Jordan SIM card: How much does it cost and where to buy it?

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One of the most important things that we have to consider when traveling is the way we are going to connect to the internet during our trip. If we choose alternatives such as roaming in Jordan, the price we will have to pay at the end of our trip will be infinitely more expensive than if we had chosen other options such as the Jordan SIM card with data.

In this article, you will learn how and where to get a Jordan SIM card with data, and in this way, you will avoid paying for the expensive roaming service in Jordan that your operator offers you. Additionally, we will also show you other alternatives to the traditional SIM card that are also cheap and quite practical.

  • High speed connection without surprise bills.
  • Receive your QR code immediately.
  • Connect to the best network.
  • Forget about roaming and searching for WiFi.
  • Keep your WhatsApp number.
  • Easy to set up: you’ll receive an email with your eSIM in seconds, no matter where you are.
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Where to buy a SIM card for Jordan?

There are two ways to get a SIM card for Jordan. And, although this is one of the best alternatives to roaming, you should bear in mind that, depending on where you buy it, the advantages, prices, and features that it offers may be different. The two ways to get a Jodan SIM card are:

  • The first and most recommended is through virtual stores such as Holafly, where you can get added benefits on your trip.
  • From physical stores in airports, with slightly cheaper prices but without added advantages.

Buy before you travel

The choice that we recommend the most is to buy your SIM card through virtual stores before traveling. Nevertheless, you must consider that not all virtual stores offer the same thing, much less at the same price. For example, the Holafly store offers you different advantages in its Jordan SIM card, which are:

1. Request a taxi when landing

If you buy your SIM card before you travel, you can connect to the internet from the moment you arrive at the Jordan airport since the only thing you have to do is insert your SIM card once you land and that’s it! You will now be able to connect to the internet to request an Uber or taxi from an app, or even if it’s your first time in Jordan, you can enter Google Maps and situate yourself better.

2. Unlimited data during your trip

One of the features of the Holafly Jordan SIM card is the unlimited 2G data that it offers you along with 6GB of 4G data during your trip. This 2G data can be useful if you want to check your social networks and chat with your friends without worrying about your data.

3. COVID free

Although the health situation has improved in most countries, it’s never a good idea to lower your guard. Therefore, it’s recommended to avoid places as crowded and closed as airports since, in this way, you can lower the chance of getting Covid.

4. Share data

Just as you can share data with other more expensive products like Pocket WiFi, the Holafly Jordan SIM card also allows you to share data with your friends through a private WiFi network from your smartphone. This way you allow your friends and fellow travelers to connect to the internet.

Holafly online store

Although there are quite a few virtual stores that offer you SIM cards with international data, the Holafly virtual store stands out among the others for offering you more advantages, for example, free shipping, unlimited data, sharing data with friends, and 24/7 customer support.

Among the products, it sells you can find SIM cards with local data, such as the Jordan SIM card, and also regional SIM cards, such as the Asia SIM card. All these products can be found on the official Holafly website. Besides, Holafly sells eSIMs on their Holafly eSIM page.

Buy the SIM card when you land

Although we recommend buying the Jordan SIM card before traveling, if you buy it during your trip or when you land, it will also have its benefits, among which we highlight having slightly cheaper prices and a wide variety of SIM cards.

  • More variety of products

In airport stores, you will see that there is a wide variety of SIM cards and similar products related to mobile devices. This wide variety of products allows you to find SIM cards with many features and at different prices. This makes it easier to find slightly cheaper SIM cards.

Zain, Orange, and Umniah stores in Jordan

One of the most important features that you should take into account with your SIM card before buying it is the cellular internet network that it uses once you arrive in Jordan. Because, if your SIM card uses the cellular networks of an operator that is not so good, this implies that the cellular network will not be good enough either, and therefore, the quality of the internet connection will be poor.

Among the operators with the best coverage and mobile network quality are Zain, Orange, and Umniah. Among these three providers, the one with the greatest advantage in terms of coverage and speed is Zain. So, we can say that it’s the best in Jordan.

To get a SIM card that connects to the Zain network we recommend walking into one of their official stores. You can find these stores at shopping malls. However, you can also use the Zain mobile network through the Jordan eSIM offered by Holafly, since it uses the Zain cellular network.

How much does a SIM card cost to travel to Jordan?

