Among the ringtone download services we reviewed, Ringophone is a shining star. It is certainly in the running for one of the best ringtone sites on the market today. Ringophone has an extensive library of MP3, polyphonic and even monophonic tones. The service also offers mobile wallpapers, lyric sheets, games and a tool that allows you to create your own ringtones.
When we first punched up Ringophone's website, we were struck by the retro nature of the site design. It's somewhat jarring and gives the impression that this website was designed by high school students with software written in the 90s. Grammar and spelling errors throughout the site compounded this impression.
For example, the site labeled a ringtone from Bon Jovi's 2000 album Crush titled "Two Story Town" as "Too Story Town." Mistakes like this, easily attributed to human error, hurt the site's credibility.
However, we can forgive these errors due to Ringophone's vast selection and quality of ringtones. The site publishes the number of ringtone tracks at "250,000 and counting." We feel this number is conservative, considering the amount of time we spent on the site and the fact that almost every song we searched for had an associated ring tone.
In the rare instance where you cannot find a ringtone for a song you love, Ringophone has two options. The first is the ability to request that the service create a ringtone for you. Fill out the form and Ringophone will notify you when the ringtone becomes available. The second option is the Ringtone Composer software. This allows you to create custom tones using a MIDI controller or even your QWERTY keyboard. It's incredibly simple and easy to use.
Despite its design flaws, Ringophone's site is easy to navigate. Ringtones of songs are plentiful and easy to find. The service offers an easy-to-use creation tool that is unrivaled among all the ringtone download services we reviewed. While the site isn't the best, it certainly doesn't have far to go.