The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) was established by Legislative Decree No. 48 of 2002 promulgating the Telecommunications Law.

The TRA is an independent body and its duties and powers include protecting the interests of subscribers and users, and promoting effective and fair competition among established and new licensed operators.

TRA Achievements
A free service has been allocated that allows consumers to block nuisance messages by sending the word block followed by the sender's ID to (88444).
If the issue continues, the consumer has the right to submit a complaint to the authority.
Fraud complaints can be submitted directly to the concerned entity at the Ministry of Interior.
The service provider should address the issue within a limited period from the date of submission as per the code of practice. However, if this period has elapsed without solving the problem, or the consumer has received a non- satisfactory response, the consumer has the right to submit the same complaint directly to the Authority including all supporting documents.

We advise you to:

  • Compare between the products features and prices.
  • Select the service that you think best meet your requirements.
  • Select the package within your budget.
  • Select the service that is available at your location.
  • Ensure that the contract term (length of the contact) suits you.

TRA requires that all service providers have a complaints process and Code of Practice that sets out their complaints process. These should have been approved by TRA before it put into practice by service providers. You can ask your service provider to provide you with the complaint process and Code of Practice. However, most of the service provider are showing it on the Terms and Condition when you apply for the service.

You have the right to ask for it, send your service provider a formal request through the call centers, shops, outlets, fax or email to customer service. If they fail to provide it, please send TRA a formal complaint.Refer to the complaint process.

  • A clear description of the complaint you faced and your expectations.
  • Copies of all the correspondence between you and your service provider and if you have it, your complaint reference number.
  • A copy of your ID, so we can confirm you are the service subscriber concerned in the complaint.
  • Your full name and appropriate contact details, including your telephone number, in case we need to get in touch with you.

In case you filed a complaint and the complaint case remained 60 days without resolution. And/or if exhausting of the service provider's subscriber complaints procedure without resolution.

Why 60 days?

The 60 days is the legal period for service providers to resolve the consumer complaint according to the Telecommunications Law.

You can register yourself on TRA's website at:

It depends on the service you require and your budget.

Mainly TRA advises you to:

  • Contact more than one provider for the required service.
  • Compare their prices, offers, quality of service and the contract terms before you decide on your selection.

Any one can register for the TRA's updates from inside the Kingdom or outside. The update email messages will be sent to the registered user as soon as there is a new update.

In accordance with section 3(f) of the Telecommunications Law, TRA shall, when determining to take measures that will have a material effect on a particular telecommunications market, offer interested parties the opportunity to give their opinions as to such measures within a reasonable period of time. Accordingly, TRA gives notice that is has initiated a consultation process, during which interested parties can submit their input regarding the matters listed further down.

Copies of the consultation papers can be viewed by visiting TRA's website (Click Here). Like all publications issued by the TRA, the consultation papers are available in large fonts and Braille upon request.

TRA allocates numbers to telecommunications service providers in blocks. It does not allocate numbers to individual users. If you wish to obtain a special number, please contact your service provider.

No one owns the numbers. Service providers assig numbers, for subscribers based on their application for a service. The number may be re/allocated for another subscriber if it is unused currently. Please refer to your service provider for further clarification.

No. however, your provider may use your information to announce or market the enhancements/improvement to the services you already use. For example, if you purchase a basic local telephone service from a service provider, it does not need your approval to inform you or to try to sell you another service such as voice mail or an internet package by the same provider.

But they are restricted to provide any third party with your information for marketing purposes.

You can keep your number and port to another operator by following the instructions provided in ilovemynumber.bh