How to Use an MP3 as a Ringtone on a Nokia 6670 Phone

by Stephanie Rewis on April 6, 2006

Out of all my friends, I was one of the very last to get a cell phone. Then, 2 years later, I was one of the last to upgrade (yes, at MAX two years ago, people laughed at my phone openly). Cell phones have always been, to me, a phone. They make and take calls. I'm happy.

This year, right before MAX, we reupped our plan and replaced our phones. I wanted one that would go online so I could start checking sites and such. The only one my carrier (SunCom) sold that fit the bill was a Nokia 6670.

It's been quite a transition to remember that I can do things other than talk on it. I admit, I've barely tested any web sites on it, but recently, I began to remember occasionally that I could take photos (I even put a few up from my recent ski trip on my Flickr page).

Today though, I learned something really useful. I wanted some less boring ringtones, so I went to the Suncom site. They were simply awful. Hokey. I was complaining to my friend, Jesse Rodgers at the University of Waterloo, about it (he has the same phone) and he came back with a profound statement. "Just load an mp3 over to it." Huh? How in the world would I do that? Turns out that with Bluetooth, which I use to get the photos off my phone, I can put MP3 files on my phone. Who knew! :)

Thus began a slightly frustrating journey that Jesse helped me through (did I say "thank you" Jesse?). I'm sharing it here in case someone else wants to do the same thing.

  1. Find the song you want to send over from your computer. Make sure it's in MP3 format.
  2. Under your bluetooth menu, select "Send file…" Navigate to the file, click Send, and choose your device.
  3. You'll need to then click OK on your phone to accept the file.
  4. Nokia accepts this file as a text message and thus, it will appear in your Messages > Inbox. You must move it to your memory card for it to work as a ring tone.
  5. It will likely start autoplaying. Hit stop. Click Options (on the bottom left) and choose Save. Place it on your memory card in the Sound Clips folder. Make sure to delete it from your Inbox to save space in the phone memory.
  6. Now go to Menu > Profiles (either choose an existing profile to change or create a new one). Look for the name of the MP3 file you just saved in the list. Select it and Save.

Voila! Call yourself from another phone to hear your new ringtone. ;)

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

sergiomp3 July 12, 2006 at 7:50 am

i love music and I’m going to create my own band. I just need some ideas. I found your site very funny and convenient for me. I really enjoyed it. My best regards.

dbk November 26, 2006 at 1:15 pm

hmmm. it appears that Fido has “fixed” this phone such that one can only move files within “My Folders”. I select “Move to Folder” but cannot navigate to any other location on the phone. Any ideas?

dbk November 26, 2006 at 1:24 pm

ooops. I figured it out. One has to move the file from within the playback software, not by using the phone’s OS or file manager.



Richard Soderberg July 4, 2007 at 4:56 pm

Turns out that the phone won’t let you “save” the ringtone from your messages if the tone is playing. Since it autoplays, this hides the “Save” menu option by default.

Pumm August 22, 2007 at 10:17 am

I use for the same purpose. It’s free.

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