Check the Mobile Network of a Phone Number in the Philippines

Find out what network provider your family, friends, relatives, or fiancee’s mobile phone number belongs to.

Is it Smart, Globe, or DITO?

Click the button below to enter his or her mobile number.

Change 639xxxxxxxxx to 09xxxxxxxxx

Why You Need to Know the Mobile Network

Knowing the mobile network of the person you want to call or send a text message has advantages. This means that you can:

  • Save on regular load.
  • Register to the right load promo.
  • Know if your current load promo can make a call or send an SMS.

What is a Mobile Network?

A mobile network is a telecommunication system that allows mobile devices to connect and communicate with each other and the internet. It consists of cell towers, antennas, and network equipment spread across an area.

Mobile devices connect to the nearest tower to make calls, send messages, and access the internet.

Mobile networks are operated by companies that provide services to subscribers through various mobile plans. They offer voice, text, and data services, enabling wireless connectivity and supporting a range of communication options.

The Philippines’ Mobile Network Operators

As of today, there are a total of six (6) mobile network operators in the country. Three (3) of these are the major mobile network provider in the Philippines. And the other three (3) are their subsidiary networks. See the table below:

Network OperatorSubsidiary Network
Smart CommunicationsTNT (Talk ‘n Text)
Globe TelecomTM (Touch Mobile) & GOMO
DITO Telecommunitynone

How to Know the Mobile Network of a Phone Number

There are two ways to know what network a person is using based on his mobile number.

1. Enter a Phone Number Using the Button Above

This is a simple method as you only need to enter the mobile phone number of the person. In return, you will then know what network that mobile number belongs to.

2. Checking the Prefix Number

This one is a little complex method. You need to extract numbers from a phone number and then refer them to the table of prefix numbers to get the mobile network of that phone number.

We suggest you use the first method.

What is a Prefix Number?

In the Philippines, a prefix number refers to the initial digits of a phone number that indicate the specific telecommunications provider or network to which the number belongs. Each telecommunications company in the Philippines has its own unique prefix number or set of prefix numbers.

The prefix number helps identify the network to which the number is assigned. It is typically the first four digits of the phone number.

For example, if a phone number starts with the prefix number “0917,” it indicates that the number belongs to the Globe Telecom network. Similarly, a number starting with “0971” is associated with the Smart Communications network.

Why Know a Phone Number’s Prefix

Knowing the prefix number of a phone number can be useful when determining the mobile network of your contacts or when considering the cost of calls or messages between different networks, as rates can vary depending on the network.

And to help you identify the mobile network of a specific phone number, What Network PH was born.