Service similar to offerings from T-Mobile, Verizon.

Boost Mobile, a wireless operator subsidiary of Sprint-Nextel focused on the youth market, has launched a ringback tone service called Boost Call Tones.

Like other ringback tone offerings from T-Mobile and Verizon, the service allows customers to choose a song that incoming callers will hear while waiting for the line to pick up, replacing the traditional “ring ring” heard today.

The Boost service at launch has an initial catalog of more than 2,000 tones, including music as well as voice tones and clips from popular films.

Boost is charging a monthly $1.50 fee to access the service, with individual ringback tones selling for $2.50, $1.50 or 99 cents, based on the category.