You can't use a whole song as a ringtone. Verizon phones have a limit--usually 30 seconds. I use Audacity to cut the section of song that I want to use, fade in the beginning, fade out the end and then copy it to my card's my_ringtone folder. I usually use Bitpim's filesystem feature to drag and drop my 30 second sound files into the proper ringtone folder. In this way, you can bypass the conversion popup that occurs when you try to use the GUI method of Bitpim ringtone upload.
hmm ive copied the actual song file and put it in the sound folder of the memory card. I am able to have a whole song play for a text message, but for a call, itll stop after 30 cause it goes to voice mail of course.