Bland ringtones turned stylish

By Staff Writer
March 16, 2006

Cellphones are a huge part of not only professional people’s lives but also the daily lives of the average college student.

Here at Cabrini while walking to and from classes, you constantly see people on their phones or using their phones to send text messages. But the most interesting thing about a person’s phone is the various ringtones they add to make their phone stand out from the rest.

Many students like freshman elementary education major, Brittany McGonagle stated her ringtone “Outrageous” by Britney Spears is representative of her personality because she is energetic but she only chose that particular song because she likes Britney Spears. Another student Deborah Williams, a sophomore psychology major has several ringtones on her phone like “SOS” by Rihana, “Bring out the Freak in you” by Lil Rob and “Check on it” by Beyonce. Williams stated that she’s fun and outgoing so her ringtones definitely say something about her personality. Williams further said “she chose the ringtones because of the beats and the flow of the music.”

Several Cavaliers like sophomore psychology major, Courtney Moore said, “They have a special ringtone for certain friends and family.” Moore has “Whenever you call (I’ll be there)” for her mom, sisters and best friends because it reminds her of them. Freshman education major, Nancy Whelan has several ringtones for friends and general ones as well. Whelan has songs like “Upside Down” by Jack Johnson, “The Ghostbusters Theme song and “Don’t Cha” by the Pussycat Dolls because they all remind her of certain friends.

Students like sophomores psychology major Dominique Maugeri and elementary education major Lisa Lorusso have distinctive ringtones for the special men in their lives. Maugeri has numerous ringtones on her phone and all are according to her “fast songs because I’m very energetic” but she does have the theme song to Cinderella for her boyfriend. Maugeri stated further that the Cinderella theme song is the only slow song she has which makes it special. Lorusso also a sophomore but an elementary and early education major has several ringtones as well like “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt, “Stick wit you” by the Pussycat Dolls, “You and me” by Lifehouse and “Because of You” by Kelly Clarkson. Lorusso states that although none of these songs described her personally most of them do describe her relationship with her boyfriend.

Surprisingly, all the students I interviewed stated that they brought their ringtones from their phones. Another surprising fact was that out of the eight people I interviewed only one mentioned actually using Verizon ringback tones and three had verizon service.

Just as there are many students with music ringtones on their phones several students stated that they stuck to the ringtones their phones came with or just always had their phones on vibrate. These students replied that they’re always on the run so what their phones are on are the very least of their worries.

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Posted to the web by Brandon Edwards

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