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3 Best Prepaid SIM Cards in Jordan: Buying Guide

Jordan – officially known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is one of the countries in the Middle East.

The country is also known for its Roman Ruines, springs & bathhouses, and stunning nature.

Ancient ruines can be found basically anywhere. From Petra to Amman.

The Dead Sea has plenty of resorts to chill at, and, of course, ruins. Specifically the Masada Ruines.

Madaba has many Byzantine churches (and ruins).

Overall, history buffs will love Jordan.

Before you post videos and pictures of ruins online, be aware that international roaming can be expensive.

You are better off using local SIM cards to save money on mobile costs while abroad.

Luckily for you, Jordanian SIM cards are available to anyone living and visiting the country.

You can get a regular Jordanian SIM card for as low as 1 JOD (1.40 USD) to 4.10 JOD (5.65 USD). Tourist SIM cards with at least 10 GB of data, minutes, and SMS are available for at least 6 JOD (8.50 USD). 1 GB of data valid for 7 days can be bought for 2 JOD (2.80 USD).

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While some countries in the Middle East have extortion prices for SIM cards and mobile data, the prices in Jordan are reasonable.

And the data plans are extremely generous – you will notice that when I discuss the plans.

In this guide, I will go over everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in Jordan. Let's go.

Buying a SIM Card in Jordan Guide (logos of Umniah, Orange & Zain)

Original publication: 24th of December 2019. Last updated: 14th of August 2021.

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Can You Buy a SIM Card in Jordan?

Anyone 18 years old or older living in or visiting Jordan can buy a Jordanian SIM card from Umniah, Orange & Zain in their stores or at airports.

You do have to comply with the SIM card registration regulations. Moreover, you need a phone that supports the frequencies used in the country (preferably all of them to have the most optimal experience while in Jordan). Furthermore, you need to have a SIM-lock-free device.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Jordan?

You can get a Jordanian SIM card in the official stores of Umniah, Orange & Zain. It is also possible to get SIM cards at Amman-Queen Alia International Airport (مطار الملكة علياء الدولي/Maṭār al-Malika ʿAlyāʾ ad-Dawaliyy) & Aqaba-King Hussein International Airport (مطار الملك حسين الدولي/Maṭār al-Malik Ḥusayn al-Duwalī).

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You can expect to pay the following for Jordanian SIM cards:

  • Umniah: 1 JOD, but you often have to buy a plan together with your SIM card
  • Orange Jordan: 4 JOD
  • Zain Jordan: 4.106 JOD

The following operators also have SIM cards targeting tourists:

  • Umniah: 6 JOD (Tourist Line) & 26.62 JOD (Smart Traveler 1)
  • Orange Jordan: 10 JOD (Short Visit Line), 15 JOD (Visitors' Line) & 30 JOD (Visitors' Line Extra)
  • Zain Jordan: 7.87 JOD (Weekly Visitors Line), 13.11 JOD (Al Oumda Line) & 29.232 JOD (Hala Visitors Line)

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Can You Use Your Phone in Jordan?

Jordan uses GSM technology for mobile communications. CDMA phones will not work in Jordan. If your phone has a SIM card slot, then it supports GSMA (99% of the phones do support GSM nowadays).

Traditional European frequencies are used in Jordan, which are mostly used in ITU Regions 1 & 3 (Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), Europe & Oceania).

The Americas (North-, Central– & South America + the Caribbean – ITU Region 2) use American Frequencies, which differ from the European ones.

ITU Regions Map
By Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) – Own work, using this file by Denelson83, CC BY-SA 2.5

If you bought your phone in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Oceania (ITU regions 1 & 3), you should not experience any issues with using your phone in Jordan.

If you purchased your phone in the Americas (ITU Region 2) and have a low/medium-end device (without Tri-Band or Quad-Band) support, then there is a possibility you cannot use your phone when in Jordan or can only use slower networks (3G or 2G).

