It is common for most of us to always check for prefix numbers to know what network a phone number belongs to before making a call or sending an SMS. We do this to avoid unwanted charges from the mobile network we are using.
Knowing the prefix number and mobile network of the person we want to contact gives us the following advantages;
|🤳 SMS Rate
|₱1.00/SMS regular load, unli if on promo
|🤙 Call Rate
|₱7.50/min regular load, unli if on promo
|Easy to buy load or topup
But how can a prefix number be used to check the mobile network of a specific phone number? Are there any tools we can use to verify if it belongs to Smart, Globe, Sun, or other networks? Yes, there are, and luckily we have them.
Here’s what you will learn in this post.
Prefix Number Checkers
The first tool is the table below. It is a list of all mobile number prefixes used by all network providers in the Philippines. The second one is the network checker tool. It’s a tool where you can simply input a phone number and, in return, it gives you its mobile network.
The List of Mobile Network Prefix Numbers in the Philippines
Check the mobile network of a phone number using the list below.
Prefix Numbers by Network
We also narrowed down the list of prefix numbers above by network. You can now easily navigate to the list of Smart numbers, Globe numbers, Sun numbers, TM numbers, TNT numbers as well as DITO numbers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some commonly asked questions in regards to prefix numbers.
What is a Mobile Prefix Number?
A mobile prefix number is the first four digits of an 11-digit mobile phone number. Each network in the Philippines has its own designated prefix number, probably issued or approved by the NTC.
Checking the mobile network of a phone number can easily be done by just looking at the prefix number of the phone number. Although there are tools available online for checking a phone number’s mobile network, most of them are hard to use and understand.
What are the Mobile Networks in the Philippines
As of this writing, there are three (3) major networks in the Philippines: Smart, Globe, and DITO. TNT and Sun are subsidiaries of Smart, while TM and GOMO are subsidiaries of Globe.
Getting to know which of the networks our family and friends are using helps us save a lot on prepaid loads.
How to Know What Network a Phone Number Belongs to.
Here’s a simple way to identify the mobile network of a phone number. Let’s use the mobile number 09123456789 as an example.
- Observe the 11-digit phone number from the given example.
- Then extract its prefix number, in this case, it’s 0912.
- Check on the table below for 0912.
- That’s right. Now you can conclude that the given phone number belongs to Smart.
But, with more than 80 prefix numbers for all networks, it’s hard to figure out which prefixes belong to which network. Memorizing them takes time, especially if you hate numbers.
Us Filipinos don’t like to complicate things. We prefer simple and easy ways. That’s why we are providing you with a list of prefix numbers in the Philippines for different mobile networks.
These numbers may change from time to time without notice. So, please leave us a comment if you find a prefix number that is not on the list. We’ll be happy to verify it, add it to the table, and send you a thank you gift.