Paying bills in Argentina is still a big mystery to me. I don't understand why some things you can pay it at PagoFacil, some in RapiPago and some in both.
In 2019 I remember a RapiPago charging $1-2 more if you didn't go with the paper bill (factura). I guess it was illegal as the SUBE top-up charge, but it was made to make up for the longer time spent typing the number as opposite to reading the barcode on the bill, which is understandable.
Then almost every service switched to e-bills, but it turns out that barcode readers cannot read mobile phone screen, so they have to type everything by hand. Innovation from one side, de-innovation from the other.
With some services, you can simply provide your DNI number or account number or mobile phone number and service name and it shows up in the system. With others, you have to provide a very long bill code, the number below the barcode itself.
I believe more can be done this time and age. They took away the paper (good!) but they made it harder to pay (you have to dictate the number and the cashier has to type it, instead of scanning a barcode). Seems counterproductive.
The times to pay at a physical location are also odd. Most location open at 10 AM like banks... and it's not because of the lazy kiosko owners, but because the payment system (RapiPago or PagoFacil network) is not open before then. So where's the convenience? Is it really so hard to make the service available from 7AM or to 10PM, so that people have more time to pay, instead of having all to tuck in the 10AM to 7PM slot?
Can you pay the bills at the Loteria, instead? They seem to be open longer hours and are everywhere...