How to Transfer Files to Your Phone

What most US providers want to you to do is sign up for their online services and buy all your ringtones and music from them. What if you just want a phone and not a web browser/email client with a tiny screen? Then you can order new ringtones attached to text messages. What if you don’t want to pay for text services or learn to type with your thumbs? Then you must be some kind of weirdo. Wear the label with pride, and let’s explore other ways to move files in and out of our phones. My preferred method is from a PC—my PC, that is, that I control and don’t have to pay fees to access.

Many phones accept SD storage cards, usually miniSD or microSD cards. For less than $20, you can get any of these with a USB SD ...

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