So I'm like, all excited. I've been sick to death of the ringtone on my cell phone and went online to find a new "hip" ringtone I could download. I quickly learned the difference between a "ringtone" which sounds like a really bad karaoke version of the song, and "realtone" which sounds like you're listening to the song on a radio.
I'm debating between Sean Paul and Shakira, but finally go with Cherish Do It To It. I can't wait for my first phone call when my phone will get down with it's bad self and start crooning:
Bounce wit it drop wit it
Lean wit it rock wit it
Snap wit it
All my ladies pop yo back wit it
Do it to it do it to it
You know the world be rockin to it
Everything goes great til I realize my particular phone model can't download the song. And it gets worse from there. After much searching and visiting some message boards, I realize my bare bones phone basically can't download any decent ringtones.
Now I'm pissed. Due to the Verizon Wireless LG VX3300 phone I got only a few months ago, I am now stuck in permanent bad ring tone detention. Every time my phone rings in a restaurant I will be reminded of my tragically unhip status and have to settle for the crappy table near the kitchen since the Maitre D will give one listen and know I am not worthy of dining with the fashionable and beautiful.
I will be walking down the street and when my phone rings everyone under 40 will point at me and laugh because instead of "bounce wit it drop wit it" I will have the equivalent of polka music emanating from my phone.
Verizon Wireless - I have a real beef with you. Why didn't you tell me when I bought this phone that it would not support customized "realtones". I would have gladly paid more to buy a phone that did.
I went to the Verizon Wireless website to see what I missed. When they list out each phone's features, "supports downloadable "realtones"" was not mentioned anywhere. As a matter of fact, ringtones of any kind were not listed.
After doing some digging on the more expensive models, I did finally find some information about a phone that does indeed support these ringtones.
With a Get It Now-capable handset, you can get direct downloads of popular software applications. Take advantage of enhanced graphic applications such as games, location-based services, and productivity tools. Personalize your handset with ringtone downloads and digital photo-sharing tools.
Ok - why wasn't this information front and center? You know how I found it? Through a link for a feature called Get It Now.
Get it Now? How the hell am I supposed to know that's where I get information about ringtones????
Geez. I'm now debating whether to suck it up and get a new phone. I was really looking forward to that hip new ringtone. Maybe I'll just turn my phone to "MUTE".
Had Verizon Wireless planned scenarios - they might have realized the importance of ring tones to their customers. They could then have featured more information about ring tones for each phone on their website. Talk about the perfect way to get someone to upgrade to a more expensive phone!
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