February 15, 2005

On Cellphone Ringers

Have I mentioned recently how much I hate customized cellphone ringers? When I become Emperor of the World, use of such devices shall constitute yet another in a long list of flogging offenses.

It's bad enough to hear classical warhorses being digitally butchered.

But someone down the hall from me just rigged their phone to play the opening chords of "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" and now I can't get the damn tune out of my head. (Here's the download link. I dare ya.)

YIPS from Steve: My favorite one of these was some dude on Amtrak about a year or so ago---he had his programmed to sound like an old 1950s style Ma Bell phone----that solid and metalic BBBBRRRRRINNNNG that those big old black heavy metal phones would make. Scared the bejeebus out of me because I thought for sure I was having some sort of flashback.

As Ron said to Harry, hearing things other people don't is generally a bad sign in their world as well as ours.

Posted by Robert at February 15, 2005 05:41 PM

I have a ringtone version of 'bananaphone' on mine... does that count?

Posted by: Bryan at February 15, 2005 07:58 PM

HAHAHA I ripped the bananphone mp3 from a flash version I found on the web. I thought I was the only one that had that. Mine isn't a ring tone version. Here is a link to my version if you'd like to try it out: (its approx. 144k in mp3 format)


Posted by: Opinionated Vogon at February 16, 2005 10:17 AM

Just got a few new blackberry 7100 phones for me and the wife, and it includes the 1950's heavy bell ringer tone. Actually sounds pretty damn good. You know exactly where your phone is when that thing goes off.
But I still went with my tried and true Futurama ringtone...

Posted by: Chad at February 16, 2005 12:12 PM

i want the banana phone ring tone.. i'm searching every where for it, is yours compatable with a nokia 3560?

Posted by: Jacki at February 24, 2005 10:56 AM

Is it available for Nokia 3560

Posted by: Valmont at April 3, 2005 04:21 AM

is this the song dat goes "ring ring ring ring ring ring banana phone!"?

Posted by: michael at October 5, 2005 09:55 PM
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