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Mobile Number Portability Act signed into law

The Mobile Number Portability Act has been recently signed into law by President Duterte.

The law makes mobile numbers “portable,” ensuring consumers that they may keep their mobile numbers if they ever switch to a different telco provider or change their subscription plans. According to the measure, telco companies should allow their consumers to keep their mobile numbers free of charge. It should also only take companies 48 hours to completely process the switch or subscription change.


Telecommunication firms will be fined a fee of up to 1 million should they fail to follow the law. Their franchise to operate will also be revoked should they still “unjustly refuse even after mediation” by the fifth time.

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) was also certified by the law to pay up to PHP 40,000 in damages to each subscriber. The NTC was first urged to order telco companies to adopt Mobile Number Portability in 2017.


Source: ABS-CBN

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8 Responses

  1. K L says:

    dapat telco stores lang ang magbebenta ng SIM cards or esims dapat registered din kahit prepaid…

  2. K L says:

    IRR please… dapat kahit prepaid sims

  3. Morestrictfinefordiscipline says:

    Wow angtaas ng fine sa telcos. Dapat ganito din ang fine sa mga illegal parking, jaywalking, nagtatapon ng basura sa kalye at sidewalk vendors. Dapat gayahin ang singapore penalties para matuto sa disiplina.

  4. yanpresidentko says:

    finally, what took it so long. pa gandahan na kayo ng service ngayon, d na tied up mga subscriber sa inyo. d na uso payabang ng speed dito.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I suppose yung 09xx ay magbabago pa rin depende sa telco. Pero yung the rest of 7 digits will be portable. Else how can one differentiate Globe from Smart/Sun? Calling to the other telco is still fairly expensive.

    • CK says:

      nope, kasama sa law na iisa lang ang rate kahit saang telco pa siya. sa US ganun. kahit anong pang tawagan iisa lang ang rate. nagkakatalo nalang sa signal coverage at sa offer nila sa plan.

  6. Jay Kris S. Reyes says:

    Is this law for immediate implementation or do we still have to wait?

  7. David Keith Marcos says:

    Smart does not implement it yet as of now

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