A ringtone or ring tone is the sound made by a telephone to indicate an incoming call or text message. Not literally a tone nor an actual (bell-like) ring any more, the term is most often used today to refer to customizable sounds used on mobile phones. A ring tone maker is an application that converts a user chosen song or other audio file for use as a ringtone of a mobile phone. Types
- Monophonic: The original ringtones play only one note at a time.
- Polyphonic: A polyphonic ring tone can consist of several notes at a time.
- Truetone: A truetone, also known as realtone, mastertone, superphonic ringtone, is an audio recording, typically in a common format such as MP3 or AAC.
- Sing tone: A sing tone is a ring tone created in karaoke style, combining a user’s recorded voice with a backing track.