Kin TWOm Ringtones
revakark
Newbie

Alright so I have tried so many different ways to get my custom MP3 ringtones on the phone and I can't. Its getting really irritating too. I don't have texting or anything so emailing it to myself through the MMS (@vzwpix.com) and any other sites will not work. I've tried using the email feature and emailed it to myself, but then it won't download it either. Next i've been trying to get it to work by going through Zune, but still no avail. I have read that its possible to upload ringtones from Zune, but I haven't found anyone to tell me how.

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dsonyay
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So far using Phonezoo.com is the easiest for me.  I read a previous tip on this thread about it and gave it a shot.  In minutes I had ringtones on my phone.  I found the tones I liked, saved to my PC, then using yahoo mail I mms'd the tone to my verizon phone (the Kin2M).  I used my phonenumber@vzwpix.com.  Very simple.

 

 

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melzywi
Contributor - Level 1

When I called to ask if I could download ringtones through the browser before I bought the phone like 4 different people at Verizon Wireless reps told me that I would be able to save stuff from the browser.  But that turned out to be false.  The only way I've done it is by sending it to myself through my email program on my computer.  But for you, you could send like up to 4 I think ringtones in one email message and it would save you money instead of doing it one by one.  That's what I do.Like other's have said you just send it to yourcellnumber@vzwpix.com  I only have the 250 text messages a month.  So I do what I can to save those.

 

Mel

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dstor
Enthusiast - Level 3

I have not read it is possible to use Zune to transfer ringtones. The only way I have read (and had success with) that is possible is mms text. I could not get it to my phone through email. The attachments are always removed.  You have no text whatsoever? If someone found another way I missed and would be greatly interested in reading about it.

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revakark
Newbie

Yea... Sadly I have no text whatsoever currently, so when I try to email myself anything nothing shows up on the cell phone. I read in other threads that it could be done through Zune, but none of them actually gave a clear answer about it.

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fisharefriends
Contributor - Level 3

I also read that other post, but i believe it was posted while he/she was testing in-progress. You can get the ringtones onto the phone, but teh phone does not recognize any of the music files on the ringtone list (as many other phones don't either). It will show up in the zune player, but you cannot set it as a ringtone.

 

Sadly, for your situation, the only way i found possible was by sending it through multimedia messaging, either to yourself (##@vzwpix.com) or from another phone that you have access to. However, I have not tried this with the Kin, but i believe a bluetooth transfer would work, from a buddy/sibling/parent's phone to your phone to transfer the sound file. It works on other phones, its just a simple bluetooth file transfer, but it wouldn't be the first thing on the Kin phones that didn't work, that works for any other phone. If anyone has tried the bluetooth transfer, please update on whether it succeeded or failed.

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revakark
Newbie

Hmm, I'll try out the bluetooth function, but to clarify then I would need to get my ringtone onto a phone with bluetooth, then find a way to do a bluetooth transfer somehow between the two?

 

Will try, but still looking for other ways!

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cscilley
Enthusiast - Level 3

The manual states that you cannot blue tooth ring tones or anything else from one device to or from the Kin.  The only thing the blue tooth will do on the Kin is for use with a head set or ear piece.

Carolyn

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revakark
Newbie

Ah, Thats a bummer... Sadly it seems the only way is through MMS/Texting... Too bad there isn't a drag n drop version...

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sw_girl
Enthusiast - Level 3

I thought all phones could send/ receive text messages even if you don't have a text messaging plan? doesn't it just mean you'll pay about $0.05 for each text or something?

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Ms_Shonta
Contributor - Level 2

You can send and receive text messages without having a text bundle, unless a block for texting was added to your account. Text messages are $0.20 per message and $0.25 per picture messages sent or received.

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mcdietz
Enthusiast - Level 3

Yeah, the default plans charge per text if you don't have a texting plan, but it is possible to put a text block on your plan so that you won't ever receive a text (or notification for that matter) if somebody tries to send you a text.

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sdowney717
Newbie

EASY to do this with myxer.

http://www.myxer.com/make/

 

upload an mp3 to myxer, they send it back to you and then you click set as ring tone and it is done.

 

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fisharefriends
Contributor - Level 3

sdowney, as stated above, he does not have texting, and with myxer, that is the only way to get them to the phone.

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