Internet Guide – Buenos Aires
There are many Internet providers in Buenos Aires, and the city is thoroughly wired with standard access available through many points, including numerous Internet cafes (see below). In spite of this, connections aren’t always reliable; you should be prepared for brief, occasional outages, and for download speeds to slow without warning. The three biggest providers in the city are:
Arnet (Telecom Argentina)
Alicia Moreau de Justo 50
C1107AAB Buenos Aires
1428 Buenos Aires
Tel: (11) 4778-6600/ 6000/ 6666
Fax: (11) 4778-6200
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
The prices are about the same and through the providers with websites, you can set everything up online. You will have to be at your home when the technician comes to install the lines, and most technicians don’t speak very much English. However, most have someone in customer service who has at least a basic knowledge of English, so try to get all your questions answered before the technician comes to install anything. Cost depends on the speed and type of plan; a decent 3GB broadband connection, for example, will cost AR$130 monthly. Installation charges will run between $50-100.
Internet cafes are all over the city. They can be found in locutorios (public calling centers with phone booths) that advertise “Internet”. They charge, typically, one peso for 15 minutes of internet usage. Many have phones and cameras connected to the computers so that you can use programs such as Skype. Most also have printing capabilities, and will charge up to $1 per page printed. They open early, usually 8am, and tend to close around 9pm.