Mobile & Cell Phone Information

Latin Ringtones Mean Dinero for Ringtone Providers


Until recently, when you thought of ringtones, you usually thought of hip-hop ringtones. This is not surprising given the genre's wide acceptance of ringtones and cell phones and such smash chart crashers as 50-Cent ringtones, Snoop Dogg ringtones, and Lil Kim ringtones.

But ringtone operators are now starting to see the value in Latin ringtones, especially in the urban Hispanic market-one often referred to as "hurban" by marketers. While the market for Latin ringtones is exploding in Mexico, Central America, and South America, major Latin acts have failed to reach the coveted Billboard Ringtone Charts?yet.

Latin ringtones may be the lone remaining untapped pot of gold for ringtone sellers. "The Ketchup Song, by Las Ketchup was on our top ten list about three years ago," said Bob Bentz, director of marketing at Ringingphone.com. "Then, there's the traditional cross-over ringtones like Ricky Martin's Livin' La Vida Loca and Los Del Rio's Macarena that are consistent sellers. We have good sellers with Juan Gabriel ringtones, Selena ringtones, and Marc Anthony ringtones, but, for the most part, our business is still mainly about rap ringtones and hip-hop ringtones. But, we like the opportunities in the Hispanic market and continue to expand our offerings."

Bentz has reason to be excited. It is a well-known fact that the market for ringtones has been driven by teens and young adults. According to the US Census Bureau, Hispanics will be the largest teen minority group by next year and will be twenty percent of the overall American teen population in 2015. Moreover, Hispanics, according to Forrester Research, tend to buy more multi-media capable phones and replace their handsets more frequently. Hispanics are also larger spenders on cell phones with monthly bills $10 higher than the national average. Twelve percent of Hispanics use mobile data services like ringtones compare to only seven percent, according to the Forrester report.

So, the next time you hear a ringtone, it may have a Latin flavor to it.

Anthony Wayne has 57 ringtones on his cell phone. He's not sure why he has so few.


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


The Daily Telescope

Website to Trace Mobile Cell Phone by Satellite GPS Updates Mobile App
The Daily Telescope
Popular website to trace and locate mobile cell phones by satellite GPS has updated its mobile app. This means it gives a much more streamline experience for users to search and locate a cell phone. These new changes make if far easier to operate the ...

and more »


Madison.com

Update: Phone store robbery suspects identified by Madison police
Madison.com
A suspect in an armed robbery of a T-Mobile cell phone store prepares to be apprehended by law enforcement officers at a gas station near Highways N and H south of Madison, Wis., Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. JOHN HART, STATE JOURNAL. JOHN HART, STATE JOURNAL ...

and more »


NB Herard

North America Outside Plant Fiber Optic Installation Apparatus Market Forecast 2017-2027; New Report Launched
NB Herard
Service providers that provide landline telephony are considered in the Telecommunications category, even if they also provide Internet, Cable TV, as well as mobile/cell phone service; service providers that offer mobile/cell phone service (only) are ...

and more »


Fox 59

Thieves smash through Indy church wall to break into cell phone store
Fox 59
Instead, the thieves climbed through the wall to break into a Boost Mobile cell phone business next door. “I don't know how they did it, but they went through the wall,” said Turner. The owner of the Boost store says once the thieves got inside, they ...

and more »


KING5.com

Thieves are stealing your cell phone number to take your money
KING5.com
In less than 15 minutes, a man in Denver lost his cell phone number, and his bank account was hacked into. Author: Marshall Zelinger. Published: 9:46 AM PST December 22, 2017. In less than 15 minutes, my dad had his cell phone number stolen from him ...

and more »


Madison.com

Phone store robbed at gunpoint; Madison police find and arrest suspects
Madison.com
A suspect in an armed robbery of a T-Mobile cell phone store prepares to be apprehended by law enforcement officers at a gas station near Highways N and H south of Madison, Wis., Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. JOHN HART, STATE JOURNAL. JOHN HART, STATE JOURNAL ...

and more »


TVOvermind

10 Things You Didn't Know about “Wall Street”
TVOvermind
... the entire experience it was resounding call to arms or something to be ignored since obviously movies don't always depict reality. Whether they do or not however this film was something that made people stand up and pay attention as they witnessed ...



WND.com

Study: Constantly taking selfies is sign of mental disorder
WND.com
So glad I have never had a mobile / cell phone. This vanity is another example of why. .....To see what this obsession is doing to our society, watch this ; http://www.renegadetribune.... Ngorgh • 2 days ago. EL SHADDAI {ALMIGHTY GOD} sure doesn't like ...

and more »


89.3 KPCC

DACA job permits will begin expiring soon
89.3 KPCC
DACA recipient Peter Isais fired up his weathered Honda Civic on a recent afternoon and headed out to his job as a mobile cell phone repairman. "I have like three repairs today — the first one's going to be in Irvine," said Isais, 34, as he motored ...

and more »


WXIA-TV

Controversial T-Mobile cell phone tower back on Roswell's agenda
WXIA-TV
Controversial T-Mobile cell phone tower back on Roswell's agenda. ROSWELL, Ga – The city council is once again set to consider whether to allow a controversial T-Mobile cell phone tower to be built in a residential neighborhood. Author: Christopher ...


Google News

home | site map
© 2006