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Stars' voices to replace ringing tones | (UPI) -- A cellular telephone software company has come out "designer ringing tones and voices." Moviso LLC tells national media it's just released a new series of services called TruTones.

The concept is to replace traditional cell phone ringing with interesting sounds, voice and movie clips, chart-topping songs and celebrity voices. This is the first time the service has been made available in North America.

The company is coordinating the licensing of the various voice and sound products to observe performance rights and copyrights.

The collection of celebrity voices includes some 200 actual voice ringers of current and legendary stars of movie, television, sports, music and comedy. In addition, Moviso has completed licensing agreements with multiple sources of master recordings, including a major record label, for songs from rock, rap, hip-hop, country, classical and movie and TV themes.

Among the celebrities who have lent their voices are: William Shatner, Anna Nicole Smith, Adam West and John Ratzenberger from television; Ricky Williams, Wally Szczerbiak and Deuce McAllister from the world of sports; Comics Kathy Griffin and Joey Kola; and Vanessa Carlton, The Calling, Destiny's Child, The Baha Men, Sammy Hagar, Isaac Hayes and Alanis Morissette.

Even super models are available, including Kylie Bax, Coors Light Twins Elaine and Diane and Victoria Silvstedt.

Subscribers of T-Mobile will get the new ringers first. Prices will be below $3 each for announcements.

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