Major Mobile Operators in Kyiv and Ukraine are: Kyivstar GSM, MTC (former UMC), Djuice, Jeans, Beeline, Life :), U'TEL, Mobilych, UNI
CDMA: CDMA Ukraine, Intertelecom, PEOPLE Net, U'TEL (from Ukrtelecom)
Mobile, or cell phones became very popular and affordable in Ukraine just in the last few years. The prepaid segment of the mobile market is growing especially fast. Land line telephones are going into the past in Kyiv (Kiev) because there is a great choice of GSM or CDMA operators. Mobile phones are also quite the status symbol and most people are trying to get more expensive ones.
All incoming calls, regardless of the operator are free. Visitors can buy a mobile phone with a SIM card, or simply put the SIM card (prepaid package) into their own phone (if it supports such standards as GSM 900 or GSM 1800), and use it for both domestic and international calls.
Prepaid packages are provided by all Ukrainian mobile operators and can be purchased in every shop selling mobile phones or at stands selling mobile prepaid cards.