Planning your next trip to Morocco? There are a thousand reasons why organizing a vacation in Morocco is a good idea; the incredible medinas of its cities, the cultural heritage, friendly and welcoming people, and their wonderful gastronomy. And there are also a thousand reasons to use an eSIM card on your trip to Morocco, so you can connect to the internet immediately without paying huge bills like with roaming, or compromising your data on public wifi networks.
In this article we will tell you what is the best eSIM to travel to Morocco and analyze in detail the main brands such as Holafly, Airalo and Ubigi. Not all the common eSIM card companies offer plans for Morocco, so this post will be of great help to you to know which ones do. When choosing an eSIM card it is important to take into account the speed, data limit, technical support, price or duration of the plans that best suit your trip. Below we describe the advantages and disadvantages of each brand, although we can already tell you that the Holafly eSIM cards are a safe bet with no extra charges and 24/7 support in English.
Comparison of eSIM for a trip to Morocco
When comparing different eSIM brands we must take into account all the features that will determine if the card fits the needs of our trip. That’s why we prepared this table with all the essential information about each brand to help you choose. Later we will go into all the important details so that you don’t miss any of the information.
|Brand||Plan duration||Data sharing||Unlimited data||App||GB per plan||Support||Price||Trustpilot||Score|
|Holafly||5, 10 and 15 days||No||No||Yes||2,5GB; 3,5 GB; 5GB and 7,5GB||In English and other languages, direct chat and WhatsApp||29€ -47€||4,6||4,1|
|Airalo||7 days||Yes||No||Yes||1GB||In English, via a bot||9,5$||3,9||3,6|
|Maya Mobile||30 days||Yes||No||Yes||500 MB, 1GB, 3GB y 5GB||In English, via email||16€ – 173€||4,4||3,2|
|Ubigi||1 and 30 days||Yes||No||Yes||500 MB and 50GB||In English, via email or the App||10€ – 35€||4,2||3,4|
|Up eSIM||7 days||No||No||No||1GB||In English via chat||29,99€||–||2,8|
1. Holafly, eSIM for Morocco with multilingual customer support
|Advantages||They offer data packages by continent and by country.|
Holafly’s eSIM cards are easy to purchase and install with QR code or manually.
They have eSIM cards for 160 destinations.
24/7 technical support in Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, and Japanese.
Very flexible pricing.
They offer a wide variety of eSIM cards with different prices and contract durations.
You can pay in euros, dollars and Mexican pesos.
It has an App where you can check the consumption and the remaining days of the contract.
|Inconveniences||Their eSIM cards do not include calls or sms.|
Data limit of 7.5GB.
Holafly’s eSIM card for Morocco does not allow data sharing.
You can’t do the setup through their App.
They do not offer unlimited data for Morocco.
Holafly is one of the best options to buy eSIM cards and travel with peace of mind as the brand offers a 24/7 customer service in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian and Japanese that responds in less than a minute by chat or WhatsApp, and is currently the company with the best customer rating on Trustpilot with a score of 4.6.
On the Holafly website you can find 4 data plans of 5, 7, 10 and 15 days for a price ranging from 29€ to 47€
|Data plan||Price in Euros||Price in Dollars||Price in Mexican Pesos|
|5 days – 2,5GB||29€||27$||$599|
|7 days – 3,5GB||34€||34$||$699|
|10 days – 5 GB||39€||37$||$799|
|15 days – 7,5GB||49€||47$||$899|
The Holafly eSIM cards can be installed easily by scanning the QR code that you will receive by email once you complete the purchase. The installation can also be done manually without the need for a computer, simply writing a code in the settings of your mobile phone that you can consult in the email or in your App, which is also very convenient to control the duration of the data plan.
After testing Holafly eSIM cards we can say that they are one of the most expensive options on the market, but that in the end they are profitable because you can travel without worries thanks to its technical service, which is the most efficient of all eSIM cards we have tested. Here we leave you this ranking where we evaluate from 1 to 5 all the features of Holafly’s eSIM cards for Morocco based on our experience.
In this post you can read about our experience with Holafly eSIM cards and some users’ opinions: Our review of Holafly eSIM: is it worth it?
