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Area Code: none Subscriber Number: 8 digits (formerly 6-7 digits; special services 5 digits) Trunk Prefix: n/a International Prefix: 00 (formerly 0)
The following are domestic number ranges (excluding country code or carrier selection prefixes):
Number range Service ------------ ------- 00 international prefix 01 protected 02xxx carrier pre-selection 03 protected 04xx carrier access 05 protected 06xxx short code (Type B) 07xxx short code (Type B) 08 protected 09 protected 100 operator (local call assistance, Type C short code) 112 emergency short code 121 fault report (Type C short code) 13xxxxxx wireline/fixed 140 time (English, Type C short code) 141 time (Arabic, Type C short code) 151 operator (international, Type C short code) 16xxxxxx wireline/fixed 17xxxxxx wireline/fixed 181 directory enquiries (national, Type C short code) 188 directory enquiries (carrier-specific, Type C short code) 191 directory enquiries (international, Type C short code) 196 customer service (Type C short code) 199 police - traffic collisions 3xxxxxxx mobile (except protected 30xxxxxx range) 6xxxxxxx universal numbers (except protected 60xxxxxx range) 7xxxxxxx universal numbers (except protected 70xxxxxx range) 80xxxxxx freephone 81xxx short code - freephone (Type B) 82 protected 83 protected 84xxxxxx shared cost 85xxx short code - shared cost (Type B) 86 protected 87xxxxxx premium service 88xxx short code - premium service (Type B) 89 protected 90xxxxxx premium service (low charges) 91xxx short code - premium service (Type B, low charges) 92 protected 93 protected 94xxx short code - premium service (Type B, medium charges) 95xxxxxx premium service (medium charges) 96 protected 97xxxxxx premium service (high charges) 98xxx short code - premium service (Type B, high charges) 99x short codes range (Type A) 990 casualty bureau 991 protected 992 CID (criminal investigation) 993 protected 994 CGD (coast guard) 995 protected 996 protected 997 protected 998 protected 999 emergency (national call centre)Source: National Numbering Plan (TRA, 10 September 2008, PDF format)
(with report courtesy Jaffar A.)
Old and new numbering formats ran in parallel for a permissive period of six months (ending 1 June 2004). After that time, a recorded message advised the subscriber number should be dialled in the new 8-digit format. At some unspecified time after that, the recorded message will be removed.
Existing 6-digit fixed/wireline national subscriber numbers were prefixed by '17' to form new 8-digit numbers.
Existing 7-digit mobile/wireless national subscriber numbers were prefixed by '3' to form new 8-digit numbers.
MTC Vodafone is expected to commence service in Bahrain on 31 December 2003; it has an allocation of numbers in the new 36xxxxxx range. Existing wireless operator Batelco will have numbers in the 39xxxxxx range (9xxxxxx prior to the national numbering expansion).
The payphone maintenance short code 177 was changed to accommodate migration of the new fixed/wireline numbering range.
6-digit number ranges such as Freephone and Home Country Direct (80xxxx) and Premium/Audiotext (900xxx and 901xxx) were to remain in their 6-digit format; no changes to these were announced.
Old format Integrated Messaging System (IMS) of the form 910xxxx will become 1717xxxx.
International prefix changes from '0' to '00'.
New short codes will generally be a five-digit format (1xxxx). Existing 3-, 4-, and 6-digit short codes will be retained.
Emergency number 999 remains unchanged.
Number ranges 8990xxxx through 8992xxxx are reserved for carrier internal routings. Number ranges 8993xxxx through 8999xxxx are reserved for carrier inbound routings.
The existing geographic number ranges at conversion were: 2xxxxxx, 30xxxxx through 35xxxxx, 40xxxxx through 47xxxxx, 53xxxxx through 59xxxxx except 56xxxxx, 6xxxxxx, 7xxxxxx, 8xxxxxx.
Leading digits of the new 8-digit national numbers signify service as follows:
Lead Digit(s) Service ============= ======= 1xxxxxxx geographic numbers (except short codes: 1xxxx, etc.) 17xxxxxx conversion from existing geographic numbers 2xxxxxxx reserved for geographic numbers 3xxxxxxx non-geographic (personal, mobile, paging) 30xxxxxx protected 31xxxxxx personal numbering 32xxxxxx paging 33xxxxxx reserved 34xxxxxx reserved 35xxxxxx reserved 36xxxxxx mobile (MTC Vodafone) 37xxxxxx mobile 38xxxxxx mobile 39xxxxxx mobile (Batelco) 4xxxxxxx reserved 5xxxxxxx corporate numbers 6xxxxxxx reserved 7xxxxxxx reserved for geographic numbers 8xxxxxxx special services 8x0xxxxx freephone (no charge to caller) 8x1xxxxx protected 8x2xxxxx Internet for schools 8x3xxxxx protected 8x4xxxxx shared cost with operator 8x5xxxxx protected 8x6xxxxx protected 8x7xxxxx caller pays cost (up to normal national rate) 8x8xxxxx reserved 8x9xxxxx protected 9xxxxxxx premium rate 9x0xxxxx premium Rate - with content 9x00xxxx up to specified maximum charge 9x01xxxx up to specified maximum charge 9x02xxxx protected 9x03xxxx protected 9x04xxxx protected 9x05xxxx unlimited rate 9x06xxxx unlimited rate 9x07xxxx product purchase 9x08xxxx protected 9x09xxxx protected 9x1xxxxx premium rate - without content 9x2xxxxx broadband 9x3xxxxx broadband 9x4xxxxx broadband 9x5xxxxx broadband 9x6xxxxx broadband 9x7xxxxx broadband 9x8xxxxx broadband 9x9xxxxx reservedSources:
1. TRA announcement (July 2003, via ITU)
2. Regulator TRA, specific documents such as national numbering plan details (Sept 2003) or their National Numbering Plan FAQ.
Additional report on changed international prefix courtesy Risto Nykänen.