eSIM for Morocco: compare, buy and travel connected

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If you are planning to travel to Morocco and visit the Sahara Desert or the oldest imperial city in the world, the last thing you are going to think about is the internet and how expensive it is to contract a mobile data service abroad. That’s why, at Roaming, we introduce you to eSIM, an innovative SIM card technology that, unlike other Pocket wifi, works virtually and will prevent you from paying excessive mobile data costs when roaming in Morocco.

Therefore, and to help you with your plans to travel to Morocco, in this article we show you everything you need to know about international eSIMs, how they work, which providers are on the market and also, we present a price and plan comparison of what each of these companies offers, so you can get an idea and you can purchase your eSIM.

What you should know about the eSIM card Morocco 

Before we start, the first thing you need to know about this new virtual SIM format is that it is still a bit of a novelty and because of this, there are some devices that cannot run it. Therefore, here are some important requirements to keep in mind if you are planning to buy an eSIM to travel to Morocco.

  • You must have a mobile device compatible with eSIM technology: in addition to that, check that your mobile is supported by the operator or eSIM card provider you are contacting. Here we anticipate that the iPhone XR or more recent versions are preferred by the companies providing the virtual SIM.
  • On the other hand, it is essential to have an email address to register and receive your eSIM.
  • Keep in mind that it is important that you have an internet connection as your eSIM profile will be downloaded from the operator’s servers so that you can scan the QR code or installation code. 
  • Some providers will require you to install their App to download the eSIM.

Mobile eSIM card providers for travel to Morocco 

Having clarified the requirements for an eSIM, we now show you a list of some suppliers that provide and sell international eSIM cards for Morocco. 

Remember that in case your mobile does not have eSIM technology, you can opt for a traditional physical SIM card with data for Morocco.

Furthermore, the following companies provide and sell international eSIM cards, mostly used for tourism or business trips abroad. Depending on what you are looking for, choose your best option:

  • Flexiroam
  • GigSky

Rates and data plans from eSIM providers for traveling to Morocco

To make your choice the best and according to your budget, we have listed the different plans and prices of eSIM cards available for travel to Morocco from the providers mentioned above. 

Keep in mind that the variation in prices may be due to coverage, previous roaming agreements of each of these companies, the location, the plan being used and the payment methods available to each of these companies.

Flexiroam plans and prices for Morocco

  • 1GB for 15 days at 26.18 USD
  • 5GB for 180 days at 154.73 USD
  • 3GB for 150 days at 95.22 USD

GigSky plans and pricing for Morocco

  • 1GB for 30 days at 21.41 USD
  • 600MB for 15 days at 13.08 USD
  • 250MB for 1 day at 5.94 USD

Comparison of eSIM providers for Morocco 

SupplierDataDaysPriceSupportSales channels
Flexiroam1GB1526.18 USDEnglishWeb, App Store, Play Store
Flexiroam3GB180154,73 USDEnglishWeb, App Store, Play Store
Flexiroam5GB15095.22 USDEnglishWeb, App Store, Play Store
GigSky 1GB3021.41 USDEnglishWeb, App Store, Play Store
GigSky 600MB1513.08 USDEnglishWeb, App Store, Play Store
GigSky 250MB15.94 USDEnglishWeb, App Store, Play Store
Table 1. Comparison of eSIM providers to connect to the Internet in Morocco.

What you should know about eSIM cards for travel to Morocco

To learn more about eSIMs, here are some important features for you to keep in mind and identify the differences between these virtual SIM cards and the traditional physical ones, so you can get the most out of your eSIM on your trip to Morocco.

  • Most eSIM cards do not offer analog calls, only data. For voice communication you can use Apps such as Skype or WhatsApp.
  • Some eSIMs configure the APN automatically.
  • It will revert to your dual SIM iPhone, so you can keep your local SIM and don’t have to change it when you travel to Morocco. Remember to set up your iPhone to avoid surprise bills.
  • eSIMs can only be installed once, so if you are experiencing problems with your virtual card, the best thing to do is to contact your eSIM provider, and we recommend that you do not remove it.
  • Some eSIMs allow you to share data.
  • You can add several data plans on your iPhone, this depends on the available memory, although it is only possible to use one at a time.

eSIM coverage for travel to Morocco

Having clarified the characteristics of the eSIM, we will now show you the coverage of the national operators, since sometimes a very cheap eSIM card may not provide good coverage in the place where you want to travel to from Morocco.

Keep in mind that the best eSIMs are those that have the most roaming agreements in Morocco and therefore their prices tend to vary. In this case, the operators with the best coverage in the country are Inwi, Maroc Telecom and Orange Morocco.

Below, we share with you the coverage map of each of these operators to give you an idea of the coverage of each of their servers in Morocco.

4G coverage map of Inwi operator in Morocco

Map of Inwi coverage in Morocco
Map of Inwi coverage in Morocco. Source: GSMA

4G coverage map of Maroc Telecom operator in Morocco

Maroc Telecom coverage map in Morocco
Maroc Telecom coverage map in Morocco. Source: GSMA

4G coverage map of the operator Orange Morocco in Morocco

Coverage map of Orange Morocco in Morocco
Coverage map of Orange Morocco in Morocco. Source: GSMA

Local mobile carriers offering eSIM in Morocco

In Morocco, the Inwi operators, Maroc Telecom and Orange Morocco, do not yet offer the support and sale of eSIM cards. Therefore, if you are a resident of the country and want to change your Moroccan SIM card to an eSIM, you will not be able to do so. 

Please note that the above only affects residents with a fixed contract, for travelers, tourists, etc., who want to enjoy their trip with an eSIM, there are the providers listed above that offer the virtual card and internet services for Morocco.

Frequently asked questions about eSIM in Morocco

Thank you for making it this far, we hope you found this article useful. Below, we have left you with some common questions that users often have when purchasing an eSIM to travel to Morocco. If you have any other concerns, we look forward to hearing from you in the comments.

Do I need a passport to buy the eSIM Morocco card?

It is not necessary to present a passport, some suppliers do require your address.

Can I share data or tethering with the eSIM in Morocco?

Yes, eSIMs for Morocco will allow you to share your data to other devices. However, we recommend that you check with the provider’s customer service.

How to activate the eSIM for Morocco?

After installing the virtual SIM profile you must choose it as the default mobile data medium, turn on data and roaming and your virtual SIM should be working.

Do international prepaid eSIM cards work?

Yes, just like physical cards, virtual SIM cards also have an expiration date.

When do the days of my data plan start to count?

The days start counting from the moment you activate your eSIM by scanning the QR code on your phone.

Which cell phones are compatible with the eSIM Morocco?

Cell phones compatible with eSIM Morocco is increasing every day. Remember that if you reside in a European or Latin country and plan to travel to Morocco, it is imperative that you carry a mobile compatible with both eSIM and its bands, because if you do not, you will be left without service in this country and you will be forced to rent or buy a new cell phone.

These are the cell phones on which you will be able to install and activate an eSIM Morocco. Make sure first that the eSIM provider supports it: iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE 2020, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S20+, Samsung Galaxy S20+, Samsung Galaxy S20+ Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy S21+, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, Google Pixel 3a, Google Pixel 3a XL, Google Pixel 4, Google Pixel 4a, Google Pixel 4a, Google Pixel 4a XL.

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