20 Must-Have Geek Ringtones and Text Message Alerts (And 10 to Avoid!)

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heart_freyaa

Nice choice of ringtones - proud to say (as a girl), I already had Zelda's 'Get Item' as my text alert (which made me pretty popular amongst dorky guys!) The only point of my ringtone though was to give me a boost of self-esteem and nostalgia every once in a while ;)

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Gamesterx

I Made my ringtone from the first 5 seconds of Alice Coopers -Under My Wheels, its a short drum beat then Alice singing "YOUR TELEPHONE IS RINGING"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1g4NT0t9h4,

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jonbntl

I wish you could provide links to download ringtones for each of these! Im going to be looking around for hours now! I think I want the Futurama one, after watching their new episodes its reminded be just how good they are!

 

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alberth2010

great-sounding ringtones for any phone  www.mobaline.com

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coldfusion1313

how do u download the files

aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

i am such a noob

haha found it

wow i cant see

 

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dullers

http://la.gg/upl/win95_startup.mp3

http://la.gg/upl/CTU24.wav

http://la.gg/upl/Windows_Xp_Startup.mp3

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Curtai

media fire pardon...

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Curtai

for some reason they arnt working from rapid share... ctu,hiphop and win95

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Keith E. Whisman

great blog to bring back to the top. back when everything was a conspiracy against the MaximumPC readers.. LOL... I had lots of fun until I got into hot water.... :)

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NicciAdonai

Aww! The Halo theme overrated? Why is it cool to dis Halo these days? I dig it, but I guess I am a sucker for epic scores. Maybe that is why I like Beethoven more than Bach.

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vodomustng2000

Check this site out...   www.zedge.net 

Your cell phone will thank you.

 

"He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever."

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Merciful Poseidon

but I can't help myself. And frankly, everyone that hears it loves it.

For my SMS, I currently have "Mail, m..f..!" from Eurotrip.

I'm as big a Zelda, Futurama, Firefly and Star Wars fan as anyone (well, maybe not Star Wars). But that one makes me giggle every time. And I've had the damn ringtone for 2 years and on 3 different HTC phones. I thought I'd get tired of it after 6 months but every time I consider changing it, I can't find a suitable alternative.

As for my current ringtone; it's from the brilliant but underrated Boondocks: "Homies Over Hoes" by Gangstalicious. The problem is that no one gets it because way too few of my friends actually watch this show. It needs some primetime TV love.

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chumley1013

Currently rocking the following:

Standard Ring:

'Still Alive' from Portal

Close Friends and Family

Teen Titans theme...in Japanese!

Text Message:

"Master Wayne...it's been a long time..." Alfred from Batman Begins.

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kerrang31

Does anyone know where i can dload the ringtone that cruises' phone uses in the mission impossible films. I've been looking for months! I'm not sure which MI (1,2 or 3) ,there was just this groovy electronic ringtone.thanks

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vodomustng2000

I currently have the opening song from The Super Mario Bros.  =) 

 

"He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever."

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Keith E. Whisman

Anybody know where I could find a ringtone of a Tie Fighter shooting it's dual laser canons?

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mikegranger

Yeah that would be just awesome! I wasn't able to find it on google, wish i could have that too!

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Keith E. Whisman

1. Apple startup chime

 Can't you read? We're Maximum PC.

Wow it's about time somebody at MaxPC make this statement. I've been wondering over the past month or so.

And where is the PODCAST? You guys are just getting lazy. I have nothing to listen to as I lounge around the house all day. I actually have to listen to my kids. Please get up and get us a podcast for the love of god.

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willsmith

Just for that, we're not doing a podcast this week either.

Also, the Apple Chime was in the list of tones to be avoided... AVOIDED!

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darkmagician1184

you post that the apple startup tone is the #1 to avoid, and yet the phone you show at the beginning of the article is an iPhone????

 

 

my ringtone is opening theme to zelda, bittersweet symphony by the verve, and duel of the fates by john williams for when my mom calls.

 

text is pacman opening theme, voicemail is pacman death. 

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Keith E. Whisman

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watuzi

That ringtone will work great when my mom calls me.

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anonuser

http://worldcourses.com.au/Caribou/Images/waves.zip

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proudcanadianeh

I actually just had to register just to post this. THE ultimate ringtone, the one that I am using is...

