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Argentine state formalizes its participation in the mobile phone sector

Friday, September 7th 2012 - 03:06 UTC
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The Argentine government signed the decree on Thursday formalising the decision for the state to begin to control a part of the mobile phone sector, a measure announced on Wednesday by Planning Minister Julio De Vido. Read full article


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  • Think

    Article says:
    “Consumers often complain about poor service and a total lack of coverage in many areas.”

    That’s right!
    The coverage in the municipalities of Alto Rio Senguer, Tehuelches and Paso de Indios is less than optimal….

    A man needs its Internet when walkabouting or panning after some nuggets…...

    How else would he be able to keep in contact with the Great Spirit…?
    Or the good offers at La Anónima...?

    Chuckle chuckle….

    Sep 07th, 2012 - 04:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    It could always invest in a satellite phone.

    Some good offers on at the moment.

    Chuckle chuckle.

    Sep 07th, 2012 - 07:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Iron Man

    I've noticed plenty of these CFK underlings like a bushy moustache. Probably gives Christina something to cling on to.....

    Sep 07th, 2012 - 08:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • PirateLove

    trolls becareful what you say on them phones, you never know whos listening....

    Sep 07th, 2012 - 11:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin

    Entel 2.0
    I can imagine how mediocre the service will be. Thanks, but no thanks.
    You won't be spying on me and my conversations.

    Sep 07th, 2012 - 11:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    A lot of government agencies infiltrate communication systems, so Argentina is just catching up. More worrying is the list of trigger words they may select. : )

    I was talked into buying a pay as you go phone by Argentine friends because it was too expensive calling me on my UK server phone. (Fair enough) But it lasted maybe a month before I gave up with it. The problem was the top up system was always down. This, apparently, is typical.

    We now have a system of them emailing me, I pick up the email on my phone and call them, which I don't mind at all.

    Sep 07th, 2012 - 12:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin

    This is going to jeopardize communications.
    I bet it will work so bad.

    You want to send a text message? Message not send. Service temporarily unavailable.
    You want to make a call? Nope, service under maintenance. Please try again later. *TUT TUT TUT*
    Someone wants to call you? Nope.
    You want to use 3G, 4G?. Nope, only 2G and you will be charged every second you are connected.

    And at the end of the month you receive the invoice of the phone company. Ammount to pay? Over $300.
    Lol, this is going to end up real bad.

    Sep 07th, 2012 - 01:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    The worst system for “not being available” is Claro, owned by Carlos Slim of Mexico. Strangly, but he and CFK are becoming very close.

    Sep 07th, 2012 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #3 Or maybe it just goes to show there's no contradiction between serving a strong woman and being and looking like real men =)

    Sep 08th, 2012 - 05:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Argentina On The Brink: What Is The Real Investment Risk?

    Sep 09th, 2012 - 11:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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