Back in the day, phreaks had phun on the phone, using colored boxes to get free phone calls. Of course, none of those tricks work anymore.

Phonal Tonal generates a variety of phone tones for nostalgia, fun, and educational purposes. Blue Box, Red Box, Green Box, Special Information Tones, DTMF, and more.

What’s New

Version 1.2.3

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

@3x artwork so Phonal Tonal looks even nicer on larger iPhones.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

pd3ski ,

Thank you 🙏

I hardly ever write reviews but you absolutely rock!! I’ve had this app ever since it first showed up...long longtime ago... in another univ.......
Tonight, I was culling apps off the phone when I noticed you didn’t have that little 64bit/death next to the icon... tapped the app and my happiness resulted in my five star, two thumbs up review 👍👍
Thanks for staying relevant when many have given up 🖖

Swe1001 ,

More than expected!

I just wanted a DTMF keypad with the ABCD keys, and got so much more. This has miscellaneous standard signaling, international tones, and even the various hacker box tones like the famed blue box! Yes I know those don’t work anymore but it is fascinating to play around with. For $0.99, this is a bargain. Hope the price stays the same because it will undercut the competition with an arguably better app.

Sevinscott ,

Perfect.. for the most part

I’ve used this app for a little bit on Project MF and it works just like it should! Any of the MF tones I play, Project MF perfectly recognizes them. Now, the only issue I have is that on the iPad version, under miscellaneous, the Dial Tone (special) actually plays the busy signal instead. Something very VERY minor, but I just thought I’d bring it up.

App Privacy

The developer, Kelvin Sherlock, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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