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  1. #1
    David G. Imber
    Guest
    Hi:

    Recently purchased Sanyo 4920's for myself and my wife. We'd
    been totally satisfied with our 4900's and I upgraded our plan, so I
    took advantage of the $150 rebates.

    As far as I can tell, the 4920 is a superb phone. Has every
    function of the 4900 in a slightly smaller profile, and with an
    improved earpiece.

    However, on the 4900 I enjoyed using the "Debussy Arabesque"
    ringtone, and my wife liked "Birds". Yes, we know those are the
    pussiest ringtones in creation, and you may sue us.

    The question is this: I've never been one for phone froufrou.
    I don't use Vision or games. I've never cared about anything but
    making and receiving calls. Therefore when people have talked about
    adding ringtones and whatnot, I've always ignored the information.

    What's more, I find the notion of paying for a ringtone that
    will expire shortly completely ridiculous.

    Now I have the 4920 and the included ringtones are really
    paltry. I suppose they did this to encourage you to purchase new ones.
    I have a two month trial of Vision, and while that's in effect, I'd
    love to get back the tones we used on the 4900's or something else
    interesting. I just want to download them via the web, I don't want to
    pay for them and I don't want them to expire.

    Call me a killjoy, but if I have to do anything more than
    download for free and install permanently, I'll live with what the
    phone offers. If there's some simple way for me get what I'm after,
    without excessive fuss, I'd be extremely grateful to learn about it. I
    suppose I should have been paying attention to previous discussions
    about this, but they were simply irrelevant at the time.

    Thanks very much in advance, DGI





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  2. #2
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 4920 ringtone disappointment and question

    In article <[email protected]>,
    David G. Imber <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Hi:
    >
    > Recently purchased Sanyo 4920's for myself and my wife. We'd
    > been totally satisfied with our 4900's and I upgraded our plan, so I
    > took advantage of the $150 rebates.
    >
    > As far as I can tell, the 4920 is a superb phone. Has every
    > function of the 4900 in a slightly smaller profile, and with an
    > improved earpiece.
    >
    > However, on the 4900 I enjoyed using the "Debussy Arabesque"
    > ringtone, and my wife liked "Birds". Yes, we know those are the
    > pussiest ringtones in creation, and you may sue us.



    If one does a google search on

    Arabesque.mid


    many locations are found where you may find a file suitable for use as a
    ringtone.


    >
    > The question is this: I've never been one for phone froufrou.
    > I don't use Vision or games. I've never cared about anything but
    > making and receiving calls. Therefore when people have talked about
    > adding ringtones and whatnot, I've always ignored the information.
    >
    > What's more, I find the notion of paying for a ringtone that
    > will expire shortly completely ridiculous.
    >
    > Now I have the 4920 and the included ringtones are really
    > paltry. I suppose they did this to encourage you to purchase new ones.
    > I have a two month trial of Vision, and while that's in effect, I'd
    > love to get back the tones we used on the 4900's or something else
    > interesting. I just want to download them via the web, I don't want to
    > pay for them and I don't want them to expire.
    >
    > Call me a killjoy, but if I have to do anything more than
    > download for free and install permanently, I'll live with what the
    > phone offers. If there's some simple way for me get what I'm after,
    > without excessive fuss, I'd be extremely grateful to learn about it. I
    > suppose I should have been paying attention to previous discussions
    > about this, but they were simply irrelevant at the time.
    >
    > Thanks very much in advance, DGI




  3. #3
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 4920 ringtone disappointment and question


    "David G. Imber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi:
    >
    > Recently purchased Sanyo 4920's for myself and my wife. We'd
    > been totally satisfied with our 4900's and I upgraded our plan, so I
    > took advantage of the $150 rebates.
    >
    > As far as I can tell, the 4920 is a superb phone. Has every
    > function of the 4900 in a slightly smaller profile, and with an
    > improved earpiece.
    >
    > However, on the 4900 I enjoyed using the "Debussy Arabesque"
    > ringtone, and my wife liked "Birds". Yes, we know those are the
    > pussiest ringtones in creation, and you may sue us.
    >
    > The question is this: I've never been one for phone froufrou.
    > I don't use Vision or games. I've never cared about anything but
    > making and receiving calls. Therefore when people have talked about
    > adding ringtones and whatnot, I've always ignored the information.
    >
    > What's more, I find the notion of paying for a ringtone that
    > will expire shortly completely ridiculous.


    You have the wrong information here. Once you buy a ringtone from SPCS, it
    goes into your Content Manager and you can download it to your phone via the
    phone. Once it's in your phone, it's there forever, or until you remove it.
    The only thing that expires is the ringer in the Content Manager

    >
    > Now I have the 4920 and the included ringtones are really
    > paltry. I suppose they did this to encourage you to purchase new ones.
    > I have a two month trial of Vision, and while that's in effect, I'd
    > love to get back the tones we used on the 4900's or something else
    > interesting. I just want to download them via the web, I don't want to
    > pay for them and I don't want them to expire.


