|Argentina - Phone Numbers
Telephone numbers in Argentina
|Country code: 54|
|Trunk code: 0|
|International code: 00|
|Intl. operator code: 000|
|National operator code: 19|
|Argentina made major changes to its telephone numbering plan in 1999, this page describes the changes and the current dialing practices. (For a general overview of the Argentine phone network, see the relevant section of the article about Communications in Argentina.)|
||1 General phone calls within Argentina
||1.2 Calls to the Falkland Islands
||2 Mobile phone calls within Argentina
||3 Calling Argentina from abroad
||4 Other calls and numbers
||*General phone calls within Argentina
In Argentina, changes were made to area codes in 1999, when the telephone network was split up into three different areas, with a new digit representing the new telephone company.
At present, the valid numbers are:
|Similarly, the digit 4 was added to existing subscribers' numbers. For example, before the change, a number in Buenos Aires would have been dialed as follows:
||After the 1999 change, it would instead be dialed as:
||City Area Codes in Argentina are given by the first three digits of the Dialing Code. Examples:
||After 1998, this changed to:
||Mobile phone calls within Argentina
Almost all cell phones in Argentina operate with a calling party pays (CPP) system. That means that whoever initiates the call pays for it. For this reason, cell phones in Argentina usually start with number 15. Since calls to cellphones are more expensive than land calls in Argentina, this prefix indicates the calling party that this call is going to cost more. For instance if a user wanted to call a Buenos Aires CPP cell phone, from within Buenos Aires, they would have to dial:
|Should the user want to call a cell phone in another area code, he/she would have to add the local prefix, e.g.:
||Non-CPP phones are available for purchase, and the calling and numbering is the same as the land numbers (non 15 ) but few users choose these numbers since that means that they would have incoming and outgoing calls deducted from their monthly minute allocation as opposed to just the outgoing.
||Calling Argentina from abroad
Since 2003, the digit 9 has to be dialed before the city code, and the prefix 15 omitted , when calling CPP mobile phone numbers in Argentina from abroad :
|Example: My Phone # in Argentina is: 0343 15 555 1212, dialing from abroad will be: Argentina 54 9 343 555 1212
Phone calls from abroad to a land line (or non-CPP mobile phone), however, are dialed "normally." For example:
|Other calls and numbers
Toll-free numbers in Argentina must be dialed the following way:
|Numbers that are paid as local calls countrywide start with 0810 . These numbers are mostly used by companies with branches in different provinces and only one call center:
||Subscriber dial-up Internet access in Argentina gets a special, reduced-tariff number:
||This is because there is a number of ISPs that provide "free" dial-up access through standard cost phone numbers that do not use the 0610 prefix. In these cases, the user does not need to pay a subscription cost, he/she only pays for the standard telephone call (usually a local telephone number in major cities); then the telephone company gives the "free" ISP a fraction of what the user pays for the call.
However, 0610 tends to be confused with "gaming" phones, where a special 3 pesos + VAT tariff is quoted. These numbers always have to be dialed like this:
|All 0800 , 0810 and 0609 have the same number countrywide. However, 0610 only can be used in the Internet Service Provider's area.
Some of the reserved, toll-free special numbers are:
|Starting in January 2004, in the Province of Buenos Aires, the new emergency number will be 911 . Unlike 100 , 101 and 107 , 911 will have people trained for the task of handling emergencies.
The newer 911 dispatcher sends police from a randomly selected police station, instead of the station assigned for that specific area. This measure was added to avoid the "liberated zones" where dirty cops allow crooks to commit numerous crimes without arresting them.
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