Autosweep RFID and Easytrip RFID: Guide to Cashless Toll Payments in the Philippines

By Lyza Paloma October 29th, 2020 Posted in Guide for Filipinos, Philippines Travel Blog, Travel Blog No comments

The Department of Transportation has announced that there will be no more cash lanes when using the tollways. First, the deadline was in November, but it has extended to December 1. Here’s what you need to know about cashless payments – the Autosweep RFID and Easytrip RFID.

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Two companies are handling this, one is the San Miguel Corporation Tollways, and the other the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation. RFIDs are free; however, you might need to pay for the initial load of PHP 200, PHP 500, or PHP 1000, depending on the class. Read more in the article.

Autosweep RFID and Easytrip RFID

As per the introduction, two companies are handling the cashless toll payments. Autosweep is under SMC while Easytrip is under MPTC. So basically, you need two RFIDs or an integrated one. Here are the tollways where you can use them:

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Autosweep RFID can also be used at NLEX, SCTEX, CAVITEX, CALAX, and C5 Link if it is registered with Easytrip (with 2 separate accounts). Just go to their selected branches so that it can be checked. However, you can do it the other way around (Easytrip to Autosweep). Many users have recommended having two in case the other one has issues.

Installation Sites

Here are the installation sites for Autosweep RFID plus a guide on Autosweep RFID.

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Here are the installation sites for Easytrip RFID plus a guide on Easytrip RFID. You can also do-it-yourself for an Easytrip sticker.

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Classes of Cars

CLASS 1 CLASS 2 CLASS 3
Car
Jeepney
Pick-up
Van
Public Bus
Light Trucks
School Bus
Tourist Bus
Class 1 that is 7 feet + high
Heavy trucks
Trailers

Maintaining Balance

  • Class 1 – Php 100
  • Class 2 – Php 200
  • Class 3 – Php 300

Toll Fare Indicator

When you are on the Tollways, you can check your balance and know if you still have enough money there

  • Green – transaction is authorized, and you still have balance
  • Orange – warning, transaction is authorized; however, your balance is getting low
  • Red – transaction is denied; you need to reload as you don’t have enough balance to pay. This might also mean that your tag was reported stolen or lost and should be surrendered to Easytrip

RFID Fees

Initial Load Requirement

  • Class 1 – Php 500
  • Class 2 and 3 – Php 1,000
  • Nowadays, you can have an initial load of PHP 200

Reloading your RFIDs

You can pay through the following:

  • Bayad Center
  • coins.ph
  • GCash
  • ecPAY
  • Paymaya
  • Robinsons Department Store
  • Robinson Supermarket
  • San Miguel Food Ave.
  • SM
  • Touch Pay
  • Union Bank – EON

Reloading your Easytrip Account or Autosweep Account with GCash

STEP 1: Open your GCash App.

STEP 2: Tap Pay Bills and look for Transportation.

 

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STEP 3: Select Easytrip or Autosweep.

STEP 4: Enter the details needed.

STEP 5: Wait for the balance to be loaded on your account.

Reloading your Easytrip Account or Autosweep Account with Paymaya

STEP 1: Open your Paymaya App.

STEP 2: Tap Pay Bills and look for toll.

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STEP 3: Select Easytrip or Autosweep.

STEP 4: Enter the details needed.

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STEP 5: Wait for the balance to be loaded on your account.

Checking Balance

Autosweep RFID

OPTION 1

Type: “AUTOSWEEP <space> BALINQ <space> Plate Number”

Send to: 09178608655 for Globe or TM Subscribers or 09188608655 for Smart, Talk and Text and Sun Cellular Subscribers.

OPTION 2

STEP 1: Go to this website.

STEP 2: Register your account.

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STEP 3: Log-in to check your balance.

Easytrip RFID

OPTION 1

STEP 1: Go to this website.

STEP 2: Register your account.

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STEP 3: Log-in to check your balance.

OPTION 2

STEP 1: Download the Easytrip App.

STEP 2: Register and Log-in.

STEP 3: Check your balance there.

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That’s our guide in both Autosweep RFID and Easytrip RFID. You’ll need to have that before December 1 as it’s going to be cashless. It will surely be an improvement as you don’t need to look for change anymore as payment is automatic. Lesser queue time, too!

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About the Writer

Lyza Paloma

Hey, I’m Lyza! I once was a person who just imagined going to places “one day” but decided to pursue my dreams. My first travel abroad was in Japan, solo, last 2018, and fell in love with the journey since. I’m aiming to visit 10 countries before turning 30 and 2 new places in the Philippines every year. Besides traveling, I love organizing trips, photography, reading, and making new friends. Follow my adventures through my Instagram.​​

 

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Written by Lyza Paloma

Lyza is a native of Leyte who spent 10 years studying and working in Cebu before working for Two Monkeys Travel. She decided to stop daydreaming and started to pursue her dreams of traveling to the Philippines and the world. She has already been to 4 countries in Asia and 18 provinces in the Philippines. She’s flexible and can travel solo, with friends, or family. Besides traveling, she loves organizing trips, taking pictures, reading, and making new friends.

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