2. Airalo, the cheapest eSIM brand
|Advantages||They offer regional, country or global data packages.|
Airalo eSIM cards are easy to purchase and install.
It is one of the cheapest brands in the market.
They have eSIM cards for 190 countries.
Their eSIM card allows you to share data with other devices.
They allow you to recharge the eSIM.
They have an App and you can buy and install the eSIM from it.
|Inconveniences||Gigabytes are limited to 10GB or less and do not have unlimited data cards.|
Their eSIM cards do not include calls and sms.
Their services and technical support is exclusively in English and takes a long time to respond.
They only have a 1GB plan for 7 days.
Although Airalo is one of the cheapest brands on the market, the truth is that in the long run it can get expensive since their data plans have very limited gigabytes that can run out at any time, and their customer service takes a long time to respond.
This company, founded in Singapore in 2019 by Turkish entrepreneurs Abraham Burak and Ahmet Bahadir Özdemir, was one of the first to offer these services, and has a wide coverage of countries where they offer eSIM cards, although in many of them they do not offer alternatives in terms of gigabytes and the duration of the plans. On their website you will see that for Morocco they only have a 1GB eSIM for 7 days for $9.5.
The gigabytes of this plan are really limited and you will most likely run out and you will have to recharge the eSIM. In the end you will end up paying the same as for an eSIM with more data.
|Data plan||Price in U.S. Dollars|
|7 days – 1 GB||9,5$|
We compared customer reviews and feedback on Trustpilot and found that Airalo has one of the lowest scores with 3.7. Here is the ranking for each aspect of Airalo and in this post you can also read about our opinion of the brand: Our review of Airalo eSIM: is it worth it?
3. Maya Mobile, 30-day eSIM plans for your trip to Morocco
|Advantages||Maya Mobile eSIM cards are easy to purchase and install with QR code or manually.|
They have eSIM cards for 194 destinations.
Data plans limited to 500 MB, 1GB, 3GB, 5GB that can run out quickly.
Possibility of internet sharing.
You can set up auto-recharge after 30 days to recharge.
Data sharing with other devices.
|Inconveniences||Their eSIM cards do not include calls or sms.|
They do not have an App.
The unlimited data plan has a 5Mbps limit.
Technical support in English via a bot.
They only have data plans for 7 days.
This company offers eSIM cards for 30 days in Morocco. The price of the data packages varies depending on the gigabytes. In total they have 4 packages of 500 MB, 1GB, 3GB and 5GB. The price ranges from €16 to €173.
Like Holafly, Maya Mobile is characterized by the speed and simplicity of its contracting and installation process, which is also done through a QR code that you can receive by email. In addition, they have a 100% refund policy of the purchase in case the data does not work, which is not common since they have a minimum of two data providers in each country where they offer their services.
|Data plan||Price in Euros|
|30 days – 500 MB||16€|
|30 days – 1 GB||35€|
|30 days – 3 GB||105€|
|30 days – 5 GB||173€|
In the case of Maya Mobile we consider it a disadvantage their plans being very inflexible and only having a duration of 30 days. In Trustpilot you can see that the brand has an average score of 4.5, but there are hardly any comments. Here the table with the score for each of the features of their eSIM cards.
4. Up eSIM, ideal eSIM for a week’s travel
|Andvantages||Up eSIM cards are easy to purchase and install with QR code or manually.|
They have eSIM cards for 80 destinations.
The website is intuitive and easy to use.
You can buy as many consecutive weeks as you need in one purchase.
|Inconveniences||Their eSIM cards do not include calls or sms.|
They only offer one data plan per destination.
They do not have an App
They do not have unlimited data plans.
Technical support only in English through a bot.
They only have data plans for 30 days.
This brand offers an eSIM card with a single data package for €29.99. The duration is 7 days and the speed is 4G with 1 GB. It’s a perfect option for those who don’t want to go to the trouble or who are going to travel to Morocco for weeks at a time. The card is not rechargeable, but from the website you can sign up for as many weeks as you are going to use the card without having to install it again after 7 days.
|Data plan||Price in Euros|
|7 days – 1 GB||29,99€|
The installation of the Up eSIM card eSIM card is simple and immediate, and compatible with:
- iPhone XR, XS, 11, 11 Pro, SE 2020, 12, 12 Pro
- Google Pixel series 3, 4, 4a, 5, 5, 6 & Pro
- Samsung Galaxy Fold, Z Flip, S20, Note 20
- Motorola RAZR
The brand is not well known and is not even listed on Trustpilot. So if you want to read customer reviews you’ll have to go to Google Play, where there are over 100 reviews and it has a score of 4.7. We too have done an evaluation of the brand based on our experience and have rated it a 2.8 out of 5.
