How to Send Ringtones to Your Cell Phone

How to Send Ringtones to Your Cell Phone

This guide will show you how to make ring tones from music on your computer and send it to your cell phone for free. Please note, in order to do this you will need to download software called ToneThis and you will need a music player (such as windows media player, winamp, itunes, etc.). Download the free software. Before downloading, be sure to click on supported phones to make sure this software is compatible with your cellphone. Once you download the software, install it onto your computer. Now that you have the software needed to send the ring tone to your phone, it is time for you to pick the song you wish to send. Open up your music player (i.e., windows media player, etc.) and listen to the song you want to make a ring tone. While you’re listening to the song, write down on a piece of paper what part of the song you would like to use as the ring tone. You will need a starting point and ending point for the song (ex: start at 01:23, end at 01:33). Once you have written down the portion of the song you wish to use as a ring tone, it is time to install the ToneThis software.

When you run the software for the first time, it will ask for a serial number for pro edition. Ignore this. Click on the button underneath that says continue with free edition. Create a profile name for your phone, then enter your email address. Then enter your mobile phone information, country, carrier, manufacturer, handset, and cell phone number (ex., United States, Verizon, LG, VX8500). You will have to refer to the paperwork you received with your phone or go to your service provider to obtain the manufacturer and handset information. After entering your information press ok. You can close out the hints and tips screen that first appears, because I’m telling you how to use the program, or you can read it for more information.

You’ll notice at the top that you can send ring tones, wallpapers, videos, and games all to your phone. In this tutorial, however, I’m only covering ring tones. Click the browse button on the left hand side and locate the music file (song) you wish to make a ring tone out of. Tone this will process the file (convert it). Once it has finished you will see the song waveform in the middle of your screen. Below this you will see play and stop options, and song length information. Now it is time to pull out the piece of paper you wrote your song information on (the start time and end time of your ring tone). When you double click in the middle of the screen on the waveform you will notice a number shows. This number indicates where you are in the song. Find the starting point you wish to use (from my previous example above, start …

GSM Cell Phones

GSM Cell Phones

What is a GSM cell phone? A GSM cell phone is a mobile phone that operates and makes us of GSM or Global System for Mobile communication technology. If you have a mobile phone, chances are, that mobile phone that you own is a GSM cell phone. Everywhere in the world, almost all mobile phones are GSM cell phones. This is because GSM or Global System for Mobile communication is used worldwide. To date, GSM has more then two billion mobile phone users worldwide. This number would mean that there are more then two billion GSM cell phones in the world. Since GSM is the preferred mobile phone technology used everywhere in the world, you are bound to find a GSM cell phone wherever you are. Now, with the growing popularity of the GSM cell phone, you have to wonder, what is so special about the GSM cell phone? What does GSM stand for? What is GSM and what is the GSM network? Read along and these questions will be answered.

What does GSM stand for? Officially, GSM stands for Global System for Mobile communication. However, because of what GSM has done for the global mobile phone communications, GSM also stands for innovation and brilliant technology. What is GSM? GSM or Global System for Mobile communication is the technology used in cellular phones. GSM is the system found in your GSM cell phone. It allows you to call your friends via voice calls. GSM also allows you to send your friends an SMS or a text message. Indeed, GSM cell phones made mobile phone usage a lot more convenient and fun. Now, in discussing and giving a short overview of GSM and what GSM can do, the question “what is the GSM network?” will be answered. The GSM network allows voice calls and text messaging or SMS. An overview of GSM and of the GSM cell phone will tell you that GSM cleverly started the trend in text messaging. Before, we all had to make voice calls to communicate with family, friends, and business associates. Yes, it is efficient and effective because you can get your message across and you can get your response within seconds. By calling using a GSM cell phone, you can talk to someone as if he or she is right there with you. However, GSM saw the need to have a low cost alternative to voice calls. This is why GSM or Global System for Mobile communication came up with short messaging service or SMS. This is the reason why you can now send text messages using your GSM cell phone.

True enough, the GSM cell phone is one of the unique breakthroughs in mobile phone technology. GSM technology is introduced to more parts of the world and GSM phones and GSM sim cards are manufactured globally. GSM cell phones make mobile phone usage a better experience for everyone.

