This week Truphone introduced their new InTones service, which is free for both callers and recipients. This new feature offers a selection of ringtone sounds that their calls where hear. The choices are rock, jazz, bluegrass, hip-hop, ska, disco, Euro house, “standard” and something called Truphone. These InTones are played by the Truphone servers before the call is connected.
“Truphone InTones use the Internet to bring an enjoyable and free service to customers,” said James Tagg, Truphone’s chief executive officer, “typifying Truphone’s fresh approach to mobile communications.”
Anyone with a suitable handset can add a bit of the Truphone vibe by sending an SMS with the word “Tru” to 44 7624 000000.
While adding some music might be pleasant for some callers, I’ll take the basic ring, ring sound any day. What’s music to my ears, a call that goes through while I’m in the concrete canyons of New York City.