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 PREFIXMOBILE NETWORK
0813 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0817 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0904 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0905 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0906 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0907 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0908 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0909 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0910 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0911 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0912 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0913 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0914 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0915 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0916 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0917 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0918 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0919 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0920 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0921 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0922 NETWORKSun
0923 NETWORKSun
0924 NETWORKSun
0925 NETWORKSun
0926 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0927 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0928 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0929 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0930 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0931 NETWORKSun
0932 NETWORKSun
0933 NETWORKSun
0934 NETWORKSun
0935 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0936 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0937 NETWORKABS-CBN Mobile
0938 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0939 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0940 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0941 NETWORKSun
0942NETWORKSun
0943 NETWORKSun
0944 NETWORKSun
0945 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0946 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0947 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0948 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0949 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0950 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0951 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0955 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0956 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0965 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0966 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0967 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0970NETWORKSmart or TNT
0973 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0974 NETWORKExtelcom
0975 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0976 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0977 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0977 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0978 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0979 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0981 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0989 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0992 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0994 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0995 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0996 NETWORKCherry Mobile
0997 NETWORKGlobe or TM
0998 NETWORKSmart or TNT
0999 NETWORKSmart 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.

Aside from the flexible terms of use on their mobile subscription packages is that a Smart mobile user can call or text a Talk N’ Text user without worrying any charges, and that’s vice versa.

The following mobile number prefixes for Smart:

SMART  
0813 network0920 network0949 network
0907 network0921 network0950 network
0908 network0928 network0951 network
0909 network0929 network0970 network
0910 network0930 network0981 network
0911 network0938 network0989 network
0912 network0939 network0992 network
0913 network0940 network0998 network
0914 network0946 network0999 network
0918 network0947 network
0919 network0948 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.

Globe  
0817 network0936 network0975 network
0905 network0937 network0976 network
0906 network0945 network0977 network
0915 network0955 network0978 network
0916 network0956 network0979 network
0917 network0965 network0994 network
0926 network0966 network0995 network
0927 network0967 network0996 network
0935 network0973 network0997 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.

Sun Cellular  
0922 network0931 network0941 network
0923 network0932 network0942 network
0924 network0933 network0943 network
0925 network0934 network0944 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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