Why should you pay $2.99 for a 20-second clip of music that isn’t your first choice or from a song you already own as the ring tone for your cell phone? Xingtone’s Ringtone Maker 4.1 enables cell phone users to make their own personal ring tone for free from their own favorite audio files.
Unlike ring tones from wireless carriers, Xingtone enables cell phone users to create and install their own custom ring tones from their personal MP3, CD or WAV collections. The software allows ring tones to be edited or customized to suit personal tastes; exact portion of songs can be sampled. Users can even sample their own voices and use it on their phones!
A simple software interface allows audio clips to be chosen, trimmed, adjusted, previewed and then sent to their mobile phone via the company’s patent-pending over-the-air transmission method.
The software works with a wide variety of mobile phones and most networks, including AT&T, Cingular, T-Mobile and Sprint (Verizon is in the works). Mobile subscribers must have a plan that includes text messaging and Internet connectivity.
Price: Free (for a single ring tone) or $19.95 (includes coupons good for $20 worth of exclusive ring tone content from the company’s partners, including comedian John Cleese, Grammy winner Toots & the Maytals and many independent artists.