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marinab
06-05-2008, 09:41 PM
k ijust got a blackberry 8830 a week ago and im having the hardest time ever....:oops:i tried to get a ringtone over at thumbplay.com and they say i have a block on my phone, then i call verizon and they say i dont have any block...in the end im totally lost ...does anyone can help me??? and also how can i get a ringback, where do i go?? and ringtones too???i heard we can do it like all the other phones from verizon at getitnow.com.... please helpppppp:cry::cry:

JSanders
06-05-2008, 09:45 PM
what is a ringback?

UNLESS you an IT policy on your BB, there should be no problem.

Just download from your browser or move one to your media card and try it. Where does the "block" come in?

Welcome to the BBForums.

marinab
06-05-2008, 09:48 PM
ringback is when someone is calling u and they heard a song instead of just waiting...i dont know where does the block come from...media card
???dont have one... im so lost

marinab
06-05-2008, 09:49 PM
whats a it policy??

vZwire
06-05-2008, 09:50 PM
also how can i get a ringback, where do i go?? and ringtones too???i heard we can do it like all the other phones from verizon at getitnow.com.... please helpppppp:cry::cry:


Ringback tones- http://www.verizonwireless.com/rbt

Tones-TuneUsIn - Free MP3 Ringtones, Blackberry Wallpaper, Blackberry Themes - For Your Blackberry or Mobile Phone (http://tuneusin.com)
or use any MP3 as your tone.

vZwire
06-05-2008, 09:57 PM
Oh...I need to mention that you need to go to the Ringback tone site through a PC...and TuneUsIn on your phone.

juwaack68
06-05-2008, 10:58 PM
I would avoid thumbplay like the plague. They will subscribe you to a $9.99 a month service after you download your first ringtone. I spent a couple hours this week going thru our corporate cell invoice and sent several nasty letters to them (and have a few refund checks coming).

dualsub2006
06-06-2008, 12:47 AM
ringback is when someone is calling u and they heard a song instead of just waiting

I would personally rather hear the ringing as I find the musical interests of most people that use these things to be more annoying than entertaining.

That's just me though.

daphne
06-06-2008, 12:55 AM
There's no need to pay for ringtones when there are plenty of free ones, and you can make your own mp3 ringtones. If you want ringback tones, I'd get them from Verizon's site because it's safe. There are some unsafe sites out there, and rip-off sites like thumbplay. My 2 cents.

dualsub2006
06-06-2008, 01:06 AM
There's no need to pay for ringtones when there are plenty of free ones, and you can make your own mp3 ringtones. If you want ringback tones, I'd get them from Verizon's site because it's safe. There are some unsafe sites out there, and rip-off sites like thumbplay. My 2 cents.

As ringtones go, roll your own. It is easy enough to do from an MP3 file with free tools like Audacity. The Audacity site even has a tutorial on how to make a ringtone.

bertiebassett
06-06-2008, 02:56 AM
As ringtones go, roll your own. It is easy enough to do from an MP3 file with free tools like Audacity. The Audacity site even has a tutorial on how to make a ringtone.

Why even bother doing that - copy any MP3 to your memory card and then select the track in the list of tracks in the media player applicaton and select 'set as phone tune'

job done..

dualsub2006
06-06-2008, 10:11 AM
Why even bother doing that - copy any MP3 to your memory card and then select the track in the list of tracks in the media player applicaton and select 'set as phone tune'

job done..

Because I would rather have a 150 or 200k file on my phone than a 4 or 5MB song file. It's a minor matter, but I don't use my BB for music at all so I prefer to keep things small and manageable.

Teksu
06-06-2008, 03:12 PM
[personal opinion] ringbacks are lame [/personal opinion]

bertiebassett
06-07-2008, 11:55 AM
Because I would rather have a 150 or 200k file on my phone than a 4 or 5MB song file. It's a minor matter, but I don't use my BB for music at all so I prefer to keep things small and manageable.

Re-rip the file at lower bit rate,

use mp3trim to reduce the length of the track...my vmail kicks in after 30 seconds, so if it is just a ringtone then I only need 30 seconds for the 'ringtone'

dualsub2006
06-07-2008, 01:10 PM
Re-rip the file at lower bit rate,

use mp3trim to reduce the length of the track...my vmail kicks in after 30 seconds, so if it is just a ringtone then I only need 30 seconds for the 'ringtone'

And how is that better than just pulling 15 or 20 seconds of the file that I already have with Audacity?

richard cheese
06-08-2008, 11:43 PM
having owned a motorola RZR in the past, motorola phone tools utilizes a ringtone maker. i have so many that i will never use them all.....i have loaded my fav's to my BB already