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In the center of the city there are public phones on almost every block, as well as in restaurants, bars, shopping malls and in kioscos, while the more you move away from the city, the less you'll find. The minimum charge is 0.20 cents and they accept coins of 0.05, 0.10, 0.25, 0.50 and $1 and cards that are sold in kioscos and telephone companies offices located throughout the city. There also are telecommunication offices called "locutorios" with private telephone booths (usually open 24 hours) where all types of calls can be made including local, long distance and international calls.
to Buenos Aires from abroad, you should dial the country code (54)
followed by the city code (11)
and then the phone number.
If you wish to make an international call from Buenos
Aires you should dial 00-country
code-city code-phone number.
Contact the operator if you need other city or country codes.
Medical Emergency: 107
Police and Firefighters: 101
National Operator: 19
International Operator: 000
Faxes can be sent from locutorios and telecommunications offices located throughout the city. Also, most hotels provide fax services.
There are a lot of internet-by-the-hour businesses around the city, mainly on avenues and commercial areas. Most locutorios also provide internet services. Prices are within $1 and $2 per hour.
The official Post Office Service in Argentina is handled by Correo Argentino and provide regular post office duties as well as money transfers. They have offices all over the town and they are opened Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm. There are a number of private companies that deliver correspondence and packages both local and international: Federal Express, DHL, UPS, Andreani and Oca.
The most important newspapers in the country are Clarín, La Nación, Página 12, Ambito Financiero, La Razón and La Prensa while The Buenos Aires Herald is the only one in English.
Some newsstands located on Florida Street and Av. Corrientes sell newspapers and magazines from all over the world.
There are five network TV channels: canal 13 (Artear), canal 11 (Telefe), canal 2 (América TV), canal 9 (Libertad) and canal 7 (ATC). The cable service covers the entire city and includes innumerable channels from around the globe including main news networks like CNN, BBC, RAI, Deustche Belle and TVE.
There are hundreds of AM and FM broadcasts with a huge variety of programming. One of the most important is Radio Rivadavia (AM 680), and it transmits news and sport shows. In FM, programming varies from tango to heavy metal and salsa.