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0961 What Network is it? Is it Globe or Smart?

By January 20, 2021One Comment
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What network is 0961? Cellphone numbers that have the prefix 0961 is a Smart number under the Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart). You may check with the person who has this number if it’s a Smart SIM card.

About the 0961 network

The 0961 network is one of the latest prefixes or four (4) digit number released by Smart. As you might know by now, the prefix helps a person to determine a cellphone number’s network.

Advantages of knowing a cellphone number’s network

It’s important to know a cellphone number’s network as (1) it helps you determine the right prepaid load promo to purchase – may it be for you or someone who’ll seek your assistance, and (2) stop you from accidentally consuming your regular load thinking that you’re contacting a person of the same network.

How do you contact a 0961 network?

Similar in contacting any other network in the Philippines, you just to key in 0 and the ten (10) numbers to text or call someone with a 0961 prefix.

But if you’re outside the Philippines, use +63 instead of 0. Hence, it’ll be +639612935031. Remember that there are roaming charges if you’re trying to reach a number outside your country of origin.

About Smart

Here are some quick facts about the Smart Communications, Inc.

  1. It’s a wholly-owned wireless communications and digital services and a subsidiary of the PLDT, Inc. – also a telecommunications and digital services provider in the Philippines.
  2. As of this date, Smart has at least 73 million subscribers under its three (3) networks – Smart, Sun, and TNT (Talk n’ Text). Its wireless broadband brands – Smart Bro and Sun Wireless Broadband – has 3.8 million subscribers.

Updates from Smart

  1. In the year 2020, Smart opened its 5G mobile phone network as a commercial service. Under the service, subscribers may indulge in following:
    • Fast data service using their 5G-activated SIMs.
    • Ultra-low latency which should allow subscribers to upload and download heavy files in just seconds.
    • Higher level of customer experience, specifically in high-resolution video streaming, playing of e-sports without, and other digital services.
  2. The company is also the first to provide 5G services in cities of Visayas and Mindanao. Other areas that can already experience 5G perks are Makati Central Business District (CBD), Bonifacio Global City CBD, Araneta City, Mall of Asia Bay Area, North Avenue in Quezon City, Taft Avenue in Manila, Ortigas CBD, EDSA, New Clark City in Pampanga, and in strategic places in the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Parañaque, Valenzuela, Caloocan, Navotas, and San Juan.
  3. Smart Prepaid subscribers may also take advantage of the high-speed internet connection offered by the 5G service of Smart.
  4. Moreover, it has been reported that alongside Globe and DITO Telecommunity, Smart will allow their subscribers to switch network using the same number. They’d also allow their customers to shift from prepaid to postpaid (and vice versa) instead of changing SIM card just so to avail other services of the network.

If you’re still confuse with networks of other domination, such as 0977, 0955, 0956, and the like, here’s the complete list of mobile prefixes, click here.

Final Thoughts

That’s it, that’s the network of numbers that start with 0961.

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Jerico Saquing

Jerico Saquing

Jerico is the founder of Peso Hacks. He's also a freelance writer who specializes in topics related to finance, travel and games. In his spare time, he likes to watch anime, play mobile games and read books.

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