Austria apperently is full of teenagers who are willing to pay loads of money for ringtones and mobile phone stuff… These “ads” have appeared all over Vienna in the last few days:
anasta Selling ringtones the T Mobile way erram Selling ringtones the T Mobile way

Here is a little 3gp video made in a subway station(don’t listen to the sound-I know that the grammar sucks;)).

I spotted those machines at the western railway station(gone now), at the U4 in Hietzing(gone as well-major subway station) and even in a cinema(there were three of them).

You simply place your mobile phone’s IR receiver next to the “eye”-and you should receive a message with a link to the ringtone within a few seconds. While this didnt work (immediately) with my Tungsten E2, I dare to say that it will probably work with most regular phones.

What does this have to do with the Palm OS? Imagine a company like PalmGear constructing a “kiosk” that sells/distributes PalmOS software. Strategically placed, people would permanetly get supplied with new apps that they will eventually buy-generating revenue for the owner of the ad. In addition, this would make people more aware of the Palm OS.

What do you think? Did you spot something like this? Feel free to comment-its free and anonymous!

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19 Responses to “Selling ringtones the T-Mobile way”

  1. Hi,
    we had some comments over at the wrong thread that belong here IMHO:

    3 Comments Add your own


    1. Abe | January 30th, 2006 at 4:57 pm

    In Mexico we already have that:
    Edit Comment

    2. Maticek | February 6th, 2006 at 9:43 pm

    I can’t find anything on that page, can you post links to pictures?
    Edit Comment

    3. admin | February 6th, 2006 at 10:36 pm

    the page works well for me. However, this comment was intended to go to another article actually-to the one about T-Mobiles kiosks…
    Best regards
    Tam Hanna

    Best regards and sorry
    Tam Hanna

  2. Hi,

    I just read your post, “Selling ringtones the T-Mobile way”, and thought to email you to introduce you to Create-Ringtone, a software application that lets people create, manage and send unlimited free custom ringtones, wallpapers and other mobile content files to their cell phones, using a Data Cable, Bluetooth, Infrared or Wireless Access Protocol.

    Additional information is available at

    An evaluation copy is available for you at

    We also have a sister website where folks can send content directly to their mobile phones, FREE of charge –

    Please feel free to email or call me at 609-799-4423, if you have any questions, or require any additional information.

    I would welcome the opportunity to introduce your readers to our application.

    All the best! – Scott

    Scott R. Kline
    4444 US Route 27
    Princeton, New Jersey 08528
    tel: 609-799-4423

    What Do You Want to Send Your Phone Today

  3. It seems the whole world is getting swamp with dubious ringtone providers. Out here in Australia a lot of people are unknowing subscribing to monthly ringtone offers. Most people don’t care a bout the few dollars but it all adds up.

  4. Hi,
    in Austria, the companies mostly go for teens.

    However, I wonder WHERE the money comes from. I’d never buy a ringtone for my Treo…let alone a background image.

    But well, I am a photography nut, so :) .

    Best regards
    Tam Hanna

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