Batelco has decided to phase out its fixed SMS service for PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) customers. This comes in response to the decline in demand for fixed SMS service available from landlines, as the industry rapidly shifts to mobile technologies for most of its communication needs.
Batelco’s Mobile SMS service will continue to be available with a number of top value mobile packages including on-net texts messages as part of their benefits.
The fixed SMS services for landlines will be phased out by mid-March 2017. If customers have any queries they have been requested to call 196 for clarifications.