Free Ringtones search engine

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 13, 2009
Updated • May 30, 2017
Music, Music and Video

The Internet can be an amazing resource for free ringtones. There are technical ways to obtain ringtones by using audio editing software programs, or simpler by using ringtone search engines. One of the easiest to use is Tonzr, a search engine for free ringtones that finds more than eight million different songs.

Note: Most smartphones don't require special ringtone audio files anymore, as you can use any audio file supported by the device as a ringtone nowadays.

The search works by entering an artist, band, song or album title in the search form. Tonzr will search its database for matches and displays them on search result pages. Only four ringtones are displayed per page which is the greatest weakness of the search engine. Each ringtone can be played directly on the search results page. It will play for 30 seconds and stop afterwards.

Tonzr provides the means to send the free ringtone to the cell phone in various ways including sending an SMS containing the download link pointing to the mp3 ringtone, sending it as an MMS or downloading the ringtone to the computer to transfer it from there to the cell phone.

The easiest way for most users is probably to download ringtones to the computer first and transfer them to their cell phone from there. Currently the SMS and MMS options are only working with selected US carriers. Everyone else has to use the pc download option to download ringtones anyway at this moment in time.

Update: The Tonzr service is no longer available, the website returns an error when you try to open it. An alternative, you know we always have alternatives for you, is Zedge which offers thousands of free ringtones that you can download to your computer or directly to your phone. The site displays a qr code that you can scan to download the ringtone to your phone directly.

You can browse various categories like Jazz, Games, Electronica or Dance. All ringtones can be downloaded free of charge from the site.

Since you can browse the Web with your smartphone nowadays, you can also use the site directly on your phone to search for and download ringtones to the device directly.

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  1. Justin said on November 30, 2011 at 10:18 am

    The warning message about AAC streams when you load streams is because you don’t have the free Orban AAC/aacPlus Player Plugin installed.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on November 30, 2011 at 10:56 am

      Justin, thanks for the information.

  2. santosh said on December 1, 2011 at 12:43 am

    does this support AAC ? or only mp3 streaming

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on December 1, 2011 at 1:43 am

      I’d say it supports all pls streams but I have not tried that so cannot verify it 100%.

  3. Barnabas said on August 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Thank you Martin for a most informative and viable solution (it allowed me to play streams from a Netherland internet radio station in my WMP)! Continued success to you!

    Barnabas (USA)

  4. AppleRome said on October 7, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Your steps’ recommendation is still valid until 7th October 2012.. Thank you very much !!

  5. Laura said on December 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Thank you!

  6. sak2005 said on December 9, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    You must convert file.pls to file.m3u
    because file.pls open with winamp and file.m3u open with wmp.

  7. Lithium said on February 10, 2017 at 11:10 am

    2017 still kicking on Windows 7
    Thx a ton

  8. Dennis said on April 18, 2017 at 4:05 am

    Hey, even i can do it, i stumbled through it and it works great! The only instruction advice i will add as i had to figure this out, when the wmp box opens that says save or open the bar on right says wmp click that drop down and select “open pls in wmp” once you do that it will work . Took me quite some time to discover that as i am no computer expert by any means. Having said that, previously i had downloaded codec packages and something about aac. None did any good. This rocks, i listen to a lot of internet radio and a number of them have dropped flash player and getting wmp to work had been a nightmare. So many thanks for this great solution to another problem that Micro-Hell will not even address. Peace- Out

  9. stephen marshall said on March 19, 2019 at 2:07 am

    openplsinwmp came in a zip file. I unpacked it, and didn’t find anything that looks like an executable, and even the files in the “doc” folder were in a format windows didn’t recognize. I’m not stupid. you said it would open effortlessly. It didn’t. This a rabbit hole I don’t want to go down.

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