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"Push Ringer" Forces Your Friends to Hear Your Tunes

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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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maokh

Apr 23, 2007, 6:49 PM

Forcing your "great" taste of music on other people ...

This reminds me of myspace. I find it social rude to put your favorite grunge metal polka tune on your profile -- and force everybody to listen to it. Nobody wants to hear it.

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".
I hate that about myspace too, I do not approve any video comments and even deny most picture comments and don't have crazy themes or music or videos... i hate when one my friends tells me to go look at their profile and it crashes my browser because ...
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ErikaMarie

Apr 24, 2007, 9:16 AM

absolutely ridiculous

Whoring out friends & pimping ringtones to people... that's not kewl @ all. I should have the final say in what comes over my phone, not anybody else, regardless if I will love the song. My friend can say "Hey, d/l this song" or "hey check out this song."
Yep. I can imagine calling my grandmother while she is walking around the grocery store and her phone starts blaring "F* the police" or something. LOL
A service like this is just asking for trouble.
muchdrama

Apr 23, 2007, 5:34 PM

Oooo...that sounds great...

I'll just push something awful like "Baby Got Back" to my brother's phone during one of his board meetings.
Hey, why stop there? I was thinking of ripping some of David Allen Coe's most redneck racist songs to mp3s and "pushing" them this week at the Rockets-Jazz game...

The possibilities are endless.
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londuner

Apr 24, 2007, 1:04 PM

Still like the idea of creating my own content for my own fon

Why would I want ready-made content sent to my phone anyway? Aside from turning bright red from sheer embarrassment when my friend calls with a offensive ringtone during, say, a date Embarassed , I would rather know what is on my fon and that I made it.
cellphonesaregay

Apr 23, 2007, 9:58 PM

DUMBEST IDEA I'VE EVER HEARD OF!!!

How unprofessional is this? Why can't people just download there own ringtones...Waste of time and money, somebody needs to put a stop to this and stop entertaining 12 year olds who would think this is cool.
well put. what I worry about is 3rd party ringtone companies spamming phones with unwanted tones to advertize
nuckingfuts

Apr 23, 2007, 2:51 PM

Legal Issue

Wouldn't DRM and or other restrictions prevent this from working?
No. A lot of music publishers are going away from DRM. There was an article on it on Rolling Stone and on rcrwireless.com.
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Dre

Apr 23, 2007, 4:02 PM

Does anyone know...

[] 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 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.)?
Dre said:
[] 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
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craptacularwireless

Apr 23, 2007, 1:00 PM

Good idea, but...

what if they have a totally inappropriate ringtone and they call you while at work? It would be lame thing to get written up for.
true. however, do you realize that you could teach all those people that leave their ringers on all the time(when a corteous person would put theirs on vibe) a lesson with a ringer that said exactly how much of an a-hole that person was to leave thei...
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