calling Argentine Cellphones - a visitors manual

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  1. Gaucho
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    I think its a good idea to explain the details of how you are supposed to dial to reach an Argentine Cellphone when you are calling from your home country. Also, its good for visitors to understand how you dial a cellphone once you are in Argentina, and how you can call different area cellphones (cellphones from cities other than Buenos Aires).

    First some basic information that you will need to understand how to dial.....

    Argentina Country Code: 54
    Buenos Aires City Code: 11
    Cellphone prefix (when dialing from an Argentine land line): 15
    Cellphone prefix (when calling from abroad to an Argentine cellphone): 9 - to be inserted before the city code
    International Calling Access: + (in the USA its usually 011)

    Argentine cell phones (net of prefixes and area codes) are generally 8 or 7 digits.
    Argentina land lines are also mostly 8 or 7 digit numbers, although I think some small towns still have 6 digit numbers.

    General dialing rules:

    A) calling an Argentine cell phone from outside Argentina

    + 54 9 (city code) (cell phone number)

    B) calling an Argentine cell phone from an Argentine land line, when the cell phone is from the same city you are calling from

    15 (cell phone number)

    C) calling an Argentine cell phone from an Argentine land line, when the cell phone is from a different city than the one you are calling from

    0 (city code) 15 (cell phone number)

    D) calling a cellphone from another cell phone

    - if the cell phone you are calling is from the same area code, just dial the 8 or 7 digit number, no prefixes are required. you may still insert the 15 prefix and it will also work

    - if the cell phone you are calling is from a different area code, just dial 0 (area code) (cell phone number)
     
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