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New Cellular Services Are Available that Transform Your Cell Phone

New Cellular Services Are Available that Transform Your Cell Phone

It is so great to be alive in this day and age, when so many innovations abound! Among the most exciting of all innovations is the advent of enhanced cellular phone services.

I can remember when just having a mobile phone was a mark of distinction, and when they were the size of a brick. Now, even the little old ladies in the grocery stores can be seen chatting away while they shop for vegetables.

Cell phones have already become a personal statement among the younger crowd, with flashing antennas, charms, novel ringtones, and even pink phones broadcasting uniqueness. Literally millions of ways to personalize your phone are now available, I have included two good sources for ringtones and accessories in the links below.

This is just the beginning of what the mobile providers have planned!

Innovative new service provider Amped Mobile announced their new EV-DO service at the February CTIA show , which includes broadcast shows available for the very first time over a mobile phone. Imagine, watching your phone as if you were watching TV! Amped also allows users to play realistic 3D games, download music as if the phone were an iPod, and view their bill in real time over the mobile screen. The Kyocera phones they offer are designed for the younger crowd, and boast large screens and sleek industrial designs. Look for this new provider to take market share from youth-oriented T-Mobile in the months to come.

Now, not only can you watch TV type shows on your mobile phone, you can create and share them. The new company YouTube allows you to use your video camera phone to shoot video, then share it with a wide audience by uploading it to their site: YouTube is organized to allow groups to form, allowing you to share your videos only with your friends and family if you choose.

Family oriented service provider Verizon Wireless has just added a new phone to its mix, the V-cast, which allows music to be downloaded and shared. This phone has a camcorder, stereo speakerphone, 1.3 megapixel camera, and Bluetooth link. It is now going for $49.99 on Verizon’s website after rebate:

It is clear that service providers are sick of losing customer to the next great deal from their competitors. They have found that the only way to keep customers is to give them more than voice services. I can hardly wait to see what comes next!…

How to Find the Owner of Any Phone Number Using Reverse Phone Search

How to Find the Owner of Any Phone Number Using Reverse Phone Search

Have you ever faced a silent caller at the other end of the phone when it rang your number? Are you irritated about the crank calls you receive? It is indeed very irritating to receive blind calls especially when you are neck deep in household chores or other important work or even resting. Sometimes we all tend to pick up calls from an unknown source as a matter of habit even when the caller ID shows an unfamiliar number. Here is where you can put to use a reverse phone search so as to track down the caller.

Let us see what the requirements in order to do this are. You will need three things:

• A well-organized phone lookup directory with a comprehensive database.

• The caller’s area code

• The caller’s seven-digit number

Sometimes even when you have the caller’s details it is tough to track down the caller through a directory, simply because you are not looking up the right place in the free reverse phone website or directory. A reverse phone directory that is offered free provides a database of live phone numbers giving the owner’s name, address, etc. Unfortunately they will not contain any cell numbers or numbers, which are unlisted as the owner himself, has requested for their non-publication. You will be particularly at a loose end if you are trying to track a crank caller who is using a mobile, as it is rather difficult to find such numbers at a free directory site.

Tracking crank callers from any free reverse phone search website can be confusing because most directories have common databases. So if you are unable to get information from one site, it is highly improbable that you will get it at any other site.

Meaningful and comprehensive details can be only obtained from reverse phone directories that have been paid for and will also cover cell phones and unlisted numbers. Apart from this, being paid sites, their databases are regularly and constantly being updated. The information available has a high level of accuracy because it is up to date. Such sites also provide assistance if you happen to visit them. They also allow you the opportunity to explore expanded people’s search databases.

Try to ensure that the site you visit guarantees 100% satisfaction, as this is a measure of the reliability of the services offered. Such sites offer phone searches in an unlimited number and also offer you a phone report or premium quality, if required.

