A Ring & a Prayer

Alleven, Monica
May 2008
Wireless Week;5/1/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p16
Trade Publication
The article discusses various trends in the market for mobile ringtones in the U.S. and Europe. Researchers believe that people are trying to personalize their ringtones instead of purchasing downloaded ones. According to Jupiter Research analyst Neil Strother, most people other than teenagers and adults are not interested in ringtones or are not seeing the types of music attracting them. However, companies like RealNetworks Inc. are still seeing global ringtone growth among those older than 25. INSET: Video Ringtones: The Ultimate Caller ID?.


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