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  • BBC World, Argentina

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With a population of 40 million, there are 62 million cell phone lines in service in Argentina. (Photo: Getty)

At the beginning of this century, Argentina was the first country in Latin America to achieve 100% cell phone penetration, that is, as many cell phones as inhabitants.

Today that figure continues to grow: with a population of 40 million there are 62 million lines in service.

However, having a phone and being able to use it are two very different things.

Anyone who has wanted to call someone on a cell phone in Argentina will have noticed how difficult it is to communicate.