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.