As of 2015, ringback tones are not offered for free through Verizon. Ringback tones are song clips that can be assigned to a specific contact or group of contracts.
When a person calls, the ringback tone is heard by both the caller and the phone owner until the call is answered or transferred to voice mail. Ringback tones can be purchased for $1.99 each up for to 100 ringback tones per phone. To be able to purchase, use and download more than 100 ringback tones per month, the phone owner must first delete some of them so he has less than 100 in use. There is also a 99 cent monthly service charge associated with using ringback tones from Verizon.
Verizon ringback tones can sometimes be downloaded for free from a third-party provider. However, there is still a 99 cent monthly service charge to activate the service to assign the ringback tones to a contact or group of contacts. Third-party providers often categorize the ringback tones to make searches easier. Classic rock, R&B, country and gospel are all popular categories. Sometimes, registration is required to download Verizon ringback tones from third-party providers. In some instances, there may also be a fee.