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I'm a Web design student and I'm currently searching for code that will enable a user to download ringtones directly to their phone. I've tried several downloadable ringtone sites, Tmobile, Cingular, but none of them have what I need.

Is there any way to get my hands on this code because it is absolutely crucial.
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HTML doesn't have the capability to handle this job. It's something that you'd handle on the server side, maybe with PHP or a .NET web service. I'm sure there's a good reason, but why can't you use the interfaces provided by each of the providers? As you're finding, this will be a major project.

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I'm beginning to realize how big of a project this is. What I'm trying to figure out is how to enable a user to download a ring tone to their cell phone, but make the bill payable to a PayPal account.

Also, what do you mean exactly by "the interfaces provided by each of the providers."? I feel like I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place.

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Normally the way this works is that XYZ site offering ring tones forces a would be customer to sign up with their payment information and either A) Register their cell phone number or B) Gives them a user name and password that they can use to log into the service from their phone.

The website would track any downloads and charge accordingly. For example, if I jump onto Sprint's website (my cellphone provider) I can either purchase ringtones directly from their site and download them to my phone later or I can log on to their site using my phone. In both cases they know who I am and apply the charges to my monthly bill. Other service providers work the same or about the same way.

Also, there are (at least) 4 different formats that cell phones can play and they differ from service provider to service provider:

http://cellphones.about.com/c/ht/03/...1043527760.htm
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/ringtone.htm

For example, my cellphone (Sanyo Katana) uses the qcp format for ringtones. Check out this forum post about 3/4ths of the way down a guy describes how he gets ring tones on his cell phone and you can kind of get an idea of what the scope of this project is going to be:
http://cellphoneforums.net/sanyo/t23...ne-format.html

Lastly, as chronicle pointed out, unless you use some sort of Server Side language or technology(PHP, ASP, ASP.NET, Ruby, etc) you will not have the ability to process PayPal accounts or any other form of payment for that matter.

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