Verizon is a Piece of Crap
I'm trying to get an MP3 ringtone working on my RAZR V3M and Verizon cripples their phones like no one's business.
When I create a sound file on my MicroSD card by recording it on the phone*, and then take out the MicroSD card**, replace it with an MP3 of the same filename and put the card back in the phone, it won't allow me to set that sound as a ringtone.
So I tried something simpler: recording a sound file, transferring it to the MicroSD card, then transferring it back to the phone. Voila -- can't set the sound file as a ringtone because it was tainted by the evils of the MicroSD card.
So there we have it -- another example of how Verizon is crappy.
I'm never going to buy a ringtone from Verizon so they're not making any money off of me. I should be allowed to have an MP3 ringtone if I want one.
Oh, and a word of advice to other Verizon customers: don't waste your time/money on VCast. If you want to watch commercials, watch them on TV -- it has a higher resolution and either you're already paying for it or it's free. Four and a half minute clips of the Daily Show or The Colbert Report (the most entertaining thing on VCast and they don't even offer a whole segment from the show; interviews are cut short, etc.) aren't worth $10/month when you can watch the same clips at a higher resolution on YouTube (or TV). Don't fall for the hype -- there are no full TV shows on VCast. Just crappy clips of crap.
*shudders at the memory of JTTV* ***
Anyway, at least I only paid $4.99 for this MicroSD card. I figured it wouldn't work anyway and I have no need for anything big so it's only 128MB from Circuit City (online only). And it's "nice" that I can put MP3s on it and play them on my phone, but... I have an iPod... and that "feature" is pretty much useless. They probably just forgot to cripple it. Or it was tasked to the same guy who was supposed to change "MiniSD" to "MicroSD" in the Verizon interface.
* Seriously, who wants to have a self-recorded ringtone on their phone? I can think of instances where it'd be cool, but for this to be the *only* option to get a "personalized" ringtone is insane. And greedy.
** Inaccurately referred to by the phone as a MiniSD card, which the RAZR doesn't support -- nice job guys.
And just to be helpful to anyone who might get here from a search engine, my firmware version is the most current version to date: NEWC_01.09.02. Don't get your hopes up. The email "trick" for MP3 ringtones no longer works either.
*** JT = Justin Timberlake; and try as he may, he is not a fashion guru (See: JTTV). He's a Michael Jackson clone (who's not as talented as 1980's Michael Jackson) and don't let him fool you.