One way to personalize your LG Rumor cell phone is by using your favorite song as your ringtone. You may purchase ringtones, or ringers, from your carrier directly to your phone using Sprint's Digital Lounge or Virgin Mobile's store. You may also use one of the many ringtone stores on the Internet. If your favorite song is unavailable or a ringtone does not include the portion of a song that you wish to use, you can use a song that you have purchased from your favorite music vendor or you can use music that you have recorded.
Download New Ringer
Highlight "My Stuff" and press "OK."
Highlight "Ringers" and press "OK."
Select "Get New." Browse through featured artists or categories on the "Mobile Downloads" page. To search by a specific artist, scroll to search, enter the artist or song title and press "Done." Press "OK."
Highlight the ringtone that you want from the search results and click "OK." Highlight "Buy" to purchase the ringtone and press "OK."
Select "Set As" and then "Contact Default" if you wish to use this ringtone for all incoming calls.
Custom Song as Ringtone
Browse to a ringtone site such as Make Your Own Ringtone, Myxer or Phonezoo (see Resources). Select the option to create your own ringtone file.
Upload your music file to the website. Use the site's tools to edit your music file so that the audio portion is 30 seconds in length.
Adjust the volume, bit rate and whether the song should fade in at the beginning and/or end of the selected section. This is an optional step as the default settings should work fine for your phone.
Click the button to create your own ringtone. Button text varies but should say something like "Create," "Make Ringtone" or "Next."
Right-click and save the file to your computer or enter your cell phone number and click "Send." If you select the latter method, you will receive a text message with a link to your new ringtone. Open the text message and select "Options" and then "Save as Ringtone."
Remove the microSD card from your phone and insert it into your computer if you did not send the ringtone directly to your phone. Navigate to the microSD card using "My Computer." Drag the ringtone file you created to the "100IMAGE" folder located in the "DCIM" folder.
Reinsert the microSD card into your phone. Navigate to the "Mass Storage" folder and select "Albums."
Select the "100IMAGE" folder and then your custom ringtone. Select "Options," "Assign" and then "Incoming Calls." Repeat for "Caller ID" and for "No Caller ID," as desired.
- If using the microSD method of moving the custom ringtone to your phone, you may need to create the "100IMAGE" and "DCIM" folders if they are not there.
- Use only about 30 seconds of the song so that you do not use up available memory for other applications.
- If Sprint is your carrier, you may need to convert the ringtone from MP3 to AAC or 3GPP2 format using a digital convertor or iTunes before sending it to your phone.
- Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images