SIM card in Iran

Buy SIM Card in Iran

Written by Ehsan Niroumand, the co-founder of Persian Walk. In this blog, as one of the tour operators in Iran, we will answers the questions about how to buy a SIM card or portable modem in Iran, Iran SIM card price, usfull VPNs, and the locations where you can buy SIM card in Iran. If you Have additional questions, join the Persian Walk Travel Community Whatsapp group.

Is it possible to buy a SIM card in Iran?

Yes, buying travelers and tourists a SIM card in Iran is possible.

How to buy a SIM card in Iran?

Internet connection is critical when you travel, especially as a solo traveler or backpacker. In Iran, a SIM card is the easiest way for a traveler to access the internet.

But before buying a SIM card, you should know that the Iranian SIM card services (Internet, SMS, Calling, etc.) work for a maximum of a month on your phone. If you need to use the services longer, you must register your phone in Iran and pay the taxes.

Also, you can rent a portable modem for the internet. Mahcard is a company that provides it.

What companies sell SIM cards?

Two major telecommunication companies in Iran sell SIM Cards: 1- IR-MCI and 2- MTN Irancell. Irancell, the one with the yellow logo, has better internet service at a more reasonable price. In addition, it is easier to buy.

buy SIM card in Iran
IR-MCI (Blue) Vs. MTN-Irancell (Yellow) logo

How much is the price of a SIM card?

It depends on the plan and type of SIM card you buy. The average iran sim card price is 5 to 10 euros. Recently, the Iranian government has provided SIM cards with no limitations that offer travelers and tourists access to free internet. You can buy them at the Imam Khomeini airport.

Where can I buy a SIM card in Iran?

You can buy a SIM card at the airport or any Irancell service center in cities. At the end of this blog, we share the locations of some of them for buying SIM cards in Tehran. Also, sometimes your hostel or hotel will provide you a SIM card at a higher price.

What documents do I need to buy a SIM card?

You need to show your passport. The picture of your passport is not acceptable. Sometimes you need to show your visa or a picture of your visa at service centers.

Do I need a SIM card to have portable internet?

Not necessarily. You can rent portable modems to have internet. Mah Card Company offers portable modems.

What social networks are blocked in Iran?

Facebook, X, Instagram, WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal are blocked; you need VPN or proxy applications to access them.

What VPN can I use in Iran?

For Android devices: Lite VPN works well in Iran, you can download and use it for free on Google Play or directly here. Also, you can download and buy GreenNet VPN for Android which works well in Iran.

For IOS devices: VPN Bucks works well in Iran, you can download and use it for free on the APP Store. Also, you can download and buy GreenNet VPN for IOS, which works well in Iran.

Where are the Irancell service center locations in Tehran?

1- Imam Khomeini Airport Irancell service center:

On the 1st floor, inside the arrivals part, by the B gate, you can find a booth that sells SIM cards.

SIM card Booth Imam Khomeini Airport

2- Bazaar Irancell service center:

3- Imam Khomeini Metro Station Irancell Service Center:

4- Gheitariyeh Metro Station Irancell Service Center:

In our daily free walking tour, we always help our guests to find out how to buy a SIM card in Iran.

You can book tours via:

1- the Persian Walk website.

2- Send us an email at: info@persianwalk.com

3- Send us a WhatsApp message at +98 935 891 46 04.

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