The value of SIM cards with data for Jordan depends more than anything on the cellular network that you are going to use during your trip. Even though you can find SIM cards with a fairly extensive data plan at a good price, it’s most likely that the mobile network you use doesn’t provide the utmost quality.

Holafly’s Jordan SIM card

The prices and features that you can find in the Holafly store are as follows:

DaysDataPrice (euro)
15 days6GB€54
Table 1. Holafly Jordan data SIM card price. Source: Holafly

eSIM card for Jordan, the new alternative

If you didn’t manage to buy your SIM card before traveling, and when you land you don’t find any available store, you don’t have to worry at all. Through the Jordan eSIM, you can connect to the internet at a price very similar to that offered by the Jordan SIM card, and even with quite similar advantages.

Before we start, the eSIM is like a traditional SIM card but with the singularity of being virtual so, the delivery is instantaneous regardless of the time you buy it or where you are.

As with the SIM card, there are several stores where you can buy it at a better price. However, the store that we recommend the most is the Holafly eSIM store because the eSIMs have the same benefits as traditional SIM cards, such as customer service, sharing data with friends, keeping your local number, among others.

Advantages and disadvantages of eSIM Jordan

For you to have a much more complete perspective of this product, we have listed the advantages and disadvantages that you may have with this new technology.

Advantages

  • Immediate delivery

As it is a virtual product, it is sent instantly and no matter where you are. This is possible through a QR code that you receive on your email and, once you scan it from your smartphone, you can connect to the internet without problems.

  • Keep your WhatsApp number

When you activate your eSIM you won’t have to worry about your contacts or chats on WhatsApp because they will remain on your cell phone as if nothing had happened.

  • Turn your iPhone into a Dual SIM phone

Since you don’t have to replace your traditional physical SIM card with another one during your trip, you can use your SIM card and eSIM simultaneously. This way your iPhone becomes a Dual SIM phone.

  • Share data

As with Holafly’s Pocket WiFi or international SIM cards, with the eSIM Jordan, you can share data with your fellow travelers without any problem.

  • Customer service

Among the most outstanding advantages of the Holafly eSIM Jordan is its customer service.

Disadvantages

  • Limited cell phone compatibility

Although the eSIM Jordan has great benefits, to use this alternative your cell phone has to be compatible with the eSIM that you are going to buy. How can you know if your cell phone is compatible? Most compatible devices are iPhone XR, XS or later versions, Samsung Galaxy S20 or later versions, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Huawei P40, Google Pixel 3a, or later versions.

Some frequently asked questions from travelers who need an internet connection in Jordan

What other options offer me internet in Jordan?

Other internet options in Jordan are Pocket WiFi, the roaming service of the operators, and public WiFi.

How much does the roaming service cost in Jordan?

The price of the roaming service depends on the operator you use, but the prices are usually between 6 and 12 euros.

How can I know the compatibility of my smartphone with the eSIM?

The compatibility of your smartphone with the eSIM that you are going to buy depends a lot on the brand of eSIM that you buy. In the case of Holafly, the compatible cell phones are iPhone SE, XR, XS, XS Max, iPhone 11, 11 Pro y 11 Pro Max, 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 Mini, Samsung S20, Galaxy Z Flip, Note 20 Ultra, Fold LTE, Huawei P40, P40 Pro, y Google Pixel 3, 3a,4, 4a, Motorola Razr 2019.

What should I do if my SIM card doesn’t work in Jordan?

If you bought your SIM card through Holafly’s virtual store, don’t worry, because our customer service will answer any questions you may have around the clock. In case you bought it in a physical store, we recommend that you look for the provider and ask them personally or contact the company.

How much does eSIM cost for Jordan?

As with the Jordan SIM card, the price of the eSIM also depends on the cellular network you are going to use to connect to the internet because depending on that cellular network, the quality of your internet will be better or worse. As you already know, the best cellular networks are from Zain and Orange.

To buy an eSIM that uses these mobile networks, you can go to these cellular operators’ stores. You can also buy the Jordan eSIM card that uses Zain’s cellular networks.

eSIM Jordan

If you want to learn more, the prices of the Holafly Jordan eSIM card are:

DaysDataPrice (USD)
15 days6 GB$44
Table 2. Holafly Jordan data SIM card price.

With the information you have just received, planning your trip to this African destination can be a unique experience. To learn more, go to Holafly’s web page.

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