Everybody is a lot more excited about these ringback tones than I expected. I'm sort of dreading them, myself, as I'll now be forced to endure everyone's humorous or nostalgic choices of music as I try to call them. On the bright side, it gives me an excuse to hang up on them faster, preventing the dreaded voice communication.
But Verizon isn't the only one jumping in with the ringback tones, I've heard. An anonymous source just dropped this bit in my lap and I thought I'd pass it on.
I have been looking into the ringback tones, and word from an analyst is that certain providers will allow you to voice your own messages over the songs you select for your ringback. Word is that the T-Mobile announcement is "immanent" and Sprint is expected in Q1 '05.
Verizon Offers Custom Ringback Tones [Gizmodo]