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Cell Phone Ring Tone Minimercial

Your cell phone ring tone is replaced by a commercial
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Basically, whenever a phone rings, the ring tone would be replaced by a Minimercial™; a 2-15 second commercial. (Patent Pending)

Users of this service would receive a discount on their phone bill, or free service.

grahamhgreen, Oct 02 2003

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       Or they could make it a ring option on your phone. Of course the other options would include; nails on a chalkboard, tarring Styrofoam, ect. Then people would gladly choose commercials over the other rings.
SunTzu, Oct 02 2003
  

       Welcome to the halfbakery, [grahamhgreen].
half, Oct 02 2003
  

       I'd choose "Nails on a chalkboard" just so that I could have my own seat on the train!   

       (Then I'd switch it back to a normal ringtone)
phundug, Oct 02 2003
  

       [phundug] I find a simple piece of string placed between the lips and allowed to dangle has the same effect (I don't have a mobile phone).
squeak, Oct 02 2003
  

       Hideous, isn't it?
grahamhgreen, Oct 02 2003
  

       this is great, another one of those "free something in return for really annoying advertising" plays. nice one [gg].
neilp, Oct 02 2003
  

       If theres two of you, you can play a nice little game with this, it's called "how many people can we drive insane today".   

       Priests and social workers get bonus points, teachers are considerered too easy.
TheCoat, Mar 08 2004
  

       Hateful, but brilliant
theircompetitor, Mar 08 2004
  

       This is a violation of other people in the trains' rights not to hear free speech. -
phundug, Mar 08 2004
  

       Unfortunately, this fails to consider the reason ring tones were a useful function in the first place: not to show off, but rather to be able to identify whose phone was ringing.   

       Back when I had an Audiovox phone which let me key in my own ring tone, I used the Prince of Denmark March; I don't think I've ever heard that elsewhere. On my current phone I have the opening 12-note pattern from /Starlight Express/.
supercat, Mar 08 2004
  
      
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