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phone in morocco

We are traveling for about 2 weeks in Morocco this October and since the charges on our phone would be very expensive, we want to buy a phone there. Any tips, as to where (we fly in to Marrakesh from Seville), what kind, etc. Appreciate any tips and suggestions.

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Are you saying that you already checked your carrier's international vacation plan options and Morocco was not well-priced on their options? See also http://www.ricksteves.com/travel-tips/phones-tech/data-roaming.

If you have a GSM phone that is unlocked and will accept a new SIM chip, then you can buy just the chip in Morocco from one of the major carriers there (Meditel, Maroc Telecom, or inwi). See also http://www.ricksteves.com/travel-tips/phones-tech/stay-connected-in-europe.

Third option is that you should easily be able to buy a basic phone in Marrakesh from a storefront associated with one of the above mobile companies, such as this Nokia 106 for about $25.

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Yes our carrier charges too much and getting a sim card could pose a problem with having our phone unlocked ( a long explanation ) so we want to buy. Are there place at the airport to purchase a phone?

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Looks like there is a shop called Sahatel in the public part of the Marrakesh Airport. If that doesn't turn out to be convenient or open, you'll certainly have more options in the city center.