June, 2006 Dhiraagu Telecom the #1 telecommunications provider in Republic of Maldives launched Thaana SMS on 07th June.
With this new service, customers wishing to send SMS in Dhivehi can now very easily write and send SMS in Thaana script to any phone which has the Thaana SMS software downloaded.
Customers can download Thaana SMS software by either visiting mymobile.mv from their mobile phone or by sending an SMS to 333 with keyword G 10048 (G space 10048). Since the vast majority of Dhiraagu customers are Moldivians, Dhiraagu believes that Thaana SMS would make communication more fun and easier to use. The introduction of Thaana SMS indicates Dhiraagu’s commitment to keep working with state of the art technologies in order to provide services specially designed and customized for the Maldives
Thaana SMS was designed & developed by Microimage. Thaana is the 3rd language launched by Microimage apart from launching Sinhala and Tamil SMS. Microimage is the pioneer in mobile localized messaging and content browsing solutions and already it's products are launched in Sri Lanka, India and now in Maldives. The operators who launched the products in respective countries include Airtel-India, Dialog Telekom and Celltel Lanka from Sri Lanka and Dhiraagu Telcom of Maldives.