Customers may access ringtones by calling, logging onto the Cingular MEdia Net, or texting the ringtone code. Tones are available in the Cingular Super Tone, polyphonic or monophonic formats. Customers that expect to download ringtones en masse may be well suited to the Cingular Tone Club, a monthly subscription service that gives you access to a handful of monthly ringtones of your choice for less than what you’d pay per ringtone.
Shop for the latest ringtones from Cingular by choosing from categories like American Idol and What’s Hot or from the general ringtone menu. A drop down menu lets you decide which musical genre you’d like to explore, from Christian to Urban and even National Anthems. The phone model you have determines what type of ringtones you may play.
Cingular’s motto, "Raising the Bar" is a double entendre meant not only to advertise that their wireless network has better coverage and service than that of their competitors’, but that their quality of service is a cut above, as well.
Top wireless providers generate new customers and shore up zigzagging wireless networks by forging valuable alliances with companion companies. Sprint for example merged with leading data provider Nextel to create a telecom giant. Now Cingular has merged with AT&T, the mother-ship of all telecoms. When Cingular/AT&T next absorbs Bell South and the Yellow Pages brand, you know you’ll be dealing with a powerhouse of a communications company.
Cingular claims the "largest and fastest digital voice and data network." The company serves well over 30 million customers nationwide and is vying to hold their position at number one with an emphasis on auxiliary services, such as customer service, extended wireless accessories and services, alternative calling plans and flexible business options.
Cellphones being the cultural necessity that drives the wireless business at its rapid pace means companies that stay abreast of the latest device and accessories wins the race. Cingular provides all the latest cellphones and accoutrements from skins to fashion cell phone covers, Blue Tooth headsets and even insurance coverage for the costly devices.
Plans include basic, business, nationwide and their signature GoPlan. The GoPlan is offered for customers seeking a pay-as-you-go wireless option. Only use the phone once in a blue moon? Maybe the GoPhone plan is for you.
Since it’s all about accessorizing, Cingular is ultra-competitive with Ringtones, Answer Tones, Games and graphics. Have a MySpace page? Get access with MySpace Mobile. Cingular Pings give text-centric customers multimedia-messaging options akin to sassy greeting cards.