Do Huwawei phones work in Argentina

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  • Hi again, I seem to be in a difficult situation here in which I can't use either of the phones that I brought. Both are huwawei, one has a local sim, the other, a BA one. I'm wondering are the Argentines suspicious of Chinese companies and therefore are these phones unable to pick up the network here? I can't seem to overcome it no matter what I try. Since many companies, paypal, amazon, banks, want to send one time passcodes these days, I have been locked out of everything since I arrived 2 weeks ago. If this is the case, does anyone know someone trustworthy who sells iPhones please? I don't want to buy a third new phone, especially since the price is so high here. Thank you.

  • Perhaps you have a carrier-locked phone, Serenidad ? It happened to a US friend who moved to Europe. He was able to call his US carrier and had his phone unlocked.

    If I am not mistaken, carrier-locked phones can be unlocked after 2 years from the purchase, but I am not current on the issue as I have always bought unlocked phones.

  • Perhaps you have a carrier-locked phone, Serenidad ? It happened to a US friend who moved to Europe. He was able to call his US carrier and had his phone unlocked.

    If I am not mistaken, carrier-locked phones can be unlocked after 2 years from the purchase, but I am not current on the issue as I have always bought unlocked phones.

    Just about to post the same suggestion.

  • Is it worth asking, which home country? Which network at home?


    Whenever I am in Argentina my UK Vodafone just latches onto a chosen local carrier (forget which one and I can't test it right now as I'm in Canada) and it carries on working just as it did in the UK only bloody more expensively


    (ETA) Ah! Just seen in another thread that you are from the UK too. It should be fairly easy to find out from your carrier whether or not they offer roaming or whatever in Argentina. I imagine you are using a fairly up-to-date handset - unlike me - but the very minumum is quad band GSM (the two UK GSM frequencies don't work in Argentina)


    When I had a problem with my handset earlier in the year I swapped my SIM into a cheap locally bought second-hand phone and carried on as normal.