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Oct 23, 2008, 4:29 PM
On my LG8300 and noika 6205 I could e mail myself ringtones and save them as caller ID. I can't get this phone to do that. Any ideas?

Oct 25, 2008, 1:03 PM
Here is what I did:

Opened a 23 second MP3 in Windows Media Player, saved the file with .qcp at the end of the name. Some have reported that you can just keep the file as an MP3 but I can't confirm that. The ringtone MUST NOT be larger than 300 kb.

I then e-mailed the ringtone to It didn't work the first time, so I kept repeating and the third try worked flawlessly.

Verizon appears to be filtering content e-mailed to our devices, and I'm unsure why it takes 2-3 tries, but your ringtone should get there.

Oct 26, 2008, 8:29 PM
I can e-mail it and recieve it. I don't have the option to "save to ringtones" like I did on my previous phones. Looking for a way around that. Thanks

Dec 12, 2008, 12:36 PM
When I email sounds to my phone, then save them, they save to My Ringtones about 1/4 of the time. Those can be set as ID tones. The rest of the time sound files are saved in My Sounds, where there is no option to set the sounds as any kind of ringtone. Annoying. The only file types that seem never to save to My Ringtones are MIDIs. Any tricks?

Dec 12, 2008, 1:51 PM
I don't even get the option to save to my ring tones. I used to with my LG8300

Dec 14, 2008, 1:57 PM
This was posted recently in the main Motorola thread and I got it to work so far on my Krave. The only problem I had was it resets your default ringtone, so you have to reset it.

The secret is you have to rename mp3 or mid file to ~AlertFile***.mp3 (or .mid)
(Example ~AlertFile096.mp3 or ~AlertFile135.mid)
Make sure that the file extension stays the same as the original file extension.
The important part is the first part “~AlertFile” but the number can change to whatever 3 digit number you don’t already have on the phone.
Example: music.mp3 changes to ~AlertFile065.mp3 or music.mid changes to ~AlertFile123.mid
The only problem is when you rename your ring tone, it will be named whatever Motorola has assign...

Dec 14, 2008, 8:04 PM
Above my head, but thanks anyway.

Dec 14, 2008, 4:52 PM
I only get the option to "Save Sound," but no option to tell the phone WHERE to save the sound. The phone decides to put it either in My Sounds, where there's no option to set any sound as a ringtone, or in My Ringtones, where they can be used as ringtones. So far only about 1/4 of the tones I've sent to my phone have ended up in My Ringtones. The others are all uselessly sitting in My Sounds.
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