Without a DNI (Argentine identity card) foreigners in Argentina will not be able to get a cell phone contract in most cases.This means that most visitors use pay-as-you-go or prepago cellphone plans.

Using pay-as-you-go means becoming accustomed to the bothersome ‘no credit’ beep and wondering how a one-minute phone call could possibly have used up the rest of that 10 peso credit.

Cellphone users will have to get used to frequently purchasing more phone credit or ‘topping up.’ For non-Spanish speakers, this can be a daunting task, but with a little preparation it’s not as difficult as it seems.

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Published @wander-argentina.org. November 2012.