- America’s youth are using mobile phones for everything from sending e-mails to playing games, and thousands are even turning to the Web to transform their phones into high-tech “whoopie cushions.”
“After offering various sound effects, it became clear our audience was very young and that a lot of young guys loved … stuff like bodily functions,” said Cindy Lundin Mesaros, a spokeswoman for Faith Inc.’s 4295.T Modtones unit, a ringtone provider for Verizon Wireless VZ.N .
….Mesaros said thousands of customers have already downloaded ringtones mimicking flatulence since Modtones began offering them three weeks ago.
“It’s pretty impressive, considering there was no promotion and no press,” she said. “You stick it underneath someone’s chair and dial your own number and it’s a remote-controlled whoopie cushion.”
Modtones provides software enabling customers to download ringtones right on their phones, while many others provide ringtones for about $1 to $2 via Web sites at (http://www.moviso.com), (http://www.yourmobile.com), (http://www.zingy.com) and (http://www.ringtones.com). [Reuters]