Articles worth reading

Marco Polo Hotel to reopen in Davao

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

The City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO) here on Monday said the economic outlook is well on its way to recovery as the city's first five-star Marco Polo hotel has promised to reopen this year, according to a report by Philippine News Agenc...

Photo courtesy of Senate PRIB

Congress begins canvassing votes for president, VP 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

The Senate and the House of Representatives convened as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) in a joint session on Tuesday to tally the votes for the 2022 presidential and vice-presidential elections, according to a report by Philippine News ...

Makati mayor asks residents to get 2nd booster shots

account_balanceMakati access_time4 days ago

Makati City Mayor Abby Binay urged the public to get their 2nd Covid-19 booster shot amid the entry of the much more transmissible Omicron BA.4 variant in the country, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. On May 21, the Department of Health (DO...

Metro News

App now enables loading of beep cards 

account_balanceMetro News account_circleAmihan Reyes chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

Passengers of Metro Rail Transit (MRT), Light Rail Transit (LRT), and Point to Point (P2P) buses will now have an easier way of loading their beep cards, as its operator, AF Payments Inc., is harnessing near-field communication (NFC) technology available in mobile phones to enable passengers to conveniently top-up their cards in just a few taps, according to a report by Daily Tribune.

According to AF Payments Inc., using NCF is just a breeze, and in order to use the said feature, cardholders must download the latest version of the beep™ card app on their NFC-enabled smartphone.

Advertisement

NFC is a technology that allows two NFC-enabled devices to communicate when held in close proximity to each other—typically about 4 centimeters.

Our innovations are always aligned with what’s convenient for beep™ card customers.

NFC technology makes payments possible when consumers “tap” their NFC-enabled smartphones or NFC-enabled cards on or near NFC payment acceptance devices.

The company further said that in the main menu, a user should tap Buy beep™ Load and select the card to be loaded or input the details of an unregistered card.

The user will then be instructed to enter the amount or choose from the given denominations.

They should complete the payment details and wait for validation.

Finally, the user can receive the load by placing the card against the back of the phone, and the user should not remove it until the confirmation pops up on the screen.

The app currently accepts payments via Mastercard, Visa, or JCB credit and debit cards, as well as GCash, PayMaya, or QR PH, and carries a minimal processing fee.

Advertisement

“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,” according to Sharon Fong, the chief commercial officer of AF Payments Inc.

Apart from real-time reloading, cardholders can use the mobile app to check their balance and monitor their transactions.

They can also earn reward points for every spend transaction, which can be redeemed as beep™ load or QR tickets for select routes.


date_rangeDate Published
4 months ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Mimaropa and Soccsksargen wage boards raise minimum daily salaries

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Two more regional wage boards have approved an increase in the salary of minimum wage earners ranging from P32 to P34, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. According to Director Rolly Francia, Information and Publication Service (IPS), t...

Sin taxes support delivery of gov't services

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode1 day ago

Higher levy on sin products such as alcohol, tobacco, and e-cigarettes as well as sugar-sweetened beverages has helped the government to deliver health and social services amid the global health and economic crisis, according to a report by Phil...

President Rodrigo Duterte

Dutete agrees to serve as anti-illegal drug advisor

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode2 hours ago

President Rodrigo Duterte is willing to give his successor, president-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, pieces of advice, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Marcos broached the idea of appointing Duterte as head of his ...

Comelec investigates video of election documents in Cavite

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday said an investigation is being conducted on the video circulating regarding the purported election documents supposedly left in Amadeo, Cavite, according to a report by Philippine News ...

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
×
Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature