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Encyclopedia > Argentine telephone numbering plan
Codes
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, after its telephone system was privatized. 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 of Argentina.) Trunk code (ТС) is a digit or a combination of digits, used prior to the subscriber number for long distance dialling, not including the national prefix, which identifies uniquely a numbering area in a given country. ... A telephone operator at work on a private switchboard A telephone operator is either a person who provides assistance to a telephone caller, usually in the placing of operator assisted telephone calls such as calls from a pay phone, collect calls (called reversed-charge calls in the UK), calls which... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The telephone or phone (Greek: tele = far away and phone = voice) is a telecommunications device which is used to transmit and receive sound (most commonly voice and speech) across distance. ... Privatization (sometimes privatisation, denationalization, or, especially in India, disinvestment) is the process of transferring property, from public ownership to private ownership and/or transferring the management of a service or activity from the government to the private sector. ... Telephones - main lines in use: 8,009,400 (2002) Telephones - mobile cellular: 6. ...


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. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...

  • 01x numbers in Buenos Aires
  • 02x numbers in southern provinces under Telef√≥nica
  • 03x numbers in northern provinces under Telecom

Similarly, the digit 4 was added to subscribers' numbers. For example, before the change, a number in Buenos Aires would have been dialed as follows: Buenos Aires (English: Fair Winds, originally Ciudad de la Santísima Trinidad y Puerto de Santa María de los Buenos Aires, City of the Holy Trinity and Port of Saint Mary of the Fair Winds) is the capital of Argentina and its largest city and port, as well as...

  • xxx xxxx (within Buenos Aires)
  • (01) xxx xxxx (within Argentina)
  • +54 1 xxx xxxx (outside Argentina)

After the 1999 change, it would instead be dialed as:

  • 4xxx xxxx (within Buenos Aires)
  • (011) 4xxx xxxx (within Argentina)
  • +54 11 4xxx xxxx (outside Argentina)

Until 1998, calls from Argentina to Uruguay were made using domestic dialing codes. For example, to call a number in Montevideo from Argentina before 1998: 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Montevideo Independence Plaza, c. ...

  • 059 xxx xxx

After 1998, this changed to:

  • 00 598 2 xxx xxx

Although Argentina claims the Falkland Islands, which it calls Islas Malvinas as part of its national territory, calls are made using the Islands' country calling code, e.g: This is a list of country calling codes, also known as international direct dialing (IDD) codes, which are needed to access international telephone services. ...

  • 00 500 xx xxx

Cell phones in Argentina always start with number 15. For instance if a user wanted to call a Buenos Aires cell phone, from within Buenos Aires, he/she would have to dial: Mobile phones from various years An Arabic language mobile phone A mobile phone or cell(ular) phone is an electronic telecommunications device. ...

  • 15 xxxx-xxxx

Should the user want to call a cell phone in another province, he/she would have to add the local prefix, e.g.: Mobile phones from various years An Arabic language mobile phone A mobile phone or cell(ular) phone is an electronic telecommunications device. ...

  • 0351 15 xxx-xxxx if it is a C√≥rdoba cell phone
  • 0341 15 xxx-xxxx if it is a Rosario cell phone
  • 0221 15 xxx-xxxx if it is a La Plata cellphone

If the user is dialing from a cell phone to a cell phone, another option is to drop the 15 and simply dial the trunk code (0), then the area code and then the number. This is an important option because this is the format in which caller id numbers are displayed in cell phones in Argentina. Please note that this is just an option for dialing from cell phones; in general, to dial from cell phones in Argentina, all the standard rules described in this article also work. For instance, if a user wanted to call from a cell phone anywhere in Argentina to a Buenos Aires cell phone, he/she could dial: Mobile phones from various years An Arabic language mobile phone A mobile phone or cell(ular) phone is an electronic telecommunications device. ... Mobile phones from various years An Arabic language mobile phone A mobile phone or cell(ular) phone is an electronic telecommunications device. ... Trunk code (ТС) is a digit or a combination of digits, used prior to the subscriber number for long distance dialling, not including the national prefix, which identifies uniquely a numbering area in a given country. ... Caller ID (Caller Identity Display or CID) is a telephony intelligent network service that transmits the callers telephone number to the called partys telephone equipment during the ringing signal or when the call is being set up but before the call is answered. ... Mobile phones from various years An Arabic language mobile phone A mobile phone or cell(ular) phone is an electronic telecommunications device. ... Mobile phones from various years An Arabic language mobile phone A mobile phone or cell(ular) phone is an electronic telecommunications device. ... Mobile phones from various years An Arabic language mobile phone A mobile phone or cell(ular) phone is an electronic telecommunications device. ... Mobile phones from various years An Arabic language mobile phone A mobile phone or cell(ular) phone is an electronic telecommunications device. ... Buenos Aires (English: Fair Winds, originally Ciudad de la Santísima Trinidad y Puerto de Santa María de los Buenos Aires, City of the Holy Trinity and Port of Saint Mary of the Fair Winds) is the capital of Argentina and its largest city and port, as well as... Mobile phones from various years An Arabic language mobile phone A mobile phone or cell(ular) phone is an electronic telecommunications device. ...

  • 011 xxxx-xxxx

The 15 means Calling Part Pays, and many mobile phone owners do not answer calls if they have to pay for it. So it is allways better to use this 15.


Since 2003, the digit 9 had to be dialed when calling mobile phone number in Argentina from abroad: 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • +54 9 11 xxxx xxxx (Note that the 15 prefix should not be dialed from outside Argentina)

Toll-free numbers in Argentina must be dialed the following way: A toll-free telephone number (or Freephone number in the UK) is a special telephone number, in which the calling party is not charged for the call by the telephone operator. ...

  • 0-800 xxx-xxxx

Numbers that are paid as local calls countrywide start with 0810. These numbers are mostly used by companies that have branches in different provinces and only one call center:

  • 0-810 xxx-xxxx

Subscriber dial-up Internet access in Argentina gets a special, reduced-tariff number: Dial-up access is an inexpensive but slow form of Internet access in which the client uses a modem connected to the computer and a telephone line to dial the Internet service providers (ISP) node, a dial-up server type such as the Point-to-Point Protocol and TCP...

  • 0610 xxx-xxxx

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. Dial-up access is an inexpensive but slow form of Internet access in which the client uses a modem connected to the computer and a telephone line to dial the Internet service providers (ISP) node, a dial-up server type such as the Point-to-Point Protocol and TCP...


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:

  • 0609 xxx-xxxx

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:


Emergencies:

  • 100 Firehouse
  • 101 Police
  • 107 Ambulance

Starting in January 2004, in the city 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. 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → January 31, 2004 The United States defence budget is set to exceed US$400 billion next year—an almost 7% increase—according to budget proposals inadvertently posted on the Pentagons website. ...


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.


Services:

  • 110 Phone Listings (Similar to 411 in the US)
  • 112 Customer Care (for telephone customers)
  • 113 Official time
  • 114 Phone repair
  • 115 Ring test
  • 121 Phone usage info (delayed 24 or more hours)

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