How to transfer ringtones to your Nokia phone if you use Verizon
I have an account with Verizon Wireless and have a Nokia 6015i phone. I got bored of the standard ringtones and wallpapers so I decided to get a data cable to transfer stuff from my pc to the phone.
I bought a crappy chinese import data cable from a crappy chinese import company. Here is the driver I needed to get things working before installing the official nokia drivers etc. that you can get from nokiausa.com
I transferred a few pictures of Ariel to the gallery\graphics directory on the phone and made it very sexy.
I found a whole bunch of midi files, and tried to transfer them to the gallery\tones directory... but it didn't work! For every single tone it told me "The item is too large to be saved in the phone". It said this despite there being plenty of space left on the phone, and I was still able to transfer .jpgs that were much larger than the midis I was trying to transfer. After doing a bit of searching around, it turns out that this isn't a problem with Nokia's file transfer software. Verizon had deliberately disabled the transferring of all midi and java files to the phone via cable.
Up till now I had been pretty happy with Verizon's service. I had never had a single dropped call and I always had good signal strength. But this company has deliberately disabled funtionality of a phone in order to force you to spend $$$ to MMS yourself a midi file that they did not create nor own the rights to. That is pretty damn low. Maybe even low enough to warrant a class action lawsuit.
Here is how to get around the problem
They restrict you from transferring ANY .mid file to your phone. The solution is to simply rename the file! I found that if you rename the files to .md everything will work as it should. For example, rename mario.mid on your pc to mario.md, then transfer the file to \gallery\tones. Next, don't go to [settings, tone settings] to change the ringtone (the .md files won't show up). You must go to [gallery, view folder, tones] then set whatever you want as the ringtone (the .md files magically appear!)
fack you man