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April 05, 2014

PLDT launches new TelPad with quad-core tablet

The other night, PLDT launched their new TelPad landline unit which boasts of a quad-core Android 4.1.2 Jellybean tablet, the 5th model in their line of TelPad units.

The new TelPad unit (landline phone, tablet and docking station) looks almost the same as the previous one although we could no longer determine outright what brand of tablet they were using this time.

The new TelPad is powered by a 1.6GHz ARM Cortex-A9 quadcore processor (RockChip RK3188A), Mali 400MP GPU, 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage (expandable to 32GB via microSD card).

The 7-inch IPS LCD display has a basic resolution of only 1024×600 pixels. There’s WiFI 802.11 b/g/n which connects directly to the WiFi router of the unit, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS. The 4,100mAh Li-Ion battery is expected to operate up to 6 hours away from the dock.

And if you need to project the display to large TV, there’s MHL to HDMI Interface as well. The rear camera is 3MP while the front camera is merely 0.3MP — not that much if you want to do some video calling of sorts.

The new TelPad units already come pre-installed with a number of native apps and services from PLDT/Smart — Spinnr (powered by SMART Music), EA Games, movie streaming service from Clickplay, and News5 Everywhere, as well as MyPinoyTV.

The PLDT TelPad bundle starts at Plan 1649 which comes with a free TelPad unit and DSL connection of up to 1.5Mbps. The highest bundle is Plan 4100 which comes with the free TelPad and DSL connection of up to 8.5Mbps.

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7 Responses to “PLDT launches new TelPad with quad-core tablet”

  1. meh says:

    I don’t know why they continue with a telpad, its such a waste of time. First off, if the internet were any good we would all be using voip and have no use for this telpad/landline.

    Next, whats the point? Internet is still slow/over priced with or without this device. Dialing on a tablet isn’t easier than using regular phone…

  2. Hen-Sheen says:

    8.5 Mbps? Digital mapping when using the keypad almost always off? Fiber Optic tech via Modem/Router? VOIP is better, but costly. I hope Cisco (one of the makers of I.P. Phones) would release a phone dedicated to consumers. Since this is a Third World Country I’d expect an allotted time frame of 2 Decades at most! “Ayoko sa Dilim!”

  3. GM Paperwise Mfg. Co says:

    May I ask how to cancel a telpad?

  4. vin says:


    last July 27 2014 ng upgrade po kami ng TELPAD ang problema dinala nga ni main ung TABLET pero wala ung Wifi Modem… hanggang ngayon february 2015 na eh wala pa din. ng request na si 171 na kunin namin sa pinakamalapit na Branch ng PLDT dito sa Lugar namin swempre itinawag muna namin ulit kay 171 at PLDT tanauan ung concern namin. at nung pumunta kami sa Business Office and sabi nila wala daw silang stock. pero nung tumawag ulit sila para daw sa upgrade eh gusto nila bilhin namin yung wifi Modem. mga 1,000+ daw? bakit bibilhin db ksama un ng TELPAD? nung isang araw lang ngpakabit yung kapitbahay namin ng same ng samin TLPAD with Wifi moden.. aba at meron silang stock na dinala nila at kinabit sa kanila.. sir lokohan ba e2? o sadya lng may anumalyang nangyayari sa PLDT TANAUAN? paki pansin po itong comment ko at sana ma-resolved na this week.! BINEBENTA PO NILA ANG WIFI MODEM! n dapat nung JULY 2014 pa nmin nkuha!

    • anna says:

      almost the same yung samin. ang tagal bago naibigay yung wifi modem. nag follow up lang kami ng paulit ulit. sinabihan din kami na iclaim sa nearest branch but I insisted na ideliver nila samin because that was their promised when they offered us that deal. i wont waste my time going to their branch. ang swaswanget ng mga customer rep nila akala mo sa gobyerno nagtatrabaho. finally dumating din yung modem.
      their customer service is soooooo bad. they should train their people how to assist customers with respect and courteousness. hindi yung sila pa matapang

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