Internet in Morocco

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  1. Glandwr

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    I posted a few weeks ago on the internet service of Maroc Telecom. It contained some inaccuracies, and has cost me 20 euros wasted. Below is hopely a way to prevent others making the same mistakes.

    MT has a very fast 3G, almost universal coverage service that can be used in unlocked, MIFIs, dongles or tablets. The offer you want is the 3G+INTERENET offer for 10days. It will cost you 60MADS (£4:50) sim only, They say it is unlimited. It is not, it runs out at 4gig.
    You can recharge it. 50Mads another 4 for a month, 100mads for 8gig for a month or 200mad for 16 gig over 2 months. Get the sim from most MT shops they are in town centres and Marjane supermarkets.
    Recharging is NOT straight forward. We were told that we could recharge using the number in any teleboutique displaying the MT sign. They seem to be on every corner even in the remotest town.
    Do as I did and buy an "express recharge" whereby they put yournumber into a handset and you throw you money away.
    That is for ordinary telephone sims and wouldn't work on internet ones.
    You must buy a scratch card type recharge, don't be pursauded it can be done otherwise! Then send an SMS to 555 containing the recharge code without spaces. Remaining credit can be found by sending a blank SMS to 580. Once mastered you will find that it is as good if not better than any network in europe.

    Dick
     
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  2. TerryL

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    Sorry you lost out. I recharged 3 times last year using the express system with no problem at all. One of the places was the internet cafe in Taghazoute village.
     
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    We were shown two sims. One interent only, one interenet and calls. Chose the internet only as it was cheaper. Maybe that was it? Tried express once in Meknes and once in Zagora. They showed me the number correctly entered, sent the SMS, they showed me confirmation of credit. Didn't work. Thought I might have been given wrong number (it appears nowhere on the sim package) the shop wrote it down. Bought another sim. Exactly the same thing happened. cost me 200MADS!!!!!!!
    No trouble since using scratch tokens (no telehone no. needed)
    Dick
     
  4. Addie

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    This blog post pre-dates Motorhome WiFi and the tariff has now changed - but the principal of topping up sounds the same as it was back in 2012 (3 years ago!!).
    http://www.europebycamper.com/2012/01/morocco-3g-internet-dongle-maroc.html

    It might be possible to recharge online using this link:
    https://paiement.iam.ma/recharge/index.jsp (Google Chrome or Google Translate is your friend)

    Or you can register via this link: https://paiement.iam.ma/index.jsp
    Information on how to register here: http://www.maroctelecommerce.com/page.php?cms=24

    Or just buy a voucher below - could be easier! ;)

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  5. Glandwr

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    Those are the vouchers Addie, only found them in denomination of 50 though. Online immposible now unless you have a Moroccain CC
     
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