Using RFID technology has been promoted much during the pandemic for its convenience.
Toll plazas are implementing it as an alternative to cash payments, and you can top up your account using GCash.
If you want to know how to load RFID using GCash, check out all the details in this article.
How to load RFID using GCash
Follow these steps on how to load your RFID account through GCash:
Step 1: Open the GCash app on your smartphone and click the Pay Bills icon.
Step 2: Tap the Transportation icon.
Step 3: Search or scroll down to Autosweep RFID or EasyTrip.
Step 4: Provide your account number, amount, and email address (optional).
Step 5: Check the details and confirm your transaction.
Take note that there is a convenience fee for both Autosweep and RFID.
What is RFID?
RFID stands for Radio-Frequency Identification, which works not only on roads but also on manufacturing, shop security, and even pets. An RFID reader automatically powers an RFID tag so that it may transmit data back to the receiver.
In the Philippines, we are most familiar with RFID as a technology used for toll payments.
Which expressways use RFID in the Philippines?
Expressways have their RFID as indicated below:
|North Luzon Expressway (NLEX)||Easytrip|
|NLEX Harbor Link (E5)||Easytrip|
|Skyway Stage 3||Autosweep|
|South Luzon Expressway (SLEX)||Autosweep|
|Metro Manila Skyway||Autosweep|
|Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX)||Easytrip|
|Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX)||Autosweep|
|Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX)||Easytrip|
|North Luzon West Expressway||Easytrip|
|a. Subic-Tipo Expressway (Subic Freeport)||Easytrip|
|b. Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX)||Easytrip|
|c. Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX)||Autosweep|
|Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR Tollway)||Autosweep|
|NAIA Expressway (NAIAEx)||Autosweep|
In addition, SLEX has Metro Manila Skyway, and the North Luzon West Expressway has Subic-Tipo Expressway, Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX).
Please take note that there are efforts to make it possible to use your existing RFID with other RFID systems.
You need to enroll your existing one with another operator so your account may be activated.
For example, you only have Easytrip, but you will be having a trip to South Luzon; you do not need to enroll for Autosweep anymore because you can enroll your Easytrip account under Autosweep’s system.
Don’t forget that it’s not immediate, so you need to do the enrolment process at least a day earlier.
What is the transaction fee for reloading RFID on GCash?
If you reload for Autosweep using GCash, there is a convenience fee of P10.
For EasyTrip, the convenience fee is just a little bit higher at P12.
How can I get Autosweep RFID?
Follow these steps so you can get enrolled in Autosweep RFID:
Step 1: Visit the Autosweep Form and print the subscription form that you prefer.
Step 2: Fill out all the required details, such as:
- date of enrollment
- subscriber’s name
- mobile number
- email address
- vehicle make & model
- vehicle color & year
- plate no. or conduction no.
Step 3: Proceed to an Autosweep installation station and present the filled-out subscription form with a photocopy of OR/CR and a valid ID.
Step 4: Pay P500 if you have a Class 1 vehicle or P1,000 for Class 2 and 3 as the initial load.
Step 5: Let the Autosweep representative install the RFID sticker on your vehicle.
How can I get Easytrip RFID?
These are the steps on how to get Easytrip RFID:
Step 1: Visit the Easytrip site to check more details and download the subscription form.
Step 2: Print and fill out the subscription form with the following details:
- account name
- given name
- middle name
- last name
- contact number
- email address
- plate/conduction no.
- vehicle class
- billing address
Step 3: Go to an Easytrip station with your car where the RFID sticker will be installed.
Step 4: Pay P200 if you are in a South station or P500 in a North station.
Step 5: Let the Easytrip representative test your vehicle.
You can also get a copy of the subscription form at the Easytrip station.
Moreover, you can get a Stick-It-Yourself RFID sticker from Lazada or Shopee and register it to Easytrip via app or website.
Note that they were officially available from May to September 2020, and there are only third-party resellers right now.
Where is the Autosweep installation site?
To see the complete and updated list of Autosweep installation sites, visit the Autosweep stations list.
The list generally includes select Petron stations and RFID centers.
Where is the Easytrip installation site?
You can use the Easytrip Station Finder to check the nearest one.
How fast will the load be credited to my RFID account?
Unlike some reloading options, using GCash to top up your Autosweep and Easytrip RFID accounts credits the load in real-time.
This means that in case you forgot to reload, there wouldn’t be much delay if you could pull up your car for a moment or ask someone to process the transaction.
Is there a maintaining balance for the RFID account?
Yes, there is a maintaining balance of P100 for Autosweep if you have a class 1 vehicle, P200 for class 2, and P300 for class 3.
If you have Easytrip, the maintaining balance is the same: P100 for class 1, P200 for class 2, and P300 for class 3 vehicles.
How can I check my Autosweep RFID balance?
If you have an Autosweep To-Go (ATG) Account, compose a message with the format Autosweep<space>BALINQ<space>ATGCardNumber.
If you have an Autosweep Premium Account, you need to change the ATGCardNumber into a plate number with the format Autosweep<space>BALINQ<space>PlateNumber.
Then you need to send the message to 0917 860 8655 (Globe) or 0918 860 8655 (Smart).
You can also register your account or the Autosweep RFID mobile app.
How can I check my Easytrip RFID balance?
You can send an SMS message with the format BAL<space>12-digit Easytrip Account Number and send it to 09191601553.
You can also check it on this website or the Easytrip mobile app.
Where can I download the Autosweep and Easytrip RFID mobile apps?
You can download the Autosweep app but note that it only works for Android devices.
Is using RFID mandatory in the Philippines?
Yes, using RFID for paying your toll fees is required, so make sure to apply if you still do not have one.
Just be mindful of the signs because there are now more RFID gates at toll gates or tollway plazas.
Can I use GCredit for Autosweep and Easytrip RFID?
You can use GCredit for Easytrip and Autosweep, which is especially useful if you do not have a balance in your GCash account yet.
Moreover, Easytrip RFID is eligible for GInsure Bill Protect.
What are other ways to load Easytrip RFID online?
Here’s the complete list of Easytrip RFID’s reloading partners online aside from GCash:
- Bayad app
- Bayad online
- Smart Padala
- Robinsons Bank
You can also verify the list of other options.
What are other ways to load Autosweep RFID online?
Here’s the complete list of Autosweep RFID’s reloading partners online aside from GCash:
- Bank of Commerce
- EON Bank
- Bayad Online
- Home Credit
- Security Bank
- Robinsons Bank
You can also check the list of other reloading partners, such as over the counter or kiosks.
What would happen if I lost my RFID sticker?
If you lost your RFID sticker, possibly due to an accident, report it to the RFID operator and request a replacement.
It will be broken whether someone attempts to steal it or it gets removed from the surface because of breakage.
How can I contact Easytrip?
If you have concerns or inquiries, you can contact Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation at 8-555-7575 and 1-35000.
How can I contact Autosweep?
If you have inquiries or concerns regarding Autosweep, you can contact San Miguel Corporation at (02) 5-318-8655 (toll) or visit their website.
Using RFID for your payment at toll plazas saves you time and reduces contact, which should be avoided in times of pandemics.
Reload conveniently with your GCash account to save even more time now that you know how to load RFID using GCash!
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