|Police||911 in some larger cities, 101|
|Tourist Police (Buenos Aires)||011-4346-5748, 0800-999-5000|
It’s best to bring your own unlocked tri- or quad-band GSM cell phone to Argentina, then buy an inexpensive SIM chip (you’ll get a local number) and credits (or carga virtual) as needed.
To call a number in Argentina from another country, dial your international exit code, then the country code for Argentina, then the area code (without the zero) and number. For example, if you’re calling a Buenos Aires landline number from the United States, you’d dial:
When dialing an Argentine cell phone from another country, dial your international exit code, then 54, then 9, then the area code without the 0, then the number – leaving out the 15 (which most Argentine cell phone numbers start with). For example, if you’re calling a Buenos Aires cell phone number from the United States, you’d dial:
Cell-phone dialing is a bit more complicated in Argentina than in other countries. Cell-phone numbers in Argentina are always preceded by ‘15.’ If you’re calling a cell phone number from a landline, you’ll have to dial '15' first (add the area code before the '15' as necessary). However, if you’re calling a cell phone from another cell phone, you don’t need to dial '15.' You also don't need to dial '15' to send text messages.
WhatsApp is a popular way of sending free texts and voice messages.