The distribution of ringtones for mobile phones is a very lucrative business if you consider that there are more than 3 billion mobile phones out there in the world. You can buy ringtones of every popular song in existence but it is rather hard to get those ringtones for free.
Toneshared is offering a large, free collection of electronic and alternative ringtones that can be downloaded right from their website. It is furthermore possible to listen to the ringtones before downloading them. Ringtones are sorted by artist, popularity and age. I don't know any of the artists mentioned on Toneshared but if you like electronic music you might probably know some of them.
The best way to navigate the site would be in my opinion to take a look at the most popular ringtones first and switch to the artist directories later on.
The popular category will give you a good overview of what to expect from the ringtones offered at Toneshared. I'm pretty sure that most visitors will not like or use the ringtones but there will be some who will love them.
Note that the majority of ringtones offered on the site are actually that. They resemble the ringtones your phone ships with by default, and not popular songs or music. It is important to keep that in your mind before you start to download or play the ringtones on the site.
All ringtones are available for free which makes it a great service regardless of whether you actually like the ringtones or not. The most downloaded tones is a good place to start, but if you are a regular you may want to try the new category instead of jump right to the list of ringtones by your favorite artist.
Update: Most smartphones nowadays come with better capabilities to set ringtones. Most offer options to pick any mp3 file that you have on the device as a ringtone, while those with app stores apps that let you cut the ringtone and pick the part of the song that you really want as your ringtone.
Regardless of that, the site is still nice if you are looking for ringtones that sound like that, and not like music that you like to listen to.
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