Droid Pro

For those of you picking up a Motorola Droid Pro, listen to that little audio clip above. Go ahead, we'll wait.

Yeah. It's that bad.

First things first: Dive into the settings and replace that default ringtone. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200 -- don't even set up your e-mail. Replace that ringtone. In fact, while you're in the Verizon store and some misguided (but well-intentioned) sales rep shows you the pre-installed task manager, have them swap it for you. You'll thank us later. So will your roommate, spouse, parent and neighbor.

 

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Droid Pro: Most annoying ringtone ever

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My kids have the Geico ring tones and I kinda like them, I have them on my phone and set to ring when ever the kids call. :)

Wow. As a guy who used to work for a mobile carrier in the retail store... that most definitely IS the worst ringtone I've ever heard. Whoever approved that needs to be shot.

And people have problems with waterboarding? Ship a few Droid Pros to Gitmo! Post the phone numbers on Al Jazeer, and voila! Terrorism problem solved!

Has the machine's invasion finally begun?

In a very very odd way, that is exactly what a ringtone should be.
annoys the hell out of you until you pick the damn phone up and answer the call.

I'm glad we were told that was an actual ringtone. If I had heard that coming out of my phone I would have assumed it was broken.

My MyTouch4G is RUINED now - I visited from my phone and played that ring ... It's ruined - never again will it be the same LOL

This is my Ringtone since the release of the Droid X
I really love it & what i love more about it that its Irritating people
I've it as my Ringtone & BlackBerry's Sonar for Notifications
Now people hate it when phone rings . MileStone 2.1

Would not even give it validity as being annoying or horrible. That is just plain stupid and whoever was given the task of making it needs to get an evaluation based on proper use of work time and equipment.

My laptop volume was at 100% when I hit play. At first I thought something was wrong with my speakers...

WTF? The people who come up with and/or approve the inclusion of these things... do they have any friends (left), or ever go out in public? Seriously - who would want that as their ringtone? I have to say though that I could (and do) say the same thing about most ringtones included with cell phones these days, but this gives a whole new meaning to the word annoying.

Um, is the whole radio static, droid from hell thing supposed to be happening or do I need a new headset?

I actually listen to music that sounds like that, and I still wouldn't use it as my ringtone. Too poorly executed.

I love that ringtone. I had it on my evo before I had to factory reset my phone. I've been trying to find it to put it back on.

OMG. I imagined how awful it must sound, but even that couldn't prepare me for what "this" is. Who designed this ringtone? Also, my cat probably thinks I'm dying now. Thank god I have an EVO.

Wow that is bad. I mean I still love the altered voiced over "DROID", but the rest is junk noise.

And those Geico ringtones? Those are just as bad!! Please don't get me started. The "ring dig-a-da-ding-dee-dong" are SO annoying, I hate them. Wouldn't be caught dead with them on my phone.

Wow! Can you imagine the folks at Motorola having a meeting and then they go over the ring tone options and they all are like "ya that sounds great, lets go with that one!"

Well, I actually like it. And anyone else into Industrial will probably like it too ;) For anyone wanting to download it: Zedge (in the Market)

Really, REALLY?!

Slow news day I see.

This is a good ringtone, and I don't understand the bashing. It serves its purpose, and is pretty damn interesting.

/micro rant over.

Worst. Ringtone. Ever.

How could anyone have thought this was a good idea, let alone approve it for public consumption?

I actually like the ringtone haha. I went out of my way to put in on my Incredible, and it's currently my default ring.

yup, truly the worst I have ever heard - I am sure you can change the ringtone thank god - just the droid part wouldn't be bad

Nothing new... I actually like this ringtone. There is NO mistaking when you're phone is ringing and I happen to be into electronic music so. Droid X.

I guess what astounds me is that this phone is supposed to be marketed towards the BlackBerry / professional type that have yet to see a form factor in Android that they like. And yet, that's a rington made for 16 year old boys, more or less. Imagine what a stuffy white-collar, high-power business type is going to think when they buy the phone and THAT'S what they hear upon receiving their first phone call.

that ringtone has been out for months, its nothing new if your one of the millions of people with a droidX

It was originally a joke:

Hey man! listen to this!

Wow, that's incredibly annoying, you should make that a ring tone.

Dude, I already have, on all the droid pros shipping out...

That's funny. Wait! Are you serious?

Yeah, they're already loaded on the truck and everything...

Cool ringtone, one of the 5 that's any good on the x. But really, was it really worth writing about?

That one came out with the Droid X. I use that on my Droid 1 because it's loud and annoying to make sure I answer it fast enough to shut it up and so I can hear it if I'm in another room.

It sounds like a race between two Androids to see which one can drill a hole in your brain first and implant the memory of PrimeEvil from the cartoon Bravestarr! That, or a Droid X caught in an electrical storm. Either way, its 30 seconds of Hell that I can't get back!

I dont know whats the whole fuss about the rign tone when we all have it in our phones. I have a Droid X and it comes preloaded but will I ever use it? Never!! lol thank you and have a nice day...

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