List of mobile number prefixes in the Philippines

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in GSM/SMS Technology

Do you want to know which mobile phone number belongs to which network? Below is a list of mobile number prefixes used by Globe, Smart, Sun Cellular, Red Mobile, Talk ‘N Text, and Touch Mobile. This list is useful for those who often subscribe to unlimited text or call services. 

Prefix Network
0813 Smart
0817 Globe (VOIP)
0905 Globe or Touch Mobile
0906 Globe or Touch Mobile
0907 Smart or Talk N Text
0908 Smart
0909 Smart or Talk N Text
0910 Smart or Talk N Text
0911 Smart (unreleased)
0912 Smart or Talk N Text
0913 Smart
0914 Smart
0915 Globe
0916 Globe or Touch Mobile
0917 Globe
09173 Globe postpaid
09175 Globe postpaid
09176 Globe postpaid
09178 Globe postpaid
0918 Smart
0919 Smart or Talk N Text
0920 Smart, Talk N Text, Addict Mobile
0921 Smart or Talk N Text
0922 Sun Cellular
0923 Sun Cellular
0924 Sun Cellular
0925 Sun Cellular
09253 Globe postpaid
09255 Sun postpaid
09256 Globe postpaid
09257 Globe postpaid
09258 Sun postpaid
0926 Globe or Touch Mobile
0927 Globe or Touch Mobile
0928 Smart
0929 Smart or Talk N Text
0930 Smart, Talk N Text, Red Mobile
0932 Sun Cellular
0933 Sun Cellular
Prefix Network
0934     Sun Cellular
0935 Touch Mobile
0936 Globe or Touch Mobile
0937 ABS-CBN (Globe) – not part of unli call and text promos
0938 Smart, Talk N Text, Red Mobile
0939 Smart, Talk N Text, Red Mobile
0942 Sun Cellular
0943 Sun Cellular
0945 Globe
0946 Talk N Text
0947 Smart
0948 Talk N Text
0949 Smart
0950 Talk N Text
0955 Globe or Touch Mobile
0956 Globe
0965 Globe or Touch Mobile
0966 Globe
0967 Globe
0970 Smart
0973 Extelcom
0974 Extelcom
0975 Touch Mobile
0976 Globe or Touch Mobile
0977 Globe
0978 Next Mobile
0979 Next Mobile
0981 Smart
0989 Smart or Talk N Text
0994 Globe
0995 Globe
0996 Cherry Prepaid (Globe) – not part of unli call and text promos
0997 Globe or Touch Mobile
0998 Smart
0999 Smart (old Umobile prefix)

Mobile phone area codes in the Philippines are composed of three digits and always start with the number 9. These area codes do not necessarily indicate a geographic region, instead they represent the service provider. That’s why we’d rather call them mobile number prefixes. Originally, there were four prefixes used for mobile phones: 912 for Mobiline (CDMA), 915 for Islacom (GSM), 917 for Globe (GSM) and 973 for Express Telecom. Smart followed later, that’s why they got the prefix 918. It was owned by Eastern Telecoms before it started operations, until it was acquired by PLDT. Similarly, Islacom was acquired by Globe, Mobiline was a PLDT subsidiary. As service grew rapidly throughout the 1990s and even until today, existing codes have been exhausted and new codes have been added to fulfill demand. [Source: Wikipediaaudie]

We update this list from time to time, depending on the information submitted to us. If there are any inaccuracies, please let us know in the comments section below. We’ll try to update this as soon as we can. Revision History: mobile-prefix_revisions.pdf

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