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Old 01-29-2017, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by LSLGuy View Post
...I really wonder why Bell Labs (as they then still were) ever settled on that noise for a ringer? It was utterly unsuitable for its mission.
That's interesting. I can imagine that testing for this just never occurred to Bell Labs, I'm not sure I would have anticipated it as a possible issue.

Funnily enough, I (coincidentally) have the "crickets" ringtone on my phone - it's not an uncommon choice, and it's probably not a good one if you're in a crowded room trying to figure out whose phone is ringing.