Friday, April 30, 2010

Updated List of Philippine Mobile Telco Prefix

I previously posted a list of mobile prefixes used by Philippine telcos. With Smart now at 40+ million subscribers and Globe around 25+ million, the NTC has released more prefixes to the telcos. I would like to acknowledge a Philstar writer (sorry, forgot her name) who took the time to do the research.

The Globe-assigned prefixes are: 0905, 0906, 0915, 0916, 0917, 0926, 0927, 0935. To Share-a-load, enter 2+10 digit globe/tm number. For per second billing, enter 232+10 digit. This will cost the call at P0.10/second for Mon to Sat and P0.05/sec for Sun. There is also the 235+10 digit offer which is P10 for 3 mins. And the 236+10 digit which is P20 for 20 mins.

For international calls, dial 12800 + countrycode + area code + telno. The price is P0.15/sec for the major countries -- US, Australia, Canada, China, Hongkong, Kuwait, Malaysia, Saudi, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and UK.

The Smart-assigned prefixes are: 0907, 0908, 0909, 0910, 0912, 0918, 0919, 0920, 0921, 0928, 0929, 0930, 0938, 0939, 0999. And for Sun, its 0922, 0923, 0932, 0933.

Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile (aka. Manong Johnny) keeps hyping the supposed fact that telcos now charge per second due to a bill he filed. In fact, this is one of the major items in his TV ad. The sad truth is you only get the per second billing if you dial those obscure prefixes (ex. 232 for Globe). And nobody actually bother with those because if you embed those prefix in your phone's contact info, you cannot txt to that number. So its very cumbersome to add that prefix when calling, but not use it when txt-ing.

2 comments:

雅婷雅婷宛佳 said...
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Mike said...

Thanks for posting this one. I was never aware of the additional Globe 3MINS FOR 10P feature. I don't believe people don't use this feature, I know a LOT of my friends use this for calling.