Introducing Batelco Mobile Payment service with Ithmaar Bank.
Payments made quick, easy and secure.

Batelco’s Mobile payment service with Ithmaar Bank is a contactless payment method, which allows you to make contactless purchases in store through your phone. Simply tap your phone on the NFC reader the next time you are shopping to make a payment.


Pay for items without the need of your wallet.


Instant cashless payment i.e. no more waiting for change or having to swipe your card


All payments and information is kept secure


Remote payment
Making payments from the comfort of your seat

How to subscribe?

To subscribe, all you need to do is visit Ithmaar Bank stand located at our Batelco retail shops (Seef mall – Manama).

How to activate?

  • After receiveing your eCard from Ithmaar Bank, SMS the 16-digit code located on the back of the sticker pack to 38188188
  • You will receive an SMS with your 4 digit password that you will use to verify transactions

How to top up?

How to inquire about your balance?
To check your balance SMS ‘BI’ to 38188188

Where can I use it?
In-store purchases across selected merchants in Bahrain including fashion stores, grocery shops…etc.

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  • Standard charges applicable for every SMS sent to 38188188
  • Note: Customer will be charged BD0.300/monthly.
  • Batelco Postpaid users must be same owner of the service, verification will take place at registration
  • This offer is provided for both Postpaid and Prepaid and not limited to Batelco users only
  • Batelco Hold no responsibility for any transaction issue nor account issues
  • Free NFC tags will be given for first time subscribers
  • Case of lost or damage of the NFC Tags, a BD 0.500 will be charged for replacement

Support and queries:

Ithmaar Support Call 13303030 for:

  • Issue with the Payment account
  • Transaction issues
  • Changing Mobile number
  • Changing Tag ID
  • Service Information, description and benefits
  • Request new or replace Tag

Batelco Support Call 196 for:

  • Issue with Mobile service level
  • Changing Tag ID
  • Service Information, description and benefits
  • Request new or replace Tag