Kids to spend over four grand on ringtones

Mobile phones

Parents: it may be high time to confiscate
that mobile phone. A survey carried out by company Xingtone has found that, on average, youths
will spend a phenomenal £4,320 each on ringtones in the next 15 years! Perhaps we should
have seen the warning signs in the Crazy Frog fiasco. A lot of this spend has
also been put down to the both the high cost of the ringtones themselves and
the fact that downloading them often ties you into a contract which is next to
impossible to escape. People with daughters aged 10-14 ought to be especially wary
of the lure of this most sinister phone fad, with some of those surveyed boasting as
many as six downloads per month. Yikes.

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