Choukran offers low-cost eSIMs for visitors to Morocco. Plans start from US$9.50 (~97MAD) and give you 4G coverage from Maroc Telecom(IAM).
If you're planning a trip to Morocco, one of the easiest ways to use your cellphone whilst you're there is with a Choukran eSIM. The name of the service (choukran) means 'thank you' in Arabic.
You can get a Choukran eSIM from US$9.50 (approximately 97MAD) at Airalo. This will allow you to use your cellphone in Morocco for up to 7 days. The Choukran eSIM is available on a pre-paid basis for visitors to Morocco and gives you an allowance of 4G mobile data to use whilst you're there.
In this article, we'll look at the Choukran service in Morocco, including how you're able to get it and the best Choukran eSIM deals. We'll also look at the coverage available on a Choukran eSIM, and the other ways of using your mobile phone in Morocco (e.g. through international roaming).
|Plans From:||US$9.50 (~97MAD) for 7 days|
|Coverage:||4G coverage (Maroc Telecom(IAM))|
|Voucher Code:||Save 5% on all Choukran eSIMs using KEN5 voucher code|
If you're looking for an affordable way to use your cellphone when travelling in Morocco, you can get a Choukran eSIM from only US$9.50 (approximately 97MAD) for 7 days usage.
To get a Choukran eSIM, you'll need to have an eSIM-compatible device such as the iPhone 11, Galaxy S20, Pixel 3 or later devices. You can then order your Choukran eSIM through the Airalo app with instant delivery direct to your phone. There's no need to queue at the airport or to register the Choukran eSIM with your ID, saving you lots of time.
The following table shows the eSIM plans that are currently available from Choukran in Morocco:
valid for 7 days
As a special offer for June 2023, you can get a 5% discount on all Choukran eSIMs when you enter the KEN5 voucher code at checkout.
Once you've ordered your Choukran eSIM, it will only activate when your cellphone actually connects to a supported network in Morocco. This means the validity period will only begin when you actually land in Morocco and turn your cellphone on.
Your Choukran eSIM works with the dual-SIM function on most modern smartphones. This means you can use your regular SIM card alongside the Choukran eSIM (e.g. to receive incoming phone calls and text messages on your normal phone number).
Alternatives to Choukran
The main disadvantage of Choukran is the fact you're getting a data-only service on the eSIM. You will not get a local phone number in Morocco when you're using the Choukran eSIM in your phone.
If you'd like to call or text whilst you're travelling in Morocco, you'll need to use your normal SIM card instead (on which international roaming fees may apply). Alternatively, you can side-step these charges by making your calls through WhatsApp or other similar apps.
If you're looking for a more fully featured SIM card with a local phone number in Morocco (starting with +212), you could consider getting a regular prepaid SIM card upon arrival instead. This will involve some additional hassle (e.g. queuing up at the airport to get your SIM card, a registration process for the SIM card, etc) but it can be preferable and better suited for longer-term use in Morocco.
If you're using a Choukran eSIM, you'll have access to 4G mobile coverage in Morocco. This is provided by the following partner networks:
|Coverage Provider||Network Type||Coverage Area|
|Maroc Telecom(IAM)||4G LTE||Morocco|
There's no international roaming available on a Choukran eSIM. Therefore, you won't be able to use it outside of Morocco. If you're planning to visit multiple countries on your trip, you may need to get a separate eSIM for the other countries you visit.
Other Airalo eSIMs
Airalo's Choukran eSIM can only be used in Morocco. If you're planning to visit multiple countries on your trip, you could consider getting a Menalink eSIM. This eSIM plan will work in Morocco, as well as a number of other countries.
Airalo's Menalink eSIM will also work in Morocco, giving you 4G coverage from Orange. In addition, you'll be able to use it in 14 other countries. The Menalink plans start from US$15 for 1GB of data:
valid for 7 days
valid for 15 days
valid for 30 days
Other Country Specific eSIMs
You can also buy other country-specific eSIMs from Airalo, including the following:
- Yes! Go! (Australia)
- Joia (Brazil)
- Tuque Mobile (Canada)
- Chinacom (China)
- Bonbon Mobile (France)
- Hallo! Mobil (Germany)
- Hkmobile (Hong Kong)
- Indicomm (India)
- Indotel (Indonesia)
- Mamma Mia (Italy)
- Moshi Moshi (Japan)
- Chorro Fon (Mexico)
- Fofo Mobil (Portugal)
- CellSA (South Africa)
- Guay Mobile (Spain)
- Merhaba (Turkey)
- Burj Mobile (United Arab Emirates)
- Uki Mobile (United Kingdom)
- Change Mobile (United States)
- Cu Chi (Vietnam)
For more information, read our Airalo review.
For more information about Choukran, please see the Airalo website.
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