If you have a medium/high-end device with Tri-Band or Quad-Band support, you can use your phone in Jordan (to some extent) – also on 4G/LTE.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Jordan

Jordan has three mobile network operators:

  • Umniah (شركة امنية للاتصالات – by Batelco)
  • Orange Jordan (أورنج الأردن)
  • Zain Jordan (زين الأردن)

The following frequencies are used in Jordan:

  • 2G: 900 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

Cannot see the video above? Watch it on YouTube.

To check whether your phone will work in Jordan, check out this page by Will My Phone Work (may be outdated or inaccurate at times).

Again, make sure your phone is unlocked. Otherwise, you will not be able to use any SIM card except the one from your home operator (meaning you have to roam internationally or buy another unlocked phone that does support the frequencies listed above).

If you want to learn how international roaming works, this guide explains it in-depth. If you wonder why it is often so expensive to roam, this article explains the hidden reason they do not want you to know.

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5G NR in Jordan

5G NR is not available in Jordan of 2021, and the Jordanian government has not made any indications of when it will auction 5G licenses.

In the 2019 annual report by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC-Jordan/هيئة تنظيم قطاع الاتصالات), the regulator stated that it has provided some spectrum for 5G NR testing (3500 MHz range).

It is, however, unknown whether the three mobile operators actually conducted 5G NR tests.

Best SIM Card in Jordan

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Jordan, I recommend going with Umniah or Orange. Umniah has the fastest mobile internet speeds. Orange has the most extensive 4G/LTE coverage and availability.

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SIM Card Registration in Jordan

SIM card registration with your passport information is mandatory in Jordan. It will be done at the point of sale.

Taxes in Jordan

A 16% mobile and internet tax is applied on mobile services in Jordan. However, this is not applicable in tax-free zones like Aqaba.

Some mobile operators always include the tax in their prices, while others do not. Sometimes, it depends on the plan to make things even more confusing.

As a general rule of thumb, if the price looks nice, the listed price is without the necessary taxes.

A nice price would be one in a round number or ending with **.25, **.50, or **.75 JOD.

If the price looks like 26.232 JOD, then the price is with the necessary taxes.

Jordan Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

Flag of Jordan

Mobile data used to be inaccessible in some Middle Eastern countries because of the lack of infrastructure or high costs.

Nowadays, most Middle Eastern residents can enjoy low mobile data rates and fast mobile internet speeds.

That is if they live in the right country.

So, what about Jordan?

The average price for 1 GB of data in Jordan is 1.41 USD, around the Middle Eastern average of 3.94 USD. The world average is 4.07 USD.

When compared to previous years, you can see that the cost of mobile data has been low for years in Jordan.

But what about speeds? Can Jordanians, and us travelers, enjoy blazing-fast speeds like some other Middle Eastern countries, such as the United Arab Emirates (194 Mbps – fastest in the world), Qatar (172 Mbps), Cyprus (162 Mbps), Saudi Arabia (153 Mbps), and Kuwait (138 Mbps)?

Not quite.

Jordan's average mobile download speed is around 25 Mbps, about half the global average (55 Mbps)

One of the reasons why Jordan is nowhere near the average download speeds of other countries in the region is the lack of 5G NR.

The other Middle Eastern nations have been rolling out 5G NR for years and fast. Jordan has yet to allocate the appropriate frequencies.

Moreover, the three mobile operators have prioritized improving (4G/LTE) coverage over speeds.

In fact, the average download speed has stayed constant for over a year. Even though the mobile operators have been rolling out 4G+/4.5G lately.

So, which mobile operator is the fastest in Jordan? That would be Umniah with a Speed Score of 34, followed by Orange Jordan (29) and Zain Jordan (20).

Which city has the fastest speed? That would be (Al-)Zarqa with a median download speed of 18.16 Mbps. Closely followed by Russayfah (18.14 Mbps) and Amman (17.94 Mbps – capital city).

One thing you will notice when I discuss the plans the Jordanian operators have to offer is that their data allowances are extremely GENEROUS.

