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Can you determine a cellphone's mobile network by its prefix?

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It is not possible to determine a cellphone's mobile network by its prefix. Phone numbers are organized by area codes. These prefixes reflect the geographical area where the phone is registered and not the specific cellphone network.

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Can you determine a cellphone's mobile network by its prefix?
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Mobile networks use the same routing and phone numbers as landline telephones, in most instances. Some large cities have a certain prefixes for landlines and different prefixes for cellular phones, but these numbers are not further categorized by cellphone carrier. The only way to determine the carrier of a particular cellular phone is to check the carrier name or ID in the mobile network settings.

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