Telephone numbers in Bahrain

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Bahrain telephone numbers
Location
Country Bahrain
Continent Asia
Regulator Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Bahrain
Type Closed
NSN length 8 (usually)
Access codes
Country calling code +973
International call prefix 00
Trunk prefix n/a

The Bahrain Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)[1] is a governmental institution which regularly updates and publishes reports on the country's national numbering plan. The reports include all the number blocks[2] used in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Telephone numbers in Bahrain are generally eight digits long with the exception of short codes which have fewer digits. Majority of the fixed land line numbers start with 1. Cellular (Mobile) phone numbers and pager numbers start with 3* or 663* or 669* depending on the service provider.

There is no area code in Bahrain, however the two digit numbers after the land line prefixes represent different cities or regions in Bahrain.

Batelco[3] is the main service provider for land lines. Mobile users commonly subscribe to Batelco, Zain[4] or Viva.[5]

Range Type Service provider [6]
133 Land line Etisalcom [7]
1344 Land line Rawabi
1350 Land line Elephant Talk
136 Land line Zain [4]
1600-1603, 1606-1607 Land line Neutel
1610, 1616, 1619 Land line Kalam[8]
165 Land line 2Connect[9]
166 Land line Lightspeed[10]
17 Land line Batelco[3]
31 Mobile Royal Court
322, 383, 384, 388, 39 Mobile Batelco
33, 340, 341, 343-345 Mobile Viva[5]
36, 377 Mobile Zain
6111 Universal Kulacom
6160 Universal Kalam
6600, 6688 Universal Rawabi
663, 666, 669 Universal Zain
6966-6969, 6996, 6999 Universal Rapid
7178 Universal Viva
77 Universal Menatelecom

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bahrain TRA Website". Tra.org.bh. 2010-10-25. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Bahrain Numbering Plan" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  3. ^ a b "Batelco Website". Batelco.com. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  4. ^ a b http://www.bh.zain.com/portal/page/portal/home
  5. ^ a b "Viva Website". Viva.com.bh. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  6. ^ "National Numbering Blocks". Tra.org.bh. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  7. ^ "Etisalcom Website". Etisal-int.com. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  8. ^ "Kalam Website". Kalaam-telecom.com. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  9. ^ "2Connect Website". 2connectbahrain.com. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  10. ^ http://www.lightspeed.com.bh/site/index.php