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Considering the mobile Internet in Argentina, I have two related questions:

  • Is there a mobile provider that offers a (pre-paid) sim to access the mobile Internet for a reasonable rate?
  • How good is the mobile internet coverage in Argentina? I'm especially interested in the provinces Salta, Buenos Aires, and Santa Cruz.
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Here is a good detailed article regarding Mobile Internet in Argentina.

http://www.robhyndman.com/2011/01/04/mobile-internet-access-in-argentina/

Note the author mostly stayed to urban areas.

He also added an update at the bottom you might miss

Quick update: I’ve been dazzled by how popular open wifi is in Argentina, even in small towns. Bars, restaurants, malls – lots of places, and often unexpected places, offer free, abundant wifi. Funny, because in Canada, where our data rates are wildly expensive, free open wifi is not nearly as easy to find.

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is there anything which is not restricted for 48 hours ? –  Gal Ben-Haim Nov 14 '13 at 12:34

I used Movistar all over the country. You can buy a sim (pronounced seem) in a Movistar office for 30 peso. Once its activated you have to then go buy credit from a shop or kiosk, I would just go into a shop and say "recharge" and point at my phone, they will then ask for your number,best to have it written down to show them, and the amount of credit you want. It currently cost 2.45 peso per 15mb.

I had to set a APN up called 'internet' with a username and password also of 'internet' to get these to work.

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