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Cingular Introduces Next-Generation Ringtones
Posted: 02-Aug-2003 [Source: Cingular]

[Cingular's "Super Tones" are designed to fit a customer's personality. ]

Atlanta -- Cingular Wireless, the second largest wireless carrier in the nation, today introduced the next generation of wireless downloadable ringtones - Super Tones. Incorporating voice, sound and real music tones, Super Tones are more realistic and fun than previous options, allowing Cingular customers to personalize their phones with a choice of more than 400 high-quality sounds that are recordings of celebrity voices, chart topping songs, sound effects and audio clips.

"We have seen a significant increase in the popularity of ringtones - from monophonic to polyphonic - customers want to customize and create a wireless phone that truly fits their personality," said Andy Wilson, vice president marketing, Cingular Wireless. "Super Tones is the next generation of ringtones, further allowing Cingular customers to enhance their personal, mobile experience. Now customers can personalize how their cell phone rings with recorded voices, songs and premium sound effects, as opposed to using traditional generic rings."

Among the library of more than 400 available ring tones, Super Tones include:

- Voice Tones - Customize ringtones with a celebrity voice or a funny message. When your phone rings, hear it answered by Beyonce or William Shatner or any number of stars.

- Sound Tones - From funny noises to famous quotes, customize ringtones with sound effects, movie and TV lines, sports moments and famous speeches. You can hear a kiss, drum, chime, door slam and many more.

- Music Tones - Have your phone ring with one of your favorite hit songs written by artists including Nelly, Smashmouth, N'Sync, No Doubt and many more - includes recorded music clipped into a ringtone.

Cingular Wireless subscribers currently can select, preview and download Super Tones via the web at, and soon by using Cingular Wireless Internet Express service and a Super Tones-capable phone. Super Tones range in price from $1.99 to $2.49 for a one-time download fee. Airtime or kilobyte charges apply during the selection and download process. Once downloaded, a Super Tones ringtone can be used anytime, anywhere without expiration or incurring additional charges.

The premiere Super Tones-capable phones at launch of service currently include the Nokia 3300, Nokia 3600 and Nokia 3650 wireless phones. Additional phones will be Super Tones-compatible, including the new Samsung s307, throughout the year.

Cingular Wireless Super Tones, popularly known as TruTones, are provided by Moviso, the largest mobile media provider in North America.


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