Practical Life in Casablanca


Mobile Phone in Casablanca


Home > Expat Guides > Africa > Morocco > Casablanca
Tools:

Cell phones in Morocco operate on a GSM system. For phone from abroad, you can purchase a local GSM prepaid card. The SIM card (carte Jawal) costs about 30 DH. The card is valid 6 month after the last recharge.

    Rates:
  • National 3-4 DH per min
  • To Europe 10 DH
  • SMS 3 DH

Providers

The GSM mobile telephone network in Morocco can be accessed via one of two major operators:
Meditel
Maroc Telecom

Contracts

Buying a phone with a contract usually entitles you to a free or inexpensive phone with a monthly payment and available minutes. This is usually for a term of 1 - 2 years and can be extremely difficult to cancel.

Monthly payments can be arranged to be automatically deducted from a local bank account. Contract plans are generally more convenient for paying the recurring data fees associated with 3G handsets.

Pay As You Go

Pay As You Go plans offer less need for commitment, but slightly higher prices per minute. They are also a more expensive option for data packages. However, they may be the best option if you are unsure of the duration of your stay in Morocco. There is no long-term contract and no cancellation fees. You can also pay for more minutes whenever you need, rather than a set limit per month.

Second-hand phones can be found at many shops or on Easy Expat's classifieds.


Related article: Landline phone in Morocco

Update 10/01/2012



Tools:

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Addthis

Recommended Service Partners

International Movers
International Movers in Casablanca
Compare up to 5 quotes from our network of moving companies that can help you plan your international move and relocate your entire family.
Expatriate health insurance
Expatriate health insurance in Morocco
Apply online for free quotes on repatriation assistance and expatriate and foreign health insurance.
Hotels
Hotels in Morocco
You will get discount hotel rates, last-minute deals, hot deals, special offers, with a real-time reservation and on-line booking.


Do you have comments or personal information to communicate about this article? Add your comment.


Go to the Forum to talk more about mobile phone in Casablanca, practical life.


Find more definitions and general answers on expatriation issues in the Expat FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).