SIM and internet cards. if you plan on buying a SIM card in Buenos Aires or anywhere else in Argentina, here are some helpful tips to make your trip even more enjoyable and without the hassle of looking for the best pre-paid optins.
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The card itself costs 9.9 ARS when you buy it.
As any other pre-paid card, it can be activated immediately.
If you come from Peru, Chile, Mexico, Uruguay or Paraguay, you can order the card online and it can be delivered to your home and activated even before you come to Argentina.
Package Nr. 1 – 30ARS, 2.5GB for internet, unlimited incoming calls, 100 minutes for outgoing calls.
Package Nr. 2 – 45 ARS, 5GB for internet, unlimited incoming calls, 200 minutes for outgoing calls.
In both cases, the card is valid for a month.
Put simply, this is a chip used to fulfill all internet and calling needs without the need for a change of phone number.
Another operator that offers its services to tourists, this company also offers two plans:
1 – a seven-day period, 1.5GB for internet, with free access to Whatsapp, 60min for calls to the whole of Argentina, as well as unlimited SMS – price: 155 ARS;
2 – a month plan, 2GB for internet, 100min for calls to the whole of Argentina, free access to Whatsapp, unlimited SMS – price: 400 ARS.
Bear in mind that both plans renew themselves after the period has ended, so make sure you cancel your plan when the time comes.
This operator offers a 30-day plan. The price is 800 ARS, and the plan includes 3GB for internet, Whatsapp free of charge, 30 minutes of free conversations with people outside of Argentina, as well as 100 minutes for calls within Argentina.
This operator offers several options, so you can pick the one that suits you the best
Plan 1: 15 days – free Whatsapp, 1GB of internet for social media, 1GB of all-access internet, free games – price: 320 ARS
Plan 2: 20 days - free Whatsapp, 1GB of internet for social media, 2GB of all-access internet, free games – price: 360 ARS
Plan 3: free Whatsapp, 1GB of internet for social media, 3GB of all-access internet, free games – price: 550 ARS
You can see each operator’s offer by visiting their official websites. SIM cards can be bought in kiosks or in the operator’s stores.
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