The telephone system in Morocco is adequate, but international lines can be less well connected. Setting up a landline is usually simple and may be included with Internet/TV package. There are about 3 million main lines in Morocco.
To set up Internet or telephone service you will need:
Phone numbers in Morocco are 9 digits in length (excluding the leading 0). The country uses a closed numbering plan, which means the area code is not omitted for local calls. Casablanca has 10 area codes.
To call internationally from Morocco:
To call internationally to Morocco:
There is an excellent network of public telephone boxes in cities and smaller towns. Stores also offer private telephone booths (teleboutiques or telekiosques) operated using coins.
A prepaid card can be the easiest way to make international calls and the only way to use public phones. Cards usually come with Arabic or French instructions, but after dialing the number listed on the card English-spoken instructions are available.
Cards can be found in post offices and street kiosks.
The Magic Jack
The Magic Jack is a USB device that can be purchased at electronic stores. It allows it's users to make cheap internet phone calls through the computer. It works by assigning your computer a local number in your country of choice and making a call that way.
Skype & Chatting
Various sites offer the ability to "chat" with other users. Originally this meant typed messages that would instantly pop up on each others screens. In recent years, this has expanded to being able to voice and video chat. With service through the internet, it is cheap, easy, and even better then a phone call.
Skype is far and away the best technology as users can message, talk, or video chat with other internet users for free. Users can also call land lines and mobile phones for a fee. Other useful services include Google talk, windows live messenger, meebo, and more.
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