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Internet & Communications in Iran

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Emergency services

  • Police:  110
  • Ambulance:  115
  • Fire:  125

Embassies and missions

  • Australian Embassy to Iran,  +98 21 8872 4456, fax: +98 21 8872 0484. No. 13, 23rd Street, Intifada Ave, Tehran – 
  • Croatian Embassy in Tehran No. 25 Avia Pasdaran, Tehran  +98 21 2258 9923 – Fax: +98 21 2254 9199
  • Embassy of Ireland North Kamranieh Ave., Bonbast Nahid Street 8, Tehran  +98 21 2280 3835 (8:30AM-4:30PM, Sun-Thur)
  • Royal Netherlands Embassy in Iran,  +98 21 2256 7005, fax: +98 21 2256 6990. Darrous Shahrzad Blvd., Kamassale Street, First East Lane no. 33, Tehran; [email protected] 
  • Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tehran, 201 Dr. Lavasani St (Ex. Farmanieh St.),  +98 21 2229 1333, fax: +98 21 2229 2776. No., Tehran, Iran –
  • Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Iran 9 th street, nr. 9, Velenjak, Tehran, P.O. Box 11365-118.  +98 21 2241 2569, +98 21 2241 2570 – (Fax:+98 21 2240 2869) [email protected]
  • Embassy of Switzerland in Iran, 13 Yasaman Street,  +98 21 2200 8333, fax: +98 21 2200 6002. Sharifi Manesh Avenue, Tehran. 
  • Americans should go to the US Interests Section of the Swiss Embassy if in need of assistance. Services are extremely limited, and the Swiss may be reluctant and/or unable to help in minor cases.
  • Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tehran,  +98 21 2283 6042, fax: +98 21 2229 0853. 30 Narenjestan 8th Alley Pasdaran Avenue, Tehran. 


An Iranian phone number is of the form +98-XXX-XXX-XXXX, where “98” is the country code for Iran, the next three digits (or two in the case of Tehran and some major cities), and the remaining seven digits (eight in the case of Tehran and some major cities) are the “local” part of the subscriber number that can be called from within that area code using abbreviated dialing. You must dial “0” before the geographic area code if you are calling from outside that area code (but when still within Iran).

No matter where they are called from, mobile numbers in Iran must always be dialed with all 11 digits (including a “0” prefixing the “9nn” inside Iran). The 9nn is a mobile prefix rather than a “area code,” and the second and third numbers represent the original mobile network allocated.

The area codes for important cities are as follows: Tehran is the capital of Iran (021) Kashan’s (0361) – Isfahan (031), Ahwaz (061), Shiraz (071), and Tabriz (072). (041) Mashad’s (051) Kerman’s (034) Gorgan’s (0171) – N’ain (0323) Hamadan, Iran (081) Kermanshah is a city in Iran (083) Sari’s (011)

When dialing international numbers from Iran, the prefix to dial before the country code is 00.

Cell Phone (SIM card)

Pre-paid SIM cards for foreign travelers are available from Irancell (MTN), MCI, Iran Taliya, and Rightel, with prices beginning at IRR60,000. For IRR20,000, recharge cards are available at all newsstands and supermarkets. For browsing the online or checking your email, GPRS, MMS, and 3G services are also available at extremely cheap rates, especially at night. You may purchase SIM cards and connect to the internet using GPRS, EDGE, 3G, and 4G technologies with a copy of your passport’s information page and a copy of the page with your Iranian visa and entry seal. SIM cards are accessible in post offices and government e-services offices (Persian: singular: Daftar-e Pishkhan-e Khadamat-e Dowlat; plural: Dafater-e Pishkhan-e Khadamat-e Dowlat), large stores, and the Imam Khomeini airport.

An Irancell SIM card cost 100,000 rials and a 3 Gb Internet package cost 200,000 rials in September 2016 at IKIA. It should be noted that at least some stores refuse to offer SIM cards to British citizens.


The Islamic Republic of Iran Post Company oversees all 275 urban and 1,153 rural post offices via 209 central post offices. Many of the globally accessible post services are provided by the business. Parcel delivery is both inexpensive and dependable. Bring your goods to the post office unpacked. DHL, Skypak, and other international courier firms operate offices in Tehran and receive papers for international destinations.


WiFi internet services are widely available (depending on network availability) in various regions and provinces.

In Iran, certain websites, including Facebook and YouTube, are banned. You can get around this by installing a free proxy software like Psiphon. To access Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other websites, you must use a proxy server, VPN, or software such as Freegate; otherwise, you may see this screen, which indicates that the site you wish to visit has been filtered and banned by the judicial system. You must also utilize Freegate to check your bank account balance; otherwise, your account may be banned as a result of the sanctions imposed on Iran.

Internet cafes

Expect to spend IRR15,000 per hour, with speeds ranging from passable in big cities to excruciatingly sluggish in small towns and rural regions. Recently, several important city facilities have begun to utilize broadband wireless or DSL connections. Most coffee shops will also offer a DVD burner where you may download pictures from digital cameras.

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