Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cellphone Provider Prefix numbers

Nauubos Ba Load Mo Pero Naka-Unli ka Naman?

I just tried searching the number prefixes to determine if my unlimited text will be useful to that number.

So many cell phone service providers in the Philippines such as PLDT SMART, Globe Telecom, and Sun Cellular, and they have assigned different cellphone prefix codes. The country code of the Philippines is +63, and although most of the local mobile phones here begin with 09, the actual international phone number format should start with +639…

So if a cell phone number in Manila is 0918-1234567 the long format is +639181234567.

Now here are the different prefix access codes:




Prefix Provider (by number)
0905 Globe
0906 Globe
0907 Globe
0908 Smart/PLDT
0909 Smart/PLDT
0910 Smart/PLDT
0912 Smart/PLDT0915 Globe
0916 Globe
0917 Globe
0918 Smart/PLDT
0919 Smart/PLDT
0920 Smart/PLDT
0921 Smart/PLDT
0922 SUN/Digitel
0923 SUN/Digitel
0926 Globe
0927 Globe
0928 Smart/PLDT
0929 Smart/PLDT
0930 Smart/PLDT
0932 Sun/Digitel
0933 Sun/Digitel
0935 Globe
0936 Globe
0937 Globe
0938 Smart/PLDT
0939 Smart/PLDT
0948 Smart/PLDT (Talk N Text)
0999 Smart/PLDT

Now that you know which provider handles which access code, you can choose your SIM card wisely. And you will be aware if what provider you're texting! For example, if most the people you contact are using Sun Cellular numbers, then it will be better for you to also get a Sun SIM, because you can save on SMS text and voice call charges.

If there are any corrections here, please let me know.
Happy texting!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Facebook to close down for good?

A rumor circulating the web says
Facebook to close down for good?

PALO ALTO, CA –Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will be shut down in March. Managing the site has become too stressful.

“Facebook has gotten out of control,” said Zuckerberg in a press conference outside his Palo Alto office, “and the stress of managing this company has ruined my life. I need to put an end to all the madness.” Zuckerberg went on to explain that starting March 15th, users will no longer be able to access their Facebook accounts.

“After March 15th the whole website shuts down,” said Avrat Humarthi, Vice President of Technical Affairs at Facebook. “So if you ever want to see your pictures again, I recommend you take them off the internet. You won’t be able to get them back once Facebook goes out of business.” Zuckerberg said that the decision to shut down Facebook was difficult, but that he does not think people will be upset.

Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook

“I personally don’t think it’s a big deal,” he said in a private phone interview. “And to be honest, I think it’s for the better. Without Facebook, people will have to go outside and make real friends. That’s always a good thing.”

Some Facebook users were furious upon hearing the shocking news. “What am I going to do without Facebook?” said Denise Bradshaw, a high school student from Indiana. “My life revolves around it. I’m on Facebook at least 10 hours a day. Now what am I going to do with all that free time?” However, parents across the country have been experiencing a long anticipated sense of relief.

“I’m glad the Facebook nightmare is over,” said Jon Guttari, a single parent from Detroit. “Now my teenager’s face won’t be glued to a computer screen all day. Maybe I can even have a conversation with her.” Those in the financial circuit are criticizing Zuckerberg for walking away from a multibillion dollar franchise. Facebook is currently ranked as one of the wealthiest businesses in the world, with economists estimating its value at around 7.9 billion.

Facebook at Palo Alto, California

But Zuckerberg remains unruffled by these accusations. He says he will stand by his decision to give Facebook the axe. “I don’t care about the money,” said Zuckerberg. “I just want my old life back.”

The Facebook Corporation suggests that users remove all of their personal information from the website before March 15th. After that date, all photos, notes, links, and videos will be permanently erased.