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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, international 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. This article will give you more information on these options.

Landline

To subscribe to a landline, go to the office of the phone operator you have chosen along with your identification documents, namely your identity card, your passport, or your resident card. Proof of residency and a deposit may be required. Operators usually have attractive packages at competitive prices. Although landlines are generally for local calls, you can buy prepaid international calling cards at most local shops.

 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 without the initial "0".

Payphones

If you do not want to 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 start at 10 Moroccan dirhams and are more expensive for international calls.

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. You can use your mobile phone with prepaid cards which will allow you to pay by the minute, and that often have promotions offering extra minutes or unlimited calls for a period of time.

Internet calling

Making calls using voice calling programs and apps such as Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, or Google Phone is the cheapest option. However, internet calling has been blocked in Morocco several times in the past, as it prevents phone companies from making as great a profit.

Find in this article a guide to obtaining an internet connection in Morocco.

 Useful links:

Morocco Telecom
Méditel
Inwi Mobile

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