10 Websites For Free Mobile Phone Ringtones & Other Mobile Downloads

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Does music express the kind of people we are? I am not sure, but it’s a direct barometer of our likes and dislikes. I guess going by the mobile ringtone rage and the number of websites feeding the craving, the idea of saying “˜who we are’ through music has entered the cells too. I am unashamedly one of them ““ a diehard Trekkie, my mobile is pimped up with sounds from the Star Trek series.

Is there a better way of making a cool statement than with a device that’s now a part of our anatomy? I guess not.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at ten websites which let us browse, select and download the choicest free mobile phone ringtones ““ without pinching a penny.

In mentioning these free websites, I have gone for the ten which lets us download free mobile ringtones to the PC rather than send it through the data carrier (in most countries for downloading data, carrier charges apply). So you can download the ringtone to your PC and then transfer it to your mobile phone – 100% free.

Some of these sites are inclusive of other nice things (themes, wallpapers, games, etc.) too, for your mobiles.

1. Zedge


14 million users sharing their stuff through a slick interface. The site is powered by the community of users who make and upload the ringtones. The ringtone collection, 300,000 strong can be downloaded to the PC or the phone without the free signup. Check out the site’s Phone Specifications and Zedge Content Compatibility Index (it’s a huge list) if you are not sure about the downloads not working with your mobile. The site also supports iPhone ringtones. An added plus are the online tools to make ringtones, themes, wallpapers and screensavers.

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2. Mobile9


Another site with the community behind it. Get all the goodies – free downloads of themes, wallpapers, ringtones, screensavers, software, games, videos and logos. With 100,000 MP3 ringtones, it’s a wide collection. A free signup entails you to download without a 10 second wait. As in any web community, members can have their own profile pages, can comment and share. You can check the compatibility of your model in the Phone section of the site though a cross-section of makes are supported including the iPhone.

3. TonesAll


TonesAll.com is a MP3 ringtone user-sharing community where all content is licensed with the Creative Commons Public Domain license. The site mentions the following supported brands ““ Nokia, Motorola,  Sony Ericsson, Samsung, LG,  BlackBerry and iPhone. The ringtones are pigeonholed into categories; some like Pets & Animals, Sayings or News & Politics you may not find anywhere else. The free signup makes you a community member and gives you instant download without the 20 seconds of wait. Members can also create groups which is an assortment of ringtones.

4. MadRingtones


This web service is slanted as an online ringtone creator. You can create a personalized ringtone from your favorite MP3 song or YouTube video in just 3 clicks. But to avoid even that labor, you can download a ringtone from the over 300,000 already available. The ringtones work with almost all the phones and gives you the option of four formats ““ mp3, amr, ogg and m4r (for the iPhone). Embed and share on your blog or on social networks like Facebook.

5. Mobango


A mobile sharing community with the same flavor as the earlier mentioned sites. It’s a click worthy destination for all types of mobile content especially applications and games. The other unique social aspect is that you can search for users by age, sex, country and make and model of phone. Connect to them through the site and share your media. Mobango also offers 2GB of free storage for your mobile content. You can also flag you uploaded files as public or private.

6. CellMind


A well designed mobile social site on the growth path. Though it has an infinitesimally small ringtone collection, it is well structured and worth a look see. You need to register (free) to download wallpaper, themes and ringtones. The site also features online wallpaper, ringtone and screensaver makers. The other plus is the online storage provided by the site for your uploader/created files.

7. MyTinyPhone


With over 125,000 ringtones in its database, the site is not tiny. All ringtones are free to download on your mobile or PC. A feature is the Flash based ringtone maker which lets you upload a MP3 file (max size of 8MB) to create your own tones. With a free signup, you can store the tunes and share it with your friends. The only irritant is the popup ad which keeps opening up in a window.

8. MobileToones


Not very different from the other mobile social network communities except in its interface. It comes with a mobile discussion forum, a mobile review section and a blog. To download the MP3, Polyphonic or AMR ringtones one has to go through a short free registration. The collection is limited (approx 400+).

9. Brinked


A free online ringtone sharing community which is very similar to MadRingtones, though with a sober interface. You can create ringtone from a song or a YouTube video. Though the collection is not as vast, it is a neat site on the growth curve. Browse for ringtones among the Reggaeton, Raggae, Techno, Rock, Rap, R&b, Pop, Original, Country and TV & Movies genres. Download in MP3 / WAV / OGG / M4R format or share it in the social networks.



If you still haven’t got the ringtone you want then why not do a simple search. Use Google, Yahoo or a specialized ringtone search engine like Tonzr. Presently it has indexed nearly 10,000,000 ringtones. Search with a keyword and on the results page you can select the mode of download. The nice little tidbit are the suggested like tones just below your selection.


The supported carriers are – Sprint, Nextel, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Alltel, US Cellular, Cellular South, and Cricket. The SMS and MMS features are also for these selected US only carriers. Tonzr is presently testing for compatibility with iPhones.