In order to optimize your attempts at a reverse phone search, make it a point to go through blogs on the subject. These will offer comprehensive information on utilizing paid sites for the purpose.…

Disney Mobile Features

Disney Mobile Features

It seems these days that every kid you see has a mobile phone and you see it everywhere – the mall, restaurants, even in schools. There are commercials that are geared directly at family plans and advertisements on children going over their minutes. It seems Disney has now gotten in on the cell phone scene, creating Disney Mobile, geared specifically with younger children in mind.

Disney Mobile, however, has a few features that most other phones and mobile companies don’t have. The four big attractions that are included with Disney Mobile plans are: Family Monitor, Family Locater, Family Alert!, and Call Control.

The Family Monitor aspect is a way of controlling how much time your kids spend on their mobile phone by letting the parents set an allowance for how many minutes they may use and how many text and picture messages they can send. Parents can set spending limits on downloads so that children don’t buy 40 ringtones in two days. When a child has reached their usage limit on any of these things, an alert is sent to the parents’ mobile letting them know. The parent (or Family Manager) can then choose whether to up the usage on the phone, do nothing, or restrict the phone usage using the website.

The Family Locator is by far the most enticing Disney Mobile feature. Using GPS satellite technology, the Family Locator can tell you exactly where your child’s phone is. It provides a map of the location. Only adult family members can use this feature, as the application is password-protected. Disney Mobile claims that this is an “included feature”. However, you are only allowed five searches a month. This includes all adult family members – the five GPS tracking searches are shared on the plan, so it’s not “five searches per adult phone”. If you choose to do more than five searches in a month, it’s $.49 a pop. Alternatively, you can purchase the Unlimited package for $12.99 so that you can find your kids anytime, anywhere, without worrying about extra spending.

Family Alert! is simply text messages, but they are prioritized. The messages take over the phone’s main screen in order to make sure family members receive and are aware of important messages. This feature is unlimited with Disney Mobile service.

Finally, a parent’s dream come true: Call Control. This feature is exactly what it sounds like. Parents choose when their kid’s can use the phone. The Family Manager (which is determined when signing up for service; i.e. the parents) can log on to and restrict or allow whatever hours of the day and day of the week that they want. Parents can choose the Always On option so that important numbers can still get through, such as the parents’ phone. And yes, parents also get free reign over what number their children cannot call and number that that phone can receive calls from. Any changes a parent might want to make can easily be …

Improve Customer Service: Phone Policies

Improve Customer Service: Phone Policies

Customer service is an often overlooked necessary component for any business that expects to be successful. Any and every company should attempt to continuously provide better customer service to attract and maintain customers. More customers leads to more profit. Developing and maintaining an easy to use phone system is one way of providing better customer service. Following these few steps will help your business in this endeavor.

Have a specific greeting.

No matter what your business is, you will want to have some type of standardized greeting for your customers that call. Typically, you will first want to inform the customer of your business name. This will immediately let your customer know that they have dialed the correct number. After this, you or your employees should let your customer know who they are talking to. Using only your first name is suggested for this introduction. Not only does this not sound formal and stuffy, but it also gives the customer the impression that you are both equals. Titles have a way of turning people off when calling a business. For the last component, you should try and get creative. Lines such as “how may I help you today?” are efficient but overused and generic. Instead, try a line similar to “how may I make your day great today?” This is a very simple, yet effective way to improve customer service.

Have a policy for using the hold feature.

While it is necessary to put a customer on hold from time to time, this practice should only be used when absolutely necessary. Customers appreciate constant information and hate to wait. Waiting for even a minute can seem like an eternity to some people. To avoid excessive use of the hold feature, invest in cordless phones. While this may not be applicable for all businesses, most should be able to use these phones. Instead of putting the customer on hold, walk around while you find the information the customer is requesting, all the while informing them of what you are doing and engaging in small talk in between. Whatever you do, try to not put a customer on hold for more than three minutes. If anything, get the customer’s contact information and give the customer a call back when you have the information ready. Having customers on hold for too long will kill your customer service image.

Have an easy to use phone system.

