Tuesday, June 14, 2005

MOUNTAIN GORILLAS - Retro Ringtones Launches 'Cult' Ringtones for US Market

Do you fancy having a Mountain Gorilla mating call as your cellphone ringtone? Business Wire has the interesting news that...
Retro Ringtones LLC, a leading mobile content and tools company, announced today that its unique library of 'cult' ringtones will be launched in the US market. Customers subscribing to all the major US wireless carrier networks -- Cingular, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon -- will now be able to enjoy Retro's high-quality 'realtones,' which feature carefully tailored audio recordings in categories such as 'Sci-Fi SFX,' 'Air Guitar Riffs,' 'Endangered Species Mating Calls,' and 'Infernal Machines.' Retro Ringtones anticipates a July release on all networks.
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Retro Ringtones licenses rare recordings from specialist record labels and copyright owners from around the world, and uses proprietary technology to produce them as punchy, fast-downloading ringtones for all US mobile handsets. Among the most popular are the 'Endangered Species Mating Calls,' licensed from Cornell University's Macauley Labs library and featuring recordings such as the Rwandan Mountain Gorilla, Pied Butcherbird, and Smoky Jungle Frog. Operators in the UK have donated proceeds from the ringtone sales to nature conservation charities. Over GBP 25,000 has been contributed to date.
For more information, go to www.retroringtones.com.