VIVA Bahrain new website - Homepage

VIVA Got a new look!

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e have spent a fair time researching, gathering requirements, design translation & dwelling into usability best practices for this project, I am now proud to announce that we have launched our new revamped website @ - I have highlighted below some of the new features that have been introduced with this release.



This is not the end , we have introduced way more features on our new website, go have a look yourself @ & remember this is just the beginning ;)

VIVA Racing team - Video

I joined VIVA Racing team @ the BIC to capture few moments from Round 2/Race 2 of the WGA Chevrolet supercars championship, the video splits into 3 parts: preparation, qualifying & the 2x races.

Special thanks to:
- VIVA Racing team & crew
- Tariq Zainal for the great photos

Shot with Canon 600D
Canon 50MM 1.4
Canon 18 - 135 3.5
shot @ 24 & 60fps
ISO 100 - 800
Shutter speed 50, 125 & 200

Raed Rafee

VIVA Bahrain Sponsors WGA Supercars Championships Racing Team

Raed Rafee

VIVA Bahrain is proud to announce its sponsorship of the VIVA Racing Team competing in the Western Gulf Advisory (WGA) Supercars Championship Middle East as part of this weekend?s National Racing Festival. The team consists of Bahraini 22-year-old, Raed Raffii and 38-year-old Australian Tarek Elgammal, who will be competing in the opening race of the series. In its fifth year, the WGA Supercars series is one of the most competitive and sought-after racing categories in the Gulf.


The team are now participating in the qualifying heats taking place on November 18th and then the first round of the race on November 19th.? Raffii, who is also a Roaming and Interconnection Analyst at VIVA, has competed in the last two seasons of the WGA championship, winning 10 races and making the podium at 12 others.

With 10 years of racing experience behind him, he has won several endurance karting races all over the Middle East.


Elgammal on the other hand is a Supercar racing veteran who also doubles as a freelance senior instructor at the Dubai Autodrome and Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. He has competed for several years around the Middle East and as far afield as France, last securing 2nd place overall at the Chevrolet Supercars Middle East Championship 2010 in Dubai.


?We are very proud to be part of such an important national championship event,? commented Ulaiyan Al Wetaid, VIVA acting CEO. ?The Bahrain International Circuit is the proven leader of motorsport events in the region, and this National Racing Festival is sure to be an exciting time for all. We wish the team?s best of luck and look forward to a good show.?


The 2011/2012 campaign in the WGA Supercars will feature a total of six rounds, with two races per meeting. The calendar will run all the way until April of next year, when the championship finale will be held as part of the official support program of the Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.

Gtalk SMS service for VIVA Bahrain - How to enable it

I'll explain how to enable and use the Gtalk SMS service from google with few easy steps, the service is disabled by default and you'll require to enable it.

Enabling Gtalk SMS & using it:

1-?Login to your gmail account, click on the gear icon to the top right of your browser's window.

Click on labs from the drop down menu.




2- Scroll down on the enabled labs page until you spot the "SMS in chat gadget", the service is disabled by default, enable it and click on "save changes" button located on the top left or bottom left.



3- locate the chat & SMS widget from the left sidebar & start typing in the number that you would like to send an SMS to in the text field ( 97333xxxxxx ) then click on send SMS





4- ?a dialog box will pop-up prompting to save the contact number, give the number a name & click save.


5-Gmail chat box will now appear to the right corner of the screen, this will now be used for sending & receiving SMS's to & from the contact number that you have saved.

pretty easy?






a sample SMS received




VIVA internet APN settings

APN settings for VIVA Bahrain - mobile internet/data

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GPRS, MMS & WAP Settings for VIVA Bahrain:


Proxy : Ignore
Port : Ignore
User name :
Password :
Ignore from [Server] to [MMS port] .
Authentication type : PAP
APN type : Internet


Proxy : Ignore
Port : Ignore
User name :
Password :
Server : Ignore
MMS proxy :
MMS port : 8080
Authentication type : PAP
APN type : MMS


Proxy :
Port : 8080
User name :
Password :
Ignore from [Server] to [MMS port] .
Authentication type : PAP
APN type : Internet



VIVA APN Settings

Windows Phone 7 - Another VIVA first

VIVA brings to you the new?Windows Phone? 7 , with?HTC? HD7. Everything you need, easier and faster.

  • Windows Phone Apps Marketplace
  • 5 mega pixel camera
  • Impressive 4.3? screen
  • Rear kickstand

Two great packages* to choose from:

With 12 months contractBD 199 initial paymentBD 10 instalment per month
With 24 months contractBD 99 initial paymentBD 10 instalment per month

*Available with VIVA Postpaid packages.

Get it with free 2GB worth of data, only from VIVA

Samsung galaxy tab

This is your opportunity to be amongst the first in Bahrain to own the new?Samsung Galaxy Tab. The 7-inch tablet is portable yet powerful. Enjoy rich connections to all the entertainment and information you want with:

  • 7-inch multi-touch screen
  • Mobile video chat
  • Web browsing with flash
  • Android 2.2

Exclusively offered to you by VIVA with:

  • 3 months free subscription on VIVA postpaid10, and
  • 3 GB free data every month

For only?BD300.

Powered by Android Operating System 2.2, the Samsung GALAXY brings together all of Samsung's leading innovations to provide users with more capabilities while on the move. Consumers are able to experience PC-like web-browsing and enjoy all forms of multimedia content on the perfectly sized 7-inch display, wherever they go. Users will be able to continuously communicate via e-mail, voice and video call, SMS/MMS or social network with the optimized user interface.

For more information call 124 or visit any VIVA Store.
*Offer limited whilst stocks last

Source: VIVA