Will My Cell Phone Work in Morocco In 2024

Fatima O.

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Is Morocco on your travel list? If yes, you may be wondering if your cell phone will work in Morocco or not.

Having good internet connectivity and a reliable cell phone service is essential when traveling to Morocco.

That’s why it is important to know whether your cell phone will work in the country. If not, what other options do you have?

Will my cell phone work in Morocco?

A sign of a public phone service in Morocco
A sign of a public phone service in Morocco

The answer depends on the type of cellular provider you use and if they offer roaming services in Morocco.

If your provider offers roaming services to Morocco, check their roaming plan prices and if you can get a good deal.

Keep in mind that roaming fees can be very expensive and it may cost you more than buying a local SIM card.

If your provider does not have any roaming services in Morocco or it’s just too expensive, you may want to consider buying a SIM card in Morocco.

Regardless of which option you choose, it is important to make sure that your phone is unlocked and not tied to any specific carrier before you leave for your trip.

This will ensure that you can use whatever SIM card or roaming plan you decide on without any issues.

Buying a SIM card in Morocco

To avoid the expensive roaming fees, you can buy a SIM card in Morocco.

Morocco has three main mobile phone networks –Orange, Maroc Telecom, and Inwi. You can buy a local SIM card from one of these providers and insert it into your unlocked cell phone.

These 3 service providers have sales offices at the airport and across the country. You can also buy a SIM card from a convenience store in Morocco.

Some street vendors sell them on the busy streets and markets (E.g. Casablanca city center square).

You will need to show your passport and provide some additional information when buying the SIM card.

Prices of prepaid SIM cards can vary but they are generally quite affordable. Prices start at $15 to $20 for a SIM card including a fair amount of calls and mobile data.

You will have to choose a plan that is right for you depending on your needs. There are plans with different levels of mobile data, calling (international and local), and SMS services.

How the cell phone and internet coverage in Morocco

In general, cell phone service in Morocco is reliable and there are good coverage levels in the major Moroccan cities.

Some remote parts of the country may have limited coverage such as the Sahara desert and the mountains. If you plan to visit such areas, it is best to plan ahead and buy a satellite phone for emergency use.

Internet speeds can also vary depending on which provider you use. Maroc Telecom for example is the largest provider with the widest coverage in the country.

What’s next?

Before hopping on a plane to Morocco, it’s important to know whether your cell phone will work in the country or not. If not, you can buy a Local SIM card. That way, you avoid expensive roaming fees as well.

Now that you made a decision on which option to use, you can start planning for your trip to Morocco and make the most of it.

About Fatima O.

Fatima, born and raised along the foothills of the Atlas mountains, in the heartland of the indigenous Amazigh peoples. She loves Moroccan tea and travel. Now, she travels and writes about the beauty of her homeland.

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