When I discuss the plans the Jordanian operators have to offer later, one thing you will notice is that their data allowances are extremely GENEROUS.

For example, 250 GB valid for 90 days for 16 JOD (22.60 USD).

I am not sure who needs that much data for their phone alone, but plans like that are excellent for home internet usage (mobile broadband) when fixed broadband is not available.

With extensive nationwide coverage, decently priced SIM card prices, quite slow mobile internet speeds, but cheap mobile data rates, you should have a smooth network experience in Jordan.

Just do not expect much when in deserts – you will most likely have no reception there at all.

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Currency in Jordan

5 Jordanian Dinar Bank Note
© البنك المركزي الاردني/Centrak Bank of Jordan

Jordan uses the Jordanian Dinar with the symbol JOD (which will be used throughout this guide). However, prices are often listed in JD or د.أ. For example, 25 JOD = 25 JD/د.أ . For reference, below are some exchange rates between JOD and USD (US Dollars):

  • 1 JOD = 1.40 USD
  • 10 JOD = 14.10 USD
  • 100 JOD = 141.05 USD

For up-to-date JOD:USD exchange rates, search JOD to USD on Google, or replace USD with the currency you use.

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Jordanian Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Umniah, Orange Jordan & Zain Jordan, and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices, and availability
  • Recharge/top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans, and special packs (such as social media packs) 

With that being said, let’s see what Jordan has to offer to us.

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Umniah

Umniah Logo
© Umniah

Umniah, by Batelco from Bahrain, is one of the mobile operators in Jordan. It is the youngest mobile operator in the country and quickly grew to have a market share of around 30%.

Umniah uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)

This is what you will learn about Umniah:

* Coverage
* How to Get an Umniah SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Click on the links above to jump to the section you are interested in.

Jump to: Orange | Zain

Coverage – Umniah

Umniah has extensive coverage throughout Jordan.

However, it has the most limited 4G/LTE coverage. Somehow, Umniah does have the fastest download speeds.

Umniah has an official coverage map on its site. However, it has never worked (for me).

Below is Umniah's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – Umniah

You can buy an Umniah SIM card, called Ubasic, for 1 JOD in Umniah stores. However, you are often required to purchase a plan or top-up on the spot when getting your SIM card.

It is also possible to get SIM cards at Amman-Queen Alia International Airport (مطار الملكة علياء الدولي) and Aqaba-King Hussain International Airport (مطارالملك الحسين الدولي). However, only tourist SIM cards are sold there.

It is also possible to get an Umniah eSIM. eSIMs are free, and you get 10 GB bonus data for 1 month.

To use an Umniah eSIM, you need to have one of the following devices:

  • Google Pixel 3/3A
  • Google Pixel 4
  • Huawei P40/P40 Pro
  • iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS/XS Max/XR
  • LG G7 ThinQ
  • LG V35 ThinQ
  • Samsung S20/S20 Plus/S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold

Short-term travelers can also take advantage of the Umniah Tourist Line (6 JOD) or Smart Visitor 1 SIM cards (26.62 JOD).

The following tourist SIM cards are available:

PriceSIM CardDataFacebook DataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesLocal MinutesPalestine MinutesAfrica, America & Europe Bundle 1Arab Bundle 2International MinutesLocal SMSValidity
6 JODTourist Line10 GB4 GBN/AN/A15 minutesN/AN/AN/A15 minutes5 SMS7 days
26.62 JODSmart Visitor60 GBN/A40 000 minutes2000 minutesN/A1000 minutes1000 minutes100 minutesN/A2000 SMS30 days 

1 Bangladesh, Brunei, Canada, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Iceland, Italy, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, United Kingdom & United States
2
Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates & Yemen

Dial *111# to see your Umniah phone number.

Dial *100#, *888#, or *1333# to access the Umniah menu.

Umniah SIM cards are valid for as long as your plan is active or your credit is valid.

