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Breaking: Starting today, there is no need to change numbers when changing telcos!

Telecommunications Connectivity Inc. today announced that the mobile number portability core services are now available in the Philippines.
Mobile subscribers can start switching to another telco starting September 30
Mobile number portability is now available!

You won't lose your old number when switching to the telco of your choice anymore

The press statement of TCI
The press statement of TCI

To recap, TCI is the group formed by Globe, Smart, and DITO to implement the Republic Act No. 11202 or the Mobile Number Portability Act that allows customers to keep their mobile numbers as they transfer from one provider to another.

We wish to announce to the Filipino people that as of today, September 30, the core services of the mobile number portability are now ready. We do expect to experience some inconveniences as we start offering the service, but we are confident that with the continued cooperation and hard work of our three partner telcos, we can say that finally, forever is here. TCL General Manager Melanie Manuel said.

1. Internal and external porting across operators will be ready by September 30. There will be limitations with regard to prepaid to postpaid porting within DITO Telecommunity since it currently does not offer postpaid service as of MNP launch.

2. Domestic and international inbound and outbound services for SMS will be available across all telcos. There are however some limitations on voice calls and roaming at the onset. However, these initial limitations will be remedied in the soonest possible time.

3. Full data services will also be available. Ported subscribers can start to enjoy the services that their chosen “new” provider offers.

4. Airtime loading and/or prepaid top-up will be available across physical stores and retailers. Meantime, loading via third-party apps and various online channels will be dependent on the capability of these third-party applications.

5. Lastly, the availability of postpaid subscriptions to third-party applications via direct carrier billing, will also depend on the capability of these applications.

To recall, we previously reported that Manuel assured Filipino consumers that the group will continue to upgrade its MNP services to provide a smooth process of switching to another network provider while keeping the mobile number.

The country's top telco players Globe, Smart, and DITO are encouraging users in the country to switch to their network. The telcos also highlight that this service is FREE of charge.

This service is available for both Prepaid and Postpaid subscribers.

To check if you can make the switch, contact the telco of your choice.

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