When free costs $8 30 Jul 2005

16 comments Latest by otoniel

Freeringers.net has free in their name and “Unlimited free downloads” in their title, but that’ll cost you $8.

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Ryan 30 Jul 05

Apparently in the Business 3.0 specs “free” means “only costs a little”.

Stefan Seiz 30 Jul 05

T-Online, germanys largest ISP recently does a lot of telemarketing to its “loyal” customers. A guy calls you and offers you some service for free for a year (additional homepage for your account and such). Questioning him however, it turns out, that free to them means different things than to us. You’d get the service free, but would have to pay the reoccuring monthly base-fee from the 3rd month onwards ;-)

Stefan Seiz 30 Jul 05

OH, and while we’re at it and cause there is no such thing as free, please go to my site and click the ads to pay me for commenting here ;-)

Anon 30 Jul 05

Check out DomainsAreFree.com as well, hehe.

Michal Migurski 30 Jul 05

Maybe they meant Free as in Freedom? ;)

Anonymous Coward 30 Jul 05

“For a single one time payment of only $8.00 (US$) you’ll get unlimited free downloads of ringtones and screensavers.”

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“for $2.50 a gallon, you’ll get this gasoline for absolutely free!”

Will 30 Jul 05

This $4000 cardboard box comes with a FREE G5 inside!!!

Don Schenck 30 Jul 05

In a previous life, I sent $25 to the PTL Club for a “free” Bible.

D’oh!

UmmYeah 30 Jul 05

NetZero.

‘Nuff said.

Wesley Walser 01 Aug 05

Thats an interesting business model, I wonder how it’s working out for them. Ringers are big right now. Personally I don’t get it.

Doug Swims 14 Aug 05

If you have a V3 (Razr) phone and use Cingular, Freeringers.net will be useless to you. Cingular “MediaNet” enabled phones won’t access http: web sites, only WML (wireless markup language). When you try to get a ringtone from Freeringers you are directed to download it from a http. web site which won’t work!!!

Here’s the scoop from Cingular:

Can I access every site on the Web?
No, the microbrowser in MEdia Net-enabled phones can only access sites that are in WML (Wireless Markup Language) format. If you enter an HTML or HDML address, you will receive an error message.

Can I download files from the Internet to MEdia Net-enabled phones?
No, not at this time.

Ryan 26 Aug 05

I use Freeringers.net I make about 20 (For me and my friends) mp3 ringtones a month and I save money by not paying 2 bucks a pop from getting them from t-mobile. hey It works for me. but its not for everyone.

Bill 31 May 06

Freeringers.net is a ripoff. They present as FREE and they are not and they present as if they have a library of downloadable ringtones and they do not. Furthermore, once you pay them the “free” price of $8.00 they will not refund or cancel your subscription. Makes me wonder if they’re a Nigerian operation!

Hope you check this site out before you let them bilk you.

Anonymous Coward 08 Aug 06

it’s true

otoniel 19 Sep 06

FREERINGERS.NET HAS SAVED ME LOTS OF MONEY. THANK YOU FREERINGERS.NET. ALL IT TOOK WAS A LITTLE KNOW-HOW, WHICH THEY WALK YOU THRU THE FIRST TIME YOU SET UP YOUR PROGRAM. ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU

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