If you do not top-up within a day after plan or credit expiry, your SIM card will be suspended. You can still receive calls and SMS but cannot make calls nor send SMS (except for calling emergency services).

After the one-day suspension period, your SIM card will be inactive for 60 days.

You cannot do anything with your SIM card when it is inactive, except for recharging it again within 60 days so that the phone number will not be deactivated.

After your SIM card has been deactivated, your phone number has been lost, and it may be recycled by Umniah.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Umniah

Umniah top-up vouchers are sold in Umniah stores and many other establishments, such as kiosks, gas stations, and grocery stores.

The following top-up options are available:

Top-UpValidity
1 JOD – 2 JOD14 days
3 JOD – 4 JOD30 days
5 JOD – 9 JOD60 days
10 JOD – 35 JOD 365 days

To top up your Umniah SIM card, dial *133*VoucherCode# or call 1331 and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *133*123456#.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *133# or *1333# to check your Umniah balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Umniah app (Android/iOS).

Umniah App
© Umniah

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Umniah

Umniah has seven data-featured plans:

Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

U Lines – Umniah

The U Lines are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

The following U Lines are available:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesAfrica, America & Europe Bundle 2Arab Bundle 3Bangladesh MinutesEgypt MinutesIndia MinutesPalestine Minutes 1Philippines MinutesLocal SMSValidity
1 JODUbasicN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
6 JODU 6+9 GBUnlimitedN/AN/A150 minutesN/A150 minutes500 minutes30 minutes3000 SMS1 month 
8 JODU 8+20 GBUnlimitedN/AN/A500 minutesN/A1000 minutes1000 minutes70 minutes3000 SMS1 month 
10 JODU 10+30 GBUnlimited500 minutes 230 minutes 31000 minutes180 minutes1500 minutes1000 minutes90 minutes3000 SMS1 month 
18 JODU 13+40 GBUnlimited500 minutes 250 minutes 31000 minutes215 minutes1500 minutes1000 minutes90 minutes3000 SMS1 month 
8 JODShabibi 8+ 430 GBUnlimitedN/AN/A500 minutesN/A1000 minutes1000 minutes70 minutes3000 SMS1 month 

1 Ooredoo Palestine
2 can choose one of the following countries: Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Guam, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Norway, Peru, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Ukraine & United States
3 can choose one of the following countries: Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates & Yemen
4 for those between 18 and 29

International minutes can be activated/set up by dialing *912#.

Add Ons For U Lines – Umniah

The Add Ons for U Line are data add-ons for U Lines. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

Dial *404# or *888# to enable Add Ons for U Lines:

PriceDataValidity
3 JOD10 GB1 month 
5 JOD15 GB1 month 
8 JOD30 GB1 month 
Basic Lines Bundles – Umniah

The Basic Line Bundles are data-only plans.

Basic Lines Bundles can be activated by dialing *680#:

PriceDataValidity
3 JOD3 GB10 days
5 JOD9 GB21 days
Evo Mobile Prepaid – Umniah

The Evo Mobile Prepaid Plans are data-only bundles.

The following Evo Mobile Prepaid Plans can be activated:

PriceDataValidity
0.10 JODUnlimited1 hour 3
0.35 JOD130 MB1 day
0.5 JOD500 MB1 day
1 JOD200 MB7 days
1 JOD1 GB1 day
1 JOD1 GB 21 month
1.5 JOD400 MB7 days
2 JOD500 MB7 days
2 JOD1 GB7 days
3 JOD500 MB1 month
3 JOD1 GB1 month 
5 JOD1 GB1 month
5 JOD3 GB1 month
7 JOD2 GB1 month
7 JOD5 GB1 month
10 JOD2.5 GB 11 month

1 +1 GB for Skype
2 for Almadenah News, Alrai, Alghad, Alwakeel News, Ammon News, Jordanews, Jordan Times, Jornews, Khaberni, Petra & Saraya News
3 between 10:00 – 11:00 and/or 15:00 – 16:00

Evo 4G – Umniah

The Evo 4G plans are data-only bundles.

