Having a beep card makes transportation easier because you no longer have to pay for cash and spares you the long line at ticket booths.
You can load it during convenient times, and it could last for several trips or transactions.
If you want to know how to load a beep card using GCash, check out all the details in this article.
How to load Beep card through GCash
Follow these steps on how to load the Beep card using GCash:
Step 1: Open the beep app on your smartphone.
Step 2: Click on the registered card or Load Unregistered Card.
Step 3: Enter the amount you want to reload or choose from existing choices.
Step 4: Click the Continue button twice.
Step 5: Tap the GCash icon and log in to the GCash interface.
Step 6: Confirm your payment with GCash.
Step 7: Click the Back to Merchant button.
Step 8: Follow the prompts to place your beep card on the back of your smartphone.
You need to wait for the notification that your card has successfully been loaded with credits.
What is Beep?
The beep card is a stored-value contactless card mainly intended for use at train stations, although it can also be used in other public transportation that supports beep, as well as select retail establishments.
It is a Filipino service operated by a Filipino company, AF Payments Inc., which is made possible through the partnership of Ayala Corporation and Metro Pacific Investments Corporation.
What is the maximum load of Beep card?
The more you can load to your beep card, the less you’ll need to top up whenever there’s a low load balance.
Your beep card has a maximum wallet limit of P10,000, which is helpful if you use it for transportation and buying items from retail merchants.
On the other hand, the minimum load amount for a beep card is just P13.
Other ways to load beep card online
You can also use PayMaya or your Mastercard, Visa, or JCB card when reloading through the beep app.
Other options include EON by UnionBank, BPI Mobile/Online, Akulaku, Venio, Justpayto, Sharetreats, PosibleNet, and G Gateway.
Check how to load your beep account using popular apps such as BPI Mobile in the FAQs section below.
Don’t forget that you can also reload your beep card at the teller booth and ticket vending machines at train stations and select branches of Villarica Pawnshop, Tambunting, Bayad Center Ministop, Robinsons Business Centers, SM Bills Payment, FamilyMart, and Circle K.
How to load a beep card using a smartphone
You can load your beep card through your mobile phone if it has the NFC feature, almost all new Android smartphones, and iPhone 6 or later.
You need to download the beep app on your smartphone and register your beep card for the smoothest transactions.
Alternatively, you can use the Coins.ph app to reload your beep card:
Step 1: Open the Coins.ph app on your smartphone.
Step 2: Click on the beep logo, then Load Card.
Step 3: Input the load amount.
Step 4: Use the slide feature to confirm the transaction.
Step 5: Place your beep card on your phone’s back.
You now need to wait for the notification that reload is successful.
How to check the load balance of the Beep card
Here are different ways to know how much load is left on your beep card:
- Beep app if your card is registered
- Teller booths at train stations
- Coins.ph app beep section
- Every time you use the beep card at terminals
- China Bank ATMs
Can I buy a beep card?
Yes, you can buy a beep card for as low as P30, although the price may be higher depending on where you buy it or if you avail it as preloaded with a certain amount.
You can buy it in ticket vending machines, tellers, select FamilyMart branches, some bus terminals, and even Shopee and Lazada.
There are even personalized versions with cute designs and personalized skins that may be pricey just for the design.
What are the two types of beep cards?
The Standard beep card is the basic card, whether it’s the plain blue one or with personalized skins.
Anyone can use the Standard version, so you can lend yours to others since it has no name.
The second type of beep card is the Concessionary card, which has names such as the senior citizen or PWD that it belongs to.
It is illegal to use them if your name isn’t on the card, and they aren’t transferable, unlike the Standard one.
Can I load my beep card in ATMs?
You can load your beep card through Automated Teller Machines, but only through China Bank ATMs.
You need to bring your ATM card as the payment source, and you need to tap your beep card after hearing the tone.
Take note that there is a P10 transaction fee for reloading your beep card at China Bank ATMs.
Will my beep load expire?
Your beep load will only expire one year after your beep card expires, so you don’t have to worry as long as you can still use your beep card.
Does the beep card have an expiry?
Yes, beep cards expire four years after purchase or as printed on the card, but the same happens once you reach 50,000 transactions.
Once a beep card expires, it can’t be used for any transaction, even if it still has a load balance.
If you have an expired card, you can either transfer the remaining load balance to another card or check first if you can extend its validity.
How to extend the validity of beep card
To extend the validity of your beep card, even if it’s already expired, you need to have it checked at a beep teller in the train station.
If you have a Standard beep card, you need to have a P10 balance between facilitating the transaction.
Can I transfer my beep card load if the card is expiring?
Yes, you can transfer the load balance of your current Beep card to a new one even if your Beep card has already expired.
You have up to a full year to transfer the balance before it is forfeited, although you must pay a P150 transfer fee.
Take note that a Beep card expires based on the date on the card and not due to any load balance.
Can I check the beep card balance using GCash?
No, you cannot check a load of your beep account on the GCash app because there is no beep mini-app on GCash.
The quickest way to check your beep card balance is through the beep app, where you can also reload using GCash.
Where can I download the beep app?
How many cards can I add to the app?
You can register up to 5 Beep cards on the Beep app, and you can check their balances and the most recent ten transactions.
Can I load the beep card at 7-Eleven?
You can top-up your beep card at 7-Eleven convenience stores, just like in Ministop locations.
Can I load the beep card at Ministop?
Yes, you can reload your beep card at select Ministop locations, and you can check the complete list here.
Can I load the beep card at the Ticket Vending machines?
You can top up your beep card at ticket vending machines conveniently located at train stations.
You need to pay the exact amount you want to reload, but don’t forget to put your card above the reader.
Alternatively, you can also get a new beep card at the ticket vending machine.
What retail establishments accept beep cards?
You can use your Beep card for transportation in LRT1, LRT2, and MRT3, select P2P buses or modern PUVs, Cebu Ferries, and retail establishments.
The list includes select branches of Wendy’s, Ministop, FamilyMart, Auntie Anne’s, and Robinsons Movieworld.
How can I contact beep?
If you have beep-related inquiries, you can call customer service at (02) 8737-9600, 0917 512 1319 for Globe subscribers, and 0998 581 9675 for Smart subscribers.
Having a beep card lets you skip long lines at the teller booths to have your train ride.
Keep your beep card loaded, and an easy way to do it is through GCash.
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