Argentina SIM GSM 850 / 1900

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Argentina SIM Highlights
  • Includes AR$10 ($3.20 USD) airtime
  • A local phone number while in the Argentina
  • Calls billed in 30 second increments
  • Voicemail
  • SMS (text messaging) – MMS
  • E-mail
  • GPRS – High Speed Data
  • No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit checks

If you plan on visiting Argentina any time soon, don’t take off without a prepaid SIM card. The Argentina SIM card provides a simple, convenient, and affordable way for any traveler to make and receive those all-important calls while abroad.

The prepaid SIM card for Argentina is a trouble-free option for using your existing world phone as a prepaid Argentina cell phone while you’re in the country at a better rate than you’d pay for an Argentina cell phone rental. The SIM chip, combined with an unlocked GSM World cell phone, helps you keep the lines of communication open without being burdened by high international roaming surcharges applicable when you use your “home” SIM card abroad. You’ll also enjoy the benefit of AR$10 (approx. $3.20 USD) of starter airtime credit, SMS text messaging, email, voicemail, a local phone number while in Argentina, and GPRS – high speed data. What’s more, you’ll have 24 hour a day access to customer service simply by dialing *111 from your Argentina cellular phone. No yearly contract, monthly charges, or credit check is involved.

Your Argentina SIM Card will require a SIM-unlocked GSM cell phone that supports the 850 and 1900 frequencies. If you do not have your own international cell phone, we have several models available for your consideration. Please click here for more information.

Airtime Rates

Domestic calls

All the domestic calling rates are listed per minute for outgoing calls within Argentina using the local Argentina SIM card while you are in Argentina. All calls are billed in 30 second increments.

Peak Off-Peak SMS
AR$0.94 AR ($0.30 USD)
per minute
AR$0.59 ($0.19 USD)
per minute
AR$0.15 ($0.06 USD)
per SMS message


Peak: 8:00 – 22:00 Monday to Friday
Off Peak: All other times

International calls

Making International phone calls from your world cell phone has never been easier with your prepaid local Argentina SIM card. All calling rates are listed per minute for international outgoing calls from an Argentina SIM card. All calls are billed in 30 second increments.

Calling To Peak Off-Peak
USA / Canada AR$.93 ($0.33 USD) AR$.74 ($0.26 USD)
Europe / Israel AR$1.56 ($0.55 USD) AR$1.25 ($0.44 USD)
Australia / NZ AR$2.50 ($0.88 USD) AR$2.01 ($0.71 USD)


Peak: 8:00 – 22:00 Monday to Friday
Off Peak: All other time

Adding Airtime

Additional airtime is available through the purchase of airtime vouchers. These airtime vouchers are available locally in Argentina at convenience stores, petrol stations and all Telecom Movilcarga outlets. Airtime vouchers are available in AR$10 denominational increments up to a maximum of AR$100 ($35 USD).

To add the voucher to your SIM card:

  • Purchase a recharge card, also called Personal Light card
  • Scratch off the protective layer to reveal your recharge voucher code
  • Dial *151 from your mobile phone
  • Press 1 when prompted
  • Enter the 12-digit recharge code

Remember you do not need to purchase another SIM card when your airtime credit is depleted; you only need a recharge voucher!

  • Dial *150 from your mobile phone to listen to your remaining airtime balance.

Service Life

The initial credit of AR$10 that comes with your Argentina service expires 30 days after placing the first call. If you do not recharge your account within 8 months, your SIM card and phone number will be recycled and any remaining airtime credit will be forfeit. Every time you subsequently add airtime, the validity of your SIM card will be extended for 8 months.

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