Yunez wrote:No problem buying a SIM card, just show your passport.
But yes, you can only use your phone for 30 days after using a local SIM card for the 1st time. After 30 days your phone (IMEI) gets blocked.
True buying a simcard takes 2minutes..first Irancell shop found (not airport)
950000 rials 20go for 3month
Yunez wrote:If your phone has 2 SIM slots that means it also has 2 IMEIs, so just switch your SIM card to the 2nd slot after 30 days and you shall be good for another 30 days.
Incorrect it will Work for another 5days according to SMS i received (source *** below) They detected that the sim used on the new IMEI has been used previously on another IMEI
If you want to use 2month and not want to register.i suggest you to once your first IMEI is blocked..register and get a new SIM card and insert it in the Virgin IMEI (other sim slot).not garanted and did not tried.could get caught.risky imo...
Yunez wrote:If your phone is blocked you can a try to register it. You will have to pay according to the new value of your phone, I think the cheapest is about 30 USD. Some phone shops will help register.
Registering cost me 1million and 500000 rials (Huawei y5 lite 2018..80dollars phone).
today rate is 1usd 110000 rials (less than 15usd)
some shops selling mobile accessories will do or not (depending on owner mood).Irancell shops will not do registration
You can try registration of your IMEI here(link below) or with help of Iranian (not necessary from a mobile shops).Tried and failed to do it by myself tho
If you have 2 sim slots..you have 2 IMEIs..register both.
Dial *#06# to find out your IMEIs
Iran IMEI registration sitehttps://epl.irica.gov.ir/ImeiRegister?0
More information about Iran cellphone registration and source of informationhttps://hamtainfo.ntsw.ir/mobile-registery
Case 3 quote
According to the Customs Code of the Islamic Republic of Iran on November 23, travelers who have purchased a foreign SIM card subject to the registration scheme are required to register their device. If these passengers do not register their IMEI, they will not be able to permanently use the in-country operator's network services and will be disconnected after 5 days.