Cell phones in Argentina
One of the most important tools during your time in Argentina will definitively be having a cell phone with internet capabilities. We highly encourage you to bring a smart phone that is unlocked.
Will your cell phone work in Argentina?
Chances are, your cell phone is tethered to one particular service provider. If you try to leave that company, your phone won’t work because it is “locked”. Depending on what kind of phone you have and what company you purchase cell phone service from, you might be able to unlock your phone. Then, you’ll have the freedom to use the same phone with different companies in other countries. Please, find us asap if your phone is locked by calling your cell phone provider.
Cell phone unlocking services
If your phone is locked, please contact the following companies who can help you unlock your phone in order to be used it in Argentina with a new chip.
Your Argentina SIM card
Once in Argentina you can buy a local SIM card which will provide you with a local phone number and Internet.
Cell phone provider
The cell phone company provider we recommend is CLARO Argentina. Below you will find a link to a map with the Claro stores in Buenos Aires. They are open Mon-Fri from 10AM to 6PM and they have some agents who speak English.
Using Internet on your phone
If you have a smart phone, such as an iPhone, Adroid, etc. you will also be able to connect to the internet from your phone using any free wireless connection. In Buenos Aires, almost all subway stations, parks, restaurants and cafes offer free wireless internet. The school also has a free open wireless internet network that you will be able to use with your phone or laptop computer.
Receiving text messages
With your Argentine cell phone number you will be able to send and receive text messages locally an internationally.
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