It used to be easy to know which mobile phone number belongs to which network. In the past, there are just a few variations. However, more mobile number prefixes have been created to suffice the demands for more numbers, especially that Filipinos are fond of keeping dual SIM phones to easily get connected with family and friends who are using the same network.
For Filipinos, having the same network with people they usually communicate with can save their money. For one, a lot of telco promos for SMS and calls are usually available only of you us it to send messages or call those with the same network. Many do not want to spend their regular load on new numbers that they are not sure on which network belongs. This is why it is important to know the mobile number prefixes.
|0905||Globe or Touch Mobile|
|0906||Globe or Touch Mobile|
|0907||Smart or Talk N Text|
|0909||Smart or Talk N Text|
|0910||Smart or Talk N Text|
|0912||Smart or Talk N Text|
|0916||Globe or Touch Mobile|
|0919||Smart or Talk N Text|
|0920||Smart, Talk N Text, Addict Mobile|
|0921||Smart or Talk N Text|
|0926||Globe or Touch Mobile|
|0927||Globe or Touch Mobile|
|0929||Smart or Talk N Text|
|0930||Smart, Talk N Text, Red Mobile|
|0936||Globe or Touch Mobile|
|0937||ABS-CBN (Globe) – not part of unli call and text promos|
|0938||Smart, Talk N Text, Red Mobile|
|0939||Smart, Talk N Text, Red Mobile|
|0946||Talk N Text|
|0948||Talk N Text|
|0950||Talk N Text|
|0955||Globe or Touch Mobile|
|0965||Globe or Touch Mobile|
|0976||Globe or Touch Mobile|
|0989||Smart or Talk N Text|
|0996||Cherry Prepaid (Globe) – not part of unli call and text promos|
|0997||Globe or Touch Mobile|
|0999||Smart (old Umobile prefix)|
Philippine mobile phone area codes usually start with the number “9” and are composed of three digits. The area code indicates the service provider rather than the geographical location.
The telco services grew rapidly that the few original mobile number prefixes for the major telcos have been exhausted and new codes have to be generated.
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