It’s Time to Update your Landline Number!


Starting on October 6, all landline and DUO numbers using the area code 02 will be migrated to an 8 digit format in compliance with the National Telecommunications Commission's Memorandum Order 4-07-2018.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is the directive by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordering all telecommunications companies in the Philippines to migrate all telephone numbers with the area code “02” from the current 7-digit format to an 8-digit format.

All telecommunications companies in the Philippines are required to comply with this directive.

This is to address the insufficient number of assignable exchange codes.

All locations with the area code “02” are affected by this change. These areas are:

  • Metro Manila
  • Rizal Province
  • San Pedro, Laguna; and
  • Bacoor, Cavite

No, only users under the “02” area code will be affected by this ordinance.

Telco Provider New Landline Number
Bayan Telecommunications, Inc. 3000-XXXX to 3499-XXXX
Eastern Telecommunications Philippines, Inc. 5300-XXXX to 5799-XXXX
ABS-CBN Convergence, Inc. 6000-XXXX to 6699-XXXX
Globe Telecom, Inc./Innove Communications 7XXX-XXXX
PLDT, Inc./Digital Telecommunications Philippines 8XXX-XXXX

The migration is scheduled to happen on October 6, 2019, from 12:01AM -5AM.

On October 6, 2019, from 12:01 AM to 5AM, all telephone numbers with the (02) area code will experience an interruption in their incoming and outgoing calls.

Internet connection will remain uninterrupted during this period.

This mandate was given by the National Telecommunications Commission. Any questions or concerns regarding this can be emailed to them at

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