Talk:Telephone numbers in Argentina
Although the numbering system in Argentina may not be as straight-forward as the American or Canadian system, the previous version of the article indeed made it much more difficult to understand than what it really is.
We had it re-written with the help of a friend and tried to make it as comprehensive yet simple as possible. We included all main topics, clearly divided and easy to read (local, long distance, international and mobile). We also gave special attention to the mobile dialing pattern used in Argentina since we are aware that it causes confusion to people overseas.
We also got rid of plenty of passages making reference to the previous numbering system, or comparisons between the old and the current one. Since it's been more than 12 years since those changes, we think it only adds more confusion to users if that information is included nowadays.
The same applies to a whole section that was devoted to "city codes assigned according to first 3 digits of area code" or something like that. Although it is true that by looking at the first 3 digits of an area code you can tell what part of the country that number belongs to, that information is irrelevant for dialing purposes and it only adds more confusion to an already not-so-simple to understand system.
Area codes without 0
Although it is common practice to read or say area codes with the 0 in front of them, we don't include the 0 here since it's not officially part of the number. The 0 is indeed mentioned in the long distance dialing section. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 20:52, 11 August 2011 (UTC)
The reason for my edit is that the prefix 9 is used to call a mobile in Argentina, but not to text it. However, out of my own experience, I've noticed that if you do include the 9 when texting a mobile in Argentina, the SMS goes through (in my specific case, it was a Claro phone I was trying to text. It didn't work without the 9, but it did when I included it).
My advice is: To call a mobile in Argentina, use +54 9 xxxxxxxxxx format. To text it, try +54 xxxxxxxxxx. If that doesn't work, include the 9. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 05:05, 7 September 2011 (UTC)
It looks like that the mobile numbers formatting is wrongfully documented here. Anyone can verify this? Note: there is no 15 prefix or 4-digit area codes as far as my knowledge goes. --Bruno Braga (talk) 06:10, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
Bruno: Mobile numbers are correctly documented. Prefix 15 is indeed necessary to dial from a landline (that information is stated in the article). Prefix 15 can be omitted when dialing from another mobile and it must be omitted when calling from abroad, and also, there are plenty of 4-digit area codes in Argentina. For instance: 3543, Argüello; 3541, Villa Carlos Paz; 2901, Ushuaia, etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 18:28, 21 June 2013 (UTC)