4. Ubigi and their eSIM cards for smart cars
|Andvantages||They offer regional, country or global data packages.|
Ubigi eSIM cards are easy to purchase and install via the web or App.
Ubigi’s eSIM is installed for free from the App.
They have eSIM cards for 190 destinations.
24/7 real time technical support.
They offer eSIM cards for smart cars.
Their eSIM cards allow data sharing.
You can recharge the eSIM card from the App.
|Inconveniences||They do not offer plans only for Morocco, you have to contract the global plan.|
The gigabytes are limited to 5GB or less and do not have unlimited data plans.
Their eSIMs do not include calls or SMS.
The duration of the plans is limited to 1 or 30 days.
Their support service is exclusively in English.
Ubigi is a provider of eSIM cards a bit different than the rest of the data plan companies for traveling abroad. While with other brands you have to choose and buy the plan and then proceed to install the eSIM, with Ubigi it’s the other way around. First you can install the eSIM for free and then add credit depending on the gigabytes you are going to use. You can pay in dollars, euros, pounds and yen.
On its website you won’t be able to find data plans exclusively for Morocco, but you can sign up for a global data plan that includes the country plus 170 other destinations. In total there are 3 global plans with a duration of 1 day and 30 days, with a limit of 500mb and 5GB.
|Data plan||Price in Euros||Price in US Dollars||Price in Pounds||Price in Yens|
|1 day – 500 MB||12€||12$||10£||1700¥|
|30 days – 500 MB||29€||29$||25£||4100¥|
|30 days – 5 GB||68€||68$||59£||9600¥|
Luckily, their App works very welland in addition to buying the eSIM from there, you can install and recharge it if necessary. Also, Ubigi’s eSIMs allow data sharing with other devices
A curious thing about Ubigi eSIM cards is that they also work in cars with internet. Some models of Jaguar, Fiat, Land Rover, Alfa Romeo or Jeep already incorporate this technology.
In this table you can see how we evaluate each feature of Ubigi’s eSIM cards. And if you want to know our opinion about Ubigi eSIMs, check out this post: Our review of Ubigi eSIM: is it worth it?
Conclusion: what is the best eSIM for Morocco
In this post we have seen that there are many important factors to consider when comparing eSIM cards as, for each type of travel you will have different connection needs. In the case of Morocco, the search is complicated because there are few brands that offer eSIM cards for the country. That’s why we prepared this section where we share our experience on which eSIM card is best for each type of trip.
When we travel we don’t want to run out of data in the middle of our vacation, that’s why eSIM cards with unlimited data are the best option. In Morocco no company offers this possibility, so look at companies that offer more gigabytes in fewer days, such as Holafly or Maya Mobile.
We know that it can be complicated to calculate the gigabytes you will need during your trip, that’s why we have prepared this table that will help you to make the estimate of the gigabytes you will need based on your usual consumption.
|Plataform||Gigabyte consumption per hour|
|0,12GB – 0,18 GB|
|0,12GB – 0,18 GB|
|Tiktok||0,18 GB – 0,8 GB|
|Netflix||0,3GB – 7GB|
|Youtube||0,14GB – 1,7 GB|
|Amazon Prime||0,8GB – 6GB|
The installation process of eSIM cards is always simple and fast, but it is true that there are some companies that make it even easier. The first thing is to check if your mobile is compatible with the eSIM of the brand. You can check this information on the website of each provider.
The purchase of the eSIM for Morocco can be done through the web in the case of some brands such as Holafly or Up eSIM, or through the app such as Ubigi.
The only brands that allow you to do the installation through the App are Airalo and Ubigi, and in the case of Holafly, from the App you can get the code to install the eSIM manually without using a computer. You can also do the installation scanning a QR code that you will receive by mail as soon as you have completed the purchase with Holafly, Airalo, or Maya Mobile.
On the other hand, it is very important to consider the technical service to help you in the installation process and solve any doubt or problem. Most brands such as Maya Mobile or Airalo have a chat bot that takes a long time to respond and only does so in English. In the case of Simoptions, technical support will depend on the brand of eSIM card you have chosen. In this aspect Holafly’s technical support is the best as it responds in less than 1 minute in Spanish, English, German, French, Italian and Japanese via web chat or WhatsApp.
Many times when we travel we want toshare data with other devices and only some providers like Airalo, Ubigi make it possible.
But one of the most important aspects is price. The cheapest brands are Airalo and Maya Mobile, however, their data plans are very limited and you’re likely to run out and have to pay again with the top-up. That’s why it’s sometimes advisable to pay a little more and get an eSIM card with the most gigabytes like Holafly to rest easy and not have to recharge again.
All in all, Holafly’s eSIM cards are the best choice for travel to Morocco because of their data and multi-language technical support that responds in less than a minute. With Holafly you will never run out of data on your trip.
Other options to have internet in Morocco
eSIM cards are the fastest and most efficient way to get internet connection in Morocco, but if for some reason, such as incompatibility of your cell phone, you can’t use them, don’t worry, we tell you other ways to connect to the network.
However, here are the reasons why we always travel with eSIM cards.
|Convenience||Immediate delivery and activation upon purchase.|
Purchase prior to travel.
Easy installation; unlike SIM cards, there is no need to remove the original card.
You’ll be connected as soon as you land, no need to find a store first.
You’ll find tailor-made plans to suit the duration and needs of your trip.
No need to rely on batteries, as with Pocket wifi.
You won’t have to carry an extra device during your trip, like the Pocket Wifi.
|Peace of mind||You will have 24/7 technical support in English, unlike with a SIM or Pocket Wifi.|
You will not have to worry about forgetting or losing any device other than your cell phone.
|Security||You will avoid using public wifi networks vulnerable to hacking.|
You will avoid entering personal data in endless forms to get Wifi.
No need to open or manipulate your mobile phone like with SIM cards.
1. Buy a SIM card in Morocco
SIM cards are another easy way to get internet in Morocco and make local calls. The main operators where you can buy a SIM card in Morocco are Orange Moroc and Maroc Telecom, whose stores are located in international airports such as Casablanca, Tangier or Marrakech, and in the commercial areas of the cities. They also have an online store and offer eSIM cards.
The SIM cards have different data plans to choose from and vary depending on the duration, gigabytes or price, which usually ranges from €29 to €42.
|Advantages||There are a variety of brands and data plans to choose from.|
Installation is fast.
They can be purchased online or in physical stores.
You can make calls and send messages with a local number.
|Inconveniences||It always replaces your regular SIM, which can be lost or damaged.|
The cell phone must be opened and handled during the installation process.
You have to travel to buy it or wait for the card to be delivered.
When the contract of your travel SIM expires, it must be replaced by another one.
You will not be able to keep your regular phone number.
2. Rent a Pocket Wifi in Morocco
Another option available to have internet in Morocco that may interest you are the Pocket Wifi, small devices that work as a router. It is an interesting option for work, for long stays or when we will not have Wifi in the accommodation, but for regular trips where we need internet throughout the day, it is not the most advisable option.
|Advantages||Can be used by several devices at the same time.|
You can choose the gigabyte package that suits you best.
No need to install anything on our cell phones.
|Inconveniences||It is one of the most expensive options.|
There are few brands to choose from.
Contracts are usually of long duration.
In addition to the data plan, you have to pay for rental, insurance and shipping costs.
The battery lasts 6 hours maximum.
If you use it with more people you have to be in the same room.
You have to carry it with you wherever you go and you run the risk of losing it.
Pocket Wifi providers include Travel Wifi and Travelers Wifi at a rate of $62.65 and $70.50 respectively for one week of data not including shipping or insurance.
3. Free wifi in Morocco
It may seem like thesimplest option, but we all know how complicated it can be to find and use public Wifi networks. In tourist places it is not difficult to find these access points, but we all know from our own experience how slow these networks tend to be and the errors they give, plus the eternal questionnaires you will have to fill in to use them.
