"Push Ringer" Forces Your Friends to Hear Your Tunes
Apr 23, 2007, 12:28 PM by (staff)
updated Nov 11, 2007, 11:25 PM
A new technology from Emotive allows you to push a specific ringtone to another phone. Known to Skype users as "Ringjacker", the service overrides whatever existing ringtones may be set on the phone being called. The pushed ringers can be animations, audio, avatars, flash files or video. If the person on the receiving end of the call likes the pushed ringtone or animation, they will be presented with the option to purchase the tone. The technology is compatible with 3G, 4G and VoIP services. While no U.S. carrier has signed up for the service, it is being funded by U.S. music companies Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments and Warner Music Group.
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Forcing your "great" taste of music on other people ...
The same goes for ringtones. Chances are, I do not like your taste in music, and what song you want to associate to me or yourself. As much as you think you are, you are not "too sexy for your shirt i definitely do not need to hear it in public.
Forcing ringtones on your friends will go down in history with other antisocial mobile wonders such as spamming all your friends with a MMS of your cat throwing up, checking in at gas stations with Dodgeball, and AT&T's incredibly creepy "Friend Finder".
A service like this is just asking for trouble.
Oooo...that sounds great...
The possibilities are endless.
Still like the idea of creating my own content for my own fon
DUMBEST IDEA I'VE EVER HEARD OF!!!
Does anyone know...
 If there will be a way to disable the possibility of an at-work prank (other than turning your phone off)?
 Who controls the volume of this feature (the caller or the receiver)?
 What kind of charges would be accumulated from using this service (per-push, per-tone, etc.)?
 Would this feature work on someone else's phone if that phone, for whatever reason, won't allow the setting of mp3s as ringtones (i.e. Sidekicks)?
 If there will be a way to disable the possibility of an at-work p
Good idea, but...