Originally Posted by spannernick
Should we have them a 20 or 45 seconds..?
And i think we should have the best part of the tune...
I'd say time isn't really relevant, I just cut when the beat finishes. This is usually around 20 seconds (very rough estimation). But anyone who requires more then 30 seconds to answer the phone will drive his coworkers insane.
A good ringtune is around 7 seconds ("normal" answering time), the best part of the song (no, you won't wait another 5 seconds for the verse) and easy to hear above the background noise (like chip tunes).