Dial *888# to enable Evo 4G plans:

PricePlanAnytime DataNighttime Data 2Social Data 3Validity
7 JODEvo 4G Shabibi 7 118 GB12 GB4 GB30 days
8 JODEvo 4G 8 Offer26 GB15 GB4 GB30 days
8 JODEvo 4G Al-Faisaly 525 GB 415 GBN/A30 days
8 JODEvo 4G Al-Wehdat 25 GB 415 GBN/A30 days
11 JODEvo 4G 11 Prepaid Internet 35 GB 624 GB4 GB30 days
13 JODPrepaid Internet Evo 4G 13 45 GB 726 GB4 GB30 days
16 JODEvo 4G 16 60 GB 736 GB4 GB30 days
29 JODEvo 4G 3 Months 29 120 GBN/AN/A30 days

1 for those between 18 & 24
2 between 2:00 – 10:00
3 Facebook, Twitter & WhatsApp
4 +10 GB for Wehdat Club website
5 +10 GB for Faisaly Club website
6 +7 GB in Governorates
7 +10 GB in Governorates

Evo 4G Add Ons – Umniah

The Evo 4G Add Ons are add-ons for Evo 4G. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

The following Evo 4G Add Ons are available:

PriceDataValidity
2 JOD2 GB1 day
5 JOD5 GB7 days
Social Media Bundles – Umniah

The Social Media Bundles are data-only bundles for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Melody Now, Twitter, YouTube & WhatsApp.

Dial *878# or *888# to enable Social Media Bundles:

PricePlanDataApp(s)Validity
1 JODFacebook Monthly Bundle1 GBFacebook & Facebook Messenger1 month 
1 JODTwitter Data Bundle1 GB/weekTwitter1 month 
1 JODVideo Data Bundle 1 GBMelody Now & YouTube7 days
1 JODWhatsApp Bundle1 GBWhatsApp7 days

APN/Internet Settings – Umniah

  • Name: Umniah
  • APN: net

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Orange Jordan

Orange Logo
© Orange

Orange Jordan, officially أورنج الأردن but just Orange, is one of the mobile network operators in Jordan. It was owned by the Jordanian government until privatization in 2000. Orange, as a company, is active in other countries in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East.

Orange uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)

This is what you will learn about Orange:

* Coverage
* How to Get an Orange SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Click on the links above to jump to the section you are interested in.

Jump to: Umniah | Zain

Coverage – Orange Jordan

Orange has the best 4G/LTE coverage in Jordan.

Note that reception in the Mafraq (محافظة المفرق) and Zarqa (محافظة الزرقاء) governorates is poor. That is in part due to those governorates are mostly deserts.

Orange has an official coverage map on its site. But it only works when you select or enter a specific location – it will not show you its nationwide coverage.

Below is a coverage map showing Orange's nationwide reception:

SIM Card Price – Orange Jordan

You can buy an Orange SIM card for 4 JOD in Orange stores. It is also possible to get SIM cards at Amman-Queen Alia International Airport (مطار الملكة علياء الدولي). However, only tourist SIM cards are sold there.

It is also possible to get an Orange eSIM. To use an Orange eSIM, you need to have one of the following devices:

  • iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • iPhone XS/XS Max/XR
  • Samsung S20/S20 Plus/S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold
Orange Jordan eSIM
© Orange Jordan

Short-term travelers can also take advantage of the Orange Tourist SIM cards (Visitors' Lines). The tourist SIM cards are sold for between 10 JOD to 30 JOD.

