The Philippines has a high mobile phone penetration rate. Almost everyone has a mobile phone. The Philippines operates a GSM network.
There are two main providers in the Philippines:
Contracts are known as postpaid plans in the Philippines. These usually last for two years and may have an associated termination fee if you end the contract before the two-year period. There are different prices and options for a postpaid plan. A plan should detail the terms and offer lower SMS (short message service) and calling rates than prepaid cards. Many new arrivals start with a prepaid phone then convert to a postpaid plan when they have sorted out the paperwork. Be sure to carefully read the terms and conditions of your contract.
Below are the common requirements when applying for a postpaid plan:
Here are some basic points you need to consider for choosing the right deal:
Prepaid phones offer maximum flexibility. Users pay in advance for load which is used to make SMS and calls. When you need load you can buy prepaid cards from convenience stores, gas stations and online.
Take into consideration these points when picking a card: