Morocco Communication


The GSM mobile telephone network in Morocco can be accessed via one of two major operators, Meditel or Maroc Telecom. It is very easy and cheap to buy a local GSM prepaid card in one of the numberous phone shops showing a Maroc Telecom sign. The SIM card costs only MAD30 with MAD10 airtime and it is valid 6 month after the last recharge.


Morocco’s official languages are Arabic and Berber. French is widely used in governmental institutions, media, mid-size and large companies, international commerce, and often in international diplomacy. English, while far behind French in terms of number of speakers, is the first foreign language of choice. And Spanish is spoken by a small population in the north of the country.


Internet cafes are open late and are numerous in cities and smaller towns that see significant tourist traffic. Rates are about 4-10 dirhams per hour. Speeds are acceptable to excellent in the north, but can be a little on the slow side in rural areas. Most internet cafes will allow you to print and burn CDs for a small charge.