Glossary definition of Ringtone

Ringtone is the sound made by a telephone handset to alert the user that a call has been received. In the past the standard ringtone was a repeated single tone warble or beeping sound.

Ringtones are now available in many varieties of monophonic or polyphonic tunes, and even samples of real sounds may be used as ringtones. Modern phones allow the user to select the preferred ringtone from a menu of alternatives.

Phones tagged with Ringtone