Here you will find about different
ways of communication form / within Iran.
(For making international phone calls, you need to place 00 before
International Call :
It is normally available from hotels but you will be charged much
higher than what it really costs. The other option is using prepaid
cards which available with credits of 8,000 & 20,000 Rials at
supermarkets and newspaper booths and should be used with public
Tel. booths which can be found almost in all streets and are
equipped to a card slot. By using these cards international calls
will cost you 1,200 to 2,000 Rials per minute depending on the
country you have dial.
You can also refer to Telecom offices for an operator assisted call
which costs almost the same. Another option which is sometimes
cheaper is using internet tel. cards which will be possible by
dialing a local number and then follow a computer assisted call
entering the user ID and password printed on the card . It is
usually cheaper than the other methods for the numbers in US and the
west European countries.
Long distance domestic calls (incl. mobile numbers) :
Again you can dial form the hotel,
which is expensive, But you have cheaper options like prepaid calls
or telecom offices.
Local calls :
Again this can be more
expensive if you dial from Hotel. You can use prepaid cards and any
Iranian coin for making local calls from public Tel. booths. There
are also some free Tel. booths in public places like Airports, Train
station, bus terminals and hospitals. Some of the Tel. booths with
card slots in these places are free for local calls. Local calls
cost about 20 Rials per minute.
There are currently two main mobile
phone operators in Iran which offer pre-paid services for phone and
operators are roamed by Iranian operators and you may be able to use
your foreign phone in Iran.
Internet is a reliable way of
communication from Iran and you can find internet cafes almost
everywhere and at an acceptable bandwidth. It costs about 10,000 Rial
per hour to be connected through an internet cafe. Many hotels also
offer wifi internet connections. Access to some websites may be
restricted in Iran.
Again through hotel or telecom
Post offices can be also found easily and you can make your
domestic/international posts at any of them using a variety of
systems. You can find more information and trace your posts