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Calling a mobile in Argentina

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  1. macasas

    Hello everyone

    I want to call a mobile in Argentina. This is what I would normally dial when the cell phone is at home in the area it was purchased, Posadas in the north.

    + 54 9 3752 xxxxxx

    3752 is the area code for Posadas, Misiones, but this is not working at the moment, it goes straight to answer machine, because the phone is in Bariloche in the South. So my question is

    Do I need to change this number somehow so that it works in other areas. The area code for Bariloche is 2944 but
    +54 9 2944 xxxxxx does not exist.

    I would be grateful if anyone could shed some light on this.


    Posted 7 years ago #
  2. admin
    Key Master


    You definitely do not need to change the area code, even if they traveled abroad. I suspect there is a problem on their end. For example, the cell might be located in a non coverage area or it might be turned off. I suspect Argentinians do not need to activate a roaming plan when traveling within Argentina (usually this is required when people take their cell with them when traveling to another country).

    Posted 7 years ago #
  3. macasas

    Thanks for your reply. The phone is apparently on, but has yet to receive a single call made, I only get 4 rings and then the answer machine message. Strange, but then it is South America :) Keep up the good work.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  4. admin
    Key Master

    Cell phones usually do this - automatically let the answering service pick up after 4 rings. Are you saying that you communicated with this person and they're not seing any missed calls from you?

    Posted 7 years ago #
  5. macasas

    No, I am unable to contact this person.

    Sometimes it rings 4 times and goes to voice. Other times it goes straight to voice mail. Within the last 24 hours it has just rung and rung without any answer message. The ringing tone has changed its rhythm, if that makes sense and then after quite a few rings it just cuts off.

    I am thinking the phone is apparently on because here in the UK, if the person is on the phone it will go straight to voice mail. I have been in other South American countries and calling from Europe has never been easy.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  6. admin
    Key Master

    You are right, if the phone rings it generally means it is on (although it is possible to deactivate your voicemail and in this case the called phone appears to ring even when it is off - not the case here though). I really don't know what to tell you other than that you are using the correct sequence to dial this number.

    Posted 7 years ago #

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