Almaty - Post Report Question and Answers

Do you have any recommendations regarding mobile phones? Did you keep your home-country plan or use a local provider?

Local provider, it’s cheap and easy to get. I pay 10$ a month for data plan that I use for everything but streaming videos. To set it up, if you don’t speak Russian you may need assistance from a language speaker. - Sep 2023

There are lots of cell phone options. Bring an unlocked phone from the U.S. and buy a local SIM card. Data plans are cheap and pretty good. - Aug 2015

All kinds of phones are available here. SIM cards are cheap and all service is pay as you go. - Feb 2013

If you want an iPhone, bring it! - May 2012

Get an unlocked quad-band and it will work in the region. Phone rates are pretty cheap. - Mar 2010

You will need one. Try and buy an unlocked phone from the U.S., as they're very expensive here. Get a SIM card once you show up. - Mar 2008

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