Means of Communication
If you are staying in Astana for a sufficiently long period, especially if you are in the city for a business trip and you need to be in touch constantly, buying a SIM-card from a local mobile operator is the most convenient and effective way. 4 major players are offering you all the modern communication services such as traditional telephony and Internet access via 3G and LTE technologies. Services and prices are constantly changing and depend on your needs, so that you can choose the most convenient option for you. The only thing you should know is that you are required to bring your passport when going to the office of a company due to the introduction of new regulations and laws. Addresses of the nearby offices can be easily found on the official websites of the operators.
"Kcell" JSC is a member of the largest TeliaSonera Scandinavian telecommunications holding. The company started providing cellular services under Kcell brand in February 1999. In September of the same year Activ brand was launched on the market.
Beeline offers the Kazakhstanis to use integrated mobile and fixed telephony services, international and domestic communication services, data transmission, Internet access on the basis of fiber-optic access technologies, Wi-Fi and 3G network.
Tele2 appeared in the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2010, after completing the acquisition of a local operator. After the company’s integration into Tele2 business group, complete replacement of equipment with modern one, 3G support, update of the product portfolio and marketing platform, the network has started operating under Tele2 brand name.
"Altel" JSC is a subsidiary of "Kazakhtelecom" JSC, the first republican cellular operator in the Republic of Kazakhstan, is operating in the market of telecommunication services since 1994. In 2010, "Altel" was the first in the country to have introduced 3G Internet, and in 2012 the first commercial launch of LTE technology in Kazakhstan under ALTEL 4G brand was performed.