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TiPb Asks: What's your iPhone ringtone?

TiPb Asks: What's your iPhone ringtone?

Marimba, the default iPhone ringtone, is so 2007 -- so we're curious what you're using today? Have you stuck with the built-in tones or have you gone with something custom? Do you just use one ring tone for everybody or have you personalized your favorite contacts?

If so, do you like songs with lyrics or do you prefer instrumentals? Do you keep things musical or do you sometimes go with soundboard clips for that comedic effect? Video game themes, movie themes, rock, hip hop, special effect sounds, celebrity tag lines, sports jingles?

Let us know what you're using, and for those of us looking for some cool new ringtones, what would you recommend?


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sioan says:

Mines a loop of Madonna singing "Ring ring ring goes the telephone" from Hung Up.

Kenny says:

I use the same ringtone I've been using from my SonyEricsson P800 from back in the day. Mostly because I've gotten used to the sound over the past 10 years but also it's got a very unique melody, it's super loud, and always makes people say "...where'd you get that ringtone from..."
If anyone wants it let me know, maybe I can post it to the forum or something.

Justinroque says:

Mine's a loop of the closing clip from Lady GaGa's "born this way"
"same DNA, b-born this way"

Analog Spirit says:

I don't use any ringtone; my phone's always on vibrate.

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Laura says:

I have a recording of steam train whistle.

Noah says:

The first 30 second of "I Get Wet" by Andrew WK.

Noah says:

Others I also use are specific (non-vocal) excerpts from:
Dancing on our Graves - The Cave Singers
Kids - MGMT
Mind Heist - Zack Hemsey (from the Inception movie trailer)
Never Hear Surf Music Again - Free Blood
Sirius - The Alan Parsons Project
Thru and Thru - The Rolling Stones
War Pigs - The Flaming Lips (cover)
With the Dark - They Might Be Giants

Bo Link says:

I use Chev Chelios' ringtone from Crank. People always ask me if my battery is dying, or if my phone is broken. :-)

lucian says:

Still alive, Portal ftw!

Andrew says:

Random tunes/ rings every week - I'm sooooo fickle!

Benxiii says:

Nightmare by avenged sevenfold for everyone
You've got the love by Florence + the Machine for the boyfriend

Clark Quinn says:

I use Sonar. Reasonably unique.

Mr.R says:

My default ringtone: What more can I say? (Instrumental) - Jay-Z
For my ex-wife: Darth Vader theme

iquinn says:

As of today it is the Shepard's Prayer fromt the Boondock Saints. I got it from Brinked.com.

Frank says:

Stone Cold Steve Austin rington lol, love to hear the glass break

surekill says:

Mine is currently the tune from the Amazon Kindle advert. Prior to that it was Losing My Religion by REM

Ron says:

I use barking dog! Drives my dog nuts! :D

Sean Peters says:

I'm retired Navy, so I made a custom ringtone of the "attention" bos'ns call (geeks: think the sound you hear before an announcement on the Star Trek bridge, only produced by a non-electronic instrument). It's awesome.

Dave says:

"Il Buono, Il Cattivo, Il Brutto (The Good, The Bad And The Ugly)Theme" by Ennio Morricone.

Jim Reimann says:

Marimba for everyone else, my wife? "I want to do bad things with you"....

rvoelker#IM says:

phone ringer from the original 24 tv show.

Ermax says:

My ringtone is the Duck Hunt them song from NES. My text tone is the Donky Kong item sound.

aj says:

i use the song, perfect timing ( this morning ) by orba squara, it is the song from the original iphone commercials :)

Scott says:

Give me shelter by the Rolling Stones.

squire says:

I use a specific ringtone for the people that call me the most. I use a song that reminds me of that person.
For people that don't call that much, I use the "iPhone Remix" that I found on TipB's sister site, Crackberry.com. It's a modified version of Marimba.

Tandesrn9 says:

The Ska version of Hungarian Dance No. 5 that could be founded towards the end of If and When We Rise Again by Streetlight Manifesto. So great.

Martavious says:

White & Nerdy by Weird Al of course

Chris says:

I use the background music from the last original iPad commercial - the one with the piano music that ends with the guitar...

Lalartu says:

Captain cave maaaaannnn!

drumsergeant says:

Mine is "Drummer's Call", an eighteenth century military call to action.

TrueEddie says:

Warehouse 13 Farnsworth Ringtone.

Eric says:

"Do Ya Wanna Touch" by Joan Jett!

Cbo says:

"It's Friday Friday! Gotta get down on Friday!". It annoys everyone around me. Haha

Samster says:

The silon themE from Battle Star Galactica.

gbradberry says:

"Welcome Back Kotter!" is my default, but all my important contacts have their own theme song. For instance, "I Love Lucy" for my wife, "The Facts of Life" for my 15 year old daughter, "Night Court" for my attorney and "The A-Team" for my IT staff.
Each theme reflect the role they fill, or how I feel about each. I always know EXACTLY who is calling!

Karl says:

The Office (US) Theme... And sometimes Andy Bernard's Jackson5 ringtone.

as400man says:

I use The Office US Theme on my Blackberry (work phone)

Penthux says:

Sweet child of mine Intro

Brooke says:

The Closing Fanfare from Disney's Main Street Electrical Parade.

Rb says:

Let's talk by Coldplay

Gregory says:

Taylor's Rock by Sonny Landreth.

Noel Hefter says:

I think it's better not to provide social security number.Do they called you ans ID?