TL;DR: What network are you using? Is it Smart or Globe? Find out with this list of prefixes.
How many times have you asked yourself this question — What network is 09xx? Is it Smart or Globe? Well, we’re here to help. You can use this guide to find out what network 09xx is — Smart, Globe, Talk N Text (TNT), Touch Mobile (TM), or Sun Cellular.
It was a lot easier before when there were only a handful of prefixes to remember and you only have either Smart or Globe to choose from. But with the increasing subscriber bases of local telcos and more sub-brands, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to keep track of all the numbers as more and more prefixes are being added.
If you’re like me, who’s always confused (really, is 09xx Smart or Globe?) we have here a list of mobile phone number prefixes used by Philippine telcos Smart and Globe, including sub-brands TNT, TM, and Sun Cellular.
What is a mobile number prefix?
A mobile number prefix is the first four digits of an 11-digit cellphone number used by telecommunications companies in the Philippines. The number series usually starts with the trunk prefix “0”, followed by three digits that identify the network, and then the seven-digit phone number.
It can also be used to identify what type of mobile service is being used, either prepaid or postpaid, and what sub-brand it is.
Smart Communications & Talk N Text (TNT) prefixes
|Smart / TNT||Smart / TNT||Smart / TNT||Smart / TNT|
Globe Telecom & Touch Mobile (TM) prefixes
|Globe / TM||Globe / TM||Globe / TM||Globe / TM|
Sun Cellular prefixes
|Sun Cellular||Sun Cellular||Sun Cellular|