Beep Cards Are Now More Than Just for Train and Bus Rides
by Anne Marielle Eugenio, December 12, 2018 1:29pm
Art by Jessa Malapit
It was way back in 2015 when beeptm cards replaced the magnetic ones for LRT and MRT transactions. What started out only as a means for train fare payments, beeptm cards continues to improve and even had several breakthroughs as the years went by.
beepTM card is now widely used to pay for transport services, not just for trains. It can be used for point-to-point buses, modern jeepneys, and e-trikes deployed in Intramuros. It has already been introduced in Mindanao via Husky Tours, operator of buses between General Santos and Cotabato.
When you get hungry, beepTM will come to your rescue as it can now be used for purchase in establishments like Auntie Annie's Wendy's, Binalot, Worship Generation, and train station kiosks like Siomai House and Mr. Donut.
What's more, beepTM card, in partnership with Property Company of Friends will offer beep™-enabled resident identification cards an access to transportation to and from and within its master-planned communities in Cavite—Lancaster New City and Bellefort Estates—and entry to their key facilities.
And get this: St. Jude Catholic School had beepTM-enabled ID cards that will allow their students to purchase stuff inside the campus cash-free. It can be used to avail student discounts in PUVs with beep acceptance, too!
Reloading your cards won’t be a problem, too. beepTM partnered with Coins.ph and EON by Union Bank to offer the mobile app and over-the-air reloading. China Bank also offered the first ever ATM reloading service.
“2018 has been a productive year for beep™ as it allowed us to form strategic alliances and establish more innovative ways to extend our service to a wider public. We look forward to expanding our network through 2019,” said Peter Maher, president and CEO of AF Payments Inc.