Unclaimed SIMs face disconnection next month

17 Aug 2010

Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has issued an ultimatum that all unregistered pre-paid mobile SIM cards will be disconnected on 26 September, following its original order for all users to register their personal details with their network operators in July 2008. TRA chairman Mohammed Al Amer said, ‘We have taken this step to support the public safety and discourage illegitimate use of the mobile telecommunications networks.’ Over 80% of cellular subscribers in Bahrain are pre-paid.