beep card operator AF Payments Inc. has launched the NFC (near-field communication)-based card loading for a more convenient way to top up your stored value cards.
In order to use the feature, you’ll need the latest version of the beep card app on an NFC-enabled smartphone. Here’s a guide on how to get through it:
- Open the app
- Go to the main menu
- Tap Buy beep Load
- Select the card to be loaded or input the details of an unregistered card
- Enter the amount or choose from the given denominations
- Complete the payment details and wait for validation
- Receive the load by placing the card against the back of the phone. Keep in mind, don’t remove the card until the confirmation pops up on your screen
The app currently accepts payments via Mastercard, Visa, or JCB credit and debit cards, as well as Gcash, PayMaya, or QR PH. Additionally, it carries a minimal processing fee.
“Our innovations are always aligned with what’s convenient for beep™ card customers. We’re adding a contactless way to reload that’s actually received in real-time in order to help our cardholders save time in queuing and to limit their exposure to COVID-19 when outside. With more and more transport and retail partners joining the beep ecosystem, we strongly encourage Filipino consumers and businesses alike to maximize the benefits of our contactless payment solution.”
Sharon Fong, Chief Commercial Officer of AF Payments Inc
You can also use the mobile app to check your balance and monitor your transactions. Furthermore, you can earn reward points for every spend transaction. The points you earn can be redeemed as beep load or QR tickets for select routes.
beep cards are available at any LRT or MRT station, EDSA bus stops, select P2P terminals, jeepney terminals, and Ministop brances in Metro Manila.
AF Payments Inc. will also be rolling out more features on the app to provide you with relevant information and services to make daily commuting less of a hassle. For more news, visit the official Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.