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Topic # 6063 22-Dec-2005 00:51
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http://www.macostones.com
It's a new site with loads of Mac tones and Mac sounding ringtones to download and send to your phone.

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  Reply # 25194 22-Dec-2005 16:59

This website doesnt work with IE Explorer... :)




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  Reply # 25195 22-Dec-2005 17:01

And you have to pay of course... :(




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Reply # 25199 22-Dec-2005 19:22
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Why would you want to pay someone for this

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Reply # 25207 22-Dec-2005 21:09
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johnr: Why would you want to pay someone for this

Indeed.
I can't see any Mac OS system sound that would really be suitable for a ringtone (they are too short and really just alert tones rather than music)... and besides its a rather simple task getting the files and converting them anyway - why pay someone to do it?




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Reply # 25226 23-Dec-2005 00:10
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If I wanted something that sounded like a MAC I would buy a MAC (I can't see this happening)



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Reply # 25281 23-Dec-2005 22:41
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OK numer of points you guys seem to be missing, I'll deal with them one by one.

"You have to pay of course"
All the original sounds are free to download, if you have Bluetooth or IrDA it doesn't cost you a cent. If you don't have a way of transferring from your PC you need WAP Push to deliver content, there's no other way. WAP Push is an SMS so it costs money to send so your charged. When you do pay it's USD 12.95 which seems reasonable for a collection of 175 sound of which you can download as many as you like.

"This website doesnt work with IE Explorer... :) "
No it doesn't, but it does work with Opera, Firefox, Camino, Omniweb and Safari. The number of self respecting Mac fans (the target market) using IE is probably somewhere close to zero. PC users still using IE probably aren't interested.

"Why would you want to pay someone for this "
For the same reasons that anyone pays for over the air delivery of mobile content. This is a multibillion dollar business, so people are doing it.

"I can't see any Mac OS system sound that would really be suitable for a ringtone (they are too short and really just alert tones rather than music)"
Good point, definitely they are only mostly suitable as alert sounds in their original form (cool ones at that). This is why there is an entire category of the sounds 'made for mobile' which have remade from the originals into longer repeating versions that work well as ringtones. Try out the Sosumi Ring on the homepage for a good example of this. (This one's a free OTA download btw)

"and besides its a rather simple task getting the files and converting them anyway - why pay someone to do it?"
See above about WAP push and OTA mobile delivery. Also if you look at the site many of the sounds come from legacy Apple technology/software which is unavailable and hard to find.

"If I wanted something that sounded like a MAC I would buy a MAC (I can't see this happening) "
The idea is you probably already have or at one point owned a Mac or other peice of Apple technology/software in the past. If so you might also have developed some nostalgia and fondness for their sounds (Mac users tend to get quite attached to their computers).

If you like the Mac you'll probably like the idea of using its sounds on your phone. If you are a PC user, this probably isn't going to interest you so much. Even so, Apple make cool sound effects, even if you're not a Mac fanboy you could probably still enjoy them.

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Reply # 25282 23-Dec-2005 22:51
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Yes I have owned a apple product APPLE IIE

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Reply # 25283 23-Dec-2005 23:02
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katie: OK numer of points you guys seem to be missing, I'll deal with them one by one.
I think these are all good reasons. If there's a market for it, fill it.







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Reply # 25284 23-Dec-2005 23:47
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johnr: Yes I have owned a apple product APPLE IIE


Me too! Oh the memories, 80 column video card upgrades and games of Liberator. No Apple IIe beeps but there is an Apple IIc.

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Reply # 25286 24-Dec-2005 06:57
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katie:
johnr: Yes I have owned a apple product APPLE IIE


Me too! Oh the memories, 80 column video card upgrades and games of Liberator. No Apple IIe beeps but there is an Apple IIc.


I was still an Atari user back in those days (800XL) but ended up getting a Mac in 1994. It's funny to think that I had my Atari for ten years, considering that my replacement cycle for computers these days is only three years!

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