All businesses (for the most part) close during certain hours. Having an easy to use phone system during these times is essential to improve your customer service. Typically, you will want to have a recorded message of some kind to let your customer know that your business is currently closed, what your operating hours are, and potentially an option for the customer to leave a message. Do not make this message overly complicated. If you want to develop a more thorough system that involves the customer pressing numbers, just make sure that this …

Phone Rage

Phone Rage

I’ve just spent seventy five minutes waiting on the phone to the Customs Call Centre trying to track down an international package addressed to me. In that time I got transferred a number of times, despite correctly following several menu prompts along the way. AND after all that time I now have to ring yet another Call Centre.
Government Departments, telecommunication service providers, internet service providers, utility providers and just about any other company whose services you need as they have already sold you their product and/or you rely on it invariably utilize the ubiquitous Call Centre.
Banks are bad – though not quite as bad as the aforementioned group.

In fact I regularly put aside a whole day if I have more than two or three calls to make to such places. 
The thought of having to deal with a Call Centre invariably gives me a really bad dose of the ‘heebiejeebies’. In fact I’d rather do just about anything than call a Call Centre. The imperative need to periodically indulge in such activity contributes towards my diagnosis of a self coined disorder I’ve called ‘society phobia’. 
I’ve learned that if the Company you are trying to call has a Sales Centre and they are actively seeking clients then it is best to ring the Sales section and ask to be forwarded to where you need to go to. They might be seeking further clientele to replace such disgruntled persons as yourself who may have taken their business elsewhere. 
During the last week I estimate that I’ve spent at least about sixteen hours trying to deal with matters that I’m pretty certain may have taken only about an hour back in those ‘good old days’. The ‘good old days’ were those days before economic rationalism started it’s ugly and ever increasing stranglehold upon us.

Here in Australia many companies, particularly Telco’s outsource their calls to Asian destinations. Such companies tend to fragment their services and, as such the Call Centre phone operator often has an infuriatingly narrow understanding of the overall services provided by the Company employing them. 
When this fact is compounded by language and epistimological difficulties the result can often be an escalating sense of frustration for the caller. 
Indeed one very well known manufacturer of mobile phones directs the local calls from Australia to the USA even. 
Things are made further difficult here in Western Australia if you have to ring a Government Department whose main offices are on the west coast (as most are). By the time we get up and have had breakfast they have gone to lunch and this means limited access to an operator for the next two hours, and by the time they return from lunch we are considering having some and then, after our own lunch time we are lucky if there is a one hour window left for dealing with our concerns before they bolt for the day. 
I firmly blame economic rationalism for this very horrid …

Motorola V325i Cellular Phone Review

Motorola V325i Cellular Phone Review

I bought this phone to replace my previous one. I used to have an Audiovox CDM8910, and it has been a pretty sad excuse for a phone. The Motorola V325i cell phone blows the Audiovox out of the water.

This phone feels pretty much like any other normal cell phone. It’s not extremely thin by any means. It’s also not really heavy or really light. It pretty average as far as the feel of it goes. When you’re holding it, it feels like there is actually something there in your hand; it has some weight. Personally, I prefer this over a phone that is really thin and light. I want to be able to feel it in my pocket so I don’t have to keep checking to make sure it’s still there.

It’s a pretty durable phone. I’ve dropped it a few times, but you can’t tell. It still works as great as it did when I got it. It’s a pretty sturdy phone. The hinge is quite rugged too, so it would be difficult to accidentally snap it in half. Actually, unless you were really trying, it’s pretty much impossible to break it in half. Even if you dropped it while it was open, it’s not going to snap. It will still get scratched up and stuff, of course, but it’s most likely not going to break.

The sound quality is pretty good. It’s not amazing for sure. I mean you can tell you’re on a cell phone. But the sound isn’t all garbled either. It’s plenty clear to hear and understand what the other person is saying. It’s not crystal clear, but it does a good enough job for the price you have to pay for it.

I don’t consider a camera to be an important part of a cell phone, but for some people it could be useful. You’ll be glad to know that this phone has a decent camera. It’s actually pretty good if you just want to take a quick picture. However, there is no flash, so you can’t really take pictures in the dark. You need a decent amount of light to take a good picture, so that could be one downside to the camera. You get three settings for image resolution. They range from 120×160 to 480×640 pixels. That comes out to a max of 0.3072 megapixels. Not great at all if you are a camera person. But for a cell phone, the camera serves its purpose. At the largest resolution, the pictures are noticeably blocky and not extremely clear. But I think that’s expected. Since it’s just a phone and not a real camera, it does a good enough job of taking pictures. This phone does not do videos, which is unfortunate.

