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TRA Announces Free Number to Reduce Spam Messages

2019-03-05 - 7:49 p

Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) said it has introduced a uniform toll-free number (88444) to reduce spam messages in cooperation with the mobile network operators, by either blocking the messages through sending the word "Block" followed by a space and then the "Sender ID", or resuming the messages by sending "Unblock" followed by a space and then the "Sender ID". 

TRA urged all organizations using the bulk messaging service to ensure that their contracted service provider complies with the Bulk Messaging Regulation issued by Resolution 3/2015. One of the obligations includes that consumers, who have expressly consented, can receive solicited bulk messages in the appropriate time between the hours of 9 am and 8 pm according to Bahrain's local time.

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