The latest and new PLDT Telpad is not just a tablet, but a phone. From the word itself, ‘telpad’ you can enjoy all the features and benefits of using a telephone (landline and cellphone) plus the awesome features of an Android tablet. Yup, yup, the latest PLDT Telpad runs in Android 2.3 Gingerbread. You could forget the old version of telpad like the S7 slim tablet from Huawei. This time, I love the new upgrade of the new pldt telpad. Thanks to apps and mobile, and PLDT, I’m making this review.
First off, I’m gonna talk about the latest PLDT Telpad’s specs and features in my review then I’ll proceed with the promos and plans that are so affordable. I wont gonna lie, I might forget about my pldt dsl subscription upon hearing the amazing and smart options of having the new pldt telpad at home. Why not, because you got an Android 2.3 Gingerbread tablet plus unlimited internet and a landline phone in one package. The telpad unit is totally yours once you subscribe with any plan. How practical and sulit it is, right?
How to install the pldt telpad? You won’t need anything to install a thing. You can browse the web, call anyone once you have this Android telpad at home. It’s automatically active. How to download apps in the pldt telpad? You can download thousand of free apps from the Android market anytime, and download games, music, movies as well. Simply go to the Android market website and choose the apps you wanna install. Now I remember Angry Birds, the famous games that was on the telpad commercial. How to use Facebook in the pldt telpad? Simply go to your telpad browser and type facebook.com that’s it. How to call any landline or cellphone using the pldt telpad? Simply, use the telephone unit that comes with it once you got the package. So simple as that. Local calls are all free by the way and you got exclusive access to PLDT Home and Ask pldt.
PLDT Telpad Specs and Features
S7 Slim Telpad Unit
The S7 slim tablet from Huawei almost have the same features and specs except it runs in Android 2.2 Froyo and in Linux 2.6.32 OS, and Qualcomm processor. The unit is also available for P5,500 in the moment under their latest promo. But blah, it’s slimmer. Not gonna lie, I prefer this one although the latest is upgraded to Gingerbread.
AD-1000A (Latest Unit)
Android 2.3 Gingerbread
1Ghz Cortex A8 Processor
With thousand of apps available via the Android Market
Supports Adobe Flash Player
2gb built in memory, 512 mb ram, 32gb SD
7inches screen display; 480X800 pixels
4-point multi-touch screen
2mega pixel front camera
Standard USB port
Built in speaker and microphone
3.5 mm headphones
Standard HDMI port (connect to TV via HDMI adapter)
PLDT Telpad Features and Review
When you buy or subscribe to any telpad package which includes a docking station, Tablet unit, power adapter, telephone connector, atandard battery and user manual, you can enjoy the amazing features and benefits of having the PLDT Telpad – a landline phone and Android tablet rolled into one. The service offers the following features:
Unlimited local calls – just like having the usual landline, you can call anyone local for free. Rates for IDD, NDD and cellphone calls charge different rates though.
Nationwidest coverage – PLDT is the number one landline in the Philippines so this is self explanatory
Direct dialing acces for NDD and IDD
Phone cool features like contact list, call history, call hold and pause functions, speakerphone, speed dialing, and favorite tabs
Some subscriptions offer the options for call waiting, call forwarding and 3-way conference features
Web browsing – you can surf the internet for free unlimitedly and faster. The speed depends upon your plans and subscription. You can browse and surf your favorite websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google, Youtube and a lot more. You can check your emails anytime, chat to friends and update your social networks. You can also play your online games, download music, videos and save them on your tablet whenever.
Take photos or upload them anywhere
Record videos and watch movies, too
Play or download music
Play online games or download them and play directly on the tablet
Access thousands of free and paid apps from Android
PLDT Telpad Plans and Promos
You ask how much is the new pldt telpad? Can we subscribe monthly? The PLDT Telpad plans and promos are listed below. I didn’t list the plans and subscription to the Tablet as I’m talking about the Telpad here. Take note, you can just buy the tablet unit and choose a plan to match with it than having the telpad which has both the landline and the tablet itself. In short, PLDT offers separate plans to the tablet and the Telpad. The following plans and promos for pldt Telpad includes unlimited local calls, the features I listed from the previous topics and unlimited internet. Just choose the speed you fancy.