In general in your accommodation you can always count on internet connection, but it is not always of good quality, or may be limited to very specific areas. Therefore, if you are traveling with the intention of working, it is recommended that you contact the hotel beforehand to verify the quality of the connection.
This option however should be used with caution for security reasons. Public Wifi hotspots are very vulnerable to hacks or cyber-attacks through which they access your private data. It is therefore recommended to spend as little time as possible connected, to use it for specific queries and not to expose personal data.
|Advantages||It is free of charge.|
There is nothing to install on our cell phones.
|Inconveniences||It is difficult to find free access wifi networks.|
Public wifi networks are often slow or give connection problems.
You often have to fill in forms and share your personal data.
Some free wifi networks have limited time.
You have to be near the router to connect.
These networks are vulnerable to hacking.
4. Enable data roaming for Morocco
We could not finish our list without mentioning the famous roaming that has given us so many headaches and annoyances at times. This option is the easiest since you don’t have to do anything more than activate data roaming. Your usual mobile company will search for the local networks that are most convenient for you so that you can access the Internet. But be prepared for the bill, as this is one of the most expensive options without a doubt. To give you an idea, the MB can cost up to 6.05€.
In Spain some of the companies that offer roaming are Vodafone, Movistar or Orange.
|Advantages||There is no need to install anything on our cell phone.|
There is no need to contract any extra service.
You can receive calls, send messages and connect to the internet immediately.
|Inconveniences||This is the most expensive option.|
Sometimes it is activated without us realizing it.
Not all telephone companies offer this service.
Frequently asked questions about having internet with an eSim in Morocco
Most models from popular brands such as Apple, Samsung, Motorola, Huawei or Google are compatible as long as they are recent models. Several iPads are also supported. However, it is best to check with each provider’s website, where they will tell you which models are compatible.
eSIM cards allow you to have internet on your cell phone when you travel abroad without having to remove your regular SIM card, as is the case with SIM cards. This is possible thanks to a chip that is incorporated in the latest generation of cell phones.
The purchase of the eSIM data plan can be done through the web or the App of some brands. Choose your destination, the duration and the gigabytes of the data plan and pay securely.
The installation and activation of the eSIM is a really easy procedure that will only take a few minutes.
Once you have verified that your cell phone is compatible with the product and chosen the data plan that best suits your needs, go to the mobile data settings on your smartphone and select “add data plan”. Then the camera will open so you can scan the QR code that you will have received in the mail after the purchase. The installation and activation of your card will then begin.
This process must be carried out with an internet connection, so it is recommended to do it before starting the trip or as soon as you arrive at the hotel.
SIM cards can be purchased in physical shops or online, with delivery times ranging from 48 to 72 hours. There are also companies that offer same day express delivery.
eSIM cards must be activated when connected to the internet, so it is recommended that you do so before you travel.
Data packages usually last for one week, however, there are providers such as Holafly, which offer more flexible packages between 5 days and 15 days.
Data plans do not normally allow data sharing, but plans with a specific number of GBs included do.
Holafly is a Spanish company launched in 2018 that you can trust, it has been tested by more than 400,000 customers, travel blogs and YouTubers. Holafly markets eSIMs since 2019.
Holafly has more than 10. 000 positive experiences posted on Trustpilot, with a rating of “Excellent” and 4.6 average score.
SIM Options has both positive and negative reviews, and a lower average Trustpilot rating than Holafly, at 3.8. SIM Options is a Hong Kong based company.
No, Maya actually limits the speed on its unlimited plans to only 5mbps. Once 30 GB is consumed, Maya further limits the speed to 1mbps.
Maya is owned by a US company, Maya Virtual Inc. Maya’s reviews on Trustpilot are good, 4.5 average rating.
The frequency bands operating in Morocco are: 2500, 2300, 2100, 1800, 900, 850, 800.
There are 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G mobile networks in Morocco.
The best mobile operators in Morocco are Orange Morocco and Wana Maroc.
You can buy your eSIM at any time before or during your trip to Morocco from the online shop of the specialized brands.
Airalo reviews on Trustpilot are good, with an average rating of 3.9.