One Ringy-Dingy

I got a new phone the other day. It's pretty nice. It has a touch screen, giving it a modern feel. One thing I have been able to do with it solves a problem I've had with cell phones since I first got one. On other phones, I often missed calls because I didn't hear the ring.

The new phone allows me to use any ringtone I like. I took this recorded sound of a Bell System Telephone (license) loaded it into Audacity, made it louder, and shortened the pause between rings.

It's very loud and works great. I think my brain is wired to respond to this particular ring, after growing up with it. Having an amusing tune for a ringtone doesn't have the same effect.

Here is a link to the mp3. You are free to use it under the Creative Commons License.