Why the rise in popularity over ringtones?
A. Since the late 90’s cellular phone companies like Siemens, Sony Ericsson and Nokia started to include more features related to customizing the sounds played when someone calls you. Now most cellular phone companies offer the ability to compose your own ringtones directly on you phone or have a ringtone sent to your cell phone via data cable or SMS (Short Message Service i.e. cellular phone text messaging). RingToneJukeBox.com is an example of a company offering pre-coded ringtones to the public. With sophisticated polyphonic note technology on a lot of the cell phones on the market today, people are able to download and play back clips from their favorite songs with uncanny clarity and detail.