Provide your email for confirmation

Tell us a bit about yourself

country *

Please provide your email address

welcome to Rappler

Login

To share your thoughts

Don't have an account?

Login with email

Check your inbox

We just sent a link to your inbox. Click the link to continue signing in. Can’t find it? Check your spam & junk mail.

Didn't get a link?

Use password?

Login with email

Reset password?

Please use the email you used to register and we will send you a link to reset your password

Check your inbox

We just sent a link to your inbox. Click the link to continue resetting your password. Can’t find it? Check your spam & junk mail.

Didn't get a link?

Sign up

Ready to get started

Already have an account?

Sign up with email

By signing up you agree to Rappler’s Terms and Conditions and Privacy

Check your inbox

We just sent a link to your inbox. Click the link to continue registering. Can’t find it? Check your spam & junk mail.

Didn't get a link?

Join Rappler+

Join Move

How often would you like to pay?

Annual Subscription

Monthly Subscription

Your payment was interrupted

Exiting the registration flow at this point will mean you will loose your progress

Your payment didn’t go through

Exiting the registration flow at this point will mean you will loose your progress

welcome to Rappler+

welcome to Move

welcome to Move & Rappler+

PreFIX PH: An intelligent phonebook app for Filipinos

MANILA, Philippines – While there are phonebook applications that can sort your phone numbers for you by setting conditions for specific numbers, there hasn't been a Philippines-specific phonebook app that did most of the legwork for you.

Enter PreFIX PH, which touts itself as the country's first intelligent phone directory application.

PreFIX PH is a free phonebook app that checks your contacts and sorts your numbers by the network it's on, whether it be Globe, Smart, or Sun.

During initial startup, the app scans the numbers on your phone to determine which network holds sway via the numerical prefix on a contact number.

Users are then asked to choose their preferred network – Smart and Talk N' Text, Globe and TM, and Sun Cellular – and can then scroll through the list of contacts for each network with the first lined up being your preferred network.

Aside from the sorting mechanism, the app has a free function that lets you check numbers for the network they're destined to be placed under.

There are also some paid functions – costing P46 (around $1) each – allowing users to send messages to a specific contact group as sorted by network or store promotional codes for later use.

While you don't need the paid functions too much if you're casually using the app to sort your numbers, the group messaging function does seem to be very useful if you're a business person who needs to send an important text blast to a team.

The sheer usefulness of the app's free functions, however, make it a keeper on any phone that needs to handle a ton of contacts – whether on one sim or two – from different networks.

PreFIX PH is available on both the Google Play Store and on the iTunes App Store. – Rappler.com

Digital phone image from Shutterstock

Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.

image