Remember those days in the 90’s when there was only one prefix for the only two telcos competing? Globe uses 0917 while SMART uses 0918, and the less known Extelcom owns 0973. That’s all you need to remember to know which telco someone is subscribed to.
Of course now there are a ton of mobile number prefixes and we have Sun Cellular to think of too as well as Globe and SMART offsprings such as Talk N’ Text, TM, etc. mudding the list.
Here’s a quick reference of mobile number prefixes to help you know if sending a message to that chick you just met will trigger your unlimited text subscription.
|Globe | TM or Touch Mobile||0905, 0906, 0915, 0916, 0917, 0925, 0926, 0927, 0935, 0936, 0937|
|SMART | Talk N’ Text||0907, 0908, 0909, 0910, 0912, 0918, 0919, 0920, 0921, 0928, 0929, 0930, 0939, 0999|
|Sun Cellular||0922, 0923, 0932, 0933|
|Red Mobile | C.U.R.E||0938 (powered by SMART)|
Chris sent us a tip on how to quickly figure things out. Memorize the fourth digit (091x). 1,2,3 belongs to Sun, 5,6,7 for Globe, 8,9,0 for SMART. Why is the number 4 not used?
Now what will happen if all 0900 prefixes get used up?
Via Digital Spidey