May 12, 2012

PLDT Telpad gets an “App-grade” with TelMeHow

 Tomorrow’s landline for today’s home just got an “app-grade”.

PLDT’s revolutionary tablet landline and multimedia gadget now comes with its own, exclusive application (app)—TelMeHow.

TelMeHow is an educational online companion and an accessible source of easy-to-follow, useful knowledge ideal for pursuing special interests, developing new skills or simply bonding with loved ones especially during this summer vacation.

The app hosts several categories that family members can engage in, such as cooking, fashion, travel, photography, first aid, sports, music, language and fitness, among others. These categories offer “how-to” content in various forms—instructional videos, photos and supplementary content. This exclusive Telpad app features popular experts in its various categories.

For instance, for the cooking category, food connoisseur Erwan Heussaff demonstrates how to cook while photos of the finished product, as well as the written version of the recipes, tips and ingredients, are also available. The cooking section highlights recipes from Erwan’s personal culinary archives such as the super simple burger recipe, grilled stuffed calamari and cheese and mushroom rolled pizzanitos.

Redefining connection in the Filipino family
With today’s generation of tech-savvy and proactive teens, TelMeHow provides an avenue for fun learning and for discovering wonderful things right inside the comforts of home. It is in line with PLDT Home Business’ essence of providing the strongest connections at home, with Telpad and TelMeHow fulfilling that brand promise.

The PLDT Telpad S7 Slim boasts of an 8 GB internal memory, 512 MB RAM, 1 GHz Qualcomm processor and additional storage capacity of up to 32 GB. The sleek S7 Slim also has a micro HDMI port for larger scale viewing on HD television. It also comes with 3-axis Accelerometer, gravity, and ambient light sensors.

Each Telpad plan comes with unlimited calls and unlimited broadband service. Plans start at P1,849 at 1.5mbps. The Telpad unit is an Android™-powered device so subscribers can take advantage of more than 450,000 applications available for download at Google Play (formerly known as Android™ Market).

Experts in your home
TelMeHow features industry professionals with the likes of designer Sassa Jimenez and stylist Bea Constantino providing practical and professional tips. Travel blogger Lois Yasay of shares tried and tested travel advice like packing unlikely travel essentials.

After the official launch of TelMeHow, Telpad subscribers can look forward to more valuable and easily accessible content on the app with the help of a line-up of mentors such as Professional Photographer Paul Ticzon. Meanwhile, all other TelMeHow mentors will add more instructional videos.

Also in the pipeline are new categories including a section on cars which will feature ideas on how to soup up your ride. Home buddies and interior decorating addicts can look forward to the home category called living space which will feature practical housekeeping and home decorating tips.

Subscribers looking for a part-time gig or homeowners who simply want to know how to throw a successful party will also find the soon-to-be uploaded events category extremely useful with its how-to guide in organizing and managing an event. Those trying to be healthy can work out at home with health and wellness tips courtesy of the upcoming fitness category.

Would-be tourists to Paris or budding linguists can learn the basics of the French language. Finally, TelMeHow will beef up its sports category with basketball and volleyball instructionals from top athletes Kirk Long and Michelle Gumabao.

TelMeHow will also tie up with leading publications and websites for content sharing such as,, Bianca Valerio of B*Spoke, as well as TV5.

Also coming soon is a full-blown interactive user upload section which will feature selected content from Telpad subscribers. Whether it’s an heirloom recipe or an original music video, Telpad users will soon have their own dedicated space online via TelMeHow.

TelMeHow may now be downloaded for free at More information about the Telpad is also available on the website.

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