People are always in a never-ending search for convenience. From computers, to smartphones, to tablets; from analog watches, to digital watches, to smart watches; from lrt tokens, to magnetic cards, to beep cards.
Wait a minute, what exactly is a Beep card?
I unknowingly bought a one when I took an RRCG point to point bus from Greenbelt to Alabang Town Center.
If I remember it correctly, the beep card was launched to the public way back in July 2015.
What is a Beep card again?
A Beep card is a unified reloadable, prepaid or stored value “tap” card that was initially intended for use for Metro Manila’s 3 elevated railways (LRT1, LRT2 and MRT3). With a built-in Near Field Communicator (NFC) chip that is designed for contact-less payments, this card replaced the old magnetic Stored Value Cards which we buy by falling in line in station counters.
You can buy one for Php 20.00 (without load). Validity is for four (4) years.
It aims to make our commuting experience better and less stressful.
The Beep card can be bought in any Metro Manila railway station, P2P or BGC and Citylink bus terminals.
The card can be used in
- LRT1, LRT 2 and MRT3
- BGC Bus
- Citylink Coach Services
- P2P buses Frohlich (Trinoma – Glorietta5 and SM Megamall – SM North EDSA), RRCG (Alabang Town Center-Greenbelt 1) and HM Transport (Airport loop)
Apart from the Light Rail Transit Lines 1 and 2 and Metro Rail Transit Line 3, it is likewise accepted as payment in Cavitex
Beep cards can be reloaded at any Family Mart branch. You may also use it to purchase products in Family Mart.
Try buying a one now, reload it and help yourself with a good twirl sundae cone in Family Mart.
Less hassles on queing. Less hassles on payment.