Choosing a ringtone is the easiest part of personalizing your iPhone, but how do you make it the way you want it to sound? One of the best ways to find a ringtone is to make it yourself. Fortunately, the process is quick and painless. All you need is a device with an internet connection and an audio file you want to use. Once you have selected your audio file, you'll be able to preview it before making it your own.
The first downloadable ring tone service was created and delivered in Finland in 1998. The service, now called Elisa, was developed by Vesa-Matti Pananen. It was designed to let individuals create their own monophonic ringtones, and included a mechanism to transmit them over the air. In November of the same year, the Digitalphone Group began a similar service in Japan. It was only a matter of time until other countries began offering downloadable mobile 'tones'.
Realtones are popularly known as music ringtones, but they differ from standard ringtones. They are created by combining a number of musical files into a single audio file. In most cases, these are stored in a popular digital audio format. MP3 is the most popular format for mobile devices, but AAC is a lossy audio format. Android smartphones, on the other hand, prefer the container format OGG Vorbis.