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How to Divert Calls to Another Number on MTN

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There are some time, when you may not like to receive calls, or would like to divert/forward calls from your number to another number, this is possible by just following simple steps.

You can activate this service when you need to have important calls but your phone is low or above to go off, when you need to transfer your calls to someone else because you’re busy, or to prevent calls from disturbing when youe are using data connectivity.

What is MTN Call Divert?

The MTN call divert is a service that allows you to divert your incoming calls to another phone number. You can easily use the MTN call divert to send calls to your voicemail or another number when your number is not reachable, busy or you don’t want to pick calls at that moment.

How to Activate MTN Call Divert

We have various MTN call diverting methods, of which we will check here, you can choose based on the condition you needed.

How to divert calls to your voicemail

Dial +278314 plus the last nine digits of your cellphone number,
e.g., +2783148101234567

How To divert calls to another number

Apart from diverting to your voicemail, various methods of diverting to another number are explained below

How to divert unanswered calls

  • Dial **61*(number diverting to)# e.g., **61*0810 123 4567#
  • To check this divert status – dial *#61#
  • To cancel this divert – dial ##61#

How to divert calls when your phone is off

  • Dial **62*(number diverting to)# e.g., **62*0810 123 4567#
  • To check this divert status – dial *#62#
  • To cancel this divert – dial ##62#

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How to divert calls when cellphone is busy

  • Dial **67*(number diverting to)# e.g., **67*0810 123 4567#
  • To check this divert status – dial *#67#
  • To cancel this divert – dial ##67#

How to activate total/unconditional diverts

  • Dial **21*(number diverting to)# e.g., **21*0810 123 4567#
  • To check this divert status – dial *#21#
  • To cancel this divert – dial ##21#

How to cancel all call diverts

Dial ##002# to cancel all diverts.

MTN Call divert charges

To set up call divert on your line is absolutely free, but you may incur from using this service. However, the cost of call divert on MTN isn’t much high.

Generally, your SIM will be charged based on your current tariff rate to the destination phone number.

This means that if your current call rate to MTN phone numbers is 30k/sec, then you will only have to pay that same amount for any call diverted to another MTN line.

Similarly, when you divert calls to another network such as (Glo, Airtel, etc.), you’ll be charged at the normal call rate of MTN to Glo or MTN to Airtel numbers.

Other FAQs MTN Call Divert

  1. Can I divert calls to another country?

You can divert all incoming calls within Nigeria, but you are not allowed to forward calls to international numbers. In other words, the destination phone number must be located within your home country.

  1. Who bears the divert Charges?

All call divert charges will be billed on the phone number you’re diverting calls from.


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