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  1. May 8, 2020 #481 of 650
    Howie

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    I changed mine from the default so I wouldn't be pegged as a Boomer. Is it still cool to have the 24 ring tone after 10 or 15 years? If so, I'm still cool.
     
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    laria

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    I don’t know when it changed, but my Xs has a different default ringtone. I never change the default.
     
  3. May 8, 2020 #483 of 650
    getbak

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    It's funny how you can tell the era of a tv show by the ringtones on the phones. I remember the old Nokia ringtone that everyone on Alias had or the Motorola one on 24.
     
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    Craigbob

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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Trust me...they've been doing this for a very long time. Decades. That's just when Johnson encountered it.

    E.g., here's somebody noticing it in 2005:

    24's Good Guys Do Use Macs
     
  6. May 8, 2020 #486 of 650
    JYoung

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    Oh, I have.

    IMO and experience, most people don't change it from the default.
    Apple (and Android) do make it easier than before but still.....

    When Corporate first started rolling out cell phones to employees, I changed mine right away because you'd be in a meeting or just a group of fellow employees and someone's cell phone would go off and everyone would reach for their phone because they all had the same ringtone.

    Even then, the selection was limited and that was part of the reason I started rolling my own custom ringtones. It enabled me to easily identify that it was my phone ringing (or getting an email or text) as opposed to someone else's.

    (I know some people will buy custom musical ringtones but is it worth paying more for the ringtone than you would for the actual song.)

    On TV (and in the movies), it's kind of rare that someone is using a custom ringtone.
    (Although Mark Wahlberg's character did in the Ted movies.)
     
  7. May 8, 2020 #487 of 650
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I switched mine to a (free) ringtone that emulates an old-fashioned rotary-style phone ringing. Both because I like the retro aspect of it, and because nobody, but NOBODY, else ever has it.
     
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  8. May 8, 2020 #488 of 650
    JYoung

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    Actually, my brother does.
    (Seriously.)
     
  9. May 8, 2020 #489 of 650
    EdwPowers

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    I use it too, for that very reason.
     
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    Hot4Bo

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    If that makes you cool, I’m still cool too.

    Funny story, I was at a party at a friend’s house about a year and a half ago, I think, and I was sitting on the back deck. My phone was in my hand and not ringing and yet, I heard it ringing. Turns out the guy next to me had the same ringtone on his phone.
     
  11. May 9, 2020 #491 of 650
    Hank

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    Same here. It’s included in the iPhone list of standard ringtones.

    Anyone remember “ringback” tones where you could change the sound of the ringing tone people heard when they called you? That was fun while it lasted but wow flamed out fast.

    edit: Looks like it's still a thing on Verizon. I can't remember the last time I heard one though.
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    I heard this in public just a couple days ago. Was waiting for take out food in a restaurant, along with about 20 other people (the place was very small, and only had a couple people working). This lady kept receiving calls on her phone and had that horrible, obnoxious ringtone.

    I don't understand why people use audible ringtones at all, especially when they're in public and know it will annoy other people. (Probably because they have no awareness of those around them, and have never considered that it's incredibly annoying.)
     
  13. May 9, 2020 #493 of 650
    allan

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    I don't always detect the non-audible ringtones. If I'm in a meeting, I'll turn off the sound, but normally I have an audible ring.
     
  14. May 9, 2020 #494 of 650
    eddyj

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    My ringtone is a Puertorican tree frog (coqui). Very distinctive, and not common at all, so I never wonder if it is my phone that's ringing.
     
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    Craigbob

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    I always change my ringtone. My current one is the theme from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I've always been partial to distinct tones and Electronic music. I use an audible ringtone when out in public since the phone is in my pocket and I don't always feel the vibration. I'll hear the ringtone however.
     
  16. May 9, 2020 #496 of 650
    EdwPowers

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    I'm back to the old style phone ring now but for a while, I had sounds of the Jetsons.

    I always mute when I am somewhere that I don't want the phone ringing. It is rare that I feel the vibration so not much use for me to even try that.

    As for the ring on 24, it sounded just like the conference room phone at work. Didn't know if it was just coincidence or not but I am a retired federal worker.
     
  17. May 9, 2020 #497 of 650
    Hank

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    I think I want to get this as my ringtone now:

     
  18. Steveknj

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    I used to meticulously change all my regular contacts to distinct ringtones (my wife's was set to Hells Bells because of all the bells that go off at the beginning of the song, wife took it to mean something different :eek:). But now I just leave the defaults. In fact since my phone is with me 90% of the time I just leave it on vibrate more often than not. I just don't get all that many calls.
     
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    I'm not sure I've ever heard a ringtone on my current phone. Either I feel the phone vibrate, or my watch vibrate.

    If I'm not carrying the phone or the watch, I'm in a circumstance where I don't want calls.
     
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    I recently turned my ringer back on because I have a piece of exercise equipment scheduled for delivery in a few weeks that was ordered back on April 10, and the people delivering will sometimes call to schedule you sooner if they have an opening. I don't wear my Apple Watch to sleep and I don't want to miss the call if they call in the morning, so I have started not only having the ringer on but also answering all the calls on it because I don't know what number the call is going to come from if they do call. :( I'll be glad to turn it back off. Before that I had it on because we were refinancing the house and I kept getting calls from unknown bank/appraiser/title people.
     

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