Here's How to Use Your beep card Without the Card
Just make sure you have the GCash app-but who doesn't?
(SPOT.ph) The ongoing pandemic fast-tracked consumers' shift to anything digital—from getting your groceries delivered to paying bills online. beep, a reloadable smart card that has been round since 2015, is one of the products that allowed commuters to go cashless when hopping on one of the Metro's elevated railways, riding a bus, or even buying siomai. Seven years later, the smart card service now allows the use of beep card minus the physical card.
Part of its expanded use of QR technology, commuters can now use their GCash app to generate a single-use QR ticket. This can be presented in lieu of a physical beep card when riding a bus operated by BGC Bus, TAS Trans, Precious Grace Transport Services, and San Agustin Transport. These cover several areas in the cities of Taguig, Makati, and Las Piñas, as well as the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, and Bulacan.
Also read: The SPOT.ph Guide to Cashless Payments
How to get your own prepaid beep QR ticket by beep card:
- Open your GCash app
- Tap GLife
- Select "beep™" from the list of partners
- Choose among the four participating bus lines
- Click on your route as well as your starting and destination terminals.
- After reviewing the details, tap "Buy Ticket" and complete your payment through GCash.
- To view your QR ticket, click Ticket History.
- You can have it scanned at the bus terminal or on the bus.
The available routes for beep card's QR ticket feature are:
- East Route
- Central Route
- West Route
- Weekend Route
Precious Grace Transport Services
- Cay Pombo-North
San Agustin Transport
- Las Piñas-Makati
- Makati-Las Piñas
The app can only generate one ticket per transaction, which must be used within 24 hours from the date and time of purchase. You wish to generate another QR code, simply repeat the process and check your tickets through the Ticket History tab.
“We constantly evolve the beep™ payment solution not only to keep up with technology but, more importantly, to help improve the quality of life of Filipinos. With QR, we are empowering commuters to take back a fraction of their time usually spent lining up. Our goal is to enable growth and digital transformation in the transport sector to make progress more inclusive and beneficial to more people in the long run,” said Sharon Fong, Chief Commercial Officer of AF Payments Inc in a statement.
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