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Can you sell ringtones?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by deth_by_uv, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. deth_by_uv

    deth_by_uv Power Member

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    I was drinking with a friend the other night and he works for this small local cell phone business, and he was asking me about selling ringtones to his customers...so I told him to do CPA, but I guess their network isn't going to make money since it's not major like AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, etc...

    So, I told him to just make a site and get people to sign up on a monthly basis, for real cheap, make the ringtones himself, have them available for download perhaps using a membership script...but I also warned my pal that that's probably illegal...not worth it, but...

    Is there a safe way to do this?...Can offshore, anonymous domain registration and offshore hosting work this?...You know, with the whole copyright infringement deal...

    I read through some threads and jotted down some notes, proxies, prison, etc...but wanted a more specific opinion...
     
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  2. bizcredit

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    Ummm I'm pretty sure the lawyers would be all over that the second a lawyer who uses this cell phone service finds out about it. He'd get a huge commission from the music industry for referring the case. I guess the good thing for consumers is that the record industry will soon own this cell phone service and supply ringtones at a nice fee.
     
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    You need to either create your own custom ringtones or cell them pay per text dating messaging or something
     
  4. deth_by_uv

    deth_by_uv Power Member

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    Yeah, I'm not sure about the lawyer deal because the cell phone company is one of those no-contract pay per month, limited calling areas...so you get a lot of people who don't have good credit and people who aren't good with paying bills on time...I guess more lower-middle class people use these services...

    And yeah, my friend would be making the ringtones on his own...I just want to get paid for setting it all up :) ...

    I think it won't be SEO'd, but him just telling people word of mouth or through his business card which I think is pretty stupid, but hey...it's his ass not mine...
     
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  5. dvdcowboy

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    Sounds like a good plan. I am looking into something similar, any idea how to handle the billing?

    Are there companies that will handle charging the cell companies on your behalf for the customers?