11 Best Free Ringtone Download Sites

Use these sites to download the best free ringtones for your phone

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Free ringtones are a great way to add some fun and personality to your phone without having to spend your hard-earned money on even more phone accessories. Using the websites below, you'll be able to get some free ringtones downloaded to your phone in minutes, and some even let you create your own ringtones.

There's a variety of free ringtones available from each of these websites that include music, sounds effects, movie and TV clips, funny sounds, message tones, and just about anything else you could want to have on your phone.

Downloading the free ringtones is easy, all you need to do is select your device and either download it or have it sent to your phone from a text message. After that you'll need to set up your phone to play the ringtone (see how on your Android or iPhone).

These free ringtone download sites all have different features that make them unique, so be sure to check out each of them until you find your favorite.

Tip: If you download a ringtone that needs to be in a different audio file format to work with your specific device, you can run it through a free audio converter program like FileZigZag.

Note: Remember that some of these audio file downloads will start playing in your browser automatically and won't prompt you to download the ringtone to your computer. If that happens, right-click the file and choose to save it so that you can pick where it should download to on your computer.

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Zedge has a massive collection of free ringtones that you can browse by sound and popular searches. Categories help you find free ringtones related to animal sounds, party sounds, alarm sounds, cat sounds, game sounds, and more.

Zedge really excels at having some excellent sound effects and movie clip ringtones. Pick a ringtone to preview it and use the download button to put it on your device.

Android users can install the ZEDGE app to download ringtones.

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mobile9 has you enter your device type before you even get to the free ringtones. This means that once you're in, everything you're looking at is going to be compatible with your phone.

You can search through mobile9's free ringtones by what's hot, new, or tagged as the best of them all. There's also a filter you can use to only show free ringtones by the category they're in, like oldies, Spanish, funny, SMS, and many others. A family filter can be toggled on and off too.

Most of the favorite ringtones at mobile9 include sound effects, movie clips, and original music.

After you've listened to the ringtone you like, you can download it or have it sent to your device (if your device is capable of direct downloads).

mobile9 also has a mobile app that iOS, Windows Phone, and Android users can install to listen to the ringtones.

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Much like some of the other ringtones sites from this list, Melofania lets you edit your own music files to create a custom ringtone, as well as simply download ringtones created by other users.

The ringtone editor is really easy to use because you can drag the clip section around the music file, choosing exactly what part of the song should be made into a ringtone.

In addition to making your own ringtone, you can search or browse through ones created by others like by the artist name or by a section just for featured ringtones. If you're not sure where to start, see the top ringtones downloaded at Melofania.

When you're ready to download a ringtone from Melofania, you can select one of two file types that will work with iPhone, Android, and other phones.

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CellBeat.com  

CellBeat is another free ringtone download site that has plenty to choose from. Some of the categories include classic, disco, alternative, funky, games, Indian pop, Latin, jazz, and electronica.

Ringtones can be previewed on the site and you can see when they were uploaded, how many downloads each has received, the length and file size, and other details.

CellBeat has various links to make finding your next favorite ringtone easy, such as the recent ringtones, most downloaded ringtones, and highest rated ringtones pages.

On a ringtone's download page are two links: one for iPhone and one for Android.

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Mad Ringtones not only has hundreds of thousands of free ringtones that you can take as-is or edit before downloading, but it also lets you upload your own MP3 audio files to edit specifically for using them as ringtones — all of which can be done without making a user account.

You can browse the top 50 downloads, those that were just added to Mad Ringtones, or search through all the ringtones and thousands of artists to find what you want.

The free ringtones found at Mad Ringtones can be downloaded in a variety of file formats to work for your particular phone, like as an MP3, M4R, AMR, or OGG file. 

For phones that support it, there's also an easy method of downloading the ringtones directly to the device using a special ID that you can find on the ringtone's download page.

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Cellsea lets you edit your own music to create custom ringtones as well as download ones created by other users.

It's easy to use Cellsea because you can select the phone you have and then browse for not only ringtones but also for wallpapers and apps that are made specifically for your phone. Then just search or browse for ringtones by recently added, popular now, most downloaded, or highest rated.

If creating your own, the online ringtone creator is super easy to use. You get to choose the precise length of the ringtone and whether you want it to fade in and/or out. You must create a free account to make your own ringtone.

Once you find or build the ringtone you want, the download page has instructions for getting the ringtone on your Android, iOS, Windows Phone, or BlackBerry device. There's also a Cellsea Android app you can install, and a mobile-optimized version of the desktop site.

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MyTinyPhone has over half a million free ringtones that you can browse through by category, date added, and popularity, and there are numerous ways to download them.

After you find the ringtone you want, you can have it sent to your phone as an attachment or URL, saved to your computer, opened directly from your phone using a special code number, downloaded as an M4R file for use on iOS devices that use iTunes, or opened from your phone using the given QR code.

If you've been to MyTinyPhone before, you might like the new ringtones section to find the newest additions. The most popular ringtones area is also fun.

If you register for a free account at MyTinyPhone, you can upload your own MP3s to turn them into ringtones. When doing so, you have the option to keep the ringtone private or to share it with other MyTinyPhone users.

If you're on an Android device, you can use the MyTinyPhone mobile app to download the free ringtones.

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With Ventones, after creating a free account, you can send ringtones to your phone and upload your own music files to create custom ringtones.

When making your own ringtone, you can choose the exact length of the clip and whether to include treble and/or a fade effect, after which you can download the ringtone 

Note: You can also download ringtones made from other users on Ventones, but most if not all of them require you to complete a survey before getting the download link. 

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Ringer doesn't offer ringtones for you to browse through and download. Instead, it's merely a ringtone maker that allows audio files to be uploaded to the site and edited. You can upload MP3, WAV, WMA, and some other types of audio files.

The ringtones you make at Ringer can be any length, and choosing the selection out of the audio file is really easy to manipulate by either dragging the edges of the selection or choosing the exact time the ringtone should start and end.

Ringer also lets you adjust the volume of the ringtone before you download it. 

When finished, just choose which format to save it as (MP3 or M4R) and then select the MAKE RINGTONE button to have Ringer adjust the audio file like you specified so that you can download it to your computer.

Note: Uploaded files are deleted from Ringer.org after one hour.

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You can download five ringtones from this website for free.

Audiko has ringtones in genres such as rock, dance, rap, soundtrack, classic rock, pop, and others. You can look through the top 100 ringtones or browse by artist.

Like some of the other websites from this list, Audiko can also create a ringtone from your own music collection or through a URL of the audio file.

An M4R file is available if you wish to use a ringtone on an iPhone, else an MP3 version can be downloaded for most other phones.

A mobile app for iPhone and Android lets you create ringtones from the music on your phone and even download ringtones directly to your phone.

Note: Take caution that though there are lots of free ringtones at Audiko, some "download" links will take you to a different website that may require you to purchase music or pay to send a ringtone to your phone.

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Phonezoo is another free ringtone website that lets you download and share ringtones for your mobile devices. Some of the ringtones you can download are in the MP3 format while others may be saved as M4A files.

The website isn't laid out very nicely, so it's not as easy or fun to browse through like most of the services from above, but it does offer free ringtone downloads without any strings attached.

All of the few thousand free ringtones can be previewed before you download or share them.

Something I don't like is that, when sharing ringtones you've created yourself, you can't edit or cut them down to a particular length.

Note: This Phonezoo.com URL used to belong to a different ringtone website that has since been shut down. What you see here is a website with the same name and similar function (ringtone downloads), but it's not the same website it used to be.