What network is 0997 or 63997? The mobile network for 0997 is either Globe Telecom or Touch Mobile (TM).
When you see a mobile number that starts with 0977 or +63977, then it’s a Globe or TM number. Since Globe and TM use the same cellular network, there is an overlap between the two when it comes to mobile numbers.
About 0997 Network
Many mobile subscribers in the Philippines use the prefix or the first four digits of a mobile number to determine the network where it belongs to. The prefix for the mobile number 09971234567, for example, is 0977. So based on the 0977 prefix, you will know that it’s either a Globe or Touch Mobile (TM) number.
For those outside the Philippines who want to call a Globe or TM number, the country code +63 must be used instead of the first digit 0. For example, the mobile number +639771234567 must be used instead of 09771234567. Both numbers are valid within the Philippines.
The Philippines has several different mobile networks such as Globe Telecom and Smart Communications. Sometimes it’s necessary to know a number’s mobile network in order to purchase the correct type of prepaid load.
Some prepaid load promos only allow you to call or text other subscribers within the same network. So if you register a Globe promo, you can only call or text Globe or TM numbers using your call minutes or SMS allocation. So you must first find out if a number you want to contact is within the same network.
How to Call or Text 0997 Network
To call a mobile number with the 0997 prefix, just dial the 11-digit number i.e. 09971234567. To text a 0997 number, enter the 11-digit number as the recipient.
Those outside the Philippines must use the 13-digit number with country code +63 i.e. +639971234567. Just replace the first digit 0 with +63.
There you have it. You’ve just learned that the mobile network for 0997 is either Globe or TM. Go to this page for the complete list of mobile number prefixes in the Philippines.
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