More on the tone
Other people have done it better...
Boing Boing point out why the "real tone" ring tone costs more. With monophonic and polyphonic tones the original artists and music publishers a 10 percent royalty, the lables nothing. But with a "real tone" you require a license from the record label, of about 25 to 55 percent of the selling price, so the price goes up.
I assume most people after a "real tone" would like to pay less for it. Yes? So Engadget as part of their “How-To” Tuesday, present How to make your own Ringtones