Switching to the country’s fastest and most reliable mobile network without having to change your number is now possible as SMART launches its Mobile Number Portability (MNP) capability starting today, Sept. 30. MNP, which is covered by the MNP Act or RA 11202, enables Filipinos to retain their mobile number even when they change service providers, giving them greater freedom to choose the best network and services that suit their needs. Under MNP, customers may also switch their prepaid account to a postpaid plan and vice-versa without replacing their mobile number.
To switch to the SMART network, a mobile user must first secure a Unique Subscriber Code from his or her originating provider to serve as clearance, and bring it to the nearest SMART Store along with a valid ID and any proof of mobile ownership. From there, SMART shall begin processing the MNP application without any charges. To know more about making the Smart move, mobile users may also visit x.smart/switch or head to the nearest SMART Store.
“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.”
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