Having noticed previously that the search term "mosquito ringtone" was bringing people to the site, I decided to investigate exactly how a mosquito ringtone worked, or rather *if* it worked at all.
I started searching for a number of sites and finally found one that had samples of various ringtones. You can put a mosquito ringtone on any cell phone, locked or unlocked. The ringtones were split up supposedly as to what someone 14-20 could hear, someone 21-29 could hear and so on. I called my 14-year old daughter in the room and started playing them.
At we could both hear the ones that were in the 14-39 year range. Then when we got into the supposed range that people 40 and over can't hear, it got interesting. I heard a faint "click" and nothing more. My daughter however heard an annoying high pitched sound (hence the mosquito). Suddenly I felt like she had the acute hearing of a dog and my own ability to hear was seriously diminished.
We decided we needed a qualifier. I called up my daughter's best friend and asked if her mom was busy, they both came over and we repeated the test. Again we all heard the 14-29 range. At 30 and over, the other mom and I were cut out of hearing the ring tones after that but both girls described them as high pitched and annoying.
So there you have it, mosquito ringtones are actually the real deal but for how long? Guess I'll stick to Modern Age by the Strokes as my ringtone, at least I can hear it!