The following Visitors' lines are available:

PriceSIM CardDataLocal MinutesInternational MinutesLocal SMSInternational SMSValidity
10 JODShort Visit Line 15 GB60 minutes 110 minutes60 SMS 1N/A10 days
15 JODVisitors' Line20 GB“Unlimited”, 1000 minutes20 minutes“Unlimited”, 100 SMS/day (max. 1000 SMS) 10 minutes30 days
30 JODVisitors' Line Extra 60 GB“Unlimited”, 5000 minutes 60 minutes“Unlimited”, 100 SMS/day (max. 3000 SMS)90 minutes30 days

1 60 minutes/60 SMS combined, not separate

You can get a Visitors' Line add-on for 7 JOD. You will get 10 GB, 1000 local minutes, 20 international minutes, 1000 local SMS & 10 international SMS – all valid for 30 days

You can renew your Visitors' Line plan at any time by dialing *152#.

If you plan on visiting Jordan within a year and wish to park your phone number, you can do so by dialing *977#.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Orange Jordan

Orange top-up vouchers are sold in Orange stores and many other establishments, such as kiosks, gas stations, and grocery stores.

To top up your Orange SIM card, dial *150*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *150*123456#.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *155# to check your Orange balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the My Orange Jordan app (Android/iOS).

My Orange Jordan App
© Orange Jordan

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Orange Jordan

Orange has three data-featured plans:

Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Lines For All – Orange Jordan

The Lines For All Plans are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

You can activate Lines For All by dialing *200#:

PricePlanDataAlways-On Data 3Data CarryoverOn-Net MinutesLocal MinutesOoredoo Palestine MinutesInternational Minutes 1Local SMSValidity
7.87 JODOrange 6+ 4 GBYes, 1 GB No“Unlimited”, 35 000 minutes60 minutes500 minutesN/A“Unlimited”, 120 SMS/day (3500 SMS)30 days
9.18 JODOrange 7+10 GBYes, 5 GB No“Unlimited”, 35 000 minutes500 minutes500 minutesN/A“Unlimited”, 120 SMS/day (3500 SMS)30 days
10.49 JODOrange 8+12 GBYes, 6 GB Yes“Unlimited”, 35 000 minutes“Unlimited”, 1000 minutes“Unlimited”, 1000 minutesN/A“Unlimited”, 120 SMS/day (3500 SMS)30 days
13.11 JODOrange 10+20 GBYes, 10 GB Yes“Unlimited”, 35 000 minutes“Unlimited”, 1500 minutes“Unlimited”, 1000 minutes“Unlimited”, 1500 minutes“Unlimited”, 120 SMS/day (3500 SMS)30 days
15.73 JODOrange 12+23 GBYes, 10 GB Yes“Unlimited”, 35 000 minutes“Unlimited”, 1500 minutes“Unlimited”, 1000 minutes“Unlimited”, 1500 minutes 2“Unlimited”, 120 SMS/day (3500 SMS)30 days
19.67 JODOrange 15+“Unlimited”, 25 GB Yes, 10 GB Yes“Unlimited”, 35 000 minutes“Unlimited”, 2000 minutes“Unlimited”, 1000 minutes“Unlimited”, 2000 minutes 2“Unlimited”, 120 SMS/day (3500 SMS)30 days

1 China, Colombia, Denmark, Hawaii, Guam, Iceland, Ireland, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Norway, Peru, Puerto Rico, Romania, Slovakia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden & United States
2 + 500 minutes to Alaska, American Samoa, Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Mariana Islands (Saipan), Martinique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Paraguay, Taiwan & US Virgin Islands
3 when main data allowance has been exhausted at reduced speeds

Lines For All auto-renew.

You can renew your Lines For All plan at any time by dialing *152#.

Yo Lines – Orange Jordan

The Yo Lines are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS exclusive for the youth (18-29). Travelers and tourists between 18 and 29 years old can also get Yo Lines.

