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Bahrain SMS Features and Restrictions


Overview

Messages to all networks in Bahrain (MCC=426) are being sent over our Adaptive Routing. Therefore much of the time a direct link will be used but we also have backup routes for when this is not high-quality.

Sender ID

The direct routes is fully featured, supports DLRs and dynamic Sender IDs, but the alternative routes may overwrite senders, apart for VIVA NW (42604) where SID will be overwritten to "NXSMS" to ensure delivery. 

Content

Adult Content

Adult content is likely to be blocked by the Bahraini operators.

Political Content

Political content is likely to be blocked by the Bahraini operators.

Religious Content

Religious content is likely to be blocked by the Bahraini operators.

Unicode

Unicode is supported.

Other Features or Restrictions

Additionally operator names such as "Zain," "Viva," and "Batelco" are blocked by the operators as an anti-spam measure. Ensure that your messages do not contain any of these works or they will not be delivered.

Virtual Numbers

  • Voice only
  • Available off API only (on demand)

The following is required before a number can be ordered:

  1. Name, business name and contact phone number.
  2. Passport or ID copy.*
  3. Current address (street, building number, postal code, city).
  4. Proof of address form (a copy of utility bill no older than of 6 months).

*In case registration process is performed under a company name, the company registration certificate shall be provided together with passport or ID copy.

Additional Information

For more information, see the following articles:

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