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How to Call Bahrain from the U.S.

Fret no more if you’re wondering about how to call Bahrain.

It can seem like an insurmountable series of digits and international code combinations, but we have the solution for you, a simple and easy-to-follow “How to Call Barhain” guide, found below. Say goodbye to calling confusion.

To call Bahrain from the U.S., just follow these dialing instructions:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. exit code.
  • Next dial 973, the Bahrain country code.
  • Then dial the 8-digit phone number.
  • EX: 011 + 973 + XXXX XXXX

Need more help with how to call Bahrain?


Since Bahrain does not use specific city calling codes, here is a link to Bahrain’s telecom directory for residences, businesses and mobiles.

Besides the complicated calling codes, you might find yourself unable to make your call because of numerous other restrictions built into phone hardware or possibly because of some other rare international rules. So check out these helpful tips when calling Bahrain.

Auto blocks

Some cell phones are preset to keep new users from making international calls without changing the settings or having the provider allow them to go through. So if your call to Bahrain won’t go through, check to see that this setting is turned off.

Mobile phone area codes

There are times when you’re not supposed to use the area code when making an international call. This is because many countries have an assigned first digit they use instead of an area code. Be sure the country you’re calling isn’t one of these.

Drop that trunk code

When a number begins with a 0 or “trunk code” – a rare thing, by the way – it’s only meant to be used when calling within a few certain countries. If you’re not in one of these countries, though, just leave off the zero.

VoIP phones

A “VoIP” or Internet phone will often not require you to dial 011, the exit code for international calls. Again, check to see if your phone is one of these and dial accordingly.

So we’ve got how to call Bahrain down to a science now, but you’re still not sure what the most affordable way to do so is. Conveniently, we may have a solution to that problem too. Both Vonage World® and Vonage World Plus 1000® will give you the power to rip up your calling cards to Bahrain, but you’ll need to decide which is best for you.

Does you mama in Manama want to call you from Bahrain for a change?

If your closest want to be closer to you even though they’re far away, then please take a peak at what we have in store for you with our Vonage World and Vonage World Plus 1000 plans. With both plans you’ll be sent a Vonage Box™ for free (including activation), and you’ll get unlimited¹ calls to landlines in Bahrain. With Vonage World Plus 1000, though, you get unlimited¹ cell calls too, up to 1000 minutes a month. And after that it’s just $0.06 per minute! That’s just if you want to call Bahrain. If your parents would like to be the ones calling you, then all you need to do is sign them up for a Vonage account too. We’ll send you a Vonage Box², which you’ll then ship off to them, and from there on in, they will have the same U.S. area code as you. They can make unlimited cell and landline calls to the U.S. because they’ll also have a U.S. number even if they still live in Bahrain.

Free calls to Bahrain? With Vonage, the answer is yes.

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¹Unlimited calling and other services for all residential plans are based on normal residential, personal, non-commercial use. A combination of factors is used to determine abnormal use, including but not limited to: the number of unique numbers called, calls forwarded, minutes used and other factors. Subject to our Reasonable Use Policy and Terms of Service.

²You sign up for an additional account and remain responsible for all charges and activity on each account, as well as shipping for the adapter and for compliance with the laws of the country outside of the U.S. where the Vonage adapter may be used. Vonage customer support is in English and Spanish only. Vonage 911 service does not operate outside the U.S.