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Easy Way To Get Ringtones To Maxx?

The Rever

Apr 30, 2007, 11:55 PM
It seems that the good folks at Verizon have blocked sending a ringtone to my phone, opening it and saving it.

What are the easy ways of doing it for the Maxx Ve? I know all about how to make them and what size limit there is, but is there an easy way to get them on the phone?

Suggestions?
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Apollo

May 1, 2007, 8:33 AM
For my E815 I would put them on a MicroSD card and send them to myself as a text message.
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DeWalt

May 1, 2007, 1:59 PM
I haven't done it myself, but there are some good tips on this Howard Forums thread on how to do stuff like add customer ringtones
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armstead101

May 2, 2007, 12:43 PM
make a 30 second MP3, then change the .mp3 to .mid
picture message it to your phone.
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The Rever

May 2, 2007, 5:21 PM
It does not appear to work. There is no way to save what I have sent to the phone.

Whatever I send to my phone, either .mp3 or .mid (with all the usual requirements in mind), I can't open the file and my phone won't play it. I get the following error message:

National Access Coverage Not Available

Suggestions?
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exoduz

May 4, 2007, 12:49 PM
Call customer service and have them reset your features. the "National Access Coverage Not Available" message happened to me when i upgraded from the lg6100 to the v3m.
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wnrussell

May 9, 2007, 6:25 PM
You can load your .mp3 files as .qcp, then the phone will make the conversion.

To upload to the phone with a cable, try this thread:
http://mark.cdmaforums.com/P2KC-Tones.htm »
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prokanda

May 13, 2007, 1:37 AM
uhm.. I was under the impression that .qcp files were for Sprint phones.. those are the only devices that I've ever used that format for.

MP3 and Mid are for Verizon in all of my experiences....

and that page you linked (useful information though, thanks) does not have any reference to "qcp" at all.... and since qcp files are 8 bit 16khz files, I don't think most people would want those as ringers on something as advanced as the MAXX Ve.

Where did you get that information?
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jkkline1

May 23, 2007, 11:50 PM
http://www.myxertones.com »

I have the LG VX8700. It is easy to send ringtones (the tone is free, it probably costs 25 cents to receive it on your phone) to your phone as a pix and then save as a ringtone. Don't know if this will work for the Maxx but you might check it out.
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prokanda

May 24, 2007, 3:20 PM
actually.. I think I already read on a forum somewhere (maybe here? Confused ) that it's not possible.. they're locking those features out one-by-one... but it's ok.. I jumped ship HELIO OCEAN!!!!!
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wnrussell

May 24, 2007, 9:23 PM
prokanda said:
actually.. I think I already read on a forum somewhere (maybe here? Confused ) that it's not possible.. they're locking those features out one-by-one...

It's easy. Just rename the MP3 file to a QCP file, then you have 3 options:

1. Email to yournumber@vzwpix.com and save as ringtone.
2. Use Motorola Phone Tools, but set up as a KRZR K1mm.
3. Use P2kCommander with the data cable. This will also push MP3 format.

You can't OBEX ringtones to the phone.
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The Rever

May 25, 2007, 9:28 PM
I have found that sending ringtones to the Maxx via bluetooth is also possible...and pretty easy.

I rename my .mp3s to .qcp--I don't reformat them, just change the ending. I save them to the desktop to find them easily.

After pairing my phone to my computer (a mac), I choose Browse Device, find my_ringers folder and select it, click on send, find my ringtone, and click send to get it to the phone.

And off it goes--success.

For some reason it didn't work two weeks ago, but it does now.

Ah, sweet mystery of the Verizon Maxx...If I can do it, you can too.
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The Rever

May 25, 2007, 9:29 PM
I have found that sending ringtones to the Maxx via bluetooth is also possible...and pretty easy.

I rename my .mp3s to .qcp--I don't reformat them, just change the ending. I save them to the desktop to find them easily.

After pairing my phone to my computer (a mac), I choose Browse Device, find my_ringers folder and select it, click on send, find my ringtone, and click send to get it to the phone.

And off it goes to show up in the My Ringtones folder--success.

For some reason it didn't work two weeks ago, but it does now.

Ah, sweet mystery of the Verizon Maxx...If I can do it, you can too.
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l337

May 26, 2007, 1:36 AM
hey the rever i also have a mac (macbook pro) and am very interested in how you did this..i tried it just as you said but it continuously says it fails, any advice? or other details?
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The Rever

May 26, 2007, 4:05 PM
I make sure that my ringtones are less than 350kb.

To begin, I "ctrl click" on the cut down mp3, and choose Get Info. About two thirds of the way down the pop up panel, Name & Extension appears. In that box is where I simply remove the .mp3 designation and type .qcp, and then close.

A small window pops up and asks, "Are you sure you want to change the extension from ".mp3" to ".qcp"? I choose Use .qcp. That ends this part of it.

Have you set up your phone for bluetooth? If so, I then turn on bluetooth on the Maxx (SETTINGS & TOOLS, #3 Bluetooth), choose OK, and then select my phone and choose On (left softkey).

I then tunr on bluetooth on my laptop, and browse device. I then select my phone from the browse device menu, ...
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l337

May 27, 2007, 12:19 AM
wow thanks a ton that worked, amazing i am sold on this phone being verizon's best
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wnrussell

May 27, 2007, 11:03 PM
It is built real solid, like the R2. The other new RAZRs like the V3xx are skinny and fragile, without the bulletproof case.
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wnrussell

Jun 10, 2007, 9:49 AM
Why go through all of that work? Now you can just rename the MP3 file to QCP and email it to yournumber@vzwpix.com. It will appear in your ringtome list.

If you don't rename it, then it will be saved in My Sounds.
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wnrussell

May 26, 2007, 11:00 PM
The Rever said:
For some reason it didn't work two weeks ago, but it does now.

Ah, sweet mystery of the Verizon Maxx...If I can do it, you can too.

Actually, the network began treating ringtones differently on April 24th.
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jfiegel

Jul 2, 2007, 12:33 AM
The website above in one of the replies is a great site. Everything worked just like it said. I had a little trouble with getting the correct info from Motorola but I did and everything works. I appreciate you posting this and hopefully the carriers do not block this somehow.
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jfiegel

Jun 30, 2007, 12:03 AM
Does anyone know that if you save these to the micro SD card, will they show up as ringtones as long as I change the extension to .qcp instead of .wma or .mp3?
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zoftball

Sep 20, 2007, 2:13 AM
A friend of mine pointed me to Myxertones.com. So I conducted the Test ringtone to make sure it works with my Maxx VE and it worked.

At Myxertones you can search for a certain ringtone or you can upload one of your favorite songs and edit it on their web site. Once you have the ringtone you want or customized, click the SEND TO YOUR PHONE option and it will arrive on your phone as a SMS Pix message. The message should arrive and play automatically when you opem it. Under the options menu there is a choice to save the sound. Save the sound and you're done.

Hope this helps
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wnrussell

Sep 23, 2007, 11:12 PM
"Once you have the ringtone you want or customized, click the SEND TO YOUR PHONE option and it will arrive on your phone as a SMS Pix message. "

You mean MMS? Like a multimedia message?
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