Although you are using Philippine’s cellphone number for a long time, there might be still confused about the prefixes, and which of them belong to a network. I’ve encountered so many times where people asked me what the network might be before they start a call. The common number prefixes here in the country belongs to Touch Mobile, Talk ‘N Text, Red Mobile, Sun Cellular, Smart, and Globe.
You can take a look at these charts, and begin searching the phone number network of your friends or relatives. It will help you in so many ways if you need to talk to them over the phone without charging too much on your end.
|0813||Smart||0936||Globe or Touch Mobile|
|0817||Globe (VOIP)||0937||ABS-CBN (Globe)|
|0905||Globe or Touch Mobile||0938||Smart, Talk ‘N Text, or Red Mobile|
|0906||Globe or Touch Mobile||0939||Smart, Talk ‘N Text, or Red Mobile|
|0907||Smart or Talk ‘N Text||0942||Sun Cellular|
|0909||Smart or Talk ‘N Text||0945||Globe|
|0910||Smart or Talk ‘N Text||0946||Talk ‘N Text|
|0912||Smart or Talk ‘N Text||0948||Talk ‘N Text|
|0914||Smart||0950||Talk ‘N Text|
|0915||Globe||0955||Globe or Touch Mobile|
|0916||Globe or Touch Mobile||0956||Globe|
|0917||Globe||0965||Globe or Touch Mobile|
|0919||Smart or Talk ‘N Text||0976||Globe or Touch Mobile|
|0920||Smart, Talk ‘N Text, and Addict Mobile||0977||Globe|
|0921||Smart or Talk ‘N Text||0978||Next Mobile|
|0922||Sun Cellular||0979||Next Mobile|
|0924||Sun Cellular||0989||Smart or Talk ‘N Text|
|09255||Sun Postpaid||0996||Cherry Prepaid (Globe)|
|09256||Globe Postpaid||0997||Globe or Touch Mobile|
|09258||Sun Postpaid||0999||Smart (old Umobile prefix|
|0926||Globe or Touch Mobile|
|0927||Globe or Touch Mobile|
|0929||Smart or Talk ‘N Text|
|0930||Smart, Talk ‘N Text, or Red Mobile|
The Philippine mobile number usually starts with 9 and followed by 3 digits. The wrong misconception about this code is to indicate the geographic. The truth is, it doesn’t mean that way. It means that each number belongs to a specific service provider. That’s why when you get the hang of each of them, it’s easier to tell the network someone is using.
Back then, there were particular codes for different telecoms or service provider. For example, Express Telecom used 973, Globe (GSM) was 917, Islam was 915, Mobiline (CDMA) was 912, while Smart got 918. People used these numbers for several years. The owner of Smart was Eastern Telecoms until PLDT bought it a long time ago. On the other hand, Globe telecom acquired Islacom. Due to the rapid growth of telecommunication companies starting from the year 1990s, there must be new codes to reach the people’s demand.
So, which of these telecommunication networks works best? Actually, the answer depends on your location. I don’t have the accuracy to tell which has the fastest speed out of them all. However, the big telecoms among them are Smart, Talk ‘N Text, and Globe. The list we’ve provided a change from time to time. Therefore, we can give updates when new ones appear.