Knowledge Base

Buddie Beatz

What is Buddie Beatz?

Buddie Beatz is a service that allows you to customize and personalize your own ring-back tones.
You can replace the standard tone that is played to your callers with music clips, sound effects, jokes or personalized voice greeting.
You can also use it to select multiple ring back tones depending on who is calling or what time they receive a call.

Do I get charged for registering on the Buddie Beatz service?

Yes. The registration fee is USD $0.20.

How do I register for Buddie Beatz?

  • Registration for Buddie Beatz is USD $0.20.
  • Each song costs USD $0.25 per week.
  • If you do not purchase a song, you will be given a default ring back tone which is the Econet Jingle at a cost of 7.5c per week.
  • You can use any of the methods below to register your account:
  • Send an sms with the letters  “REG” to 35557 (This is not case sensitive)
  • USSD >> Dial *157# on your phone.
  • IVR >> Dial 35557 and follow voice prompts.
  • You should receive a confirmation message with a password for your account. After registration, you can now purchase Buddie Beatz ringtones.

 

How much is it to purchase a ringback tone?

The song purchase fee is USD $0.25 per week.

How do I purchase a Buddie Beatz ringtone?

  • If your line is registered for the service you need a minimum of USD $0.25 in your account.
    Send “def space Song ID” to 35557 (This is not case sensitive).
  • IVR >> Dial 35557 >> Select Option 1- Enquiry to order Ringtone Code from Playlist. You should then select the playlist that you want to listen to (e.g. Billboard) >> you will then be prompted to select a ringtone and be given an opportunity to listen to it.
  • USSD >> Dial *157*Song ID#
  • You should receive a message confirming the successful purchase of the song.
  • Send a message with the following “default space Song ID to 35557 to activate the song as your default ringback tone.

How do I purchase a Buddie Beatz ringtone as a gift for another person?

  • You and the person you want to send a gift ring back tone need to be registered on Buddie Beatz. You will need a minimum of USD $0.25 in your account.
  • IVR >> Dial 35557 >> Select Option 9- To send ring back tone to a friend >> Input number and then press the “#” key.
  • USSD >> Dial *157*Phone number to receive*Song ID#
  • WEB >> Customer should login to http://buddiebeatz.econet.co.zw using their Mobile
  • Number and Password >> they can preview the tones (by Genre, Artist, and Top Lists) songs before purchase >> Click on the Gift Icon to buy for someone else.
  • You will receive a message confirming the successful purchase of the song.

I purchased a song but now I am failing to set it as my default ringtone. The network response is “The call log does not exist”.

If the weekly deduction of $0.25 has been deducted from your account, please call 111 or 119 or visit the nearest Econet shop for assistance.

I purchased a ringback tone but did not get a confirmation message.

  • Call 111 or 119 or visit the nearest Econet shop to confirm the ringback tone which you purchased.
  • Once you have the correct Caller I.D send a message with the following “Default space Song ID” to 35557 and wait for a confirmation response.

How do I change my Buddie Beatz password?

If your line has been successfully registered on Buddie Beatz you can follow any of the following steps,

  • Go to http://www.buddiebeatz.econet.co.zw. to change your password
  • Dial 35557 >> Enter their current (6 digit password) >> Select Option 4-Modify Password >> Please enter your 6 digit password >> Enter New Password twice and wait for a confirmation message.

How do I deregister for Buddie Beatz?

To deregister from the service, you can:

  • Dial >> *157*0#
  • SMS >> DEREG to 35557

If you are failing to deregister from the service, please call 111 or 119 or visit the nearest Econet shop for assistance

Can I access the Buddie Beatz website on my handset?

  • Yes but whether or not you can fully view the website content on your device will also depend on the handset’s capabilities.
  • To enjoy most of the features on the website, use a smartphone.

What is “My Buddie Beatz”?

  1. On the My Buddie Beatz webpage, you can perform a variety of functions.
    • Edit ring back tones in your Personal Library.
    • Set your personal ring back tone group
    • Set a default ring back tone.
  2. After you create a ring back tone group, you can add ring back tones from your Personal Library.
  3. After creating a Buddie Beatz Group successfully, you can set a Calling Number/Group, and play the ring back tones in the Buddie Beatz Group at random.
  4. You can customize a Buddie Beatz Group for a Calling Number/Group.
  5. When the calling number is a member of the calling number group, the system plays the specified ring back tone for the group.
  6. If you specify a Buddie Beatz Group to a calling number group, the system will play the ring back tones at random.

What personal settings can I set on my Buddie Beatz account?

  • You can change your password.
  • Edit personal information.
  • Suspend service.
  • View favourites.
  • De-register from Buddie Beatz.

What can I find in the Buddie Beatz Library?

  • Ring back tones to purchase in the Buddie Beatz store.
  • Ring back tone previews.
  • A list of the most popular music by monthly, weekly or total rank
  • You can use it to search for your favourite music by ring back tone code, name or artist.

How do I search for a ringback tone on the Buddie Beatz website?

On the website, please click on “Ringtone Search” which is found on at the bottom of the page on the left hand side.