I have finally replaced my lost mobile, after about a month of being without one. In the end, I didn’t get the Nokia 6230i or the 6230. I decided that it would be more prudent to simply replace my Nokia 3120 instead of spending $100+ more on a phone with a camera and MP3 player. I got quite a good deal for a new, unlocked phone on eBay and it included accessories (such as a PC link cable!), so I’m satisfied.
Yesterday’s project was to replace my SIM card. The Cingular customer care folk on the service hotline had said that they would charge me some fees to replace the SIM card. The manager at the Cingular store was nice and he simply gave me a new SIM without charging a replacement or installation fee. One of his co-workers asked him about it initially, and he looked at me and said, “No, she’s cool, she’s been here before. I remember her”. Amazing! I can’t believe that he remembered me from when I made the change from T-Mobile to Cingular all those months ago.
Prior to my hellish, suburban mall adventure, I spent some time looking for (free) video game music ringtones, and it’s harder than one would think. I finally found this site. Most of the songs are from old Nintendo games, though there are one or two themes from more recent games. Irritatingly, I found that my mobile could not play certain ringtones, and the only thing that they have in common (that I can tell) is that the file size is significantly larger than the ringtones my phone could play.
Right now, I have themes from Ninja Gaiden, Contra, the Metroid series (durh!), Zelda: OOT, Double Dragon, Castlevania loaded on my phone. Damn, I’m a nerd. I’ll be putting ringtones from Mega Man 2 into the mobile as well.
Does anyone know any other sites where one could acquire video game music ringtones for free? I know that there are loads of video game MIDI sites, but the lengths of the songs are generally too long to use as ringtones. Even the site I linked to above has quite a few ringtones that have not optimised for use on mobiles.