The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company or PLDT is celebrating its 85th year this 2013! Established on November 28, 1928, the Philippine’s telephone company remains to be relevant in the field of communication and keeping up with the digital age with innovative features that continues to change people’s lives.
PLDT at 85 launched last August an App promo called PLDT Then & Now that encourages people to upload a then and now picture of themselves to the PLDT FB Fan Page for a chance to win prizes and awesome gadgets. Their promo lasted until the first week of September with almost 20,000 entries gathered.
This October, PLDT upped the ante for their next App promo by doubling the PRIZES, doubling the FUN and making the criteria SIMPLER. Ladies and gents, PLDT presents the PLDT & Me promo.
Joining is simple, go to the PLDT FB Page, Install the PLDT & Me App, upload a photo of yourself, a relative or a friend together with a PLDT telephone unit and then wait for the weekly electronic raffle. That simple!
What are the prizes?
PLDT will choose three (3) winners of an awesome pair of gadgets every week starting October 4 until October 25.
For those who just woke up and are too slow on the pick-up, I’ll give you a blow-by-blow on the guidelines before the end of this post, complete with pretty pictures and links to the site, but before that, let me just show you what 85 years are worth when it comes to the evolution of one of the most important tool ever invented by man – the TELEPHONE.
It was not Alexander Graham Bell who invented the telephone, however, he was the first one to received a patent on it. The concept of acoustic telegraphy (a fancy way of calling the modern telephone) was conceived as early as 1854 from the ideas of many inventors including Antonio Meucci, Johann Philip Reis, Elisha Gray, Tivadar Puskas, Thomas Edison and of course Alexander Graham Bell.
Here in the Philippines, the first telephone system was established in Manila in the year 1890. PLDT was born by a merger in 1928 and check out how the type of phones have changed throughout those years:
Now here’s a look at the very first telephone system ever established and still is very much alive until today. Let’s call this as PSDT or the Philippine Short Distance Telephone.
As promised, here’s HOW TO JOIN!
All non-winning entries to the PLDT & Me Promo after each week’s draw are qualified for next week’s draw. Weekly winners will be notified via e-mail, registered mail and announced on the PLDT Facebook Fan Pages.
The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) will shoulder tax for prizes amounting to P10,000 and up. All photos submitted must be the property of the entrant.
What are you waiting for? Bring out all your photo albums or browse all your FB album page and start sending in your entries now to the PLDT & Me Promo. Good luck and remember, if you win… I am just a PHONE call away!