July 31, 2008

Batelco Slashes Prices of IDD Calls Made Via 123Call Cards

Batelco recently announced huge reductions of up to 95% for IDD calls made using 123Call Cards. Now, the Kingdom's leading Telecommunications Company has further exciting news for 123Call Card customers as prices to 30 selected destinations are currently being offered with an additional discount of up to 21% off.

The great offer, which will run from 1 to 31 August, is available to 30 destinations, including key locations such as India, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Canada, USA, UK and more. Calls made with 123call Cards are charged per second with no hidden charges. Additionally, the call rates are exactly the same whether the customer calls from a land line or mobile, and furthermore there is no difference in rates for calls made to land lines or mobiles.

"The reduced prices will provide a fantastic benefit for our customers who have family, friends or loved ones in these overseas locations," said Batelco Group Board Secretary and Company Spokesman Ahmed Al Janahi.

"123 calls have never been cheaper, so whatever you have to say, you can say it with a smile during this summer with these unbeatable low prices. For example, you can talk to someone in USA, Canada and Thailand 45 minutes for only 900 fils card and enjoy a 36 minutes conversation with someone in Bangladesh for the same card."

Pick up a 123call Card today and experience top quality connections at the best rates. The cards are available in three denominations, 900 fils, BD3 and BD5 from Batelco Retail Outlets, authorised resellers and cold stores. For the list of countries included visit Batelco website at http://www.batelco.com/ current_promotions.asp or collect a flyer from any Batelco Retail Outlet.

About BatelcoBahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) is the leading integrated communications' provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain and a significant force among the regions key telecommunications players.Batelco serves both the corporate and consumer markets in the most liberalised and competitive environment in the Middle East, and remains committed to delivering cutting- edge telecommunications to its customers in Bahrain and the MENA region. The Company's management and staff are driven by an enthusiasm for delivering the best customer experience based on innovation, affordability and reliability of products and services.Batelco offers complete, end-to-end telecommunications solutions for its residential, business and government customers. The comprehensive solutions portfolio covers mobile services, international roaming, Broadband Internet, satellite services, WiFi, and MPLS IP-VPN based network services utilising our Next Generation all IP Network providing Datacoms services over fixed and wireless platforms in addition to managed services including systems integration and management.Batelco has invested US$1.4 billion in Bahrain's telecom infrastructure since 1981, including significant investment in NGN (Next Generation Networks) infrastructure which has reinforced the Kingdom's position as a leading communications hub. The Company's shares are listed on the Bahrain Stock Exchange with a total capitalisation of approx US$ 3.1 billion as of June 2008.With an ongoing strategy to grow overseas, the Batelco Group incorporates joint venture operations in Jordan, Kuwait, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Egypt

2008 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)

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