I'm traveling to Buenos Aires, Argentina for two weeks and I cannot disconnect from the internet. I will need a data SIM card with more than 2GB (I don't need calls). I searched here, but there is no up-to-date information.

Is there anyone who lives there and can tell me what my options are? Offers and prices will be great!

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    Very good question, I'm returning there tomorrow and this info would be useful to me too. Why do some people (who undoubtedly are not in Argentina currently) want to close it? – Jonik May 17 '18 at 2:03
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    I think this is very much on-topic. Staying communicated is an essential part of traveling. – Guido May 17 '18 at 13:35
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    The emphasis on "offers" and "prices" make it sound quite shopping-y. If your real question is "How to get a SIM in Argentina?" you can ask just that; it would probably be received better. – fkraiem May 18 '18 at 7:35

As far as I know, Tuenti is your best bet. They're probably the cheapest provider and have everything pretty much automated. Just buy a SIM card (should be around ~1USD probably) in a kiosk or somewhere, follow instructions and you're almost set. You might even get one for free if you walk around long enough.

Afterwards you should top-up online, which will start a "combo". There's currently a "monthly" combo for $190 (~8USD) which will get you 2.5GiB to use in 30 days, plus 100 minutes (but who cares). There's also a "super monthly" for $290 which gets you 5GiB.

Coverage and speed are as good, if not better, than any other company. I use it daily, sometimes intensively, without any issue. It will also work in the entire country, but I don't think it works abroad, even in neighboring countries.

They used to have a list of places where you could get a SIM card in their website (https://www.tuenti.com.ar/solicita-chip-sim-gratis/puntos-retiro/) but it doesn't seem to be working. By asking in kiosks/minimarkets you should easily find one.

Hope you enjoy Buenos Aires. Be sure to visit the pizzerias.

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