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Just for Fun

Now that we've proven the practical uses of cell phones, let's take a look at what you can do with your phone purely for fun and entertainment. Whatever your age, it's never too late to have a toy to pass the time.

  • Ringtones are one of the most popular features to capture the attention of clever phone users. Billboard magazine recently jumped on the trend by announcing plans to create a "Hot Ringtones Chart" in their digital entertainment section. Most phones come with a preset selection of tones. Some models have a ringtone or melody composer to customize tones. Ambitious composers can learn how to make ringtones using Ring Tones Text Transfer Language (RTTTL).

  • What's more fun than games on a phone? Check out CNET's review of 10 cool games for your cell phone.

  • The possibilities of amusement with camera phones are endless. For the young at heart, consider organizing a camera phone scavenger hunt. Send participants out with a list of items and see who can be the first to click a photo of every item on the list.

  • Dress up your phone. Changeable faceplates and covers are available to fit every personality, from poison skulls to American flags.

  • Splitting the dinner tab with friends? Look no further than your phone's calculator to help the math-challenged among your group. Some phones include a tip calculator as well.

After implementing some of these suggestions, it might make you wonder how we managed before cell phones existed. For teenagers, it's an unfathomable thought, until they lose their phone containing all their friends' phone numbers. Who writes down phone numbers anymore? Why search for a familiar face in the crowd when you can pinpoint their location with a quick call?

Making the most of your cell phone is like making the most out of anything else in life—it's a matter of digging deep to find the stuff that brings you joy. Or extra minutes.

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