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1. Posted by crazylegs (Budding Member 52 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


I have an Argentinian mobile and sim card but my parents are unable to call me from the UK although I can send and receive texts in Argentina. They have tried the +54 or 0054 code and this doesn't help so I'm not sure why it's not working. My spanish isn't amazing so it has been hard to explain this in the shop and not really getting anywhere.

Any ideas?


2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I found the following answer.

Apparently, your parents have to

  • dial country code
  • substitute the usual cell phone prefix, 15, for 9
  • omit the 0 prefix of the Buenos Aires prefix (011)

Assuming you have a Buenos Aires cell phone number, that amounts to

  • +54 9 11 xxxx xxxx

In most other cities, the following should work

  • +54 9 cell phone number

Please let us know if this works, so we can add this information to the Argentina Travel Guide.

3. Posted by crazylegs (Budding Member 52 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Wow! Thanks for looking into it.

My number begins with 116 so my parents should call +54 9 116******.

I friend from Corrientes gave me the phone but I think it could be from BA.

I'm also in Chile right now which could pose another problem.

I'll let you know how it goes.