AF Payments Inc. said Thursday beep cardholders can now purchase real-time loads for their stored value cards straight from their mobile app.
It said the first-in-the-market offering involved harnessing near-field communication technology present in mobile phones to enable users to conveniently top up their card in just a few taps.
“Our innovations are always aligned with what’s convenient for beep card customers. We’re adding a contactless way to reload that’s actually received in real-time in order to help our cardholders save time in queuing and to limit their exposure to COVID-19 when outside,” said Sharon Fong, chief commercial officer of AF Payments.
“With more and more transport and retail partners joining the beep ecosystem, we strongly encourage Filipino consumers and businesses alike to maximize the benefits of our contactless payment solution,” she said.
Cardholders should download the latest version of the beep card app on their NFC-enabled smartphone.
The app accepts payments via Mastercard, Visa or JCB credit and debit cards, GCash, Paymaya or QR PH. It carries a minimal processing fee.
Apart from real-time reloading, cardholders can use the mobile app to check their balance and monitor transactions.
Beep cards are available at any LRT or MRT station, EDSA bus stops, select P2P terminals, jeepney terminals and Ministop branches in Metro Manila. For their safety, customers are advised to only buy from legitimate and authorized resellers.
AF Payments said it would roll out more features on the beep app in the coming months to provide passengers relevant information and services to make daily commuting a hassle-free experience.