Batelco introduces free SIMs for foreign workers

20 Jan 2015

Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) has partnered with the country’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) to provide expatriate workers in Bahrain with free SIM cards. Foreign workers in Bahrain holding a valid work permit will now be able to register their details with the LMRA in return for the SIM card, which will enable them to maintain constant contact with the authority, and provide work/legal status updates. Chief executive at the LMRA, Ausamah Al Absi, commented: ‘The SIM card number will be deemed the worker’s contact number, which the authority will use to inform him of all information that concerns him in the language he prefers.’