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    COMPLETE LIST: Smart, Globe, Sun or Dito mobile number prefixes Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines – Is your number Smart, Globe, Sun Cellular or Dito? This could be a tough question as mobile number prefixes in the Philippines continuous to grow. Fret no more as we provide an updated list of mobile number prefixes [as of March 2022], which also includes Touch Mobile (TM), Talk 'N Text (TNT) and the third telco player Dito Telecommunity.

    Smart, Globe, Sun or Dito mobile number prefixes Philippines

    For some, it is essential to identify the network provider for a particular mobile number to avoid accidental load consumption or charges if not covered by the registered promo.

    The numbering plan and mobile prefixes allocation in the Philippines are regulated by the National Telecommunications Commission, an attached agency under the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).

    Mobile phone numbers in the Philippines are 11-digit long for domestic use and using this format: "0 9yy xxx-xxxx". For international callers, instead of 0, should use the international dialing code of +63 or this format: "+63 9yy xxx-xxxx".

    In a strict sense (without the international calling code), mobile phone numbers are technically 10 digits - three digits for the service provider or mobile area code plus the seven digits number.

    Some of the first mobile area codes were 912 for Mobiline or Piltel, 915 for Islacom, 917 for Globe Telecom, 918 for Smart Communications, and 973 for Express Telecom.

    NOTE: TNT under Smart Communications was formerly known as Piltel, Mobiline and Phone Pal. TM under Globe Telecom was formerly known as Islacom, Touch Mobile, and also known as Republika ng TM. Express Telecom or Extelcom is subsidiary of Vega Telecom, the Philippines' first mobile phone network operator and operated an analog AMPS network.

    To meet the growing demands on mobile phone (commonly known as cell phone in the country), telecommunication companies continuous to add new mobile number prefixes.

    Meet the telecommunications companies in the Philippines

    Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) - wholly-owned wireless communications and digital services subsidiary of PLDT, Inc., the Philippines’ leading telecommunications company.

    Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart)

    Smart serves approximately 95% of the country’s cities and municipalities (as of end September 2019) with its combined 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE network, providing mobile communications services, high-speed internet connectivity, and access to digital services and content to over 71.4 million Filipinos, through its commercial brands Smart, TNT, and Sun Cellular (Sun).

    NOTE: As mentioned, Sun Cellular is a brand under Smart after PLDT acquired Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc. (DMPI) from JG Summit Holdings in 2011. Sun was known for its intra-network unlimited services and for revolutionizing the country's telecommunications industry practices.


    Sun Cellular

    Globe Telecom - shortened as Globe, is also a major telecommunications services provider in the country. As of end-2019, the Ayala-led company's total mobile subscriber base reached 94.2 million, according to its report. Globe also has TM under its umbrella.

    Globe Telecom logo

    Dito Telecommunity - formerly known as Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc. or Mislatel, is the upcoming third telco player in the Philippines. It is a consortium of Davao businessman Dennis Uy's Udenna Corporation and its subsidiary Chelsea Logistics Corporation, and Chinese state-owned China Telecommunications Corporation.

    Dito Telecommunity logo 2020

    Dito, the sole winner of the government-sanctioned bidding to break duopoly of PLDT and Globe, is expected to begin its commercial operations by March 2021, with a scheduled first call at the end of May 2020.

    Dito was derived from Filipino word "here".

    The new telco company reported to set-up 1,600 base stations to cover 37% of the country. Pre-commercial trial is set on September 2020. Dito will offer 4G LTE first before moving to 5G technology in 2021.

    Smart, Globe and Dito signed deal for 'lifetime' cellphone numbers

    In December 2019, telco giants forged partnership to allow subscribers to retain their cell phone numbers even if they change networks or shift from postpaid to prepaid subscription, and vice versa.

    Through Republic Act 11202 or known as "Mobile Number Portability or MNP Act" signed in February 2019, Smart, Globe and Dito are expected to integrate their systems to Syniverse infrastructure to fulfill the deal. The latter will serve as clearinghouse for the telcos and ensuring smooth implementation of number porting services.

