Changing your mobile phone ringtone is one of the best ways to personalize your phone, but many people don’t bother to change the default ringtone on their devices. How many times have you heard the default iPhone ringtone in public and mistakenly thought it was yours?
Fortunately, you have thousands of free options for the best ringtone.
Today we are going to focus on ringtones that sound like real phones. Whether you’re going for a vintage effect or want to mimic a TV ringtone, they’ll do the job.
1. Universal Hollywood phone call
You probably recognize this tone from a lot of old TV shows. Classics like Leave it to Beaver and Magnum P.I., along with movies like Ghostbusters, have used this as their on-screen phone ringtone. It’s recognizable and functional.
2. Classic British phone call
If you prefer a European flavor to your classic tunes, try this two-tone ring. Sounds a little cooler than a standard ring.
3. High quality retro ring
Looking for a don’t miss vintage tone? This one will pierce the ears of everyone who is nearby.
4. General Retro Ring
It’s not tied to a specific phone or era, but this classic phone sounds nonetheless.
5. Austin Powers / Our Man Flint Phone Call
Do you want to join as a pseudo-secret agent? Here’s the tune Austin Powers answers.
Interestingly, this originally came from the 1966 film Our Man Flint, which had a similar vibe.
6. Ringtone 24’s CTU
In Series 24, the protagonist Jack Bauer works for the Counter Terrorism Unit, or CTU. The phones in this series ring a lot, and when they do, you hear this sound.
7. Jurassic Park 3 Satellite Melody
Who thought that a ringtone could be scary? In Jurassic Park 3, one of the dinosaurs swallows a cell phone. Later, the main characters are frightened when they turn around and hear a phone ringing — inside the dinosaur’s body.