Kazakhstan is the largest landlocked country in the world. Part of the erstwhile USSR, it is the largest country in the CIS group of countries. The oil and mineral rich country has a well developed economy. Kazakhstan is popular for its ancient monuments, pine forests, incredible countryside, mountain ranges and well developed ski resorts. The country has been increasingly gaining popularity over the last few years as a tourist destination, with the cities of Almaty and Astana being a favourite destination for travellers from across the globe.
To stay connected in Kazakhstan, international roaming from your telecom company can be quite an expensive option. It is advisable to take a global SIM Card or buy a local SIM Card from any of the local telcos. The top telecom players operating in Kazakhstan are Kcell, Beeline, Tele2 and Altel. All these operators offer SIM Cards for travellers coming into the country. One can buy these SIM Cards from authorized retailers at the airport, supermarkets or telcom retail counters. An authorization form needs to be filled in and a copy of the passport needs to be provided for activation of a SIM Card.
Another option is to take a SIM Card even before you leave India. India’s largest online SIM Card retailer – www.simcardsonline.in – offers SIM Cards that work across the CIS region and Russia. These SIM Card offer free incoming during your stay and a decent amount of outgoing minutes. For data, you can leverage the various wifi hotspots as well as your hotel internet. You can buy this SIM Card online and it will be delivered to you within 3 working days to anywhere to your address in India. Travel carefree when you travel to CIS region next time !!