    NOTE: This flexibility on changing network will entail confusion on what network one mobile phone number is. But it is expected that these telcos will provide means on how to identify if number belong to Smart, Globe or Dito. We will find out soon.

    Here's the complete list of mobile number prefixes in the Philippines:

    Smart, TNT and Sun Cellular Number Prefixes

    Number Prefix Mobile Network Remarks
    0813 Smart Postpaid
    0900 Smart
    0908 Smart
    0911 Smart
    0913 Smart
    0914 Smart
    0918 Smart
    0919 Smart
    0920 Smart or TNT formerly Addict Mobile number
    0921 Smart
    0928 Smart
    0929 Smart
    0939 Smart
    0947 Smart
    0949 Smart
    0951 Smart
    0960 Smart
    0961 Smart
    0963 Smart
    0964 Smart or PLDT Prepaid WiFi
    0968 Smart
    0969 Smart
    0970 Smart
    0971 Smart
    0980 Smart
    0981 Smart
    0998 Smart
    0999 Smart formerly Umobile number
    0907 TNT
    0909 TNT
    0910 TNT
    0912 TNT
    0930 TNT formerly Red Mobile
    0938 TNT formerly Red Mobile
    0946 TNT
    0947 TNT
    0948 TNT
    0950 TNT
    0963 TNT TNT 5G ready SIM
    0989 TNT
    0922 Sun Cellular
    0923 Sun Cellular
    0924 Sun Cellular
    0925 Sun Cellular
    0931 Sun Cellular
    0932 Sun Cellular
    0933 Sun Cellular
    0934 Sun Cellular
    0940 Sun Cellular
    0941 Sun Cellular
    0942 Sun Cellular
    0943 Sun Cellular
    0944 Sun Cellular
    0952 Sun Cellular
    0962 Sun Cellular
    0972 Sun Cellular
    0973 Sun Cellular formerly Extelcom
    0974 Sun Cellular formerly Extelcom

    Globe, Touch Mobile (TM), GOMO Number Prefixes

    Number Prefix Mobile Network Remarks
    0904 Globe or TM
    0905 Globe or TM
    0906 Globe or TM
    0916 Globe or TM
    0926 Globe or TM
    0927 Globe or TM
    0935 Globe or TM
    0936 Globe or TM
    0937 Globe or TM ABS-CBN mobile (defunct)
    0945 Globe or TM
    0954 Globe, TM or Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi
    0955 Globe or TM
    0956 Globe or TM
    0957 Globe or TM
    0958 Globe or TM
    0959 Globe or TM
    0964 Globe or TM
    0965 Globe or TM
    0966 Globe or TM
    0967 Globe or TM
    0973 Globe or TM
    0975 Globe or TM
    0977 TM, Globe Prepaid, or Globe Postpaid Plan formerly Next Mobile
    0995 Globe or TM
    0996 Cherry Prepaid
    0997 Globe or TM
    0817 Globe
    0915 Globe
    09173 Globe Globe Postpaid
    09175 Globe Globe Postpaid
    09176 Globe Globe Postpaid
    09178 Globe Globe Postpaid
    09253 Globe Globe Postpaid
    09255 Globe Globe Postpaid
    09256 Globe Globe Postpaid
    09257 Globe Globe Postpaid
    09258 Globe Globe Postpaid
    0978 Globe formerly Next Mobile
    0979 Globe formerly Next Mobile
    0980 Globe formerly Next Mobile
    0953 TM
    0976 GOMO

    Dito Number Prefixes

    Number Prefix Mobile Network Remarks
    0895 Dito
    0896 Dito
    0897 Dito
    0898 Dito
    0991 Dito
    0992 Dito
    0993 Dito
    0994 Dito

    How to identify number Smart, Globe or Sun
    Note: The 0925 prefix is formerly Globe Telecom's number but later on became a Sun Cellular prefix number.  All 0925 prefix, which is followed by numbers 3,5,6,7 and 8 are all Globe numbers.  Otherwise, it is a Sun number.

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