Five months ago, an agent of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) called our home phone countless times to offer their new promo, the “Fab Tab”. This business deal includes a “free” Bluewave 8 tablet for an additional 350 pesos per month under a 2-year contract. If you do the math, that is 8,400 accumulate payment for two years.
I rejected the offer several times but they keep on calling back. Until one day, my father — the account holder of PLDT, accepted their offer after attempts on insisting their offer.
The device runs on an Android OS, Kitkat 4.4 with a Quad-Core Cortex A9 processor. It allows Wifi, Bluetooth, USB, HD Playback, Multimedia and other usual support.
At first, the device means fine. I was able to perform some online stuff like surfing, social media, mobile gaming, and video streaming. Unfortunately, on the third month of use, November, problems started to surface.
After charging my tablet, it wont turn on. The display screen went black. I gave it some time to figure out the issue that it takes 2 days of the tablet to turn back on again. The battery needs to be depleted in order for power to kick back on. This problem came back from time to time.
I decided to reset the device to factory settings but I got even more serious problems. I cannot download some apps if I used to have. Games in Google Play will prompt a message “This app is not compatible with your device”. Then, to my surprise, upon uninstalling some apps, the Android system just shut down.
I thought I was alone with the problem. I searched online for some reviews and lo and behold. Every single one on the comment section expressed their opinion with the product.
Link the YouTube link above and you will realize how bad is that device. The advertisement and phone calls sound so sugar coated and hiding the real issues.
I hope PLDT will see into this issue. I don’t care kind of deal they have with Bluewave. The devices they offer to their costumers have low quality. It is not worth it for a two-year contract. Even after two years, that device will be obsolete. What a waste of money!