Nokia Tune – The basic ringtone that is included in all Nokia phones as default set the trend of ringtones and alert tones. It is based on “Gran Vals” by a musician from the 19th-century named Francisco Tarrega. This tune is most popular to millions of subscribers worldwide as Nokia’s signature tone.
Mosquito Tone -Also known as the “teen buzz” this ringtone is a high frequency tone created to annoy teenagers from loitering outside stores. The pitch is so high that the sound can only be heard by young people because of the health of their ears. As we grow old our ears also hear high frequency tones less.
Crazy Frog – Jamba, a mobile content community heavily promoted this tone. Ads flooded both the internet and the TV because of this Erik Wernquist’s “The Annoying Thing,” the Crazy Frog tone became famous all over the world.
Nokia Morse Code SMS alert – Those who wanted something different in their phones surely were able to download this ingenious SMS alert. This ringtone spells out “S-M-S” in Morse Code. It is the most famous “SMS tone” used to warn mobile handset owners whenever someone texts them.
Classic telephone ring – Because of the vast collection of ringtones, some mobile subscribers opted for the vintage “bell ringing” sound of the ordinary landline phone. Having an ordinary landline tone on a mobile phone is a cool thing to have during its popularity.
Sir Mixalot – In 1992, Sir Mixalot scored a big hit with his track “Baby Got Back.” The line that was used as a mobile tone was the lyrics “Pick up the phone! Pick up the phone! ‘Cause you don’t want to miss this call and I cannot lie!” This was recorded and re-recorded to create a ringtone which instantly caught popularity.
R2D2 Ringtone – The ever famous robot from Star Wars also created a buzz in the ringtone industry especially for those who are big Star Wars fans.
Nokia Dying Remix – Modifying the standard Nokia tone making a spoof out of it took popularity because of its humorous “Flat Battery” or “Dying” sound. The tone usually goes flat or explodes.
CTU Ringtone -In the TV show “24,” an identifiable tone was always heard ringing. That same sound was promoted as a ringtone and because of the popularity of the TV series the tone gained its popularity as well.
iPhone Ringtone – In year 2007, the launching of the iPhone carried a specific mobile tone for the use of the gadget. The tone became suddenly available on the web after its launching. The ringtone sounds like “holy angels tinkling” and was integrated into the iPhone’s standard selection of ringtones.