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Hamrahe aval services (First Iranian Mobile Operator), offers a good mobile network connection all over. By buying a prepaid SIM card, save your travel expenses!

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Hamrahe Aval or First Operator is a state-owned mobile Telco company and known as the first mobile telecommunication company in Iran. Hamrahe Aval offers a good mobile network connection all over the country and provide 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE services on the GSM platform. Mobile signal may be weak in Mountains and some desert lands of IRAN. You can top up your credit for Hamrahe Aval prepaid SIM cards through Internet by using Iran’s debit cards or simply buy a Top up card from any outlets, supermarkets and approved resellers which are available all around Iran. Hamrahe Aval SIM cards have SMS, MMS and GPRS services.


Buying a local SIM card or using the roaming service?


If you are in a situation where it is impossible to connect to the Internet in your hotel, or if you would like to call and use the Internet all through your trip in Iran or other similar conditions, we suggest you buy a local SIM card to take advantage of better deals and plans instead of using your home mobile phone network.


Where Can I Buy a SIM Card?


Upon arriving at the Imam Khomeini Airport, a prepaid SIM Card can be purchased from official stores in Arrivals Lobby. Only two mobile data operators are available in the airport, Hamrahe Aval (MCI) and Irancell (MTN), which are the largest mobile operator in Iran. Otherwise, you can purchase a prepaid Sim Card from official stores and approved resellers all over the country.



What documents do you need to get a SIM card?


You must have your passport in order to purchase a SIM card. You will also receive a form to fill out it with the exact information from your passport. With these documents, you cannot get a postpaid SIM card from Hamrahe Aval, you can only purchase a prepaid SIM card.

Note: If you want to use a local SIM card for more than a month (since the first day of using the SIM Card), you need to register your mobile phone and pay the mobile phone tax.


How to active SIM card?


All prepaid SIM cards that sell in Imam Khomeini Airport counters, have already activated. So, your Hamrahe Aval prepaid SIM card will be active as soon as the registration process has been completed. To activate your mobile number, dial * 141* 1 # [YES / OK] before receiving the first call. After establishing the first connection (call or text message), the SIM card will be activated. If it won’t be activated, you must refer to the official stores to ask them to activate your SIM card. Please note that the activation process of Hamrahe Aval SIM card might be taken up to 24 hours after purchase in some cases.


How can I change the language?


The first step to be able to use the Iranian SIM cards for non-Iranian users, turn the menu language to English. There is no activation code for changing the menu language for Hamrahe Aval. The only way you can change it to English, follow the options to finalize the registration process in the basic adjustments of your SIM card. Note that, it is a permanent change!


How to active Internet?


1) First of all, send the internet activation request in one of the following methods:


2) After activating the mobile Internet services, you must apply for receiving Internet settings in one of the following methods:


Item Value
Connection Name MCI
Bearer GSM
APN mcinet
Home Page http://mci.ir
WAP Proxy
Port 9201
HTTP Proxy
Port 8080



How to buy Recharge Cards?


Recharge cards can also be purchased from official outlets, approved resellers and supermarkets across Iran.

The Recharge cards are as follows


Hamrah-e Aval 
Types of charge (IRR) Charge amount (IRR) VAT (IRR)
1,000,000 917,431 82,569
500,000 458,716 41,284
200,000 183,486 16,514
100,000 91,743 8,257
50,000 45,872 4,128
20,000 18,394 1,651
10,000 9,174 826

 Hamrahe Aval: To add credit, dial *140*# (voucher PIN) #



Main Balance

In order to check your main balance, dial the activation cods as follows:

Hamrahe Aval: *10*121#


How to buy Internet Packages?


Buying Internet Packages are an affordable way to use the Internet all over your trip in Iran. You can check all the Internet packages by dialing the following activation codes and choose one them based on your needs.

The following internet packages are available in table below and you get them by dialing the activation codes:


Alpha+ Packages



Price (Tomans)*

Activation Code


+ 300MB (2AM-7AM)

2,700 T *100*211#

+ 500MB (2AM-7AM)

3,600 T *100*2152#

+ 1GB (2AM-7AM)

4,900 T *100*212#

+ 1.5GB (2AM-7AM)

5,900 T *100*2153#

+ 2GB (2AM-7AM)

6,400 T *100*213#
7 Days

+ 600MB (2AM-7AM)

5,500 T *100*2251#

+ 1GB (2AM-7AM)

7,000 T *100*222#

+ 1.5GB (2AM-7AM)

8,300 T *100*2252#

+ 3GB (2AM-7AM)

10,900 T *100*223#

+ 5GB (2AM-7AM)

13,000 T *100*224#
1 Month

+ 1GB (2AM-7AM)

7,900 T *100*2361#

+ 2GB (2AM-7AM)

10,400 T *100*231#

+ 4GB (2AM-7AM)

13,900 T *100*232#

+ 6GB (2AM-7AM)

16,400 T *100*2362#

+ 8GB (2AM-7AM)

18,400 T *100*233#

+ 10GB (2AM-7AM)

20,400 T *100*2363#

+ 14GB (2AM-7AM)

24,400 T *100*234#

For more options, dial *100*2# (All of the Hamrahe Aval Internet packages are auto-renew. To cancel dial *100*8#)




Internet Package's Balance

In order to check your Internet package's balance, dial the activation cods as follows:

Hamrahe Aval: *140*11#



2018-10-04 | by Kasra Yazdanpajoh
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Edward Youhanna
Hello, I was wondering if I can buy an internet package for my phone in Iran from here, I'm in California. I do have a bank card with Ramze-Dovom and this is my sim card number 919-9538047. I just asked my friend to charge it from Iran but I would like to have the option of charging over the internet please advice.
Hipersia replied 2019/06/13
Dear Edward, Thank you for your comment. We will send the requested information by Email.
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