Pay-as-you-go wireless internet in Morocco

By Sarah

I wish I knew about this the day I got to Morocco. Wireless, pay-as-you-go internet. Life is good.

After hanging out at hotels and hanging out of windows trying to pick up a wifi signal, I went to the Wana store in Hassan (Rabat) accross from Yum Yum and bought a wireless modem. It cost 700 dirhams (about $100 USD – ouch, the dollar is low) for the modem and first month of unlimited connectivity. You can buy additional months and pay-as-you-go (Meditel offers a similar service, but at the time they require a two-year plan). Based on the access map I saw at Wana, it looks like it should work along the costal areas of Morocco. You can ask them about coverage, but I don’t expect it would work for a trek through the desert. I’m using it now in Rabat and plan on using it when I get to Restinga, between Tangier and Tetuan.

Since I work as a freelance web designer, this is a very, very good thing for me. A bit pricey, but worth it if you need to work while traveling. Wish I knew about it before I started my travels, so I wanted you to know.

3 Responses to “Pay-as-you-go wireless internet in Morocco”

  1. Eric Says:

    Still in Morocco ?
    What kinds of speed do you get ?

  2. Says:

    Unfortunately, I am not in Morocco. Can’t say about speed from here.

  3. Eric Says:

    OK, thanks anyway.

    Looking over your site now. There’s some quality writing here. Thanks !

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