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1,500 Ringtones Unlimited iPhone App Review

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1,500 Ringtones Unlimited iPhone app

MobGen, Inc.

The Good

  • Plenty of funny sounds
  • Good selection of caller ID ringtones

The Bad

  • No songs

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1,500 Ringtones Unlimited (US$0.99) is worth a look if you don’t want to bother with creating your own ringtones from your existing music library. The app has a good selection of funny sounds, alarm tones, and caller ID ringtones, but you won’t find any popular songs here.

Check out more top picks in our list of the best iPhone ringtone apps.

Types of ringtones available

Unlike most ringtone apps, which help you create ringtones from existing music, 1,500 Ringtones Unlimited bypasses the creation process. However, if you think that means you won’t have to sync with iTunes -- a common complaint for ringtone apps -- think again. Some people think that is a real pain, but it's a necessary evil. Sorry!  

1,500 Ringtones Unlimited has a fun and flashy interface that is easy to use. The ringtones are divided into categories, and the wide variety of sounds is pretty impressive. You can find everything from caller ID sounds (‘Mom is calling’) to fart noises or gunshots. I was a little disappointed that the app doesn’t include any music ringtones. There are music beats, but you won’t find any popular songs to use as ringtones. That is probably because of copyright issues, but it’s a bummer nonetheless. As a side note, 1,500 Ringtones Unlimited includes a good amount of ringtones -- more than I wanted to count -- but I think it is far less than 1,500. 

Transferring ringtones

Once you find a ringtone you like, click the download button and enter your email address. The app sends you the ringtone via email, along with instructions on how to get it onto your iPhone. (I would feel a lot better about handing over my email address if there was a visible privacy policy listed.) As with other ringtone apps, you must then sync with iTunes to get the ringtone onto your iPhone. All of my ringtones transferred with no problem. I also like that you can create as many ringtones as you want without paying additional fees. 

The Bottom Line

1,500 Ringtones Unlimited is a good choice if you want sounds (fart noises, gunshots, alarm tones, etc.) or caller ID ringtones. The ringtones save properly and I had no trouble transferring them to my iPhone. Sound quality is good too. However, Ringtone Designer Pro is a better bet if you prefer music ringtones, because 1,500 Ringtones Unlimited is lacking in this area. Overall rating: 4 stars out of 5. 

What You’ll Need

1,500 Ringtones Unlimited is compatible with iPhones running iOS 3.0 or later. 

 

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