- 1 What is a mobile prefix?
- 2 Quick History on Network Prefixes in the Philippines
- 3 Importance of knowing your mobile number prefix.
- 4 Complete List Of Philippine Telecom Networks Mobile Prefixes
- 5 SMART Network Mobile Prefixes List
- 6 GLOBE Network Mobile Prefixes List
- 7 SUN CELLULAR Network Mobile Prefixes List
Charges on your mobile costs can escalate especially if you do make a lot of calls or texts to a different network. You can eliminate the need to pay these extra charges from your network company by knowing a list of mobile network prefixes. Continue reading on to learn more about what prefixes are and why it is important as a mobile user to use.
What is a mobile prefix?
A “mobile number prefix” is the first four numbers such as on your 11-digit mobile number. Say your mobile number is 09234567891 then your prefix is 0923. These mobile number prefixes or network codes are unique for each mobile network where you can cross check or identify whether it belongs to Globe, Smart, Sun Cellular or from the other network providers.
In the Philippines, we are currently serviced by a good number of mobile network companies. We have Smart, Globe and Sun Cellular as the big names to the said industry that have the most users. Mobile network providers such as Republika ng TM, Talk N’ Text (TNT), Cherry Prepaid and ABS-CBN Mobile are the other game players. TNT and Sun Cellular is actually a value brand of Smart while Republika ng TM of Globe is also a subsidiary of Globe. These mobile networks provide different types of services targeted to a wide demographic of users.
Quick History on Network Prefixes in the Philippines
To better understand, prefixes let us backtrack a little bit on how these numbers come about. In the Philippines, area codes for mobile phone compose of three digits where it always starts with the number 9. As mentioned earlier, these codes do not necessarily indicate the geographic region. Instead, it is assigned to a service provider.
The first prefixes were assigned to four major network providers namely 0912 for Mobiline (CDMA), 0915 for Islacom (GSM), 0917 FOR Globe (GSM) and 0973 for Express Telecom. For Smart, it was next to register where they got 0918. Since there was continuous use of these prefixes with the rapid use of smartphones, new codes have been added to cover the represent their respective network providers.
Importance of knowing your mobile number prefix.
Knowing which network the prefix belongs to beforehand will help you decide whether to go through that call or text knowing that a call to a different network will charge for an extra cost. With the number of mobile numbers on your contacts, it would be impossible to memorize each mobile prefix, an updated list of mobile network prefixes for the year 2020 can come in handy.
For the convenience of our subscribers, we have put together a comprehensive and updated list of mobile network prefixes in the Philippines.
This mobile network prefixes list covers all active mobile network providers in the country. We have included Smart, Globe and Sun Cellular, which are the main players for network providers.
There are other network providers which are called value brands which are subsidiaries of the said large companies. Sun Cellular and Talk ‘N Text (TNT) for instance, are under Smart Communications while Republika ng TM is a subsidiary of Globe.
Other mobile network providers are Cherry Prepaid and ABS-CBN Mobile.
Why is it important to know mobile network prefixes? You can eliminate the need to pay extra charges on your mobile usage when you call or text by knowing your network prefixes. The following list of mobile network prefixes in the Philippines will help you identify which network provider the number you are calling or texting.
Your list of contacts can be a long one that’s why having a source of the network prefixes assigned to each mobile network provider is very handy. You save time and money at the same time.
Let’s now learn more about prefixes. On your (11) eleven mobile digit number the first (4) four digits are your mobile number prefix. Let us say you have a mobile number 09234567891 then your network codes or prefixes is 0923. Understand that all active mobile numbers have identifiable prefix assigned to each network mobile provider. Whether you are using Globe, Smart, Sun Cellular, etc. each has their unique identifiable prefix.
By having almost half of the nation’s population using smartphones, there are a lot of prefixes in the Philippines which is a lot to remember if not troublesome to most mobile users to identify which network each prefix belongs to. We usually ask a friend or a coworker if they have any idea which networks the mobile number you are calling or texting, and in some cases, their answers can be unreliable, and it can be too late after we just realize we are billed with the extra charges. That is why having a list of mobile network prefixes is the best and sure way to check before making a call or text to another network.
Our concise and complete list of mobile prefixes in the Philippines is a very useful source that you can look into easily, and this is especially for those who have constant use of mobile communications. We do update all our data from time to time to give subscribers the most recent list.
Complete List Of Philippine Telecom Networks Mobile Prefixes
|NETWORK PREFIX||MOBILE NETWORK|
|0813 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0817 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0904 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0905 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0906 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0907 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0908 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0909 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0910 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0911 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0912 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0913 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0914 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0915 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0916 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0917 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0918 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0919 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0920 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0921 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0926 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0927 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0928 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0929 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0930 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0935 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0936 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0937 NETWORK||ABS-CBN Mobile|
|0938 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0939 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0940 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0945 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0946 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0947 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0948 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0949 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0950 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0951 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0955 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0956 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0965 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0966 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0967 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0970NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0973 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0975 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0976 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0977 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0977 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0978 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0979 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0981 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0989 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0992 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0994 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0995 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0996 NETWORK||Cherry Mobile|
|0997 NETWORK||Globe or TM|
|0998 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
|0999 NETWORK||Smart or TNT|
SMART Network Mobile Prefixes List
Smart Communications Inc. is one of the largest and most popular players for mobile network services in the Philippines and there are a lot of its subscribers. There are about 58.3 million GSM network Smart users in the country. Aside from the main usage of Smart mobile, Smart subsidiary Talk N’Text is also a popular option for consumers who do need to have more affordable network service packages.
The following mobile number prefixes for Smart:
|0813 network||0920 network||0949 network|
|0907 network||0921 network||0950 network|
|0908 network||0928 network||0951 network|
|0909 network||0929 network||0970 network|
|0910 network||0930 network||0981 network|
|0911 network||0938 network||0989 network|
|0912 network||0939 network||0992 network|
|0913 network||0940 network||0998 network|
|0914 network||0946 network||0999 network|
|0918 network||0947 network|
|0919 network||0948 network|
GLOBE Network Mobile Prefixes List
Globe Telecom continues to be one of the largest network providers in the country. In the Philippines, the large network provider goes on to grow and expand their services and a lot of smartphone users are subscribed to Globe’s services. Aside from the standard Globe subscription, the network service has the Republika ng TM a subsidiary of Globe which offers a lower priced network service package.
See below the list of Globe mobile number prefixes.
|0817 network||0936 network||0975 network|
|0905 network||0937 network||0976 network|
|0906 network||0945 network||0977 network|
|0915 network||0955 network||0978 network|
|0916 network||0956 network||0979 network|
|0917 network||0965 network||0994 network|
|0926 network||0966 network||0995 network|
|0927 network||0967 network||0996 network|
|0935 network||0973 network||0997 network|
SUN CELLULAR Network Mobile Prefixes List
Sun Cellular is another popular mobile network that most smartphone users are subscribed to. Although owned by Smart Communications, is entirely independent in terms of network infrastructure and corporate management from the said large company. This also means that they have their own Sun cellular prefixes.
|0922 network||0931 network||0941 network|
|0923 network||0932 network||0942 network|
|0924 network||0933 network||0943 network|
|0925 network||0934 network||0944 network|
That wraps all the mobile number prefixes in the country. You can access this website anytime for cross-checking your prefixes.
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