users can then manipulate the computer-based or Web-based software to isolate parts of the files they want to function as ring tones, add effects, save the files and then transfer them to their cell phones. Once a ring tone is on located on a cell phone, a user can choose the new ring tone to sound when incoming calls, text messages or other alerts are received.