How Many Mobile Network Providers in Your Country?

@julyteen (13257)
Davao, Philippines
June 15, 2008 9:41pm CST
i am from the Philippines, one of asia's biggest number of mobile users. we have 3 big network provider in our country, the leading among the 3 is SMART Communications, which is also my internet provider, we call it SMARTBro (Smart broadband). the second is Globe Telecom, the provider of my Postpaid plan of my Mobile Phones, the third is Sun Cellular who offer unlimited call and text but not available in many areas only big cities. How about in your country?
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@chennai_b02 (1735)
• India
16 Jun 08
CDMA-Phone - cdma-phone...
Yes, I am from Chennai, South India.. We have two type of Technology in the Mobile phone providers.. The GSM Network provider and the CDMA Technology. -- We also more mobile providers in India named, BSNL-(Bharat sanchar niham limited-the Government of india undertaken), and The Airtel, which is the national network in india, they spread all over the country, and Vodafone, they are also cover most of the sounthindian states, and some of the North india also.. Other than this, we have some other providers like AIRTEL, BPL. Spice Tele communications, they are also a mobile phone provider in some of the states in india.. -- and also we have Reliance Communications and the Tata Indicom, which is coming under the CDMA Technology, both are very popular mobile provider in our states, out of which Reliance communicaion is the nation wide mobile phone provider..
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• India
16 Jun 08
In the above said mobile providers, BSNL, Airtel and Tata indicom are providing the internet services also in our area.
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• India
23 Jul 08
Thanks for mark as B/R
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@julyteen (13257)
• Davao, Philippines
23 Jul 08
you're welcome
• India
16 Jun 08
Here in India there are too many provider . You can count .. Vodafone Eassar Airtel BSNL Tata Indicom Relience Aircel ETC... Thanks !!!
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@lamcouz (101)
• Australia
16 Jun 08
So there are vodafone everywhere. Even in Australia/Nz there is vodafone. Are they the same companies or different one?
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• United States
18 Jun 08
Here in the U.S. Verizon Wireless is the leader which i think is starting to get overloaded, then its AT&T which is my personal favorite, and the third is Sprint PCS.
@stvasile (7316)
• Romania
18 Jun 08
In Romania we also have 3 big mobile network providers: Vodafone (the one I use), Orange and Cosmote.
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@pkc3000 (1266)
• India
17 Jun 08
hey julyteen I am from India. There are so many telecom provider as India is growing market for cell phone. Day by day it is growing fast. Hence all big companies are in que . First and largest share is shouldering by BSNL which is Govt. of India U/T, MTNL also a Govt of India UT company. AIRTEL, AIRCEL,HUTCH( Now Vodafone-essar),Reliance, Tata Indicom etc. I am having BSNL post paid connection which is wide range coverage all over the country. For my internet browsing I am having Airtel connection. pkc3000
@sk66rc (4257)
• United States
17 Jun 08
Quite a few here in U.S... AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Alltel, T-Mobile, Helio & few ohter regional comapnies... Some of the use each other's towers...
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• Philippines
17 Jun 08
So, that means that you have 3 active phones? hihihihi You must be like me before? i got four anyway. smart, globe, sun, tm... but it's difficult to maintain 4 phones at the same time so i just stick with smart and globe... the two giants... and oh, i'm also from the Philley
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• India
17 Jun 08
Hi friend, our country is one of the leading mobile users. There are lot of providers here. The main are bsnl, bharati airtel, vodafone essar,idea, reliance, tata indicom, spice.... The bsnl got most customers . Because its owned by government. Thank you
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@vanities (11409)
• Davao, Philippines
17 Jun 08
i guess we are the same..i mean were living in same location..but my postpaid is smart also and my net connections as well...and i agree with you sun is not available in some areas with no cell site..its unfortunate though ...they offer the lowest rate!!
@longbangod (1790)
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
Here in Saudi Arabia, we only have two mobile network providers. So there’s no problem in choosing which network you will use. And of course you can use both for you can buy sim cards also at a lower price. How I wish we could have a network like Sun Cellular here so we could enjoy the unlimited call and text features too!
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• Sri Lanka
16 Jun 08
In Sri Lanka we have a population of only 20 million people. I do not know how many families are there. Also I do not know how many of them are infants. Our main mobile phone companies are Dialog GSM, Mobitel, Hutchinson and Tigo. Although Tigo were the pioneers who started as Celltel the company went into difficulties after Dialog GSM came in. Dialog GSM itself is have 3 million customers. So that means one in seven people in Sri Lanka use a Dialog GSM mobile phone. I do not know the customer base of the other mobile companies. Then what about the infants and toddlers among the population. Most probably almost everyone in Sri Lanka must be having a mobile phone.
• India
16 Jun 08
in India also we have a lot of network providers and there are many users being addicted to cell phones also. we have providers like Tata,BSNL,Airtel,Reliance,Idea,Vodafone, etc..
@lamcouz (101)
• Australia
16 Jun 08
There are 3, optus, telstra, vodafone (not sure if there is anymore) in Australia. I have been using optus as they give free phone when you signed up a plan, which makes me a bit regretting now, as the phone bill of optus skyrockets, which only earns me a relatively ok phone (810i) T_T
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@thaMARKER (2505)
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
We live in the same country so you already helped me counting all of the cell phone networks right there. There was one network before but I guess they went down. I forgot the name though.
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@jhartana (1085)
• Australia
16 Jun 08
Here in Australia where I live, let me see I can count 5 major mobile phone network providers. They are Telstra, Optus, 3, Vodafone and Virgin. I've been using Optus network for past 12 years because I think they have best service and deal I can get. Telstra is nation's number one provider and I did not why people choosing to use Telstra while they did not realize it is the worst provider and too expensive.
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@Jemina (5774)
16 Jun 08
According to my resource there are six network providers here in the UK. You probably have seen Vodafone on the footballers' jersey if you ever watch football especially the Man U. I think Vodafone is the first one to launch mobile network. Then there is Orange which is my first network. And now I am using O2. I can't decide which network to stick to. I don't like switching from Orange to O2 and I don't like carrying 2 celphones. Anyway, we also got Virgin Mobile UK, 3, and T-Mobile.
@oliverdt (1959)
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
Hi julyteen my friend, I love to answers friends discussions always. Well back to the topic, we have 3 big moble company ere the Globe, Smart and Suns Network Providers. Right now I'm using Smart bu my wife is using globe. They have big difference in advancement and other features in terms of service.
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@stephcjh (32303)
• United States
16 Jun 08
I think we have at least eight here in the United States. It may be more than that. I know that we have several of them. I think out leader is AT&T. We have alot of good ones though. I think the second one is Verizon. I would have to guess that Sprint/Nextel is the third leader here. I just use a prepaid Nokia phone though.
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@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
Hi Julyteen, I'm from the Philippines too. Obviously, we have the same network providers. I also use Smartbro as my internet provider and Smart also for my mobile phone.
• Mozambique
16 Jun 08
I am in Mozambique at the moment and there are 2 network providers,Mcel(Mozambique cellular) and Vodacom which is is some other southern African countries.
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