P 1,849 / month – 1 mbps
P 2,099 / month – 1.5 mbps
P 3,095 / month – 3.5 mbps
P 4,100 / month – 5.5 mbps
The plans are payable up to 24 months (2 years) and can be renewed or upgrade after that period.
The PLDT Telpad unit can work with any wireless router how cool!
The Android Tablet unit is not yet included in the plan so you have to pay for the P5,500 tablet with the plan subscription. This unit can be paid in full amount, P475 - 12 month-installment or P250 – 24 month-installment
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Heygirl on February 07, 2015:
Even if I reboot it nothing happened. It's just 'PLDT MY HIME DSL TELPAD' even of I charged it. Can you please help me?
jojo sipagan on August 31, 2014:
I can't view the Facebook video
Ellaine Galope from Parañaque on March 19, 2014:
Hi there! I can't open my telpad even i charge it. What happen? I bought this 3months ago. What should i do? Asap. Thanks!
eddie on March 21, 2013:
can i plug broadband to Telpad
firstname.lastname@example.org on February 01, 2013:
like to apply for it.. but how?
twentyfive (author) on August 23, 2012:
Currently the PLDT Telpad focuses on land-line and internet use so they blocked the sim functionality of it. I don't think they would allow you to return it if you already signed the contract. However, you can return it if it is defective and they will give you a new unit
bilaanhunter on August 20, 2012:
is it possible to return back the original firmware of my telpad? i want to use this as cellphone but there's a rubber in simcard slot..
twentyfive (author) on August 01, 2012:
PLDT Telpad really need an upgrade hehe
Not happy on July 29, 2012:
Telpad cannot download apps wit size 30mb and up
jesy on July 23, 2012:
can the telpad record incoming calls or have a voicebox to answer calls.. because my present unit is the simplest type where in no window for incoming calls, therefore i can not return my call to that person..
twentyfive (author) on July 22, 2012:
I wanna be honest even though I wrote about Telpad here. Because it was last year since I wrote this page, I think people should just buy an ipad 2 which is now P18,000 and just apply for a plan via Smartbro. ipad 2 is so clear, high definition plus it has front and back camera, not to mention, it's Apple. You can pay installment too. The PLDT Telpad really needs an upgrade probably the offer would be cool if it's a Samsung galaxy S3 or any tablet with the latest Android OS Ice Cream Sandwich
drawd15 on July 21, 2012:
Is this tablet have front and back camera and what is the pixels?
Can this tablet be use even outside with no PLDT or use other network ?
How long the warranty of this Tablet?
I'm already subscriber of PLDT in I'm using a plan 1299 with 758kbps what plan should I choose to avail this Tablet?
Thanks and more power
twentyfive (author) on July 16, 2012:
Go to PLDT personally to discuss that matter, talking on the phone with the customer support will just cause more complications as you would talk to different persons every now and then
mon on July 14, 2012:
Yeah, I subscribe with this, but w/n 1 1/2 day I wasn't satisfy at all, when we call up to tell them that we prefer the old subs. back they were pretending to be ignorant and justify that they can't and they even tell us that if we don't want the telpad we should sell it out to another potential customer. I was so piss off they even mock us that we are so enthusiastic but who wouldn't if you get a chance to have it? And it irritates me that we have to pay P5,500 for the disconnection. And the person we talk over the phone lie about the information. How can it be resolve? Since this PLDT telpad is like an additional dead weight?
twentyfive (author) on June 21, 2012:
Reboot it. If it still wont work and power up, just bring it to PLDT
nonameME on June 19, 2012:
our telpad hanged up until it looses it's charge and then when I try to chege and open it. it wont turn on . what do i supposed to do with it...
twentyfive (author) on May 01, 2012:
Just reboot it and see how it goes. Hope it powers up again.
bevchii on May 01, 2012:
our telpad does not open even i charged it
twentyfive (author) on April 10, 2012:
Yes Eclair is so old OS of Android. Gingerbread came last year and this year, the latest Android OS for tablets is Ice Cream Sandwich. If I were you, I'd buy ipad 3 nalang. So fast, clear, reliable, and it's Apple for Pete's sake hehehe
sinnedens on March 29, 2012:
no. Just came from PLDT business office today i currently put my application for telPAD on hold because i was not satisfied with the telpad OS currently installed on the unit ( HUAWEI). I thought it was already the android 2.3 gingerbread which is the most recommended version to date. Imagine they are giving me only the android 2.1 eclair OS version which is less reliable. I asked the customer service agent if i can have the OS upgraded by them, and she told me that that they cannot replace the OS installed because its the factory settings. Eclair 2.1 is already an old version right ???
