How to call Kazakhstan (country code +7)

Kazakhstan’s phone network is part of the Russian phone network.

The Russian phone network (country code +7) includes Kazakhstan (phone numbers starting with ‘6’ and ‘7’) and the partially recognized regions of Abkhazia (phone numbers starting with ‘840’) and South Ossetia (phone numbers starting with ‘9974’).

Calling to Kazakhstan

  • A leading ‘8’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in Kazakhstan and the Russian phone network for domestic long distance calls and domestic calls to a mobile phone.
  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Kazakhstan’s phone numbers occupy area codes starting with ‘6’ and ‘7’ in the Russian phone network.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

Kazakhstan’s country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 007 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Kazakhstan’s (and the Russian phone network’s) country code of ‘7’).
  • Country code 0117 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Kazakhstan’s (and the Russian phone network’s) country code of ‘7’).

When calling to a mis-labelled country code, remove the exit code from the call sequence and replace it with the exit code of the country the call is dialed from.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with ’70’ and ’77’.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Kazakhsatn does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Kazakhstan (domestic dialing)

‘8’ is used as a trunk prefix when calling between area (geographic) codes in Kazakhstan.

Local calls (within the same area code)

Dial only the local phone number when calling within the same area code.

seven digits
local phone number

Long distance calls (to a different area code or to a mobile phone)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘8 wait for the dial tone’, followed by the area code, followed by the local phone number.

This call sequence is also used for calls to Russia, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia.

8 - wait for the dial tonethree digitsseven digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Kazakh phone numbers explained

Number details

Kazakh phone numbers are ten digits.

The first three digits are an area (geographic) code.

Mobile numbers being with the digits ’70’ and ’77’.

An example of a Kazakh phone number

The Dostyk Hotel lists its phone number in Almaty as +7727 3333 000.

Number explanation
77273333 000
country code for Kazakhstanarea (geographic) code for Almatylocal phone number in Almaty
Local example – calling from another location in Almaty

Dial only the local seven digit phone number when calling within the same area code.

3333 000
local phone number in Almaty
Long distance example – calling from Astana, Kazakhstan (on the other side of the country)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘8 – wait for the dial tone’, followed by the area code and local phone number.

8 - wait for the dial tone7273333 000
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Almatylocal phone number in Almaty
Mobile example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile phone roaming in Kazakhstan)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘8 – wait for the dial tone’, followed by the area code and local phone number.

8 - wait for the dial tone7273333 000
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Almatylocal phone number in Almaty
Russian phone network example – calling from Russia, Abkhazia, or South Ossetia

Calls from countries in the Russian phone network can call Kazakhstan by dialing the same as a Russian domestic phone call.

Dial the trunk prefix ‘8 – wait for the dial tone’, followed by the area code and local phone number.

8 - wait for the dial tone7273333 000
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Almatylocal phone number in Almaty
International example – calling from Kazakhstan and the Russian phone network

To call from outside Kazakhstan and the Russian phone network, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Kazakhstan’s country code of ‘7’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not include a leading ‘8’ in the call when calling from outside Kazakhstan and the Russian phone network.

exit code77273333 000
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Kazakhstanarea (geographic) code for Almatylocal phone number in Almaty

Calling from Kazakhstan

‘8 – wait for the dial tone – 10’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from Kazakhstan.

Administrative and regulatory

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