It is true that mobile downloads is a world within the world of the web. For every paid site, there are a clutch of free options. The 10 websites for free ringtones I have put down here just add to the previous ones we have brought for you at MakeUseOf.com. You can check out a few like MyxterTones, ToneShared and the really unique Ultrasonic-Ringtones.  Or if you feel like making your own ringtones, Mark shows you how to do it with Audacity.

Our ringtone section features a lot of online tools and apps if you want to make your own ringtones.

Which website or mobile social network is your most frequented? Do you like to make your own music or are you happy with a download? Let us know!

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audiko suxxxx. it’s slow and stupid.
thetones360 and madringtones rock!


Dave Brown

Zedge is definitely my favorite, after looking at a few of the others that’s who i decided to go with. I like there site design better than a lot of the others.


Yes, content wise too they have a large collection.



All of above sites are greats, I personally like tonesall.com

It is very simple and easy to use Free Ringtones Sharing Site. Tonesall.com has the best qualities so that’s why i like it.



Another great free one is phonezoo.com



Yes Rafael, You are right. I am ringtone lover and I also like tonesall.com to download free ringtones.



ringtonenow.net has free ringtones too check it out



have a try and feel not very well



have a try and feel not very well,but share is good,lof



Another one..http://www.fringu.com



another one my favorite…www.innaloop.com


Md Abdul Halim

Good information for ring tone lover cellphone users.



This knowledge was really very useful.
Thanks for sharing it.



Thank you for sharing top 10 ringtones sharing websites. I liked TonesAll because of its simplicity.



audiko.net ftw!


Ryan Dube

Saikat – thanks for this list. I’ve always struggled to find decent ringtone sites that aren’t just spammy sites filled with ads or that use methods to get you to pay for ringtones. These sites (especially those cool community based ones) are authentic *free* resources – thanks for the awesome list!


Yes Ryan,

I was also a bit surprised…most of these sites are real quality ones, rivaling the paid ones easily. Inspired, the next day I went hopping to upgrade my mobile :)


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I been using brinked.com for the last year, Their youtube app is incredible. I would suggest trying that one and it’s absolutely free



brinked.com FTW hands down. they also have a brand new design which is much more cleaner and user friendly and their ringtone creator OWNZZZZ!!!


Jason Kryshka

How could you forget about Myxer.com!!!



you forgot mobicomet.com



Some great sites listed here but I like cellmind.com which is number 6 in your list, not as heavy as some of the others but growing fast and some great tools.


Yes, I think if all things work out, Cellmind will definitely be on the growth path.Its interface is very professional.



Wow! lot of websites… today i have download some mu favorite ringtones from tonesall.com


Madame Prettywig

I too like Zedge, but lately I’ve been using mobi101.com & mobiles24.com. Both offer free ringtones, themes, pics, whatever it is you want for your phone, they got it. I can’t remember if “mobi” has an online ringtone maker, but “mobiles” does. I’ve used it & it’s easy & quick. There are some others I found, but they are “somewhere” in my bookmarked list. I’ll have to come back to list them. Till then, check these out and see how you like them! Adios :)



You forgot waply.com the most popular among the teens.



Finally… I could find one paint application ( PAINT STUDIO- iTune & Ovi Store ) which is just like the normal paint and that too moulded to be used on a mobile device… People have taken into consideration that it is made for a mobile device and not desktop PC. Thank God! You can keep drawing and anytime press red key and go on with other task just like a mobile demands… the whole session is maintained and even the undos are maintained … i am loving the tools… works very smoothly. fill color is a feature on the top… pretty awesome. moreover… there are some bundelled clipart images. very cute and helpful. just have the application and get ready to have no boring time !! i am still to explore the features like.. camera, gallery, send..etc.



I’ll have to vote for http://phonezoo.com also.
That’s where I got the “Ring Ring” tone.
It’s one of those ring tones you really HATE or really LOVE.



If you want to make ringtones for your iphone, this website offers the best solution:



Thiago Korsakoff

Hello! Nice post!
Well, I think ringtones in MP3 is almost a “must have” in any mobile. A site with good variety of ringtones in MP3, I always use is: http://bit.ly/vy3Xg
There usually find ringtones of all genres, from well known artists and a lot of new people too, and some funny ringtones!
Well, here is my tip.



Great information love to make my own ringtone collection



I have found bongotones.com to be the most user friendly and clean one out there. They have a huge selection, it is free obviously and if they don’t have something you want, they let you create it.



why bother with ringtones when u can download the proper songs (straight to ur cell) for free from sites like mp3raid.com


It’s because a lot of carriers charge for (in some countries) direct downloads to mobiles.



A really good site for tones and games is waptrick.com. . thats what i use but Zedge is by far the best :))



And to think… most of these guys (and ringtones in general) wouldn’t be where they are now without geeks like Ralph Simon mobile.




I need to know that how can i install applications and games on the iphone 3G. with the firmware 3.0.1




here you can download mp3 ringtones of telugu ,hindi,english,wallpapers,love wallpapers,desktop wallpapers,dialogue ringtones and many more



I use mobilespin.net to create my own ringtones.



Try mobilespin.net



I love Mobango!



These are all great websites, but I personally use Bongotones!



i wont ..phonezoo.com back



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