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How to Make Cheap International Calls from Iran?

by Parastoo Sahebi
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Making international calls from Iran usually involves having to pay high costs, just like any other international call would. For this reason, people are always looking for cheaper ways to contact abroad so that they can have a conversation at a more reasonable cost. In this guide we will learn how to make cheap international calls from Iran.

First and foremost, you need to get an Iranian sim card. This can easily be achieved at the airport where you land. Then, you have a couple of options that we will be going through in what follows.

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Dialing 020

Previously, you always had to use the 00 code to be able to make international calls from Iran; That is, dial 00 first, then the country code, and finally, dial the contact’s phone number

But Bistak service or 020 significantly reduces costs. One of the important advantages of 020 compared to 00 is that 020 is cheaper when making international calls from Iran. The company providing 020 at the time of its ran its advertising slogan as “020 cheaper than 00” and used it on street billboards.


Tariffs for International Calls from Iran with Bistak

The tariffs and charges of using this service are very different from other services as well as purchased cards used for making international calls from Iran.

When you use the 020 code for international calls from Iran, there is no need to dial additional codes and passwords. One of the problems of calling abroad from Iran before was the issue of additional codes and passwords that made the process of making calls very difficult to the point where the person regretted making the call. The costs of using 020 will also be included on your phone bill instead of instant payment, and after receiving the periodic bill, you can pay the costs of making international calls from Iran.

Other Benefits of Making Calls with 020

Interestingly, it is also possible to send faxes through Bistak services. It is possible to make international calls from Iran with 020 from all parts of the country and from all landlines and mobile phones. The call rate is constant throughout Iran and it does not make any difference from which city the call is made. Also, at all hours and days of the week, even on Fridays and holidays, the call rate will be the same.

Making International Calls from Iran via Irancell, Hamrah Aval, Rightel, and Landlines

All operators, as well as landline phones in the country, have made it possible to make international calls from Iran. However, it is not possible to give a definite opinion about the tariffs. Because the call rate of each operator is different with each country, i.e. the call rate of, for example, for Irancell is different with Austria and the cost of calling with the same operator is different with India, and sometimes this difference reaches several thousand Tomans per minute.

But with a short review and comparison, we can see that in terms of cost, although all operators charge almost the same cost for each minute of conversation between different countries, Hamrah Aavl is cheaper than the others by an average difference of 60 Tomans per minute.

International Phone Calls from Iran with Hamrah Aval Operator

Hamrah Aval has defined international calls as follows: calls made from Iran where the destination of this call (addressee) is a landline or mobile phone number in another country.

To make an international call from Iran, the subscriber of the SIM card must first dial the double-zero code (00), then the country code of their choice, and then the number of their contact. The desired contact number can be a landline or mobile. Regarding the difference between calling abroad and roaming, it should be said that roaming basically happens outside the country’s geographical boundaries. That is, the international roaming service is the possibility of using a mobile phone to send or receive voice, data, and SMS when traveling outside the geographical area covered by the operator’s network in Iran, using the mobile networks of the destination country.

Tariffs for Calling Abroad with Hamrah Aval

The calculation of the main cost is determined based on the destination country, so the cost of making international calls from Iran with Hamrah Aval will vary for each country. For example, the tariff for one minute of international calls from the Hamrah Aval SIM card to the destination of Germany to the landline operator network is 300 Tomans and to the mobile phone operator network is 1900 Tomans. But the same international call to Iraq will cost 3000 Tomans when it is a landline operator and 3500 Tomans with it is to a mobile operator.

However, the cost of sending an international SMS to different destinations is not different, and the tariff for sending SMS to all subscribers of international operators of the contracting party is 500 Tomans.

International calls from Iran with Irancell SIM Card

If you are in Iran and intend to make international calls, it is easy to do so with your Irancell SIM card. The country’s largest digital operator has made it possible for you to make international calls from Iran to many countries in the world. To make a call outside of Iran using an Irancell SIM card, it is necessary to dial the code 00 along with the code of the desired country (in that order) before the number of the desired contact.

The tariff for international calls with Irancell is also variable and depends on the country of destination. Regarding sending SMS abroad, it should be said that the minimum tariff for Irancell is 1000 Tomans, which in some countries reaches 1500 Tomans per SMS.

Calling Abroad with a Landline

You can make an international call from Iran to a landline in two ways. Using the telecommunication service is considered the first method, and the second method is using Behsazan’s international phone card.

