You can divert your incoming SMS to any local Dialog number and IDD number or to any Email address as well. This can be a lifesaver if your phone is dying or you’re running out of credit. To use this service simply send DIV [mobile number to divert] and send it to 9010.

Additional Details

Pricing

  • SMS Divert to local numbers : The sender of the SMS will get charged (Standard SMS charges) and the receiver will NOT get charged.
  • SMS Divert to IDD numbers : The sender will get charged (Standard SMS charges) and the forwarding party will also be charged (Standard IDD SMS rates).

Frequently asked questions

You can activate this service via SMS. Simply type DIV [number to divert] and send to 9010. For example, let's say that you want to divert to 0777654321. This is the command:
DIV 0777654321
Send that in a SMS to 9010.

To deactivate the divert (when you want to start receiving SMS again) just send DIV DEL to 9010. For example:
DIV DEL
and send to 9010.

+00 will appear in front of the SMS for identification. (+0094777123456 for example). You can also activate via the web by logging in to sms.dialog.lk using your MyDialog username and password.

Once you activate the divert, any SMS sent to your number will be diverted to the number you request. For example, say that your phone is about to die. You quickly activate the SMS divert to our friend's phone number. Then whenever someone sends a message to you, it will be diverted to your friend. You can identify diverted messages because the sender's number appears with a '+00' in front. +009477712356 for example.

There are some other commands you can us to control and monitor the SMS Divert service.

ACTION SMS COMMAND SEND TO
Check divert status DIV STATUS 9010
Turn prefix on/off DIV PREFIX ON / DIV PREFIX OFF
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