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Kazakhstan - Messaging regulations

Last Updated: Apr 17, 2019 07:53AM UTC

General Information:

  • Handset delivery supported  supported
  • Concatenated (long) messages supported
  • Delivery to ported numbers supported

Supported Traffic Types:

One Time Passwords (OTP)    YES
Alerts, Reminders, Notifications (ARN)    YES
Marketing (MKT)    YES

Supported SenderID Types:

Alphanumeric YES*
Short Code NO
Local Long Code NO
International Long Code NO
*Tele2 may charge 50€ per month per SenderID
*Beeline may charge appx 23€ per month per SenderID

Content Restrictions:

  • SMS cannot be sent to the landline destination number,
  • Sending SMS is not allowed within the time period as of 10 PM and up to 09 AM of local time in Kazakhstan - SMS can be sent during mentioned hours only in cases below:
    • when such SMS is requested by Subscriber of Mobile Network Operator or
    • the specifics of the Service inevitably require transmitting or sending of SMS, which is prior approved by the subscriber of Mobile Network Operator in writing.
  • Sending promotional SMS without written permission from subscriber is not allowed.
  • Religious content
  • Adult content
  • Racial content
  • Gambling     
  • For failing to comply with the rules fine of 2500 USD per breach will be charged

Maximum Message Length*:
Encoding Used Single Message Long Message
GSM 160 153 (per message)
Unicode 70 67 (per message)
ASCII 160 153 (per message)
Latin-1 140 134 (per message)

Forbidden Content Topics:

  • Politics 
  • Adult or Otherwise Inappropriate Content
  • Gambling

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