Tourist SIM card
Foreign tourists in Iran can get a special SIM card for calls inside and outside the country and using high-speed internet at a very cheap price in Iran. These SIM cards are offered at the airport and in the Iranian operators stores and in some tourist agencies in Tehran and other Iranian cities. To buy this SIM card, you only need to provide your passport number. For information on the conditions and prices of tourist SIM cards, refer to the website of one of the Iranian operators (MTN that is known as Irancell).
Visitor SIM card (Tourist SIM card or Travel SIM card) is a prepaid SIM card made for you who travel to Iran. You don’t need to have an International SIM card when traveling to Iran. Visitor SIM Card enables you to make domestic and International calls, send SMS and enjoy the fastest 4G Internet in Iran.
You can pick up tourist SIM cards at Iran’s International Airports. To use this SIM card you need to register first. Registration is fast and be be done by passport ID number. To buy “Visitor SIM card” you need your passport.
Wi-fi is available in many hotels, but in common it is no so fast and confortable.
Website censoration in Iran and Its solution
As you may know, in Iran the internet is censored, so a lot of websites are blocked, from Facebook to YouTube.
In order to access these websites, you will need something called a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
Facebook is banned in Iran, as well as Twitter, some Google services, the BBC, CNN. Of course porn sites are blocked.
On the other hand, this is kind of controversial because the ruler of Iran has an actual Twitter account and many Iranians retweet his tweets.
I know that this last thing may sound kind of funny but the fact is that, despite the censorship, almost everybody uses a VPN (Virtual Private Network) in Iran and the Government already knows that, but there is not much they can do about it. Yes, using a VPN is illegal but everybody in Iran uses it. VPN Apps for mobiles are accessible if you a little search in Google play.
Tips & Guide To Travel To Iran