Hard to believe that a third season of 24 has begun… in fact it’s hard to believe that they have been able to manage 3 seasons of what seemed like a one season special in year one. This series picks up where the last one left off, though 3 years later… Jack has clearly had a rough go and the President is still recovering from the assassination biological attempt which ended the second season in the final twist! I won’t reveal anything else here if you have it time shifted and are planning to catch it later.

There is generally a high degree of product placement within the show and this first episode was not unique in that regard. The entire hour was presented commercial free thanks to Ford and the F-150 Truck which was a nice bonus for viewers in my opinion. Usually commercial breaks count against you in watching as the show is seen in real time – literally. Dell seems to be a new addition with laptops, security scanners (was that a tablet they touched to ID themselves at the prison?) and work stations. Jack and some Presidential staff seem to be continuing with the Apple tradition. Jack seemed to have a 17″ Powerbook G4 as well as a G5 behind him with what appeared to be a 23″Cinema Display.

Overall a great start to what continues to be an extremely solid show.


36 Replies to “24”

  1. They’ve used Dell PCs in the show since it started. Remember how in season one the goodies used Apples and the baddies used PCs? And that was how you could tell who was the mole?

  2. I’ve always enjoyed the vtec 2.4 Ghz phones in CTU – makes me feel special when i make a call on mine. Too bad they don’t actually have that ring tone!

  3. I haven’t noticed the cordless phones on the show so much (not for a lack of watching both seasons’ DVDs twice), but all of the desk phones I’ve seen at CTU are Cisco VoIP phones, specifically the 7960. On those phones, they are using the default ring tone that Cisco ships with CallManager.


  4. Hello;
    Is there a way to download the ringtone of CTU’s
    desktop Phones? I want to add it to my cell phone.

    Thanks for any idea.

  5. I have a Cisco IP Phone, same model as in 24 (7960). But I don’t have the 24 ring tone. I want it !! Is there anything I can do? 25 ring tones came with the phone, but none of them sound anything like the tone on 24. The default that came with it is “Chirp 1”.

  6. I have recently installed a CISCO IP phone solution and would like to get the 24 ringtone as well. I am pretty sure that it has to be a .RAW file…. Anyone know where to get it?

  7. ryan: add it to your tftpserver and also include it in your RINGLIST.DAT file and reboot your phone

  8. can someone please tell me which brand the mobile phones (not ctu vtek’s but cellular) from jack bauer is? Thanks.

  9. Seems they are using a combination of Nextel (motorola) and Sprint (Samsung) Phones…

    I was not aware that either had service in Mexico… but it is TV after-all.

  10. so this means that you can’t buy these cellars?
    PS can you give me a site where I can download the ringtone for an SonyErikkson t68i?
    Thanks any way.

  11. We do have Nextel Service in Mexico, with the same phone models availble in US. Sprint has no network here, but it work with telcel our local service provider.

  12. hey i heard the ringtone at Macys in NYC when i was there last week on the phones that they have by the cash registers, stupid me forgot to check what model these phones are (i highlly doubt they would use $$ cisco phones) if anywone has suggestions gimmie a shout on my email..thanks

  13. Hi .. I have the 24CTU ringtone on my SE Z600 and it sounds great .. but .. I’d like to get the type of ringtones that they have on their cellphones .. not some sort of embarrasing song .(can u imagine Jack’s fone ringing with copacabana ??!!) . but a cool “phone” sound .. can’t really find anything .. any ideas ???

    H. out .. repeat .. H. out

  14. i want to get that sound of the clock ticking when the show goes to or comes back from a commercial break for a ringtone, that would be fat, but i can’t find it anywhere

  15. ring tone for nokia composer (sort of)
    temp=112bpm 32f1 32f1 16- 32f1 32f1 16- 8- 32b2 32b2 32b2 32- 32b1 32b1 32b1 32b1 32b1

  16. Does anyone know if there is a ringtone out there anywhere that is the CTU ringtone, but NOT the really popular one, (the doo doo, DOO DOO) one.

    I’m after the other weird ring, the ‘doo doooooooooooo’ one.

    Thanks anyone.

    P.S. Don’t laugh at my pathetic attempts at conveying the ringtones to you, it’s not my fault, it’s the best I could do!

  17. I’m looking for Bauer’s Cell ring tone. I know it’s obtainable as my dad and a former co-worker had it on their old VERIZON phones. I’ve got a topic on it at the site I listed in the “Ask The Experts” section to no avail thus far.

  18. It is actually the cisco 7970 since it is the only of them all that have a four way cursor pad, at least in season 4. I havn’t checked the other seasons =)

  19. What cell phone uses Bauer in Season 4? (motorola-like… i`m from Chile, and i want to buy it at any cost!!)

  20. A couple of questions:

    Anyone have the Cellphone ringtones?
    Can these IP phones be setup in a home? Whats needed other than the phone?

  21. I have a sany vm4500 and I am trying to get the standard 24 ctu ringtone. Does anyone know how I can do this. I have been trying for a few days now and have been unsuccessful.

  22. any one know where i can dl the ctu rigntone thru get it now if they have it?

  23. I have a DVD rip of the CTU standard ringer in mp3 format. My Nokia 6101 will play mp3s as ringtones, but I am not sure about anyone else’s phone. You need the file, then you need to use a WAP uploader to download the file to your phone (mobile web required). Just go to http://www.ccir.ed.ac.uk/~jad/ringtone.html and get the first mp3 format of the ringer (the others suck and sound nothing like it, cheap midi imitations). Then use the WAP service at the bottom of the page. Have fun kids.

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