Roaming

Roaming Services

With MTN Irancell roaming, you can use various prepaid and postpaid SIM services (voice, text, and 4G high speed data) even while travelling abroad, and stay in touch with your family and friends!

Features and Benefits

Cost-effective prices

Cost-effective prices

Special data packages

Special data packages

Roaming services in 158 countries

Roaming services in 158 countries

Discounted plans in 22 MTN group countries

Discounted plans in 22 MTN group countries

  • Activating Roaming (before your trip)

    To activate roaming services, follow the steps below:

    1) Make sure that MTN Irancell has a roaming agreement with your destination country.
    2) The roaming service is activated via MyIrancell application or dialing *1111*1# from your SIM card.

    It is not possible to use "Internet Usage Control" plan in international roaming mode.

    When roaming is activated, the charge of mobile data will be calculated per each 50 kb.

  • How Others Can Call You

    If someone (outside or inside Iran) wants to call you, they should dial just as if you are inside Iran. So the subscribers in Iran will contact you normally, but those subscribers who are not inside Iran must add 0098 to your number for making calls to you. For example:

    • Calls from Iran: 09351550400
    • Calls from outside Iran: 00989351550400
  • How to Call Others (outside of your destination country)

    To call a number in Iran or outside the country you are visiting, follow the same steps as making an international call:

    Country code + area code (drop 0) + phone number

    For example: 00982112345678

  • How to Call Others (within your destination country)

    To make a call to the subscribers inside the country you’re visiting, follow the same steps as making a domestic call:

    • If you have not forwarded all calls to your voice mail, anyone in Iran can reach you by dialing your mobile number.
    • You are going to pay for incoming calls while you are in roaming mode.
  • Sending and Receiving Texts

    While travelling abroad, you can still enjoy using MTN Irancell short messaging service (SMS). To send texts, follow the same steps as making a call.

  • Roaming Data Usage

    By activating roaming services, you can use mobile data while you’re abroad. The usage charges apply based on the related roaming tariffs.

    You will have two options to use the high speed data:

    1) 3G data:

    MTN Irancell provides you access to 3G data in most of the 158 countries with which it has a roaming agreement. Choose your destination country in the roaming tariffs section to find out about the data roaming charges of various operators. You can also send the name of your destination country (in Farsi or English) to 555 and receive the related roaming tariffs.

    Go to Roaming Data Packages page to know about how you can purchase various data packages.

    2) 4G data:

    As a member of MTN Irancell community, you have access to the widest roaming network in Iran and can enjoy 4G data while traveling abroad! MTN Irancell 4G data is available in the following countries:

    Destination Operators

    If you haven’t switched to 4G SIM cards yet, refer to our SIM Swap Methods page for any details you may need.

  • Deactivating Roaming Services (after arrival)

    All the prepaid and postpaid subscribers can use MyIrancell application or dial *1111*2# at the end of their trip to deactivate their roaming service.

  • Roaming Tariffs

    Which country do you plan to travel to?

    Tariffs based on operator type
  • Special Tariffs for the Selected Destinations

    We’re offering special roaming tariff discounts in the following countries:

    Country Operator Local Call (Toman) Call Back to Iran (Toman) Incoming Call (Toman) Outgoing SMS (Toman) Incoming SMS (Toman) Data (Toman/ MB)
  • Roaming Data Packages

    All the prepaid and postpaid subscribers who plan to travel to one of the following countries, can use these data packages if they are the subscribers of operators below:

    • Dial *555*1*4*1# from your MTN Irancell SIM card to find out about your packages balance.
    • In case of being a subscriber to the operators other than the ones mentioned above, your mobile data charges will be calculated based on the roaming tariffs of your destination country.
    • Upon your return to Iran, the remaining traffic of your activated roaming package will expire and you cannot use it.
    • The purchasing date of any package is the starting point of usage. Even there are more than one purchased packages.

    Volume (MB)

    Validity

    Price (Toman)

    USSD Code

    20

    7

    59000

    *111*3*1*1#

    50

    7

    109000

    *111*3*1*2#

    100

    7

    190000

    *111*3*1*3#

    Country Operator 2G 3G 4G
  • Special Roaming Data Packages

    All the prepaid and postpaid subscribers who plan to travel to one of the following countries, can use these data packages if they are the subscribers of operators below:

    • The purchasing date of any package is the starting point of usage. Even there are more than one purchased packages.

    Volume (MB)

    Validity

    Price (Toman)

    USSD Code

    75

    7

    45000

    *1111*3*2*1#

    150

    7

    80000

    *1111*3*2*2#

    300

    7

    150000

    *1111*3*2*3#

    600

    7

    250000

    *1111*3*2*4#

    1024 (1GB)

    7

    390000

    *1111*3*2*5#

    Country

    Operator

    2G

    3G

    4G

  • Roaming Tariffs and Special data package for Hajj Pilgrims
    Country Operator Local Call (Toman) Call Back to Iran (Toman) Incoming Call (Toman) Outgoing SMS (Toman) Incoming SMS (Toman) Data (Toman/ MB)
    Saudi ArabiaEtihad Etisalat Company (Mobily) 6,000 6,000 6,000 1,500 - 600
    Saudi ArabiaZain 6,000 6,000 6,000 1,500 - 600
    Saudi ArabiaSaudi Telecom Company (STC) (AL JAWAL) 6,000 6,000 6,000 1,500 - 600

    Volume (GB)

    Validity

    Price (Toman)

    USSD Code

    1/5 60 180,000 *1111*4# or refer to Irancell
  • Roaming Activation Settings

    You need to activate roaming services to start using your mobile phone abroad. Here are the necessary steps to activate this service on different operating systems; based on your OS, follow the corresponding steps.

    Android

    1) Select “Settings”.
    2) Then tap on “More”.
    3) In the opened sub-menu, select “Mobile Networks”.
    4) Since there are two SIM cards in the handset, tap on “Select SIM Card”.
    5) Choose the SIM card you wish to use.
    6) Then select “Network Mode”.
    7) Tap on “WCDMA (preferred)/GSM”.
    8) Select “Network Operators” if you wish to choose your network operator manually.
    9) In the “Service Provider” sub-menu, tap on “Search Networks”.
    10) Now choose the operator you wish (for instance if you live in Turkey, choose Turkcell with the most cost-effective tariffs).
    11) After choosing your desired operator, go back to “Mobile Network Settings” menu.
    12) Check “Data Enabled” option in opened sub-menu.
    13) And finally activate “Data Roaming”.

    iOS:

    1. Go to “Settings” and select “Carrier”.
    2. In order to configure and choose your operator manually, disable “Automatic” option and then select any operator you wish. For example, if you are in Turkey, choose Turkcell with the most cost effective tariffs.
    3. Go back to “Settings” and select “Cellular”.
    4. In the displayed sub-menu, enable Cellular Data and Data Roaming.

  • Activation Troubleshooting
    • If you are having trouble with your voice and text services in roaming mode, dial *1111*1# and restart your phone once.
    • If you have difficulty using mobile data while roaming, use the following instructions to switch your phone settings to 2G:
  • Deactivating Roaming
    1. You can deactivate your roaming service at the end of your trip by dialing *1111*2# or using MyIrancell app.
    2. Since there is a possibility of automatic roaming activation on the operators of neighboring countries near the border areas, deactivate your roaming service by dialing *1111*2# or using MyIrancell application.