A classical ringtones is a digital audio file
containing a condensed version of a musical composition, created
especially for a cell phone. classical ringtones can be programmed to
play on a cell phone, instead of the normal phone ringer, to
announce an incoming call. This feature was originally developed so
that people would be able to recognize when their phone was ringing
amongst other cell phones.
When classical ringtones first arrived, cell phones were only capable
of producing very simple classical ringtones, also known as monophonic
classical ringtones. The tunes being played consisted of a series of
sequential beeps or tones because early cell phones could only
generate one beep or tone at a time. At best, these early classical
ringtones were able to mimic a melody.
Classical ringtones rely on the computing power of the cell phone. The common
classical ringtones was programmed through a computing language called
Ringing Tone Text Transfer Language (RTTTL) format, developed by