    You can try any of these sites. Some require a small annual fee or a
    donation. These sites also offer screensavers as well.


    http://www.3gupload.com
    http://www.matrixm.com
    http://www.xingtones.com
    http://www.myphonefiles.com

    >
    > Call me a killjoy, but if I have to do anything more than
    > download for free and install permanently, I'll live with what the
    > phone offers. If there's some simple way for me get what I'm after,
    > without excessive fuss, I'd be extremely grateful to learn about it. I
    > suppose I should have been paying attention to previous discussions
    > about this, but they were simply irrelevant at the time.
    >
    > Thanks very much in advance, DGI


    Bob





  4. #4
    David G. Imber
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 4920 ringtone disappointment and question

    On Sun, 13 Jun 2004 19:46:01 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >> What's more, I find the notion of paying for a ringtone that
    >> will expire shortly completely ridiculous.

    >
    >You have the wrong information here. Once you buy a ringtone from SPCS, it
    >goes into your Content Manager and you can download it to your phone via the
    >phone. Once it's in your phone, it's there forever, or until you remove it.
    >The only thing that expires is the ringer in the Content Manager


    Thank you very much for that information. Yes, I was under a
    misapprehension there. I'd still rather not pay for a new ringtone,
    but at least if I may keep it, I don't mind as much.

    Is there a FAQ or guide that covers these subjects? Previously
    I did not spend any time whatsoever thinking about this, and
    consequently haven't got a clue where to begin.

    Thanks again.





  5. #5
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 4920 ringtone disappointment and question

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected] says...
    >=20
    > =09What's more, I find the notion of paying for a ringtone that
    > will expire shortly completely ridiculous.
    >=20


    The ringtones we sell via Vision don't expire. Only the download=20
    rights expire. After 90 days, if the ringer is still in the phone,=20
    it will continue to work, and is within the licensing terms of the=20
    purchase to continue to use it. If you lose it for whatever reason=20
    beyond 90 days, then you have to repurchase it to download it again.

    That's what "expire" means when it comes to ringtones and=20
    screensavers.

    --=20
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint PCS
    I *don't* speak for them



  6. #6
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 4920 ringtone disappointment and question


    "David G. Imber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Sun, 13 Jun 2004 19:46:01 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    > >> What's more, I find the notion of paying for a ringtone that
    > >> will expire shortly completely ridiculous.

    > >
    > >You have the wrong information here. Once you buy a ringtone from SPCS,

    it
    > >goes into your Content Manager and you can download it to your phone via

    the
    > >phone. Once it's in your phone, it's there forever, or until you remove

    it.
    > >The only thing that expires is the ringer in the Content Manager

    >
    > Thank you very much for that information. Yes, I was under a
    > misapprehension there. I'd still rather not pay for a new ringtone,
    > but at least if I may keep it, I don't mind as much.
    >
    > Is there a FAQ or guide that covers these subjects? Previously
    > I did not spend any time whatsoever thinking about this, and
    > consequently haven't got a clue where to begin.
    >
    > Thanks again.


    Oh, there was a joker who put together a rag tag FAQ, and then posted it on
    the newsgroup, in HTML and IIRC 450 to 700K large. If you are going to do a
    google search, do a search on file size and the newsgroup -
    alt.cellular.sprintpcs .

    I'd suggest trying out those links I passed on. Even if you pay $5 or $10
    for access, you are going to have unlimited access. 3upload has a ton of
    tunes, screensavers and games.

    Bob





  7. #7
    Mike
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 4920 ringtone disappointment and question

    David G. Imber wrote:

    > However, on the 4900 I enjoyed using the "Debussy Arabesque"
    > ringtone, and my wife liked "Birds". Yes, we know those are the
    > pussiest ringtones in creation, and you may sue us.


    Visit http://www.sanyo.com/wireless/wallpa...gers/index.htm and
    download the ringers direct from Sanyo. Next, go to
    http://www.sprintusers.com/focus and send them to your phone.
    There's no "Birds" but you can find "SAINT SAINS SWAN" I don't know my
    classical, but it might be the right thing.

    Good luck.
    -mike



  8. #8
    David G. Imber
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 4920 ringtone disappointment and question

    On Mon, 14 Jun 2004 00:19:38 GMT, Mike <[email protected]> wrote:

    >David G. Imber wrote:
    >
    >> However, on the 4900 I enjoyed using the "Debussy Arabesque"
    >> ringtone, and my wife liked "Birds". Yes, we know those are the
    >> pussiest ringtones in creation, and you may sue us.

    >
    >Visit http://www.sanyo.com/wireless/wallpa...gers/index.htm and
    >download the ringers direct from Sanyo. Next, go to
    >http://www.sprintusers.com/focus and send them to your phone.
    >There's no "Birds" but you can find "SAINT SAINS SWAN" I don't know my
    >classical, but it might be the right thing.


    Thanks a lot for that, Mike! I'd found the Sanyo site, which
    had my old Debussy tone on it, but that site requires soft- and
    hardware to get it to the handset.

    Your second link is new to me and sounds like just the thing.

