How to call to Argentina (country code +54)

Calling to Argentina

  • A leading ‘0’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in Argentina for domestic long distance calls and domestic calls to a mobile phone.
  • A leading ’15’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in Argentina to call a mobile phone or to designate a call “caller pays”.
  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile numbers are often listed as starting with ’15’. The ’15’ is not dialed when called from outside Argentina. It is a code that designates “caller pays” for the dialed call.

Mobile phone numbers are part of a phone number inside an area code. There is are no “area codes” or “carrier codes” for mobile phone numbers.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Argentina does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Argentina (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix to call to a different area code within Argentina.

Local calling (within the same area code) to a landline

To call within the same area code in Argentina dial only the local phone number. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

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Local calling (within the same area code) to a mobile phone

To call to a mobile phone in the same area code, dial ’15’ then the mobile subscriber number. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

When calling between mobile phones, there is no need to dial the prefix ’15’.

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Long distance calling (to a different area code) to a landline

To call to a different area code within Argentina dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the two to four digit area code, then the local phone number.

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Long distance calling (to a different area code) to a mobile phone

To call a mobile phone in a different area code in Argentina dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the two to four digit area code, then ’15’ for “caller pays”, then the local phone number.

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Argentine phone numbers explained

Number details

Argentine phone numbers are ten digits.

The first two to four digits are an area code representing a geographic part of the country. 

Mobile phone and laneline phones all exist within the local area code.

Mobile numbers are dialed with a prefix ’15’ for “caller pays” between the area code and local subscriber number for domestic phone calls only. The ’15’ may be listed in a phone number however is not called from outside the country.

An example of an Argentine phone number

The Museo Historico Nacional lists its phone number in Buenos Aires as +54 (011) 4307-4457.

Phone number explanation
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Local example – calling from another location in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dial only the local phone number when calling within the same area code. Do not include the leading ‘0’ or the area code.

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Long distance example – calling from Mendoza, Argentina (on the other side of the country)

To call to a different area code dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

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Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Argentina)

To call from a mobile phone dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

0114307 4457
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International example – calling from outside Argentina

To call from outside Argentina, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Argentina’s country code of ’54’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not dial any leading ‘0’ listed in the Argentinian phone number. Drop any ’15’ between the area code and subscriber number.

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Calling from Argentina

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from Argentina.

Administrative and regulatory

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