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August 30, 2006



Was this tirade prompted by the dulcet tones of REM's seminal pop hit, "Stand," emanating from my matte black Motorola RAZR V3?

Alex in NYC

No, not yours.


I could probably write a full blog disagreeing with you. Instead, here's the short version:

1. Too many people with Nokias (or whatever the free phone is from the service provider at the moment). This means most people either leave their ringtones on the default setting (there is one ringtone that I hear CONSTANTLY and it is HIGHLY ANNOYING) or have a limited selection of options and thus you hear the same ring tones over and over...

2. ...which means, of course, when a phone rings, you are not quite sure if it is yours, unless you have a personalized ringtone.

3. I completely agree that ringtones that just repeat a hook or riff are highly annoying. I used personalized ringtones, and all of mine play the song from start to... well, not the end of the song, but whenever the phone decides to go to voice mail. (My current ringtone is "Over the Hills and Far Away" and the one prior to that was "Paint it Black". I don't generally get bad news on my cell phone, so I don't have to worry about the association you mentioned.)

4. What I *really* don't like is the new "feature" where people can choose to replace the ring when you are calling someone with music. If you don't know what I am talking about, consider yourself blessed.

5. I think "Arpeggiator" by Fugazi would be an awesome ringtone. I'm overdue to upgrade my phone. When I do, that will be one of the first things I put on there...




This needs to die. Now.

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