    Thanks very much, DGI





  9. #9
    Mike
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 4920 ringtone disappointment and question

    David G. Imber wrote:
    > Can't thank you enough. It took exactly a minute to get the
    > ringer onto my phone.
    >
    > I have another elementary question, if you don't mind (never
    > used "Vision"). Once my free two months is up, and I drop Vision, as I
    > presumably will, using sprintusers.com to upload stuff will cost me.
    >
    > Am I correct that without a Vision plan I pay $5/month for 100
    > messages, and that I will just automatically be billed accordingly
    > whenever such messages are delivered to the phone? Or do I have to
    > arrange that in advance with CS?
    >
    > Thanks, DGI
    >
    >



    Your service right now is $15/mo, but you're not paying because you're
    on a free trial. The freeness goes away after two months, but the
    service does not change. That means that yes, you'll need to make any
    plan changes with CS or you'll start being charged for your Vision pack.
    -mike



  10. #10
    David G. Imber
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 4920 ringtone disappointment and question

    On Sun, 13 Jun 2004 22:17:36 -0400, David G. Imber
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    > I see. I was under the impression that uploading a ringer via
    >sprintusers.com used only a text message protocol, and I was under the
    >assumption that one could receive text messages without having a
    >Vision plan.


    Bad form for me to answer myself, but I saw my error after
    sending. Sprintusers.com uses mail just to send the pointer, but you
    must have web capability to direct the phone to the download location.

    DGI



  11. #11
    Chris Taylor Jr
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 4920 ringtone disappointment and question

    just use the vision. you get a credit each month (mine is $10) to use to
    get ringers IE free

    and they ARE permanent !! as long as you do not delete them off the phone.

    the 90days is how long you have to REDOWNLOAD without charge from the vision
    network.

    after that it is removed from your download que but DOES REMAIN on your
    phone for as long as you leave it there etc..

    otherwise use www.3gupload.com

    Chris Taylor
    http://www.zodiacreview.com/

    "David G. Imber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi:
    >
    > Recently purchased Sanyo 4920's for myself and my wife. We'd
    > been totally satisfied with our 4900's and I upgraded our plan, so I
    > took advantage of the $150 rebates.
    >
    > As far as I can tell, the 4920 is a superb phone. Has every
    > function of the 4900 in a slightly smaller profile, and with an
    > improved earpiece.
    >
    > However, on the 4900 I enjoyed using the "Debussy Arabesque"
    > ringtone, and my wife liked "Birds". Yes, we know those are the
    > pussiest ringtones in creation, and you may sue us.
    >
    > The question is this: I've never been one for phone froufrou.
    > I don't use Vision or games. I've never cared about anything but
    > making and receiving calls. Therefore when people have talked about
    > adding ringtones and whatnot, I've always ignored the information.
    >
    > What's more, I find the notion of paying for a ringtone that
    > will expire shortly completely ridiculous.
    >
    > Now I have the 4920 and the included ringtones are really
    > paltry. I suppose they did this to encourage you to purchase new ones.
    > I have a two month trial of Vision, and while that's in effect, I'd
    > love to get back the tones we used on the 4900's or something else
    > interesting. I just want to download them via the web, I don't want to
    > pay for them and I don't want them to expire.
    >
    > Call me a killjoy, but if I have to do anything more than
    > download for free and install permanently, I'll live with what the
    > phone offers. If there's some simple way for me get what I'm after,
    > without excessive fuss, I'd be extremely grateful to learn about it. I
    > suppose I should have been paying attention to previous discussions
    > about this, but they were simply irrelevant at the time.
    >
    > Thanks very much in advance, DGI
    >
    >






  12. #12
    Chris Taylor Jr
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 4920 ringtone disappointment and question

    you do not need a vision plan. you will just be charged ??? IIRC 1cent a
    kilobyte.

    if you are ONLY going to nab a ringer or 2 here and there then drop the
    vision otherwise that penny a k adds up REALLY fast.

    think about it. a 100k wcp voice ringer would cost you $1 to download.

    Chris Taylor
    http://www.zodiacreview.com/

    "David G. Imber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Sun, 13 Jun 2004 22:17:36 -0400, David G. Imber
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    > > I see. I was under the impression that uploading a ringer via
    > >sprintusers.com used only a text message protocol, and I was under the
    > >assumption that one could receive text messages without having a
    > >Vision plan.

    >
    > Bad form for me to answer myself, but I saw my error after
    > sending. Sprintusers.com uses mail just to send the pointer, but you
    > must have web capability to direct the phone to the download location.
    >
    > DGI






  13. #13
    David G. Imber
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 4920 ringtone disappointment and question

    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 15:40:05 -0400, "Chris Taylor Jr"
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >
    >otherwise use www.3gupload.com


    Thanks. I used this, plus Anvil Studio (freeware) to make my
    own ringers, and I'm doing pretty well.

    DGI





  14. #14
    ooglek
    ooglek is offline
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    Katazo has cool ringers too

    I found that http://www.katazo.com/ has some more out-of-the-mainstream ringers/ringtones. They even have an offer to get a free ringtone. Sweet.



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