Sign of Thaw With Iran: American Cellphones Ringing in Tehran


Faryar Ghazanfari, a lawyer from San Francisco, was surprised to find that his cellphone worked in Iran, where he was visiting his grandmother.

Newsha Tavakolian for The New York Times

TEHRAN — Rushing for a plane to Tehran because of a family emergency, the Iranian-American businessman stuffed his mobile phone into his carry-on, forgetting to turn it off.

It was useless in Iran anyway, he knew. American mobile phones never worked in the country, and even after the recent nuclear deal, many economic sanctions remain in place, frustrating foreign businesses interested in cracking the Iranian market.

So it was something of a shock when, having fallen asleep after arriving at his sick grandmother’s house in Tehran, the businessman, Faryar Ghazanfari, an…

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