How to Get Ringtones From Verizon

by Christina Shaffer

Whether you’re growing tired of the pre-installed ringtones on your phone or would rather hear your favorite song play when a friend or family member calls, you can customize your phone by installing new ringtones. The Verizon Wireless Media Store offers thousands of ringtones for customers, ranging from mainstream artists to indie bands. To purchase new ringtones, access the site on your computer or through your phone’s Web browser. After you complete your purchase, the file is sent to you through a picture message and can be saved directly to your phone.


Navigate to the Verizon Wireless website (see Resources) and log in to your account.


Click the “My Device” drop-down menu and select your phone number if you have more than one device on the account.


Hover your cursor over the “Shop” tab and click “Ringtones and Ringback Tones” in the Media column. The Tones and More page will display.


Navigate the available Verizon ringtones by selecting a music genre, such as Rock/Pop, Country or Oldies, or use the Search bar to search for a specific song, musician or band.


Hover your cursor over a ringtone you want to hear and click the “Preview” button. The ringtone will play. Click the “X” button to exit the Preview window.


Click the “Buy Ringtone” button next to the ringtone you want to purchase. The ringtone will be added to your shopping cart.


Click the “Shopping Cart” icon and review the ringtones you have added.


Agree to the Terms and Conditions, and then click the “Checkout” button.


Click “OK” to have the ringtone sent to your phone. The ringtone is sent in a picture message. After you receive the message, you can save the ringtone directly to your phone.


  • close Depending on your data plan, you may be charged for receiving the picture message.

About the Author

Christina Shaffer is a freelance writer based in New Jersey and has been writing arts and entertainment articles since 2005. Her articles have appeared in "Philadelphia City Paper." Shaffer received a B.A. in journalism and gender studies at Rutgers University.

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