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April 21, 2007

Now callers can change your ringtones

Filed under: My Thoughts — Suramya @ 11:38 PM

As if there weren’t enough annoying things in the world, here’s a new one. This company called Emotive has created a product that allows the Caller to choose the ring tone on the receiving end. Yes you read that correctly. The caller can choose the ringtone on your cellphone. They have already released it for Skype where a lot of people have downloaded and installed it, and now they are going to release it for the mobile market on April 24th.

I don’t think its such a good idea as I can imagine so many abuses for this technology thats its not even funny. For example, telemarketers can set their tones to be an advertisement for their services and everytime they call someone that person becomes an advertisement for them. Or a person can set the receiver’s ring tone to something embarrassing to discredit them, think something like a loud horror movie style scream when the receiver is in a meeting or trying to sleep.

The worse part is that as far as I can figure it out the control is entirely with the caller, there is no way for the receiver to opt out of this “benefit”. Whats next? Overriding the sounds on my PC?

Source: MobileTechNews

– Suramya


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    Comment by SDak — May 19, 2007 @ 6:35 AM

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    Comment by MA__ — May 19, 2007 @ 6:37 AM

  3. Thanks. Glad you found the site useful.

    – Suramya

    Comment by Suramya — May 22, 2007 @ 10:45 AM

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