Dial *230*22# to activate Yo Lines as a new customer and *290*15# as an existing customer:

PricePlanDataAlways-On Data 3Data CarryoverOn-Net MinutesLocal MinutesOoredoo Palestine MinutesLocal SMSValidity
8 JODYO 8 Prepaid Line 20 GBYes, 10 GB Yes“Unlimited”, 35 000 minutes“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 1000 minutes“Unlimited”, 120 SMS/day (3500 SMS)30 days
10 JODYO 10 Prepaid Line 25 GB 1Yes, 10 GB Yes“Unlimited”, 35 000 minutes“Unlimited”, 4000 minutes“Unlimited”, 1000 minutes“Unlimited”, 120 SMS/day (3500 SMS)30 days

1 + Unlimited Anghami, Playwing & Orange Cloud Data

Prepaid Orange Net – Orange Jordan

The Prepaid Orange Net plans are data-only bundles.

You can activate Prepaid Orange Net by dialing *240# or with your Voucher Code when activating it by recharge (*150*VoucherCode# or text *150*VoucherCode# to 99555):

PriceDataValidity
8 JOD40 GB30 days
11 JOD100 GB30 days
13 JOD150 GB30 days
16 JOD250 GB90 days

APN/Internet Settings – Orange Jordan

Most phones will automatically retrieve the correct APN settings when inserting a SIM card – the same counts for Orange Jordan SIM cards. If that does not automatically happen, you can dial *140# to download the APN settings.

If that does not work, you will have to add the settings manually by filling in these fields

  • Name: Orange Jordan
  • APN: net.orange.jo
  • Username: net
  • Password: net

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Zain Jordan

Zain Logo Silver
© Zain

Zain Jordan, officially زين الأردن but just Zain, is one of the mobile operators in Jordan. Zain, as a company, is active in Africa (Sudan & South Sudan) & the Middle East.

Zain uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)

This is what you will learn about Zain:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Zain SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Click on the links above to jump to the section you are interested in.

Jump to: Umniah | Orange

Coverage – Zain Jordan

Zain has extensive coverage in Jordan.

Below is Zain's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – Zain Jordan

You can buy a Zain SIM card for 4.016 JOD in Zain stores. It is also possible to get SIM cards at Amman-Queen Alia International Airport (مطار الملكة علياء الدولي) and Aqaba-King Hussain International Airport (مطارالملك الحسين الدولي). However, only tourist SIM cards are sold there.

It is also possible to get a Zain eSIM. eSIMs are free, and you get 35 GB of bonus data.

To use a Zain eSIM, you need to have one of the following devices:

  • Huawei P40/P40 Pro
  • iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12/12 Mini/12 Pro/12 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • iPhone XS/XS Max/XR
  • Samsung S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+/S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20+/20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip/Fold 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Flip LTE Model
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold

Short-term travelers can also take advantage of the Zain tourist SIM cards.

The following tourist SIM cards are available:

PriceSIM CardDataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesLocal MinutesInternational MinutesLocal SMSValidity
7.87 JODWeekly Visitors Line 12 GBN/AN/A20 minutes15 minutes10 SMS7 days 
13.11 JODAl Oumda Line20 GB10 000 minutes500 minutesN/A180 minutes 21000 SMS30 days
29.232 JODHala Visitors Line50 GB10 000 minutes1000 minutesN/A50 minutes + 1000 minutes 11000 SMS3 months 

1 Jawwal Palestine
2 Egypt

Do note that other tourist SIM cards other than the ones mentioned above may be offered at the airport. Or the exact plans are available at inflated prices.

Dial *178# to see your Zain phone number.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Zain Jordan

Zain top-up vouchers are sold in Zain stores and many other establishments, such as kiosks, gas stations, and grocery stores.

To top up your Zain SIM card, dial *114*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *114*123456#.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *116# to check your Zain balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Zain Jo app (Android/iOS).

Zain Jordan App
© Zain Jordan

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Zain Jordan

Zain has two data-featured plans: Mix Tariffs – With Subscription (combo) & 4G Internet Prepaid Offers (data-only).

All Zain plans can be activated by dialing *240#.

Mix Tariffs With Subscription – Zain Jordan

The Mix Tariffs With Subscription is a combo plan with data, minutes, and SMS.

