(Updated) Here is a list of mobile number prefixes here in the Philippines and the corresponding telecommunications company:
Why do Filipinos need to know the network for a certain prefix?
Most of us avail of unlimited text and call promos to save some money. But it only is free if you send text or call the same network. For example, you should only call or text Sun or Smart subscribers if your sim card is Sun or Smart. You get the idea.
That’s the reason why we need to look up which network a certain prefix belongs to. That is to avoid paying extra. Some of us even have 2 different sim cards with different networks as a workaround to paying the interconnection fees.
Globe and TM
Globe is one of biggest telecommunications company in the Philippines. A part of the duopoly in the said industry. TM is another cellular service brand in the Philippines which is a subsidiary of Globe Telecom.
Globe and TM numbers
ABS-CBN Mobile is a new player in the industry and a subsidiary of ABS-CBN.
Smart and Talk ‘N Text
Smart Communications is another one of the biggest telecommunications company in the country. One of the duopoly, the other one being Globe Telecoms. Talk ‘N Text or TNT caters mostly to the mobile needs of the masses.
Smart and TNT numbers
Sun Cellular is another telecommunications company in the Philippines wholly owned subsidiary of Smart Communications.
If you have questions or want a prefix to add, please leave it in the comment section. Thanks.