Phone calls in Argentina

by Andrea Segura - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Even though WhatsApp, Skype and other apps are mostly used for making international phone calls nowadays, there might still be confusion on the dial codes. Whenever you are using your own US or Canadian cell phone to call a number in Argentina, you are making an international call. You will also need to dial accordingly when using Skype.   

  • The International Access Code (IAC) for the US and Canada is 011 and for Argentina it’s 00
  • The Country Code (CC) for Argentina is 54 and for the US and Canada it’s 1
  • Area Codes in Argentina can be various digits in length
  • To call Argentina from the US or Canada, or your mobile phone, dial IAC + CC + LN.

Example: The local telephone number of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires is 5288-9900. The number could also be listed as +54 5288-9900. In both cases, you would dial 011-54-5288-9900. Notice no trunk code is used when you dial.

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To call the US or Canada from within Argentina, dial IAC + CC + LN

The local telephone number of the ExperiencePlus! headquarters in Colorado is 970-484-8489. You would dial 00-1-970-484-8489.

To call Argentina from another South American country, dial IAC + CC+ LN

The local telephone number of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires is 5288-9900. The number could also be listed as +54 5288-9900. In both cases, you would dial 00-54-5288-9900.

To call Argentina from within Argentina, dial LN

The local telephone number of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires is 5288-9900. The number could also be listed as +54 5288-9900. In both cases, you would dial (0) 54-5288-9900. Unlike the US there is no need to differentiate between local and long distance by dialing a 1. Notice that the trunk code (0) is dialed.

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