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How to make phone calls in Morocco? In this article, you will find information on fixed and mobile telephony in the country.

During your stay in Morocco, you will certainly wish to keep in touch with friends and family. To do so, you can subscribe to a landline phone, or buy a mobile phone. However, call charges can be quite expensive in comparison with other countries in the region. Make sure to compare prices from different mobile operators before making your choice.

Land line

To subscribe to a land line, go to the office of the phone operator you have chosen along with your identification documents, namely your identity card, your passport or resident card. Proof of residency and a deposit you may be required. Operators, which are few in number, may offer attractive packages at competitive prices.

Here are some links that will help you:

Morocco Telecom www.iam.ma
Méditel www.meditel.ma

  Good to know:

To call from Morocco to another country, you must dial "00" followed by the country code and number you want without the initial "0". For example, for a call to the United Kingdom, you must dial "00" followed by "44" and the number you want without the initial "0". To call to the United States, dial "00" followed by "001", the area code and number you want without the initial "0" .

Payphones

If you do not want or cannot subscribe to a phone line, you can still make calls from payphones. You can buy prepaid cards in electronics stores, post offices, shops and in supermarkets. Prices vary between 10 and 50 Moroccan dirhams.

Mobile phones

If you are making a short trip to Morocco, you can consider activating international roaming on your mobile phone. If you plan to stay for a while, you will need to unlock your phone before your arrival in the country and buy a Moroccan SIM card. This can amount to about twenty dirhams. You can use your mobile phone with prepaid cards available as from 10 Moroccan dirhams.

Note that Morocco is in sixth position on the Arab mobile market in terms of competitiveness. However, communication costs are the most expensive in the region.

  Useful links:

Wana Mobile www.inwi.ma
Morocco Telecom Mobile www.iam.ma

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