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  1. jjoerger

    jjoerger Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    We are looking for a new ringtone for dispatch. Something obnoxious enough to wake us up and uniquely identify who is calling.
    Any ideas?

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  2. BigCat

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    I use the alarm tone on my iPhone. Sounds like the buzzer in a power plant. Wakes me up every time.
     
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    OntarioVanMan Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    I use the same one....always wakes me up.....
     
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    I have the smokey and bandit ringtone.
    East bound and down

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    highway star Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    The Droid has one called the noisy one. It works for me.
     
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    LDB Veteran Expediter Retired Expediter

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    The obvious answer is the theme from "Mission Impossible". The klaxon signaling a submarine to dive at highest volume is most likely to wake you up though.
     
  7. Slo-Ride

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    How bout the sound of a Telephone ringing...This has bugged me since I was a lil kid..Very obnoxious when I'm trying to sleep.

    I am trying to find the original Blah Blah from Nextell..does not seem to be available anymore??? But my phone isnt smart enought to find it.
    Not for dispatch but for those special ppl in my contacts..
     
  8. Turtle
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    I use a snippet from this, starting at about the 15 second mark. :D

     
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    Paranoid

    RoadTime Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    I use the Telephone ringing because it's the loudest one I have and seems to cut through other sounds like music. Although, I think it's getting a little too popular when it goes off and half a dozen people are reaching for their phones :p
     
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    TeamCaffee Administrator Staff Member Owner/Operator

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    We use a fire siren and it never fails to get our attention and everyone else's. Very easy to hear in the truck and it has been left in the sleeper.
     
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    Try the song Paranoid by Black sabbath garranteed to make you want to shut it off!!
     
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    I don't have a special ringtone for dispatch. All incoming calls have the same ringtone, Little Wing. If I had different ringtones I would never know if it was my phone ringing or some other phone. I do have a very special photo that appears on my phone screen when dispatch calls:
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    My ringtone for dispatch is "crazy train" .

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    Proactively [or prematurely] optimistic: "I'm on my way!" by the Proclaimers. Nobody else's phone had it, and it made me smile to hear it. Still does, [Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh] ;)
     
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    No no wait A minute I take that back try paradise city by Guns & Roses A real eye opener
     
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    The dispatch system is different at Landstar Express America. While Qualcomm is occasionally used to announce loads (not offer, announce), agents most often call with load offers. They are located in offices around the country and each has his or her own phone number(s). Dispatch is decentralized so no single ring tone would work.

    In the Year-plus we have been with Landstar, we have done business (hauled freight) with over 30 agents. Most often, they call us before we call them. It is not at all uncommon for an agent we have never worked with before to spot us on the board and call with a load.

    In a decentralized dispatch system like this, the appropriate ring tone for all incoming calls would be "Who Are You?" by The Who.
     
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    Wait - why specify "something obnoxious"? Do you want to be in a bad mood already when you answer, or what? :confused:
     
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    Have mine set on dog whistle.....
     
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    Who Can It Be Now, by Men At Work
     
  20. xiggi

    xiggi Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    At my last carrier i used a download ringtone titled Bull****ter Alert

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