twentyfive (author) on March 26, 2012:
Hi Senneden :) Yes, if anyone is already a PLDT user, this offer might be cool for him. Are you enjoying it now? Thank you so much for sharing some helpful stuff here. God bless.
sinnedens on March 25, 2012:
hi everyone i plan to avail of the upgrade to PLDT TELPAD 1849 promo with FREE myphone & FREE call all sim ( promo is only up to march 31, 2012 only) Im currently at plan 990 only + 250 PLDT wireless sim with a total MSFee of 1240.00. I feel there is actually a need for me to upgrade the speed boost at home from 384kbps to at least 1 or 1.5mbps because when all the family members are at home, in use are the following 1 desktop ( browsing & online gaming) + 2 laptops + 1 IPAD2(browsing & streaming). Anyway based on my observation the TELPAD PLAN 1849 is broken down into Plan 999 + 600 ( landline) + 250 wireless landline so it has a total of 1849. Even without the TELPAD unit, anybody is opted to pay the same Monthly service fee if you would want to upgrade the speed. the TELPAD Unit which is only at 5500 is just like buying an ordinary cell phone with some advanced features which is already very affordable isn't it? This is just my opinion. thanks !
twentyfive (author) on March 14, 2012:
@Allan amazing how PLDT thinks of some more tempting offers :) ipad 3 is out. What do you think? hehe
The phone has its own keypad of course :) Thanks for dropping by.
@ Cyril hi. There is another offer and promo for that. I think it's so affordable and really practical. Inquire at PLDT about it. Thank you. :)
cyril on March 09, 2012:
ahmmft magakno ibabayad po nmen dyn sa PLDT if when we're going to business na Internetshop magkano po lhat. pati po ba ung conncetor nung mga computer sainyo po nmen kukunin pls reply po tnx
Allan C. on March 08, 2012:
I just received a phone call from PLDT. They are offering the froyo version for 1,845 a month to upgrade my 768 DSL to 1.5Mb. Tablet is still 5,500 but can be paid in 12 or 24 months.
To those who already have the unit, does the docking station/phone have its own keypad? i know it should but i just want to make sure. thanks!
twentyfive (author) on February 19, 2012:
If you are not under their contract I think you can appeal to return it by calling their customer's support. Tell them why you're not satisfied. Make sure you list all your reasons before calling.
berting_x44 @ yahoo .com. on February 19, 2012:
not satisfied with my PLDT telpad, want to return mechandise, how to go with it? Please advise.
twentyfive (author) on February 06, 2012:
@Meldy hi. Thank you for dropping by. No need to use webcam as the tablet has front camera. Yes, you can use Skype and download it for free to video chat anytime. You can also video chat using other chat platforms like Facebook.. Thank you.
@Crystal. If you ask me what to choose, I’d still choose the S7 as it’s cheaper and almost the same except that of OS. Gingerbread is faster than Froyo and meets the latest apps requirements. Actually, there’s now a new OS released by Android, it’s called Ice Cream Sandwich and it’s still so fresh so there are no gadgets yet rolled out in the market that run in the Android Ice Cream Sandwich except Samsung Galaxy Nexus. So it’s really not a big deal if I could have the S7 Telpad for I can download the apps I want anyway and chat, and video call. As to games and other apps, yeah the latest OS is still the best. S7 is good, Gingerbread is better, ipad 2 is the best. Hehehe But then that’s another story. If you’re into PLDT, S7 is my choice. But if you’re into choosing the best tablet, ipad 2 is the best if you ask me especially it’s not so heavy in the pocket for a zero percent installment plan. :)
Seriously, with that 24 month lock-in period with P500 plus P10,000 tablet, I’d rather buy an Apple ipad under a postpaid plan in Smart. Hehehe If I need a landline, do I really need a landline? hehehe
The speed boost of 0.5 is worth 500? No, I cant feel the thing. I doesn't even sound too good to be true. hehehe I won't pay 500 for that. Maybe 1mbps I reckon.. :)
Crystal on February 05, 2012:
For people who might be interested, I just talked to the pldt csr earlier today about the cost implications for getting a telpad plan.
