Digital Music News reports that, "Verizon has taken the ringback concept one step forward, incorporating over 500 tracks from Universal Music into its existing service. Ringbacks, which replace the tone that callers hear while waiting for pickup, are currently offered by Verizon in Southern California and Sacramento. The new catalog addition will cross several genres, including rap, metal, alternative, and pop, with customers encouraged to download multiple tones for different callers. The tones can be downloaded from a ringback-specific site on verizonwireless.com, or users can grab tones via text messaging. Verizon offers the tones for $1.99, on top of a $.99 monthly fee.