Making International Calls Directly

One of the advantages of this method is that you no longer need to buy recharges, and whenever you want, you can pick up your landline phone and dial the destination number with the first two zeros. The cost of the call is calculated per minute and about 13% of taxes, duties, and subscriptions are added to your bill at the end of each month.

Among the disadvantages of this method of making international calls from Iran are that there is no control panel to display and calculate, the total cost is very high and it is difficult to inquire about the calculated amount, and finally, the sound quality is far from perfect most of the time, the sound echoes, and unlike Behsazan method, you are deprived of the advantage of speed dialing.

Calling Abroad Using Behsazan International Phone

The advantage of this method is that you try the cheapest possible tariff for making international calls from Iran, and you will be in control of the costs and details. You can take a printout of the calls you have made so far and you will not pay any fees in the form of taxes or charges on your landline bill.

More interestingly, through speed dialing for disabled or illiterate, and elderly people, you can dial the whole number by dialing 1. But you should know that in order to benefit from this method, unlike the direct method, you have to purchase an initial charge. You need to buy an international phone subscription and then when you want to make international calls from Iran, you enter your pin code and you get the destination number without entering the two zeros.

Also, you can simplify the process of calling abroad by activating the pinless service or the speed dial service by getting the network number and then entering the number 1, and then dialing the destination.

The cheapest and Most Expensive Countries to Call from Iran

According to the tariffs specified by the telecommunication company and operators of Iran, a mobile phone conversation abroad can cost anything from 50 to 3 thousand tomans per minute. Currently, the countries of the world are divided into 11 levels when it comes to making international calls from Iran.

Cheapest Countries to Call from Iran

The countries that are on the first level and each minute of conversation with them costs about 50 tomans are Canada, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United States, The Netherlands, Malaysia, and Thailand are the three countries that are on the second level and the tariff for making international calls from Iran to these countries is considered 100 Tomans for each minute of conversation with a mobile phone.

Alaska, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Dar es Salaam, Brunei, Costa Rica, Guam, Hawaii, Laos, South Korea, Sweden, and Virgin America are placed at the third level and for each minute of conversation with a mobile phone in these countries you have to pay a rate of 160 Tomans.

In the fourth level, where the countries of Belgium, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Finland, Indonesia, Germany, Bhutan, Hungary, Macao, Pakistan, Portugal, and Russia are placed, the mobile tariff is 250 Tomans per minute.

The fifth level countries include Antigua, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Chile, Denmark, Georgia, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Malawi, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Uganda and Zambia, which in order to make an international call from Iran to, you must pay a fee equal to 350 Tomans for each minute of conversation with the mobile phones.

Countries of the sixth level can be communicated and talked with paying 550 Tomans per minute. These countries include Afghanistan, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Aruba, Bahamas, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Guyana, Croatia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ghana, Guadeloupe (Saint Martin), Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mexico, Namibia, Palestine, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, England, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, and Cape Verde.

Austria, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Grenada, Honduras, Jamaica, Lesotho, Liberia, Malta, Maritime, Moldova, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Oman, Saint Lucia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Venezuela are in the seventh level, and each minute of conversation with their mobile phone costs 700 Tomans.

The eighth level, where a fee of 900 Tomans must be paid for making international calls from Iran includes Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Chad, Eritrea, French Guiana, Gabon, Guyana, Haiti, Ireland, Ivory Coast, Libya, Mali, Monaco, Montenegro, Myanmar, Norway, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent, Serbia, Turks and Caicos Islands, Zaire, and Zimbabwe

The tariff of one thousand tomans is for countries of the ninth level including Comoros, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Macedonia, Tonga, and Tunisia. Finally, to make international phone calls from Iran to the tenth level of countries (Burundi, Central Africa, Congo, Djibouti, Polynesia, Gambia, Gibraltar, Guinea-Bissau, Greenland, Republic of Guinea, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Morocco, Réunion, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Samoa, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Togo, and Vanuatu) you have to pay a fee of about 2 thousand tomans for each minute. Tariffs up to category 10 are among the cheapest international calls you can make from Iran.

Most Expensive Countries to Call from Iran

The countries that are in the 11th level have the highest call rate and cost about 3 thousand Tomans per minute to talk to are: Albania, Cook Islands, Cuba, East Timor, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Montserrat, Nauru, Niue, Norfolk Islands, North Korea, New Guinea, St. Helens, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, and Tokelau. they have the highest rate per minute of conversation when it comes to making international calls from Iran.



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