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What mobile operators there are in Kazakhstan in 2024 year

Kazakhstan’s mobile operators offer mobile communication and internet services in various formats and at different tariffs. There are five main operators in Kazakhstan: Beeline, Tele2, Kcell, Altel, and Activ. Each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages, its own coverage network, and its target audience.

So let’s take a look at what features each mobile operator offers.

Summary table of mobile operators in Kazakhstan

Let’s start by looking at Kazakhstan’s mobile operators and comparing their tariffs. I will compare them based on the following parameters: cost and internet. These are currently some of the most important factors for mobile users.

ProviderPrice (min.)Price (max.)Traffic (min.)Traffic (max.)Generation
Beeline3990 tenge (~9$)6990 tenge (~$15)13 GB44 GB4G
Tele22790 tenge (~6$)5590 tenge (~12$)11 GB*65 GB*4G, 5G**
Kcell4000 tenge (~8,5$)10 000 tenge (~22$)25 GBUnlimited4G, 5G**
Altel2690 tenge (~6$)5990 tenge (~13$)10 GB40 GB4G, 5G**
Activ2890 tenge (~6,5$)7990 tenge (~17$)7 GBUnlimited4G, 5G**
* When you buy it, you need to customize the tariff by adding gigabytes and reducing minutes.
** 5G support is available only in large cities: Almaty, Astana. 5G is in the implementation phase.

Beeline

Previously, it was a subsidiary of the Russian holding company “VimpelCom,” but now it is a separate company, “TOO KaR-Tel,” operating under a franchise. Beeline provides mobile communication and internet services in GSM, UMTS, and LTE formats. Beeline has the trade names Beeline, Beeline Business, and izi. The operator offers tariffs to cater to different customer needs, including unlimited packages, tariffs with a mix of minutes, SMS, and internet, as well as home internet services. Additionally, Beeline offers various services such as call forwarding, voicemail, conference calling, international roaming, and others.

Beeline Kazakhstan tariffs

The tariff cost ranges from 3,990 tenge (~$9) to 6,990 tenge (~$15). There are no completely unlimited internet plans, except for plans designed for modems. The maximum monthly data allowance for mobile plans is 44 GB. However, there is an option to get unlimited services for social networks and various other services.

Website: https://beeline.kz/. Only in Russian and Kazakh languages.

Tele2

This is a mobile communication and internet operator owned by “AO Kazakhtelecom.” Tele2 operates in GSM, UMTS, LTE, 4G, and 5G formats and uses the trade name Tele2. It offers affordable tariffs for internet, calls, and SMS within Kazakhstan, as well as customizable personal tariffs. Tele2 provides various services:

  • number transfer;
  • number blocking;
  • connection of additional numbers;
  • international roaming and others.

The fares will cost from 2790 tenge (~$6) to 5590 tenge (~$12).

Tariffs of Tele2 Kazakhstan

You can flexibly customize the tariff to suit your needs.

Website: https://tele2.kz/. Only in Russian and Kazakh languages.

Kcell

This is a mobile communication and internet operator controlled by “AO Kazakhtelecom.” Kcell operates in GSM, UMTS, LTE, 4G, and 5G formats and uses the trade names Kcell and activ. It offers various tariffs for private and corporate customers, including tariffs with unlimited internet, calls, and SMS within Kazakhstan and abroad, as well as special tariffs for pensioners, students, and children. Kcell provides various services:

  • number transfer;
  • number blocking;
  • connection of additional numbers;
  • international roaming and others.

The fares will cost from 4,000 tenge (~$8.5) to 10,000 tenge (~$22). There is completely unlimited internet.

Tariffs of Kcell mobile operator

Works best in large cities of Kazakhstan.

Website: https://www.kcell.kz/. In Russian, Kazakh and English.

Altel

This is a mobile communication and internet operator that is also owned by “AO Kazakhtelecom.” Altel operates in LTE format and has the trade name ALTEL 4G, and they are actively introducing support for 5G. The operator offers high-speed 4G internet throughout Kazakhstan and the option to create a personalized tariff with unlimited internet, calls, and SMS according to your preferences. They provide various services:

  • call forwarding;
  • voicemail;
  • conference call;
  • international roaming.

In addition, the operator offers 4G home internet with various tariffs and speeds.

Altel is the first and only operator in Kazakhstan, which provides 4G services throughout the country. It has its own personal account on the website, where you can manage services and finances.

Altel tariffs

Allows you to flexibly customize the tariff by removing unnecessary. The minimum cost will be 2690 tenge (~$6), the maximum – 5990 tenge (~$13).

Website: https://altel.kz/. In Kazakh and Russian languages.

Activ

Activ is a brand of the Kcell operator targeted at a younger audience. Activ offers dynamic tariffs with unlimited internet, calls, and SMS within Kazakhstan, as well as various bonuses and promotions for its customers. The operator provides various services: number portability, number blocking, additional number connections, international roaming, and more. There is a personal account on the website where you can manage services and finances.

Mobile tariffs will range from 2890 tenge (~$6.5) to 7990 tenge (~$17).

Activ mobile operator tariffs

5G support is being actively implemented.

Website: https://activ.kz/. In Russian, Kazakh and English.

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