Accdg to them, one must have an existing dsl & landline plan to avail of the telpad plan. And therein lies the catch. When they first called me, I was given the impression the telpad (s7 or ad1000a) cost only P5,500. After clarification, it turns out that aside from the telpad tablet cost (p5,500), an additional P500/month will be charged on top of your existing bill. This additional charge will supposed boost your speed by 0.5 mbps.
The problem is the P500/month charge will run for 24 months, totalling P12,000. Add to that the unit cost of P5,500 and its a whopping P17,500 that you're effectively be shelling out for the telpad unit.
The current market price of an S7 is around P10,000.
Is the speed boost of 0.5 mbps worth the additional you have to pay? Think on this first before committing to the 2 year lock-in period.
Crystal on February 05, 2012:
pldt is letting me choose whether to get S7 or AD-1000A. The S7 has much longer battery power (180 hrs vs 70 hrs standby) and bigger internal memory (8gb vs 2gb). What can gingerbread do that froyo cant? Thanks for any info.
meldy on January 18, 2012:
Amazing! And I am interested. I just wanna ask if I can use webcam while chatting? And also can I use the skype for videocall? Pls answere thanks!
twentyfive (author) on January 10, 2012:
@Bong hi. yeah you can download any app you want from the Android market. Some are free, some are paid.
@Maricris hello. The PLDT Telpad has 2 year-warranty when you bought it. Repairs after the warranty period are charged to the subscribers but some repairs are charged to PLDT within the warranty time if teh damage was from act of nature or fire. Just go to PLDT Business Office and bring your Telpad including your receipt, valid IDs and they will fix it. I hope you wont be charged for this :)
maricris on January 06, 2012:
the mirror of my telpad is broken,,and so grateful that the LCD was not damaged...is anybody here will fix it???
bong lu ena on October 05, 2011:
Will telpad download the apps i want
twentyfive (author) on October 02, 2011:
Are you using the s7 slim or the AD-1000A? Cellphone accessibility is not listed on the features. PLDT didn't specify it coz it's PLDT exclusive. Since the gadget is fresh in their menu, I'm sure they'd allow the sim availability especially if a competitor appeared in the market.
joel of cebu city on October 02, 2011:
Got my unit last Sat. Oct 01, 2011. The unit's SIM Card slot is disable or a rubber thing was placed inside the sim card slot. We cant insert a sim on it, I was told by a call center person that we can insert a sim card, but unfortunately we cant... This was one of my consideration that i agreed or applied for it... I wish they can / will enable the units sim card slot for us to use the units as a cellphone too just like other tabs in the market now.
twentyfive (author) on September 22, 2011:
Aw that's cool. Amazing that the new PLDT Telpad in Gingerbread is oozing with awesome apps just like this music application. Pinoy loves music. Thanks for sharing.
pepper on September 22, 2011:
check out the karaoke function on the gingerbread telpad. haha. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy5J8PAsQvM
twentyfive (author) on September 18, 2011:
Oh wow, thanks for the awesome comment about this PLDT Telpad :)
Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on September 14, 2011:
Thanks for this great hub with lots of good information,your review was awesome !
twentyfive (author) on September 13, 2011:
You deserve an Ipad 3 :) I want one for Christmas, too. Santa...Please! LOL
Cassandra Mantis from UK and Nerujenia on September 13, 2011:
There are unlimited data bundles in the UK, on some providers. This is a fun gadget, and I SSSSSOooooooo want one for Christmas! Hah! Great Hub, Fehl! :D
twentyfive (author) on September 13, 2011:
phones here are kinda expensive but plans are cheaper. oh that's funny Bryan! :)
Mentalist acer from A Voice in your Mind! on September 13, 2011:
I know there are no current unlimited data plans on smartphones in the U.S. but I bet you do.;)
(I think for $99 a month you can get 500 megabits before throttling)
twentyfive (author) on September 12, 2011:
Tell me bout it, I wanna know too :) I love your 007 gadgets.. um can you give me one pleaze? Hehe Mwah! Thanks Prof. A!
Mentalist acer from A Voice in your Mind! on September 12, 2011:
I'm wandering about unlimited plans in the U.S?This Is Going To Be My Next 007 Spy Gadget.;)