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Hail Ants
07-09-2012, 11:44 PM
Obviously you can set a custom ringtone just like everyone else, but is the preset 'default' ring for cellphones in Europe & the UK the fast double-ring like their landlines? Plus is this the ring you hear from the other end (again like with land phones)?

Mr Downtown
07-10-2012, 12:12 AM
No. They use the same default ringtones that come on the Korean, Finnish, or Chinese handsets, or that are specified by the providers. So you hear T-Mobile's distinctive tune a lot.

thelurkinghorror
07-10-2012, 01:19 AM
Nokia ringtone in UK: HELLO!? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27aVPqpnL7Y&t=0m25s)

Mangetout
07-10-2012, 01:55 AM
The double ring is fast disappearing from landmine phones too, now that they are often digital, with customisable ringtones.

The tone heard by the caller (generated by the network) has the familiar double pattern in the uk, for landlines and mobile alike.

Dog80
07-10-2012, 02:39 AM
I have a Galaxy Nexus and changed the default ringtone it had with this one: http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=681733&d=1312826625

(I guess this is what you mean by "double ring"?)

All others were too faint to hear and since I mostly work outdoors I want a loud piercing sound as a ringtone.

Hail Ants
07-10-2012, 11:48 PM
The double ring is fast disappearing from landmine phones too, now that they are often digital, with customisable ringtones.I guess now they just explode! :D

I have a Galaxy Nexus and changed the default ringtone it had with this one: http://forum.xda-developers.com/atta...3&d=1312826625

(I guess this is what you mean by "double ring"?)

All others were too faint to hear and since I mostly work outdoors I want a loud piercing sound as a ringtone.

That doesn't sound like it. This Wiki page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringback_tone) has samples of the UK vs the US ring. Actually the ringback tone the caller hears (which is caused by the type of ringing the called phone makes). Like they say, you can hear it at the end of the Pink Floyd song Young Lust ("there's a man answering...")

Mangetout
07-11-2012, 05:25 AM
I guess now they just explode! :D

I need a better spellcheck on my phone.

'Landmine phone' is more likely than 'Landline phone', really Android?

Mr Downtown
07-11-2012, 11:40 PM
nm

Corcaigh
07-13-2012, 05:07 PM
Nokia ringtone in UK: HELLO!? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27aVPqpnL7Y&t=0m25s)

Don't know about everyone else, but that video wasn't available where I live

this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq0EmbY3XyI is.

SpoilerVirgin
07-13-2012, 05:24 PM
I need a better spellcheck on my phone.

'Landmine phone' is more likely than 'Landline phone', really Android?What ring does a landmine phone use?

Brring, Brring...Boom!

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