You get five preset sound profiles that can be rotated through easily with the phone closed. You just press the volume button and then use another button to cycle through them. Of course they can …

Save Money on Your Telephone Service

Save Money on Your Telephone Service

Most of us pay at least $40.00-$50.00 or more a month on residential telephone service. Businesses telephone lines can even cost much more than that. If you have several calling features or make a lot of long distance calls, this figure could go up significantly.

If you live in many areas in Kentucky, North Carolina and Mississippi there may be a more cost effective solution. A telecommunications company called Dialog Telecommunications offers solutions that can cut your telephone bill by a minimum of $5.00 to $15.00 or more a month.

Dialog Telecommunications is not an Internet based phone service, it is a traditional land line based phone service. How it works, is simple.

Your existing telephone service provider, Bell South for instance, still owns and services the main telephone lines. If you are having a new phone installed they, not Dialog Telecommunications, are the ones who will install or repair your phone lines on Dialog Telecommunicaitons’ behalf.

You are not paying both telephone companies, you are only paying Dialog Telecommunications who in turns pays fees to say, Bell South or whomever is your local provider. The new laws and regulations over the past few years have made telephone service much more competitive ending the virtual monopoly most telephone companies have had in the past. Now consumers have choices that make their money go further and get more calling features to boot.

Dialog Telecommunications telephone calling plans may vary in price by coverage area somewhat, but how it works is simple. The quoted monthly price is a flat rate, there are never, ever any added taxes and fees-unlike traditional telephone carriers such as Bell South. This rate never changes, no matter how many covered minutes you use your telephone line. You are also given a guarantee that you rate will never go up as long as you are a Dialog Telecommunications customer. What more can you ask for!

I live in Western Kentucky which is covered by Bell South. My monthly telephone bill rate was over $45.00 through Bell South for a plan that had two ring tones (not two telephone lines, just ring tones), caller ID, and call waiting. No long distance calling minutes or any other perks were included.

Now through Dialog Telecommunications I pay $35.00 per month, every month with no rate changes. I now have unlimited local calling, unlimited local long distance calling (not nation wide long distance) and unlimited calling features.

With Dialog Telecommunications, you can have almost all the calling features Bell South provides. Personally, I have call waiting, call forwarding, three way calling and caller ID. These are all included in your monthly fee with Dialog Telecommunications. There is no change in your monthly rate if you have one or ten calling features activated on your account. They do have to be requested either at sign up or by a simple phone call once you’re a customer.

The unlimited, anytime local long distance is …

Is Phone Based Therapy Effective?

Is Phone Based Therapy Effective?

Phone based therapy has shown to have positive effects regarding both physical and mental health of patients. What phone based therapy consists of are phone calls made to clients through automated phone calls, along with surveys to complete online. These surveys and phone calls help assess clients pain and offer therapy recommendations based on the assessment. They are given the chance to request talking with a live nurse at the end of each survey or automated phone call. Even without speaking with a live nurse, studies have shown a decrease in reported pain from clients who are utilizing this service.

Patients who have used this phone therapy session include those with depression, some with cancer pain and depression, and others with both depression and pain. In each of the groups that used the phone therapy program, there were significantly greater improvements regarding both pain and depression. The group of patients who did not utilize this program were not as successful. The same type of study has been shown to have a positive influence on helping alcohol and drug dependent users remain off such substances. Overall, those who use the phone therapy service have found they feel like they are included and part of something.

Telephone therapy is used as an alternative to face-to-face therapy for several reasons. It saves money on the cost of a therapist and greatly reduces any scheduling conflicts since this can be done from a patient’s home. Patients can also feel more comfortable to opening up when they are not facing a therapist and are in the comforts of their own home. The downside to this type of therapy is that an automated machine cannot perform counseling as well as a human being, in person. Facial expressions can be missed as well as the human contact sometimes necessary for positive change.…