Smart Communications, Inc (Smart) has just launched its Mobile Number Portability (MNP) capability.
MNP, covered by the MNP Act or RA 11202, enables Filipinos to retain their mobile number even when they change service providers. This gives Filipinos greater freedom to best choose the network and services that suit their needs. Under MNP, you can also switch your prepaid account to a postpaid plan and vice-versa without replacing your number.
To switch to the Smart network, you must first secure a Unique Subscriber Code from your previous provider to serve as clearance. Then you must bring it to the nearest Smart Store along with a valid ID and any proof of mobile ownership.
Smart will then begin processing the MNP application without any charges.
“MNP enables more mobile users to finally make the Smart move and experience the country’s fastest mobile data network without the hassles that go with changing one’s mobile number – from having to import contacts and inform your circles, to relinking digital subscriptions and e-wallets,” said Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart. “It is also a game-changer for the telco industry because it pushes us to improve and raise the bar on our services, which we at Smart have been constantly doing with our aggressive network improvement efforts and 5G rollout.”
The company was recently awarded by Ookla as the country’s most reliable 5G mobile operator for Q2 2021. In addition, Ookla cited Smart as the Philippines’ Fastest 5G Mobile Network in Q1-Q2 2021. It has also been declared the country’s fastest mobile network for four years in a row.
“These awards only reinforce the superior customer experience we offer our subscribers. These also inspire us to keep getting better and faster so our customers can live the Giga Life and pursue their passions in our increasingly digitized world,” said Basas.
Additionally, the company has also released its Signature Plans+ starting at PHP 999 per month with Unli 5G access plus Unli Calls & Texts to All Networks, Unli Calls to All Landline Numbers, and a 12-month mobile subscription to Netflix.
For more on making the Smart move, you can click here or head to the nearest Smart Store.