If I have a Sprint or Nextel cell phone, can I download free ringtones?
The answer is yes, but I have found that depending on which type you have, the availability of these ringtones can vary. Apparenly, the situation with the Sprint and Nextel ringtones is a bit different. So, depending on which type of phone you want to download free ringtones for, there are things to consider.
With most sprint cell phones, you can accept a downloaded ringtone sent by SMS. Originally, when it came to the download of free ringtones, only Sprint had access to the format that needed to be used to send the ringtone. However, the format Sprint uses is now better known and there are actually places, besides Sprint, where you can download free ringtones for your Sprint phone. The fact is, though, that the free ringtones that are available for download may not work with every Sprint PCS phone available. The only thing you can really do is go out, download free ringtones, and then try them to see if they work on the phone you have. The important fact is that it is an available service now by several different websites and services, and not just a Sprint service as was the case when they were not releasing their ringtone delivery format.
Historically, Nextel, which is owned by Motorola, has had a good reputation when it comes to downloadable ringtones. Motorola has allowed people, in the past, to download free ringtones from wireless internet connections. So, it should stand to reason that Nextel phones, for the most part, will play downloaded free ringtones without a problem. The best thing you can probably do is just download some free ringtones and try them out on your Nextel phone. In most cases, I think you will find that they do indeed work effectively.
So what happens if you try to download free ringtones and they don’t work? Well, unfortunately there is very little you can do in such a situation. Like computers, cell phones become out of date almost every month, so it is possible you will get a cell phone and then find two weeks later that your friends all have phones that do things yours will not. In that case, really all you can do is either accept the ringtones on your phone or get a different phone. So, be sure that before you buy a phone that it will accept any downloaded free ringtones if you think that is something you will want to be able to do.
Cell phones are a big part of our lives today. They do amazing things like take pictures and read email, but what if you want to customize the phone to show off your personality? What if you want it so that when a phone rings you know if it is yours or not right away? The answer is ringtone downloads. If you have a Sprint or Nextel phone, there are likely ways you can download free ringtones. At the very least, you owe yourself the time it takes to give it a try and make your ringtone unique.