 The midi sound from the legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time when you open up a treasure chest. 

 

http://dsrpg.ca/files/TresureOpen.wma

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luisengard

Argh!

 The link does not work!!

Could you please upload it again?!

 I've been looking for this sound for years, I even tried to get it recording it directly from the TV

 Thanks a lot, my friend!

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proudcanadianeh

Sorry about that, I re-uploaded it. Enjoy, I also have the boss battle for when I get a call from work. You want that one also?

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fake gordon mah ung

What about the theme from Firefly?

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willsmith

In retrospect, we should have added Peanut-butter jelly time to the list somewhere. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8MDNFaGfT4

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marshnt

Only  missing the happy tree friends theme song

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groot01

but this list really needs to include Peter Griffin "singing" Axel F!

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HR Paperstacks

I was looking for the CTU ringtone to put on my Sony W810i -- I had it on a previous phone but it broke down. The Gem in this article was the Price is Right (fail horn) ringtone. . . That'll be my personalized ringtone for certain individuals on my phonebook.  I was kinda bummed out that the Transformation sound effect from  Transformers (80s cartoon) didn't make the cut.  It has been my text message alert for a while now.

"The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence"

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Strongbad536

Man I had been trying to get the CTU ringtone for forever!!!! Thanks so much norm, now R2D2 can let me know when I get a text message!  Great STuff

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dcrail

I have a LG VX8350, and wouldn't mind some tips.

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icsmith

new phone -_-

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score master

I got them all saved, but how do i put them onto my phone, the only way i can think of to get them so i can use them as ringtones is to use the record on my phone while its playing and thats a pain, is there any way to just send them to my phone or I have a micro SD card and i can use it to transfer but i've never been able to get my stuff on it to use as a ringtone.

 

So anyone know how to put them on?

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marudd2002

Bluetooth or USB. If your phone doesn't have bluetooth or USB capabilites, then there's not really any 'good' or easy way to transfer them to your phone from your computer.

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Fanboys are annoying. I like to get the most performance per dollar possible and that's all there is to it. Why pay $600 or more for something that'll be $300 or less in 6-9 months? Doesn't make sense. Just be patient.

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score master

Bluetooth on my computer but it only works to hook things up and i haven't figured out how to send things to my phone from it, and my phone has bluetooth, but again i dont know how to connect the two, and i dont have a usb cable that fits into my phone, i know they have them and i could get one but i live in a small town and the only electronic place within 120 miles is a radio shack and they dont have it so i would have to buy one off line... is there anyway to use my microSD card?

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marudd2002

Sorry about the lack of info. There are actually four ways I know of that should work (other than yours about the microSD card).

1.) Bluetooth (read manual for your bluetooth device on your computer an/or your phone for how transfers work)

2.) USB (should be super easy)

3.) Text Message/Email your phone from your computer (3rd party software may be required for either/both of these methods)

4.) Navigate to download link's url on your phone's (internet) browser

5.) microSD (or other flash memory standard). Use a card reader on your computer (if you have one) to transfer the files onto just like any other hard drive, mp3 player, etc. Phone should recognize the *.mp3 files once memory card is placed back into phone.

If any other methods work please reply. Thank you.

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Fanboys are annoying. I like to get the most performance per dollar possible and that's all there is to it. Why pay $600 or more for something that'll be $300 or less in 6-9 months? Doesn't make sense. Just be patient.

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dreamreality

What phone do you have?

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score master

i have a samsung SCH-u740, i guess now they call it the allius, its the dual flip

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natehamill

The Tie Fighter link is the same as the R2-D2 link.  Can you repost it?

 

"I make no promises, only sarcastic remarks."

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natehamill

Dang!  dcrail beat me out by ten seconds.

 

"I make no promises, only sarcastic remarks."

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willsmith

Any relation to Mark, Nate?

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natehamill

Unfortunately, no, though I was named after his son Nathan (he was born about a year earlier than I). :-)

 

Dorothy is a distant 3rd cousing twice removed somthing or other, though I doubt she knows that. 

 

"I make no promises, only sarcastic remarks."

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norman

fixed. thanks for catching. 

-- Norm

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dcrail

I don't know if I should be proud or ashamed that I'm the first to point out that the Tie Fighter link goes to the R2D2 page.

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