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Communications

Post

The main postal service company of Argentina is the Correo Central.

A letter can take from 6 to 15 days to arrive overseas from Argentina, or 10 to 15 if you use the standard service. Also, you can send mail using an express service which takes between 3 and 5 days to arrive at any international destination.

Telephone

Argentina's international dialling code is 54. The area code in Buenos Aires is 11. All the telephone numbers in the city begin with 4 and the area codes for making long distance calls vary in relation to each region:

  • 1 in Buenos Aires and surroundings
  • 2 in the southern interior regions
  • 3 in the northern interior regions

When calling mobile phones you must dial 15. To make a call within the country, dial 0 then the area code.

Voice over Internet Protocol

VoIP is a new technology which allows users to verbally communicate through their computer. Essentially a telephone call made using the internet, VoIP is becoming increasingly more common in the business world due to its low costs, and easy set-up and maintenance.

Forget installation engineers and phone number changes, as long as you have a broadband connection, you can use VoIP any time, any where.

For businesses, this software is sure to eventually phase out the traditional phonecall. For as low as 4p for local and national calls, the economical potential is vast. With international calls often even less than that, VoIP is perfect if you are prone to long-distance telecommunication, or have offices, clients, partners, etc, overseas. What's more, calls made between VoIP users are typically free all you pay for is the standard internet service.

 

Internet

The internet is becoming far more common and cheaper in Argentina. It's much simpler to access internet in the larger cities, but it is feasible to find cafes and call centres which provide the service. Prices tend to be competitive, so it is recommended you shop around for a good price.

 

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