Yeah, so I bought this iPhone thing. Generally, I love it, but I won’t waste your time with a lot of observations that are available elsewhere. I will say that I moved to it from a Samsung Blackjack, and while both have their advantages and disadvantages, I will be sticking with the iPhone. There are three things that I wish the iPhone had right now that it does not; the ability to tether to my laptop for data, a disk mode, and the ability to use my music as ringtones. This post is about that last item.
So, right now, you are stuck with the default ringtones, welcome to 1999. Every phone that I have had for the last 8 or 9 years allowed me to use other ringtones. That’s just dumb from a company that is largely about music these days. Then, I read this article this morning. So they are going to charge us for ringtones via the iTunes store.
Now, I am no lawyer, nor do I play one on TV, or even want to play one. This, however, seems like a real issue to me. I have paid for a lot of music via the iTunes music store. I already paid for it. I want to use it as a ringtone on a device that I also paid for. It seems, to me at least, that this is charging me twice for the same thing. I wonder aloud if I ponied up some money, if this is a lawsuit that we could win for everyone. Let me know your thoughts.