If we can’t laugh at ourselves, then we’re all in trouble. Enjoy it, folks.
You ever think that you project more about yourself than you know? Everytime that BlackBerry rings, people are making assumptions about you, not based on that lovely tie you’re wearing, but based on the tone that’s now blaring in their ears, too. This article, written with as light a heart as possible, gives a run down of eight ringtones commonly found on the BlackBerry, and what it says about their adopters. We’ll give them their own “coolness” rating, too, so you know where you stand when your ‘Berrys buzzing.
We’ll be examing tones from both the “ringer” and “tunes” libraries to ensure we cover a solid gamut of tones. We’ll start with the ringer category, and we’ll start with the elusive Rat Race tone.
You little go getter. You’ve been climbing ladders since you climbed out of the womb. This tone, like it’s owner, is that little nuisance that you can never seem to get rid of. It buzzes incessantly, about 63 times an hour, and you can never seem to have enough work on your plate when this little bugger notifies you of another call coming in. Everyone wants you to get that promotion so they don’t have to hear it anymore, so keep that tone going strong. It’ll happen.
Coolness rating: 3/5
You would think that using a classic tone would give you the heir of being a traditionalist, maybe British, and not bearing the actual personality that users of this ringtone seem to bring to the table. Your phone rings about as loudly as you talk when a call comes in, that’s pretty loud, and every call seems to be more important than the last. Your BlackBerry never leaves your hip, not even on your wedding night. Or divorce court.
Coolness rating: Unfortunately, 4/5
You got excited about the white Pearl. That is all.
Coolness rating: 1/5
This ditty reeks of pretentiousness. It’s abraisive and gives off the feeling like you’re imposing on your entire office floor when you get a call. Not only that, but it kind of sounds like you’re being beamed off into outerspace. What is this ringtone saying? That aliens speak french? Either way, you’ve got a bold personality and are more than likely an asset to your team, just not really the go-getter type, and a little boasty from time to time.
Coolness rating: 3.5/5