I’m all for the idea of going on vacation and completely disconnecting from technology. With that said, there are times when having internet connection on your phone while traveling can come in handy, or be completely necessary. If you plan on renting a car during your time in Jordan, then having access to Google Maps is a plus. If you’re not renting a car, then being able to hail an Uber (read more about Uber in Jordan here) from anywhere without searching for WiFi is another big plus. With this said, if you want to get a pre-paid SIM card when you arrive in Jordan, then the best place to get one is with the carrier Zain. Other carriers are Orange and Umniah.
It’s the cheapest in the market and the service is good. I’ve personally never had an issue with Zain service throughout Jordan.
Also, the employees have always spoken English, so it’s a simple transaction.
Price: Expect to pay around 10 JD for unlimited calls and 2+ GB of internet.
Where to get a Zain SIM card
If you’re arriving at Queen Alia International Airport, there is a Zain booth when you exit the baggage claim section of the airport. It will be on your left, next to Starbucks.
If you don’t arrive in Amman, or would rather pick it up after the airport, just head to a local Zain shop. There are plenty across Jordan so you won’t have an issue finding one.