For those of you who get a big kick everytime your phone rings and “Riding Dirty” starts playing, and for those of you that have spent way too much for these types of ringtones, you may want to read on. It appears that through a recent report, the ringtone industry may have peaked. According to some fancy bar graphs that you can find here, the overall subscriber rate is slowing down and is projected to dip lower and lower with time.
This comes in the wake of a service, ringtones, that really isn’t very good anyway. One of the many things being bounced back from 3GSM in Spain is the feedback that Music Mobile Downloads, ringtones or full songs, needs some dramatic improvement.
“So many platforms aren’t capable of even the most basic content configurations, like a track bundled with a video. That means buying the same content that would typically be included in an album over a mobile phone would be comparable to having to visit three stores to buy the album, its liner notes and the art workâ€
Even so, there are a few positives to remember, first, the industry itself, mobile ringtones and music downloads to your phone, is a projected to make about 9 billion this year. Still nothing to shake a handset at. Or a stick. Also, you gotta believe that the IPhone being introduced into the market will help things out, alot.