You can activate Mix Tariffs With Subscription by dialing *240#:

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net/Local MinutesInternational Minutes 1Local SMSValidity
9.18 JODMohafazat +15 GB 49000 minutes 5/3000 minutes 6 900 minutes 7/100 minutes 8N/A1100 SMS30 days
10.49 JODMax Line12 GB5000 minutes250 minutesN/A1000 SMS30 days
10.49 JODMish Tabi3i+18 GB 35000 minutes1000 minutes500 minutes 300 SMS30 days
10.49 JODJeelna Line 220 GBN/A“Unlimited”, 20 000 minutes“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes “Unlimited”, 3000 SMS (100 SMS/day)30 days
19.67 JODNitro+34 GB 920 000 minutes1000 minutes1000 minutes500 SMS30 days

1 to Jawwal (Palestine)
2 for those between 18 to 29
3 8 GB inside Amman, 4 GB outside Amman, & 6 GB for Facebook
4 8 GB inside Governorates, 1 GB outside Governorates & 6 GB for Facebook
5 9000 minutes inside Governorates
6 3000 minutes outside Governorates
7 inside Governorates
8 outside Governorates
9 20 GB, 8 GB outside Amman & 6 GB for Facebook

4G Internet Prepaid Offers – Zain Jordan

The 4G Internet Prepaid Offers are data-only plans.

Dial *240# to activate 4G Internet Prepaid Offers:

PriceDataValidity
8 JOD40 GB30 days
11 JOD100 GB30 days
16 JOD250 GB30 days
19 JOD400 GB30 days

APN/Internet Settings – Zain Jordan

  • Name: Zain
  • APN: internet

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Other Ways to Stay Connected When Traveling in Jordan

I would highly encourage anyone visiting Jordan to get themselves a Jordanian SIM card – you will be saving a lot of money when you do so.

However, for some, getting a Jordanian SIM card is not an option. For example, your device may be SIM-locked, meaning that you cannot use any other SIM card other than the SIM card provided by your operator.

There are other ways to stay online while in Jordan, but they may not be cheap.

However, these methods may be more expensive than getting a SIM card from the local operators.

International Roaming

International roaming is the most convenient way to stay connected when traveling in other countries because you do not have to buy a new SIM card, have to deal with SIM card registration regulations, nor have multiple phone numbers to deal with.

However, international roaming has proven to be expensive in many cases, especially compared to buying local SIM cards. That is why many travelers are not fond of international roaming.

International roaming has its pros and cons. However, it is important to know how it works. This in-depth guide explains it all.

Find out whether your mobile operator has attractive roaming rates for Jordan here.

Using an International SIM Card or Travel SIM Card

International SIM cards are SIM cards made for the traveler in mind. Using them is often cheaper than international roaming. However, they are almost always more expensive than using a local SIM card.

There are many other advantages and disadvantages of getting international SIM cards, which you can learn about here.

Using a Mobile Hotspot (Pocket WIFI)

Mobile hotspots, or pocket WIFI, are small devices that connect to the local operators of the country you are visiting. Mobile hotspots are ideal for families or those traveling in a large group, as they allow you to connect multiple devices to one hotspot without the need of each traveler having to buy a SIM card.

You can either buy a mobile hotspot or rent one.

Using Free WIFI Networks

Using free WIFI connections is the cheapest way to stay connected because they are free. The major downside of trying to use WIFI hotspots is that you will have to locate them, and they are not available on every corner in Jordan.

Make sure to protect your internet traffic with a VPN so that hackers cannot steal your personal data.

The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Jordan

Getting a SIM card from Umniah or Orange would do you well when considering a Jordanian SIM card.

Local Prepaid SIM Cards in Other Middle Eastern Countries

Visiting other countries in the Middle East? Check out my Middle Eastern SIM card buying guide, covering other Middle Eastern countries, such as:

Going to other places around the world? Then you should also check out my sim card buying guides for other destinations around the world.

Next Steps to Enhance Your Travel Experiences

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Each of these options has its pros and cons. Learn more about them, and find the best option for you.

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