Bahrain: SMS Features and Restrictions

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 route is fully featured, supports DLRs and dynamic Sender ID but the alternative routes may overwrite senders.

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/restrictions of note:

 

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

Links:

Global SMS Features Overview (Outbound only)

Global SMS Numbers Features Overview

 

 

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. 

 

 

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