Buenos Aires - Post Report Question and Answers

Do you have any recommendations regarding mobile phones? Did you keep your home-country plan or use a local provider?

I just kept my T-mobile plan, but lots of people got local phones. It didn’t seem too expensive. But, like the internet, also seems to be a nightmare to cancel when you leave. - Apr 2022

The Embassy gave us a local phone which was plenty for me as I used an old unlocked one in the house with wifi to watch streaming services or play online. You can also easily buy a local chip or add minutes/data to the Embassy phone plan. We paid the equivalent of US$20 per month for a standard line for my spouse. - Jul 2020

I keep my home-country plan active, for emergencies, and I have a local provider on a pay-as-you-go basis. - Jul 2019

If you don't have a DNI you can't get a monthly plan at most providers. This is changing however. If you want to use an iphone bring it with you, they are not available here unless you want to pay a lot for them. - Jun 2015

A lot of people bring their smart phones here to get unlocked. Otherwise, you will pay a premium for a good phone. Service is pretty good and cheap (I do pay as you go). - Jan 2015

Cell phone packages are relatively inexpensive. However, due to inflation your bill can and will rise unexpectedly. - Aug 2014

Get one. - Aug 2011

You need to have legal residency to get a cell phone, so it may take a little while to get one. There are a few companies, we used Movistar which was reasonable priced. - May 2011

Buy one there. If you don't have a DNI, you won't be able to sign a contract but you can do a pay per use phone & just refill it by buying cards at any kiosko or locuturio. - Jul 2008

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