Ringtone selling / Klingeltonverkauf

End 2004 tauchte das Problem der Klingeltonabonnements in Großbritannien auf, jetzt scheint es gelöst – BBC-News-Artikel.

Mr Flynn said that the move to using subscriptions happened over the space of a few weeks at the end of 2004.

Websites such as grumbletext.co.uk started getting reports from customers who were racking up large bills for phone content they did not know they had signed up for.

“What made us uncomfortable was that these services were not being marketed transparently,” said Mr Flynn. “People did not know they were being offered a subscription service.”

Ein Verhaltenskodex wurde Mitte Januar eingeführt und konnte durchgesetzt werden.

The drafting of the new rules was led by the Mobile Entertainment Forum and the UK’s phone firms.

“Everyone is required to conform to this code of conduct,” said Andrew Bud, regulatory head of the MEF and executive chairman of messaging firm MBlox.

Interessant für Leser von Spreeblick und Kunden von Jamba.

Und jetzt eine Frage für eine Freundin, die ein neues Handy hat und gerne ein “normales” Klingeln hätte, und lieber was monophones. Ich habe zwar durch langwieriges Suchen ein “Klingeln – altes Telefon – brrrng brrrng” oder so ähnlich gefunden, aber wo findet man so einen Ton? Der Hersteller (Samsung) konnte nicht weiterhelfen.

One thought on “Ringtone selling / Klingeltonverkauf

  1. About half the ads on British Eurosport are for ringtones of comedy farting pigs.

    This certainly struck us as a peculiar business model, and for the ringtone vendors also.

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